10th Annual Advocacy Days a Success


10th Annual Advocacy Days a Success

The NCMGMA Advocacy Days event had a very positive response from the members who were able to attend. Some of the feedback describing the experience:

“Pertinent and timely issues impacting the practice due to legislation passed, Medicaid, and State Health Plan.”

“Excellent. Speakers were great and relative to all that is happening in NC right now. Well worth the time and money. Dinner was delicious!”

“I wanted to learn more about Medicaid and was extremely pleased. I wish I had planned to stay for the Legislative day, next year – I will!”

Attendees learned about the future of many different healthcare issues that will affect our state both now and in the future, including Medicaid Managed care, new legislation impacting our provider networks, and updates on hot healthcare topics currently being debated in Raleigh. In addition to the education sessions, attendees enjoyed the opportunity to engage with peers from other practices; they were able to proactively share challenges and solutions.

Finally, several attendees of the legislative visits also learned a great deal about what actually happens at the legislative level when concerns are raised by the public (when visiting the legislature, that’s US!). Attendees were able to witness and talk to the people who establish the criteria for what is heard by our lawmakers and also HOW it is being heard from different constituencies. They saw the true impact of what it means to make sure your voice is represented.

The Advocacy committee and NCMGMA Board would like to thank all the attendees for participating. Though our positions are sometimes varied, we do many times speak with a singular voice on many of the issues facing our practices. Your active participation in both education and advocating for our practices is invaluable; we thank you for making our organization a success!


June 19th NCMGMA-NCMSF Webinar: NC Legislative Update


June 19th NCMGMA-NCMSF Webinar:
NC Legislative Update

June 19, 2018 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


Presented by the North Carolina Medical Society Foundation in cooperation with the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association, NCMS Senior VP for Advocacy and Advancement, Chip Baggett, will update attendees on the latest developments at the NC General Assembly, including issues around the budget, Medicaid and the newly introduced HOPE Act.


Chip Baggett, JD
Senior VP for Advocacy and Advancement
North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS)
As Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Associate General Counsel at the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS), Chip Baggett is responsible for state level advocacy efforts (primarily focused on the NC General Assembly) as well as communications and fundraising for the NCMS and NCMS Foundation.

Chip has a long history in organizational advancement and advocacy. He has worked in many facets of health care ranging from a children’s science and health museum to pharmaceutical sales before going to work directly for physicians and PAs as a medical society executive, first at the county level in western North Carolina and then, since 2007, at the NCMS. He consistently is ranked as one of the top lobbyists in the state by his peers. Chip received his law degree and was admitted to the North Carolina bar in 2016.


This webinar is complimentary but space is limited! After you register, you will receive an emailed confirmation with webinar and phone-in instructions.

Click here to register

Continuing education credit may be granted through your professional organization (MGMA, PAHCOM, AHIMA, etc.). Please self-submit for these organizations.


For questions or more information please contact the NC Medical Society offices at ncmsfoundation@ncmedsoc.org.

NCMGMA Responds to DHHS’s Call for Public Comments

NCMGMA submitted a response to DHHS’s call for public comments regarding Medicaid expansion, specifically PHP/Provider contracting. Many thanks to the members that assisted with this crafted response, including Dickson Capps, Melissa White, Cameron Cox, III, and Young Moore & Henderson, PA. NCMGMA’s response was submitted to DHHS on Monday, June 11th via email.

Please click here to view the letter that was submitted.

2018 Advocacy Days a Success

Thank you to everyone who came out last week and supported our 10th annual North Carolina Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) Advocacy Days event in Raleigh.  Held June 6-7 at the Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown, a large crowd came out to learn more about the abundance of legislative issues healthcare is facing in North Carolina, and to meet face-to-face with our state legislators.

Thank you to all our attendees and speakers for making this such a special event.  We would also like to thank Medical Mutual for sponsoring our Wednesday night dinner at Taverna Agora.

Event Photos

Save the Date for the 2018 Fall Conference


Mark your calendar for October 17-19 and make plans to join us at the Charleston Marriott for our 2018 Fall Conference.

berrett-147We’re excited to feature Britt Berrett, PhD, FACHE, as one of our keynote speakers.  Dr. Berrett is the program director and clinical faculty of Health Care Management at the University of Texas at Dallas in the Jindal School of Management.  He is the co-author of the New York Times best-selling book “Patients Come Second – Leading Change by Changing How You Lead.”

Watch for complete conference details, including registration, coming in early summer.

Welcome New Members

Our membership continues to grow! Take a look at the list of healthcare professionals and students who have recently joined NCMGMA (April 27, 2018 through May 22, 2018):


Chris Adkins, EmergeOrtho, Durham, NC
Sandy Augspurger, Carolina BioOncology Institute, Huntersville, NC
Autumn Banning, Mosaic Comprehensive Care, Chapel Hill, NC
Jackie Blankenship, Cape Fear Arthritis Care, Leland, NC
Melody Bridges, Rutherford Regional Health System, Rutherfordton, NC
Jessica DeMaio, Generations Family Practice, PA, Cary, NC
Teresa Gray, UNC Ear Nose and Throat, Goldsboro, NC
Chris Henson, Haywood Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Group, PA, Clyde, NC
Samantha Jackson, UNCPN – UNC Neurosurgery at Goldsboro, Goldboro, NC
Karen May, EmergeOrtho, Durham, NC
Elizabeth Scott, UNC REX, Cary, NC


Jared Brown, Atlas Stark Holdings, Raleigh, NC
Christopher Gouch, Strong & Associates, P.C., Winston-Salem, NC
Kari Kalgren, K2 Health Strategies, Charlotte, NC


Twyla Doucet, Pfeiffer University, New Iberia, LA
Nathan Evans, UNC Chapel Hill, Carrboro, NC
Laura Farris, UNC Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC


Call for Nominations to the NCMGMA Board of Directors

Western Region Director and Eastern Region Director
Positions Open

NCMGMA Members: Nominations are being solicited from our Active and Affiliate members to serve on the NCMGMA Board of Directors. In accordance with our bylaws, there will be two (2) open positions on the Board of Directors as an at-large member beginning November 1st, which are both three (3) year terms. Candidates will only be accepted from the Western and Eastern regions to fill these vacancies.

NCMGMA regions are outlined in the map (PDF) found at the following link.

Any member from one of these regions may nominate another member from the region or themselves, however all nominees should complete a leadership profile for review by the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee will convene in August for the purpose of recommending a slate of candidates to the NCMGMA Board of Directors for approval by the membership at our next NCMGMA Business Meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 18th at 11:30am during the NCMGMA Fall Conference at the Marriott in Charleston, SC.

Please click this link to view a copy of our bylaws (PDF).

The NCMGMA Leadership Profile Form asks general questions, and asks for a personal letter of commitment and an employer letter of recommendation. Both letters are required and can be submitted through the online Leadership Profile Form or emailed to info@ncmgm.org. Please click on the Leadership Profile Form here to begin.

Nominations are due NO LATER than 5:00 pm on August 17th.

Remember! Only candidates from the Western and Eastern regions will be reviewed and considered.

The Nominating Committee appreciates all nominations received. However, the Committee may only be able to respond to those candidates it elects to recommend.