2020 NCMGMA Annual Conference Cancellation Notice

2020 Annual Conference Announcement from
Steve Parker, 2019-20 NCMGMA President

Dear NCMGMA Members, Supporters and Friends:

parker-nlbThe health, safety and well-being of NCMGMA’s attendees, faculty, speakers, exhibitors and staff are of the greatest importance. Given the climate of the COVID-19 crisis and current state of healthcare, the NCMGMA Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 NCMGMA Annual Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Registered attendees, your Annual Conference registrations will be transferred to the 2020 Fall Conference scheduled for September 16-18, 2020 at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel in downtown Asheville, NC. If you would prefer a refund, please provide that request to us in writing at info@ncmgm.org and we will begin that process.

To our 2020 Alliance Sponsors, thank you again for your support of our organization. We are equally disappointed that we are not able to deliver this meeting. As you know, our leaders are volunteers and their current primary focus is making sure their practices can support their communities and withstand the crisis surrounding them and, with respect to that, we are asking for a bit more time for us to process what the next, right step is (and what is possible) for sponsors in regard to what we can plan to offer. We are working on this so there is more to come soon.

The Marriott Myrtle Beach Grande Dunes has been a wonderful partner and considering the situation, we will make plans to return to this location in May of 2021. For anyone who made reservations with the Marriott, your reservations will be cancelled automatically, and you should receive a cancellation email directly from the hotel. If you do not receive this by Friday, March 27th, please contact the hotel directly at 1-843-449-8880 to handle your room cancellation.

We want to thank our Conference Committee, speakers, exhibitors, leaders and staff who worked for many months to deliver a spectacular program of education and events. As far as any of us can remember, there has never been a time when our hands have been forced to cancel a meeting for our members, not even our meeting held just two days after 9/11.

Until we can meet again, we continue to find community and connection together through the spirit of our member list serve and other information posted to the NCMGMA Coronavirus resource page. We encourage you to continue to post and send in pertinent information to share with our members and the general NC healthcare community.

It continues to be a privilege to lead NCMGMA through this extraordinary time. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we consider the rapidly changing circumstances along with the safety and well-being of not just our meeting participants and staff, but their families, colleagues and patients.

Stay well,

Steve Parker
2019-20 NCMGMA President

2020 NCMGMA Annual Conference Statement on Coronavirus

2020 NCMGMA Annual Conference Statement on Coronavirus

We understand many of you have concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19). We want to be as transparent as possible and share information about how we are following developments relating to the coronavirus and what we are doing to prepare for our upcoming Conference in Myrtle Beach.

Our NCMGMA Annual Conference is currently scheduled to proceed May 13-15, 2020 in Myrtle Beach, SC. Since this meeting is not slated to occur for another two months – we believe that it would be premature at this juncture to postpone or cancel the meeting. Accordingly, registration for the conference remains open and you are able to make hotel reservations under the block. We do want to assure you, however, that we recognize that this is an extremely fluid and rapidly evolving situation and that NCMGMA will continue to actively monitor the situation and heed guidance provided by the CDC and NCDHHS.

Situation Monitoring

  • NCMGMA is committed to hosting a safe and successful conference. Our top priority is the health and safety of all participants, including attendees, sponsors/exhibitors, staff, and others involved in the conference.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has publicly deemed the health risk of coronavirus for the general American public to be low at this time.
  • NCMGMA is actively monitoring CDC and HHS updates for further information.
  • NCMGMA staff is working closely with our hotel partner, Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes, and local Myrtle Beach authorities to evaluate the situation and implement best practices.

We are committed to making the 2020 NCMGMA Annual Conference a safe, healthy and successful event. We will continue to keep you apprised as developments relating to the coronavirus occur. If you have any questions about the upcoming event, please contact us at info@ncmgm.org.

March Message from the NCMGMA President

March President’s Message
Steve Parker, 2019-20 NCMGMA President

Friends,

parker-nlbI know I speak for all of us in expressing amazement that the end of the 1st quarter of 2020 is just around the corner. And what an exhausting year it has already been! The unexpected rise of a worldwide pandemic, a roller-coaster political environment, and extreme economic gyrations have, I’m sure, challenged us all – both personally and professionally. It’s in times like these, however, that our collective efforts in helping each other be prepared for whatever is around the corner is more important than ever. Thank you for contributing to the impact that NCMGMA can have in promoting stability and safety for the patients of this state.

