NCMGMA Salary & Benefits Survey Data Access Available


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NCMGMA Salary & Benefits Survey Data

NCMGMA is pleased to announce the release of the Medical Employee Salary & Benefits Online Survey results. This data, collected from 2019 practice metrics, is designed to bring you the information you need to see trends specific to the healthcare industry, and provide comparative information your organization can use to assist in making crucial business decisions.

Salary Survey Results Webinar Recording

The salary survey webinar recording provides an overview of the salary survey metrics and a demonstration of how to read and manipulate the data. Access the video recording at the following link:

Salary Survey Results Webinar Recording

Attention Survey Participants

If you met the 75% survey completion requirement, your access to the data is complimentary. Visit the website at and use your participation username and password to access the data. If you have any questions about your survey completion, please contact the NCMGMA offices at

Order Your Data Access

For practice administrators who would like to purchase access to the salary and benefits survey data or survey participants who did not meet the 75% survey completion requirement, the cost is $300 for NCMGMA members and $500 for non-members. To order your data access, please follow the links below.


If have any questions about purchasing the survey data or whether or not you qualify for complimentary access, please contact NCMGMA Support at

Participate in the 2019 NCMGMA Salary & Benefits Survey


NCMGMA Salary & Benefits Survey is Open
Complete Your Survey by January 17th

NCMGMA is pleased to announce the launch of the Medical Employee Salary & Benefits Online Survey, collecting 2019 North Carolina data. This comprehensive study is designed to bring our members the information they need to see trends specific to the healthcare industry, and provide comparative information your organization can use to assist in making crucial business decisions.

2019 data collection is now open through January 17, 2020.

Access to the Site

Key Points

  • The Survey Worksheet is a downloadable spreadsheet that can be used to help compile data and can be shared with others, and is found on the Support page, once logged in.
  • The User Guide will help answer many of your how-to questions. It can also be found on the Support page in the survey, once logged in.
  • The Survey is divided into sections that contain categories of questions. You can begin in any section and complete the survey questions in any order.
  • The progress bar on the home page will track your overall progress and the icons will help you see any areas not completed.
  • Come back as often as needed to complete the survey. All data is saved as you go.
  • In order to access results when they are released this spring, participants must complete all required questions and a minimum 75% of the survey.

About the 2019 Survey

The Medical Practice Employee Salary & Benefits Survey is an online tool, created by Dynamic Benchmarking – an industry leader in benchmarking software – to collect North Carolina medical practice salary and benefits data.


Reference the Support page accessed via a link in the upper right-hand corner of the platform website. If you are still in need of further assistance, please contact NCMGMA Support at

Our Partners, Our Champions: Thank You 2019 Alliance Sponsors

Thank You to Our 2019 Alliance Sponsors

The North Carolina Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) would like to take a moment to thank the companies who have pledged their support of NCMGMA and helped us get to where we are: our 2019 Alliance Sponsors! Our sponsors are a vital part of NCMGMA and help us provide the quality programs and events our members have come to expect from our organization.





Partner Level

Emtiro Health
First Citizens
MSOC Health
NCHA Strategic Partners
Ozone Waste Solutions
Prince Parker & Associates
RingCentral, Inc.
SCS – An A/R Management Firm
Stanley Benefit Services
SunTrust Bank
UnitedHealthcare, Inc.

Associate Level

Apex Technology
Appalachian State University
Atlas Stark Holdings
Bernard Robinson & Company, LLP
Biz Technology Solutions
Carolinas IT
Carr Healthcare Realty
CORA Physical Therapy
Diversified Medical Records Services
Enterprise Medical Recruiting
Gordon Asset Management
Greenway Health, LLC
HandCraft Services
Healthcare Procurement Solutions
Healthy Blue
Ideal Practice Solutions
ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialists
IT Practice
KLS Financial Services
MedPro Group
ONLINE Information Services, Inc.
Physicians Protector Plan
Physicians Wear Medical Linen Service
PNC Bank
Select Laboratory Partners, Inc.
Sharecare Health Data Services
Stern Recovery Services
Total Medical Compliance
TriMed Technologies Corp
Young Moore & Henderson, PA

Interested in seeing your name on this list for 2020?
Follow the link here for complete participation details.

December 17th Webinar: Legislative End-of-Year Wrap-up


Legislative End-of-Year Wrap Up
and the View Ahead for 2020

December 17, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Join us on December 17th as Chip Baggett, JD, of the NC Medical Society presents a summary of 2019 legislative issues and what we’re looking ahead to in 2020.

