2018 NCMGMA Membership Survey

NCMGMA values your membership and our leadership is always looking to improve our resources to add value back to you. Our goal is to be the leading resource for networking, advocacy and education for practice administrators and managers.

Please take a moment to complete our brief membership survey at the link below. The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes and will close on October 3rd.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S6CMLM6

We appreciate your time!

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Appalachian State University Creates the Kevin Bilson Leadership Scholarship Fund

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Kevin Bilson

In honor of the memory of Kevin Bilson, the health care management faculty at Appalachian State University has created the Kevin Bilson Leadership Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is for students interested in a career in health care management.

Serving for over a decade, Kevin was a founding member of ASU’s Health Care Management Program’s Advisory Board. He was a mentor to numerous students through his active participation on the Board, precepting interns, and hosting student club site visits. His two sons, Max and Mason, were also students in the program.

The scholarship is funded by health care management faculty members. Should you like to contribute please contact either Jenny Ward at wardjs1@appstate.edu or Dave Williams at willimsdr@appstate.edu.

NCMGMA News Sponsor

MSOC Health AdTwice monthly, NCMGMA News will feature a sponsor on our site. Our sponsors are a vital part of our organization, enabling us to provide the high level of products and services our members have come to expect from NCMGMA.

Our sponsor this period is MSOC Health.

Learn more about MSOC Health by viewing their ad on NCMGMA News and on our website. You can also visit MSOC Health’s website at https://www.msochealth.com/.

Meet the Expert at the Fall Conference

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Meet the Expert at the Fall Conference
Sponsored by Medical Mutual

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Dee Brown

Our Fall Conference “Meet the Expert” event is sponsored by Medical Mutual and open to all NCMGMA conference attendees! Sign up and reserve a spot today for confidential HR guidance.

Our “Meet the Expert” Dee Brown is the HR Advisor for the HR Experts program and will be at the conference to provide immediate, one-on-one answers to your HR questions. From basic regulatory matters to practical solutions for complex problems.

Dee can assist you with any HR issue including:

  • Wage & Hour
  • FMLA/ADA
  • Terminations
  • EEO / Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Pay Practices
  • Policies / Employee Handbook
  • Employee Relations
  • Supervisory Practices
  • Performance Management
  • Talent Management
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Workplace / Culture
  • HR Structure
  • Leadership Development

This special opportunity is open to all registrants, regardless of their malpractice affiliation. To sign up please email Melissa Klingberg at Melissa@ncmgm.org.

Thursday Keynote Presentations

berrett300aBritt Berrett, PhD, FACHE
Program Director / Clinical Faculty
Univ. of Texas Dallas Jindal School of Management
SESSION: Patients Come Second: Leading Change
by Changing Parts I and II

Britt Berrett currently serves as the Program Director of Healthcare Management in the Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas. His depth and breadth of professional and academic experience provides a tremendous foundation in the preparation for the next generation of healthcare leaders.

He is an Executive Coach with MEDI and has more than 25 years of experience as a hospital president and CEO. In 2013, Dr. Berrett co-authored a New York Times Best Selling book on leadership in healthcare entitled, “Patients Come Second – Leading Change by Changing How You Lead.”

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Secretary
NC Dept. of Health and Human Services
SESSION: An In-depth Interview with Dr. Mandy Cohen
by Matt Hanis of the Business of Healthcare

Since being appointed as Secretary of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services in January 2017, Mandy Cohen, MD, MPH, and her team have worked tirelessly to improve the health safety and well-being of North Carolinians. DHHS is a cabinet-level agency with approximately 16,000 employees and an annual budget of $20 billion. Among her top priorities are combating the opioid crisis, building a strong, efficient Medicaid program, and improving early childhood education.

A graduate of Cornell University, she received her medical degree from Yale School of Medicine, a Master’s in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and trained in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Executive Producer and Host
Business of Healthcare
SESSION: An In-depth Interview with Dr. Mandy Cohen
by Matthew Hanis of the Business of Healthcare

Matthew Hanis is the Business of Healthcare Executive Producer and Host. He helps a wide range of healthcare organizations commercialize new solutions. Hanis has held executive leadership roles with Mercy, a St. Louis Based $5 billion health system, Advanced Practice Strategies, an Ascension Ventures portfolio company, and the Healthcare Business of Thomson Reuters, now Truven Health Analytics.

Registration

Registration is open for the 2018 Fall Conference in Charleston so sign up today. Click on the links below to access our online and print registration forms. For complete details on registration costs, follow this link. Early registration discounts end September 24th.