There’s much to update you on, so I’ll try to hit the highlights briefly:

Annual Conference/May 13-15. Registration is open for our cornerstone annual event, which this year will be held at the Grande Dunes Marriott in Myrtle Beach. Our Conference Committee has put together a stellar agenda for this meeting, including two keynote sessions centered on the patient experience led by the world-renowned Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center. I would encourage you to review the full agenda here (https://www.ncmgm.org/annual-conference-meeting-agenda).

It is important to note we are, indeed, still planning to hold this conference. Since it is slated to be held in mid-May, we currently believe to do anything otherwise at this moment would be premature. However, please be assured we are continuously monitoring this issue, that the health and well-being of our members and guests is our highest priority, and we will continue to rely upon the guidance of the CDC and NCDHHS as we move forward. At this point, I would encourage you to register for the meeting and book your hotel reservations.

Salary and Benefit Survey Results. Thanks to the many, many practices who participated in our survey! We were immensely pleased at the level of participation – which encompassed almost 6,100 medical office job positions. The results are in and ready for your review. More information, a demo webinar, and a link to purchase the survey is included in our NCMGMA News posting.

Advocacy Days/June 9-10. Once again, our Advocacy Committee has arranged an absolutely spectacular line-up of speakers/panels for our Advocacy Days event to be held in Raleigh. It’s no news flash that it’s an election year – so it’s particularly critical this year that you and your practices are heard by leadership in state government, and that you hear from them, so that our collective interests are represented. Be there and be heard!

MGMA State Leaders Conference. In January, representatives from NCMGMA leadership attended this annual meeting hosted by MGMA, which provides us with an opportunity to collaborate with boards/leadership from MGMA state chapters all over the country. I’m pleased to announce that NCMGMA was awarded 4th place in the “State Affiliate of the Year” recognition, which is something in which we can all take pride. We are immensely grateful to our friends and partners at MagMutual, NCMGMA’s Executive Sponsor, for their gracious assistance in underwriting our ability to attend this meeting. Thank you!

A famous mathematician once said, “Uncertainty is the only certainty there is.” And we are certainly in uncertain times. I’m grateful to all of you – medical practice executives, practice/billing consultants, medico-legal professionals, our association staff and our indispensable Alliance Sponsor partners – for all that you do to make this one of the most successful MGMA state chapters in the country. Together, we make a difference!

Best,

Steve Parker
2019-20 NCMGMA President

Annual Conference Pre-conference Session is Worth 2.75 CEU

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Pre-conference Education Opportunity
Earn an Additional 2.75 CEU for this session

10 Functions Every Excel User Should Know
Wednesday, May 13th | 1:00 PM – to 3:45 PM

sharon-jones2Excel can be overwhelming and often underutilized. There are so many functions and formulas available that learning them all, sometimes, seems like an impossible task. Dr. Sharon Jones, founder and CEO of thedot.Consulting, will put clarity around Microsoft Excel functions and highlight 10 functions every Excel user should know and master. Participants will leave with a succinct list of functions that will increase efficiency and productivity.  Note: A separate registration is required for this pre-conference session.

Browse this post for more information about the Annual Conference.
Follow this link for complete conference information.

This Year’s Conference Features

High Impact CEU, ACMPE Certification and more!
Sessions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
NCMGMA’s event is chocked full of short, engaging and impactful peer-led educational experiences! Take an active role in your professional development and maximize your practice and personal take-aways!  Earn up to 9.75 CEU plus an additional 2.75 CEU for the pre-conference event!

Oceanfront location!
Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes

It’s been five years since we were last at Myrtle Beach so we’re excited to be going back in 2020! Enjoy an oceanfront getaway at the newly renovated Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes.

Creating an Exceptional Patient Experience
Thursday-only event!
Brought to you by the Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center, this engaging and inspiring experience is designed to share legendary Ritz-Carlton best practices, each harnessing the processes, insights and philosophies that have made Ritz-Carlton a world-wide success.