Our Speaker

chip-baggett300aChip Baggett, JD
Senior Vice President of Advocacy & Advancement
and Associate General Counsel
North Carolina Medical Society
In his capacity as Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Associate General Counsel, Chip is responsible for state-level advocacy efforts (primarily focused on the NC General Assembly) as well as communications and fundraising for the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) and NCMS Foundation.

Chip has a long history in organizational advancement and advocacy. Dating back to college, he has fundraised in numerous paid as well as volunteer capacities. He has led successful corporate and personal annual fund programs and gone through training at the Indiana School of Fundraising. Chip has worked in many different 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 and then at the NCMS.


This webinar is complimentary but you must be registered to attend. Space is limited so register early! After you register, you will receive an emailed confirmation with webinar and phone-in instructions.

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

Your Feedback is Needed: Four Question Managed Care Survey

Payor Contracting Committee
Managed Care Survey

Click here to access the survey

In 2019, NCMGMA initiated the new Payor Contracting Committee to help support members and payors in developing sustainable, collaborative relationships; increase member awareness of key considerations relative to our state’s payor contracting landscape; and to serve as a resource for members in addressing overarching payor contracting issues.

The Payor Contracting Committee would like your input. Please take a few minutes to answer four (4) questions to help us focus our efforts on Managed Care needs within our state.

Thank you for your continued support of NCMGMA!

2019 NC Medical Practice Employee Salary & Benefits Survey Launches December 16th


Participants Receive a Complimentary Copy
of the Survey Results

Salary Survey Demonstration Webinar is December 19th from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PMThe number one NCMGMA member benefit for practice administrators is coming back December 16th: the Medical Practice Employee Salary & Benefits Survey! The Salary & Benefits Survey is the foremost reporting tool for determining and evaluating practice salaries in North Carolina.

And don’t forget: every participant receives complimentary access to the survey results!

2019 Survey Key Features

  • 24/7 Online Accessibility
    Survey and data available when and where you need them. Complete the survey at your convenience with confidence knowing that the data you have already input is saved and waiting for you when you return to the survey tool.
  • Dynamic Data
    No more having to re-input data from year-to-year! After participating in the 2019 survey, when you return to complete the 2020 survey, simply update your previous year’s data as needed and add only the information new to 2020.
  • Pre-Configured, Customized Reports
    The survey module offers a variety of data reports including annualized salary data, tabular reporting and easy to read bar graphs. This feature makes compiling and presenting data points quick and easy.

About the 2019 Salary Survey

The Medical Practice Employee Salary & Benefits Survey is an online tool, created by Dynamic Benchmarking – an industry leader in benchmarking software – to collect North Carolina medical practice salary and benefits data.

The 2019 Medical Employee Salary & Benefits Survey opens December 16th.
Watch for participation information coming via email soon

Welcome New Members

Our membership continues to grow! Take a look at the list of healthcare professionals and students who have recently joined NCMGMA (January 5, 2019 through January 24, 2019):


Elisa Barnes, Carolina Women’s Health, PA, Raleigh, NC
Geoffrey Norwood, East Carolina Anesthesia Associates, Greenville, NC
Sheri Raymer, Eagle Physicians, Greensboro, NC
Nurys Rivera, Carolina Family Health Centers, Inc, Wilson, NC


Nate Culp, McGriff Insurance Services, Winston-Salem, NC
Brunson DePass, Physicians Wear Medical Linen Service, Columbia, SC
Jason Deshayes, Elliott Davis PLLC, Raleigh, NC
Debra King, monocleHR, llc, Apex, NC
Jann Martin, TriMed Technologies, Corp., High Point, NC
Caleb Reyes, CORA Physical Therapy, Raleigh, NC
Kathie Walsh, DocuRep, Wake Forest, NC
Maria Yeremin, CORA Physical Therapy, , SC
Todd Zempel, Gordon Asset Management, LLC, Durham, NC

Corporate Active

Mario Aguilar, UNC Physician’s Network, Raleigh, NC
Ardith Charles-Harris, Physicians East, Greenville, NC
Claudia Dean, NHRMC – PQP, Wilmington, NC
Kathy Garner, The Carolina Clinic, Chapel Hill, NC


Brenda Bradrick, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Midland, NC

Medical Practice Issues to Watch in 2019

Originally published in the January 9, 2019 issue of MGMA’s Washington Connection
Reprinted with permission from MGMA

Medical Practice Issues to Watch in 2019

2019 promises to be another busy year in healthcare. The 2018 midterm elections shifted the balance of power in Washington as Democrats now hold the gavel in the U.S. House of Representatives, creating a divided Congress with the Republican-held Senate. MGMA has identified the following legislative and regulatory issues critical for medical practices in the coming year. We will keep members apprised of key developments in these areas and their impact on medical practices and will continue to advocate for policies that enable practices to thrive in their mission to furnish high-quality, cost-effective patient care.