Accommodations

All events for the Annual Conference are scheduled at the Marriott Charleston located at 170 Lockwood Blvd. in Charleston, SC. We are pleased to offer our attendees the discounted group rate is $174 per night (plus 14% tax + $2.24 destination fee). Hotel reservations can be made online by clicking here.

About the Marriott
Experience true southern hospitality and modern accommodations at its finest at the Charleston Marriott. Our location overlooking the Ashley River, offers easy access to beautiful downtown historic Charleston, the old city market, local area beaches, The Citadel, and of course, great dining and entertainment. Our downtown Charleston hotel offers luxurious hotel amenities including high-speed wireless internet, shuttle service to the historic district, state of the art business and fitness centers.

Practice of the Year Award
Submit Your Nomination Today

First Citizens Bank LogoThe North Carolina Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) is proud to partner with First Citizens Bank to present the 6th Annual Practice of the Year Award, to be presented on the evening of Thursday, October 18th at the NCMGMA Fall Conference in Charleston.

About the Award
This award recognizes a medical group practice that has made a significant contribution to their community, patients and/or staff through volunteer work, indigent clinics, fundraisers, staff wellness programs, community clean ups, community screenings and education (internal & external), etc.

Submit Your Nomination Today
Follow this link for complete Practice of the Year award nominations information, including the award nominations form. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, August 31st.

Questions

Follow the links above for more information and for registration. If you have any questions, please contact the NCMGMA offices at info@ncmgm.org.

The Next Tennessee ACMPE Study Group Begins the Week of July 30th

Attention ALL ACMPE Nominees!
Need help studying? You are not alone.

Tennessee ACMPE Study Group

The Tennessee ACMPE Study Group begins the week of July 30th and there’s still time to be a part of this great ACMPE Certification prep resource! The Tennessee ACMPE Study Group is a self-paced online study group through the MGMA Member Community. It’s open to anyone studying for the MGMA Board Certification Exams.

To sign up today:

  • Log in to www.mgma.com and click “My Dashboard”
  • Click “My Networks”
  • Click “My Communities – All Communities”
  • Search for “Tennessee ACMPE Study Group”
  • Click “Join”

Here’s the schedule the study group will follow:

  • Week of July 30 – Operations Management
  • Week of August 6 – Financial Management
  • Week of August 13 – Human Resources Management
  • Week of August 20 – Organizational Governance
  • Week of August 27 – Patient Centered Care
  • Week of September 3 – Risk and Compliance Management and Review

Special note: The criteria for board certification are changing. Starting January 1, 2019, a bachelor’s degree or 120 college credit hours will be required to qualify as an applicant for ACMPE Certification, along with two years in a healthcare management position with six months in a supervisory role.

About the Examinations

To become board certified through the ACMPE, members must meet the qualifications, apply and complete two exams. Examinations may be completed once an applicant has been accepted into the program.

Exam Dates

  • Sept. 8-22, 2018 (Registration: July 23-Aug. 7, 2018)
  • Dec. 1-15, 2018 (Registration: Oct. 22-Nov. 6, 2018)

The exams can be taken during the same exam cycle or separately, but you must register for each exam individually. These exams can be completed in the order that works for you.

Testing Formats Include

  • Multiple choice: A 175-item test taken within three hours and 15 minutes. This exam assesses your knowledge of group practice management principles and practices as described in the Body of Knowledge for Medical Practice Management. Registration fee: $165 
  • Scenario: A two-hour test with 90 items of multi-select, multiple choice, short answer, or drag and drop questions pertaining to 18-25 practice administration scenarios. This exam assesses in-depth knowledge of medical practice management principles and issues, problem-solving and decision-making skills. Registration fee: $165 

Questions

If you have any questions, please contact your North Carolina ACMPE Forum Rep, Michelle Wallace Torak, at mtorak@gapgi.com or call MGMA toll-free at 877.275-6462, ext. 1888.

July 17th Webinar Presentation and Video Available to Members

Thank you to everyone who participated in our July 17th Lunch and Learn webinar, sponsored by Medical Mutual.  Patti Bartis, partner with the law firm Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, provided an informative presentation on “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.”

If you missed the webinar or would like to revisit the information presented, please visit the NCMGMA website at www.ncmgm.org and click on the red “Member Login” button on the home page.  Once you are logged in, click on the “Members” menu item at the top of the page, and this will take you to the “Member Center.”  Once on the Member Center page, scroll down the page and the PowerPoint presentation (PDF) and MP4 video from the July 17th webinar will be the first items under the “NCMGMA Webinars” header.