See the complete schedule of events here.

Special Events

2020 Administrator of the Year Award
Nominations are Now Open
Presented by NCMGMA & Curi
curi-web-color-2019Each year, NCMGMA and Curi – a Medical Mutual Co. recognize a healthcare administrator, affiliated with the NCMGMA, who has exhibited exceptional leadership management proficiency and enhanced the effectiveness of healthcare delivery in his/her practice and community through recent, noteworthy achievements. Applications should be submitted to Melissa@ncmgm.org.  The deadline for nomination submissions is March 6, 2020.

Attendee Registration

Conference registration is now open, with full conference attendance rates starting at $325.  Discounts are available for additional staff for conference registration and pre-conference event registration. The early bird registration deadline is April 21, 2020.

Questions

We look forward to having you with us in Myrtle Beach in May. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the NCMGMA offices at info@ncmgm.org.

Administrator of the Year Nominations Deadline is Next Week: Act Now!

Submit Your Nominations for the NCMGMA/Curi
Administrator of the Year Award

curi-web-color-2019Annually, the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) and Curi, a Medical Mutual Co., recognize outstanding performance by an individual with the Administrator of the Year Award. For 2020, the award will be presented at our Annual Conference, to be held May 13-15, at the Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes.

About the Administrator of the Year Award
The Administrator of the Year award recognizes a healthcare administrator, affiliated with the NCMGMA, who has exhibited exceptional leadership management proficiency and enhanced the effectiveness of healthcare delivery in his/her practice and community through recent, noteworthy achievements.

Nominations
If you wish to learn more about this award and/or nominate a colleague, follow the link below to see the complete award criteria and nominations form.  You can also email our offices at Melissa@ncmgm.org to nominate an administrator. The deadline for nominations is March 6, 2020.

2020 NCMGMA Annual Conference
NCMGMA is heading to the Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes for our 2020 Annual Conference. Scheduled for May 13-15, we have a schedule packed full of engaging CEU and networking events you won’t want to miss. Visit our website here to learn more about this exciting healthcare industry event.

Annual Conference Offers Engaging, High-impact CEU

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Experience Engaging and High-impact CEU
Earn up to 9.75 CEU

ceu-total1We are excited to announce our return to Myrtle Beach for our 2020 Annual Conference, May 13-15, at the Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes. We’ve put together an exciting program featuring a pre-conference opportunity, peer-to-peer CE, proven expert leadership training, and essential networking events that are sure to make your Annual Conference experience impactful and memorable!

Follow this link for complete conference information.

This Year’s Conference Features

High Impact CEU, ACMPE Certification and more!
Sessions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
NCMGMA’s event is chocked full of short, engaging and impactful peer-led educational experiences! Take an active role in your professional development and maximize your practice and personal take-aways!  Earn up to 9.75 CEU plus an additional 2.75 CEU for the pre-conference event!

Oceanfront location!
Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes

It’s been five years since we were last at Myrtle Beach so we’re excited to be going back in 2020! Enjoy an oceanfront getaway at the newly renovated Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes.

Creating an Exceptional Patient Experience
Thursday-only event!
Brought to you by the Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center, this engaging and inspiring experience is designed to share legendary Ritz-Carlton best practices, each harnessing the processes, insights and philosophies that have made Ritz-Carlton a world-wide success.

See the complete schedule of events here.

Special Events

Pre-Conference Event
10 Functions Every Excel User Should Know
May 13 | 1:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Excel can be overwhelming and often underutilized. There are so many functions and formulas available that learning them all sometimes seems like an impossible task. Dr. Sharon Jones will bring clarity around Microsoft Excel functions and highlight 10 functions every Excel user should know and master. Participants will leave with a succinct list of functions that will increase time and productivity. Earn an additional 2.75 CEU by attending this pre-conference session.  Please note: an additional registration is required for this event.