1. HHS doubles down on risk

Despite an anemic pipeline of new voluntary Medicare alternative payment models (APMs) trickling out of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Secretary Alex Azar is planning a new approach to accelerate participation in risk-based APMs. Forgoing incremental implementation, the Secretary is expected to unveil new mandatory models in 2019 and to emphasize performance-based risk as a necessary component of any new APM.

MGMA strongly supports voluntary participation in APMs when it makes financial sense for individual practices and disagrees with the Secretary that the way to expedite the move to value-based care is to mandate participation. We will continue to advocate for new opportunities for practices to participate in voluntary APMs and for development of more physician-led models.

2. Regulatory relief from government burdens

It is expected that Congress and the Administration will continue to work toward reducing the regulatory burden on medical practices participating in government healthcare programs. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) “Patients Over Paperwork” initiative is one such example. However, this has translated into only modest relief for practices thus far, as 88% of MGMA members polled reported an increase in overall regulatory burden last year. MGMA will continue to make regulatory relief a top advocacy priority in 2019. Keep up with our efforts at

3. Kicking back the Stark Law

As part of the effort to accelerate payment innovation, HHS leaders pledge to revisit antiquated fraud and abuse rules such as the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute. In 2019, watch for proposed rules that expand exceptions and safe harbors to protect value-based arrangements and benefit providers willing to take on performance-based risk.
While a push to simplify Medicare compliance rules is welcomed, it is likely that congressional intervention will be necessary to achieve meaningful reform. It remains to be seen if Congress will also prioritize this issue in 2019.

4. Surprise! Here is a medical bill you didn’t expect

Medical practices can expect to see a push to curb surprise medical bills, including efforts to empower patients and consumers through improved access to healthcare cost information. The sticker shock of surprise hospital bills continues to make headlines and draw bipartisan attention in Congress, making this issue ripe for legislative action in 2019.

5. A spoonful of new regulations to help drug prices go down

With a new Congress and support from the Administration, reducing Medicare drug prices is on the action list for 2019. For physician-administered drugs, one proposal seeks to curb the price of drugs in Part B by tying prices to a new International Price Index, create new private-sector vendors to supply practices with drugs, and set drug administration cost as a flat fee. CMS is also looking to give Part D drug plans greater flexibility to negotiate drug prices in protected classes.

6. The stakes are higher in MIPS

Implementation of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) continues to ramp up. In 2019, MIPS performance will determine whether clinicians receive a positive or negative payment adjustment of up to 7% on 2021 Medicare reimbursement. Medicare is accelerating cost accountability for MIPS clinicians by increasing the cost component to 15% of the overall MIPS score and introducing episode-based measures. The performance threshold required to avoid a payment penalty also doubles from 15 to 30 points in 2019. With more on the line this year, it is critical that MGMA members prepare their practices for success. Visit for helpful resources.

7. Data interoperability a priority for feds

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is expected to release regulations to meet requirements of the 21st Century Cures Act and facilitate improved data sharing between healthcare entities. ONC will define and seek to discourage “information blocking,” develop a framework to facilitate data movement between heath information exchange entities, and release specifications for the use of apps to foster data exchange between different providers and between providers and patients. The goal of using apps, a component of MIPS and Stage 3 Meaningful Use, is to permit practices to efficiently and securely move administrative and clinical data via their EHR.

8. Cybersecurity continues to be a top practice concern

Medical practices can be a prime target for phishing and other cybersecurity attacks because they possess valuable information assets (patient clinical and financial data) and often have inadequate cybersecurity protections. HHS’ HIPAA enforcement arm is expected to ramp up audits and fines in 2019. Medical practices should protect both their data and business continuity by completing a comprehensive risk assessment, identifying vulnerable areas of the organization, and taking the steps necessary to mitigate risk. Check out MGMA security resources to prepare your practice this year.

9. Site-of-service payment differentials remain a target

Policymakers will continue the trend toward site-neutral payments with the goal of equalizing Medicare payments for the same services across clinical sites. Medicare expanded this policy through 2018 rulemaking by phasing-in payment reductions for clinic visits at hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs), including HOPDs excepted from previous site-neutral payment rules. In addition to saving money for patients and the government, site-neutral payments are viewed as a policy lever for increasing market competition, eliminating the incentive for hospitals to purchase freestanding clinics and leveling the playing field.