If you have any difficulties accessing the files or logging into the members-only part of the website, please contact the NCMGMA offices at info@ncmgm.org.

Join us at the Fall Conference in Historic Charleston

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Registration is Now Open
Join us in Historic Charleston, SC

October 17-19, 2018
Charleston Marriott | Charleston, SC

fc18-pf300aNCMGMA is heading back to Charleston, South Carolina for our 2018 Fall Conference. Scheduled for October 17-19, we will be at the Charleston Marriott, located just blocks from historic downtown Charleston. Start making your plans to join us for this exciting healthcare industry event: registration is now open so sign up today!

Browse this email for details on our Thursday keynote presentations, registration, nominations for Practice of the Year, and more! For complete details about this year’s Fall Conference, visit the NCMGMA website here.

Thursday Keynote Presentations

berrett300aBritt Berrett, PhD, FACHE
Program Director / Clinical Faculty
Univ. of Texas Dallas Jindal School of Management
SESSION: Patients Come Second: Leading Change
by Changing Parts I and II

Britt Berrett currently serves as the Program Director of Healthcare Management in the Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas. His depth and breadth of professional and academic experience provides a tremendous foundation in the preparation for the next generation of healthcare leaders.

He is an Executive Coach with MEDI and has more than 25 years of experience as a hospital president and CEO. In 2013, Dr. Berrett co-authored a New York Times Best Selling book on leadership in healthcare entitled, “Patients Come Second – Leading Change by Changing How You Lead.”

cohen300aMandy Cohen, MD, MPH
Secretary
NC Dept. of Health and Human Services
SESSION: An In-depth Interview with Dr. Mandy Cohen
by Matt Hanis of the Business of Healthcare

Since being appointed as Secretary of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services in January 2017, Mandy Cohen, MD, MPH, and her team have worked tirelessly to improve the health safety and well-being of North Carolinians. DHHS is a cabinet-level agency with approximately 16,000 employees and an annual budget of $20 billion. Among her top priorities are combating the opioid crisis, building a strong, efficient Medicaid program, and improving early childhood education.

A graduate of Cornell University, she received her medical degree from Yale School of Medicine, a Master’s in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and trained in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

hanis300aMatthew Hanis
Executive Producer and Host
Business of Healthcare
SESSION: An In-depth Interview with Dr. Mandy Cohen
by Matthew Hanis of the Business of Healthcare

Matthew Hanis is the Business of Healthcare Executive Producer and Host. He helps a wide range of healthcare organizations commercialize new solutions. Hanis has held executive leadership roles with Mercy, a St. Louis Based $5 billion health system, Advanced Practice Strategies, an Ascension Ventures portfolio company, and the Healthcare Business of Thomson Reuters, now Truven Health Analytics.

Registration

Registration is open for the 2018 Fall Conference in Charleston so sign up today. Click on the links below to access our online and print registration forms. For complete details on registration costs, follow this link. Early registration discounts end September 24th.

Accommodations

All events for the Annual Conference are scheduled at the Marriott Charleston located at 170 Lockwood Blvd. in Charleston, SC. We are pleased to offer our attendees the discounted group rate is $174 per night (plus 14% tax + $2.24 destination fee). Hotel reservations can be made online by clicking here.

About the Marriott
Experience true southern hospitality and modern accommodations at its finest at the Charleston Marriott. Our location overlooking the Ashley River, offers easy access to beautiful downtown historic Charleston, the old city market, local area beaches, The Citadel, and of course, great dining and entertainment. Our downtown Charleston hotel offers luxurious hotel amenities including high-speed wireless internet, shuttle service to the historic district, state of the art business and fitness centers.

Practice of the Year Award
Submit Your Nomination Today

First Citizens Bank LogoThe North Carolina Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) is proud to partner with First Citizens Bank to present the 6th Annual Practice of the Year Award, to be presented on the evening of Thursday, October 18th at the NCMGMA Fall Conference in Charleston.

About the Award
This award recognizes a medical group practice that has made a significant contribution to their community, patients and/or staff through volunteer work, indigent clinics, fundraisers, staff wellness programs, community clean ups, community screenings and education (internal & external), etc.

Submit Your Nomination Today
Follow this link for complete Practice of the Year award nominations information, including the award nominations form. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, August 31st.

Questions

Follow the links above for more information and for registration. If you have any questions, please contact the NCMGMA offices at info@ncmgm.org.