2020 Administrator of the Year Award
Nominations are Now Open
Presented by NCMGMA & Curi
Each year, NCMGMA and Curi – a Medical Mutual Co. recognize a healthcare administrator, affiliated with the NCMGMA, who has exhibited exceptional leadership management proficiency and enhanced the effectiveness of healthcare delivery in his/her practice and community through recent, noteworthy achievements. Applications should be submitted to Melissa@ncmgm.org.  The deadline for nomination submissions is March 6, 2020.

Attendee Registration

Conference registration is now open, with full conference attendance rates starting at $325.  Discounts are available for additional staff for conference registration and pre-conference event registration. The early bird registration deadline is April 21, 2020.

Questions

We look forward to having you with us in Myrtle Beach in May. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the NCMGMA offices at info@ncmgm.org.

Nominations are Open for Administrator of the Year

curi-web-color-2019Annually, the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) and Curi – a Medical Mutual Co. recognize outstanding performance by an individual with the Administrator of the Year Award. For 2020, the award will be presented at our Annual Conference, to be held May 13-15, at the Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes.

About the Administrator of the Year Award
The Administrator of the Year award recognizes a healthcare administrator, affiliated with the NCMGMA, who has exhibited exceptional leadership management proficiency and enhanced the effectiveness of healthcare delivery in his/her practice and community through recent, noteworthy achievements.

Nominations
If you wish to learn more about this award and/or nominate a colleague, follow this link to see the complete award criteria and nominations form.  You can also email our offices at Melissa@ncmgm.org to nominate an administrator. The deadline for nominations is March 6, 2020.

2020 NCMGMA Annual Conference
NCMGMA is heading to the Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes for our 2020 Annual Conference. Scheduled for May 13-15, we have a packed schedule full of engaging CEU and networking events you won’t want to miss. Visit our website here to learn more about this exciting healthcare industry event.

NCMGMA Annual Conference Registration is Now Open

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Don’t Miss Out! Attend NCMGMA’s
Conference for Practice Administrators

We are excited to announce our return to Myrtle Beach for our 2020 Annual Conference, May 13-15, at the Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes. We’ve put together an exciting program featuring a pre-conference opportunity, peer-to-peer CE, proven expert leadership training, and essential networking events that are sure to make your Annual Conference experience impactful and memorable!

Follow this link for complete conference information.

This Year’s Conference Features

High Impact CEU, ACMPE Certification and more!
Sessions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
NCMGMA’s event is chocked full of short, engaging and impactful peer-led educational experiences! Take an active role in your professional development and maximize your practice and personal take-aways!

Oceanfront location!
Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes

It’s been five years since we were last at Myrtle Beach so we’re excited to be going back in 2020! Enjoy an oceanfront getaway at the newly renovated Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes.

Creating an Exceptional Patient Experience
Thursday-only event!
Brought to you by the Ritz-Carlton leadership Center, this engaging and inspiring experience is designed to share legendary Ritz-Carlton best practices, each harnessing the processes, insights and philosophies that have made Ritz-Carlton a world-wide success.

See the complete schedule of events here.

Special Events

Pre-Conference Event
10 Functions Every Excel User Should Know
May 13 | 1:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Excel can be overwhelming and often underutilized. There are so many functions and formulas available that learning them all sometimes seems like an impossible task. Dr. Sharon Jones will bring clarity around Microsoft Excel functions and highlight 10 functions every Excel user should know and master. Participants will leave with a succinct list of functions that will increase time and productivity. Earn an additional 2.75 CEU by attending this pre-conference session.  Please note: an additional registration is required for this event.

2020 Administrator of the Year Award
Nominations are Now Open
Presented by NCMGMA & Curi
Each year, NCMGMA and Curi – a Medical Mutual Co. recognize a healthcare administrator, affiliated with the NCMGMA, who has exhibited exceptional leadership management proficiency and enhanced the effectiveness of healthcare delivery in his/her practice and community through recent, noteworthy achievements. Applications should be submitted to Melissa@ncmgm.org.  The deadline for nomination submissions is March 6, 2020.

Attendee Registration

Conference registration is now open, with full conference attendance rates starting at $325.  Discounts are available for additional staff for conference registration and pre-conference event registration. The early bird registration deadline is April 21, 2020.

Questions

We look forward to having you with us in Myrtle Beach in May. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the NCMGMA offices at info@ncmgm.org.