10. “Repeal and replace” is out, “Medicare for all” is in

This shift in power within Congress will recast the role the federal government plays in healthcare in 2019. With “Medicare for all” a key platform for many progressives during the 2018 primaries, the politicized debate over a single-payer health system shows no signs of slowing down and will likely gain steam ahead of 2020 elections.
Passage of any major health reform bill is highly unlikely anytime soon. However, as presidential contenders begin campaigning for the 2020 primaries, universal healthcare will almost certainly become a point of debate.

NCMGMA Call for Annual Conference Speakers

NCMGMA’s Annual Conference is set for May 8-10 in Wilmington and we are looking for presenters who can speak on an assortment of leadership and management topics. We received such positive reviews from our Fall Conference Peer-to-Peer sessions we’re looking to continue these short-sessions in 2019 in Wilmington.

Please see the list of educational focus areas below. If interested, you can email and provide your topic, a short session description and the time frame you are able to present (15 or 30 minutes). Please let us know of your interest by December 30, 2018.

Educational Focus Areas

  • Operations Management
    • Physician Recruitment
    • Business Intelligence
    • Online Reputation Management
    • Managing Patient Satisfaction
  • HR Management
    • Diversity in Healthcare
    • Winning Unemployment Claims
  • Risk & Compliance Management
    • Compliance Audit
    • Peer Review
    • Disruptive Physician
    • Risk Management
  • Patient Centered Care
    • Deescalating Situations
    • Service Recovery
    • Telemedicine
  • Organizational Governance
    • Running an Effective Meeting

Again, please let us know prior to December 30th of your interest in presenting by sending an email to with the topic, session description and also the time-frame you’d be able to present in (15 or 30 minutes). Once submission closes, your information will be reviewed by the NCMGMA Conference Committee. All interested parties will be contacted no later than January 31st.

Check out the NCMGMA Fall Conference Recap!


Members of the North Carolina healthcare management community came together in Charleston to connect, experience and learn at the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) Fall Conference, held October 17-19, at the Charleston Marriott. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our attendees, exhibitors and sponsors for supporting this event and making it the success that it is.

This year, we were excited to bring in nationally-recognized speaker Britt Berrett to talk about his game-changing book Patients Come Second: Leading Change by Changing the Way You Lead, and he did not disappoint. Britt’s general sessions and breakout were very well received. “Very good speaker. Keeps the audience engaged,” and “Britt did a great job, I’d listen to him speak again,” were just a couple of the survey responses we received regarding Dr. Berrett’s session.

Other highlights from the conference included the Wednesday opening session, “Peer-to-Peer Sessions: 15-Minute Management Methods,” and the Thursday in-depth interview with Dr. Mandy Cohen, Secretary of the NC Department of Health and Human Services, by professional interviewer Matt Hanis of The Business of Healthcare. “Excellent idea and would love to see more of these “short,” but incredibly relevant lessons. It’s the NCMGMA version of Ted Talks. We have a wealth of knowledge within our organization. I see this as a great way to tap in to it,” was said of the 15-Minute Management Sessions event and “This was great. I liked the interview structure,” was remarked of the Dr. Mandy Cohen session.

2018 Annual Award Winners

Along with our educational sessions and healthcare products and services exhibit hall, we also presented our annual awards. This year’s winners were:


Practice of the Year
Gastroenterology Associates of the Piedmont, P.A. (GAP)


(L-R): Michelle Torak, FACMPE (GAP), Jack Busic, Jr. (First Citizens Bank), Anne Hill (GAP), Willonda H. Thomas, MBA (Cancer Services) and Todd Pittman, CMPE (Alliance Urology)

President’s Award
Joni Brantley of Nash OB-GYN Associates, PA


(L-R): 2018 President’s Award winner Joni Brantley and 2018 NCMGMA President Sandra Jarrett, FACMPE

Kim Harrah Becker Volunteer Award
Linda Wooten of Novant Health Salem Family Medicine


(L-R): Pam Saunders and NCMGMA Leadership Council member Todd Pittman, CMPE, accept the Kim Harrah Becker Volunteer award on behalf of Linda Wooten

Event Photos

Follow this link for the complete 2018 Fall Conference Flickr album

Upcoming Events

Watch your email and the NCMGMA website for information coming soon on the following 2019 events:

  • Advocacy Days
    March 13, 2019
    Raleigh, NC
  • Annual Conference
    May 8-10, 2019
    Wilmington, NC
  • Fall Regional Education Days
    Fall 2019
  • Monthly Webinars
    Offered throughout 2019