Registration is Open for the 2017 NCMS-NCMGMA M3 Conference in Raleigh

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What Does the Future Hold for Health Care?
Find some answers at the 2017 M3 Conference

September 14-16, 2017
Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley, Raleigh, NC

The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) and the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) are joining forces once again to present an array of educational, networking and social opportunities for their respective memberships.

What can you expect at this year’s M3 Conference?

  • Informative sessions led by health care leaders in North Carolina who are shaping policy, such as NC DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen, MD, MPH.
  • Insight into the latest legislative developments that could impact your practice, including a talk led by health policy expert Robert L. Laszewski on “U.S. Health Care Policy in the Trump Era.”
  • Strategies for success using alternate payment models, with talks on Friday and Saturday presented by the innovators leading the way such as Rebecca Onie, CEO of Health Leads.
  • Camaraderie with your colleagues – physicians, PAs, practice administrators and managers from throughout the state. Attend receptions offering good food and fun or mingle with your colleagues in the expansive Exhibit Hall.

Registration is now open.  For complete details including attendee and exhibitor fees, please visit the M3 Conference website here.

M3 Attendee Registration Opens Soon

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September 14-16, 2017
Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley, Raleigh, NC

What is M3?

The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) and the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) have joined forces to offer the educational conference of the year, focusing on practice improvement, leadership in health care and personal development. Presented by leading experts and industry professionals, the hand-selected educational sessions will help you understand and implement new payment and practice models, sharpen your leadership and management skills, adapt to changing technology and keep your practice ahead of the curve in the ever-changing world of health care.

Highlights

  • Three consecutive days of relevant, cutting-edge educational sessions;
  • Social events and networking opportunities;
  • Engaging speakers and informative sessions on the most timely health care issues;
  • Poster competition for medical students and residents;
  • Exhibit Hall with health care vendor products and services.

Attendees

Attendees of the M3 Conference include: Physicians, Physician assistants, Other allied professionals, Medical practice managers, Medical office staff, Physician group administrators, CEOs, CMOs, Residents, and Medical Students.

Attendee registration opens soon
For more information, please visit the M3 Conference website here.

Save the Date for the 2017 M3 Conference: September 14-16 in Raleigh

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September 14-16, 2017
Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley, Raleigh, NC

REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 31, 2017

What is M3?

The NC Medical Society (NCMS) and the NC Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) have joined forces to offer the educational conference of the year, focusing on practice improvement, leadership in health care and personal development. Presented by leading experts and industry professionals, the hand-selected educational sessions will help you understand and implement new payment and practice models, sharpen your leadership and management skills, adapt to changing technology and keep your practice ahead of the curve in the ever-changing world of health care.

Highlights

  • Three consecutive days of relevant, cutting-edge educational sessions;
  • Social events and networking opportunities;
  • Engaging speakers and informative sessions on the most timely health care issues;
  • Poster competition for medical students and residents;
  • Exhibit Hall with health care vendor products and services.

Attendees

Attendees of the M3 Conference include: Physicians, Physician assistants, Other allied professionals, Medical practice managers, Medical office staff, Physician group administrators, CEOs, CMOs, Residents, and Medical Students.

Registration opens Wednesday, May 31, 2017
For more information, please visit the M3 Conference website here.

NCMGMA Advocacy Days are May 31st – June 1st in Raleigh

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Make Your Voice Heard in Raleigh with NCMGMA!
Meet with Legislators | Make a Difference in Healthcare

Join us as we host our 9th annual pre-legislative meeting which we promise to be packed full of information you won’t want to miss! It’s a short session, so the time is NOW to be heard!

This year’s pre-legislative meeting’s tentative schedule includes:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Chief Medical Officer Brian Caveney, MD, JD, MPH, and Director of Strategic Provider Relations Susan Menendez will discuss:
  • Benefit and network design trends from our self-funded employer groups and state health plan
    • Timing and factors of our ACA “play or stray” decision
    • Consumerism
    • Telehealth
    • What our members and customers are asking of providers
  • The North Carolina Medical Society will present updates on current state regulatory issues.
  • Former NC Lieutenant Governor Dennis Wicker and Partner with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough will share with us some of the legislative issues that face both healthcare systems and insurers in NC.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday
May 31, 2017
1:00pm – 5:00pm
Legislative Updates & Presentations
at the Holiday Inn

Sponsored by SunTrust Bank and LabCorp
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Dinner for Advocacy Day Participants at Taverna Agora
Sponsored by Medical Mutual
Thursday
June 1, 2017
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Legislative Visits with NCMGMA
and General Assembly Meetings

General Information

Registration
Register and join fellow NCMGMA members in Raleigh on Wednesday, May 31st. Stay on Thursday, June 1st to meet with our legislators, along with other North Carolina administrators. For members of NCMGMA, there is no cost to participate in Advocacy Days. For non-members, the cost is $50 per person and covers education and dinner.

Click here to register

Accommodations
Reserve your room now at the Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown. Limited standard rooms available at the discounted rate of $109. To reserve your hotel room, please call the hotel directly at 919-832-0501. Reservations will be accepted until rooms are sold out or until Friday, May 12th. Self-parking is available for $7.00.

Questions?
If you have any questions about the NCMGMA Advocacy Days, please contact the NCMGMA offices at 800-753-MGMA (6462) or by email at info@ncmgm.org.

Advocacy Day and White Coat Wednesday are Next Week

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NCMGMA Advocacy Day & White Coat Wednesday
June 7 & 8, 2016
NC Medical Society
Raleigh, NC

Register today and join fellow NCMGMA members in Raleigh to meet with our legislators, along with the North Carolina Medical Society’s White Coat Wednesday. This year, join us as we host our 8th Annual Advocacy Day meeting which we promise to be packed full of information you won’t want to miss.

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, June 7th

  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm — Legislative Updates & Presentations:
    • Brad Wilson, President & CEO, BCBSNC
    • Amber Maxwell, Senior Strategic Contract Consultant, BCBSNC
  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm — Legislative Updates & Presentations:
    • Wayne Goodwin, NC Insurance Commissioner
  • 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm — Legislative Updates & Presentations:
    • Jamal Jones, Sr. Program Manager, NC DHHS
  • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm — Your Practice Issues: An Open Discussion
  • 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm — Dinner for Legislative Day Participants
    • Sponsored by Medical Mutual
    • Solas is located at 419 Glenwood Avenue

Wednesday, June 8th

  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am — Breakfast Meeting & Networking at NCMS
  • 8:30 am – 12:00 pm — Legislative Visits
  • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm — Lunch (on your own)
  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm — Optional Legislative & General Assembly Meetings

Registration

For members of NCMGMA, there is no cost to attend the Advocacy Day and White Coat Wednesday. For non-members, the cost is $50 per person.

Accommodations

Reserve your room now at the Hampton Inn & Suites – Raleigh Downtown. Limited standard rooms available at the discounted rate of $154 and suites are also available at a discounted rate of $179 at the Hampton Inn (plus tax). To reserve your hotel room, please visit the Hampton’s by clicking here or call the hotel directly at 919.825.4770.

Reservations will be accepted until rooms are sold out.

Speakers

Wayne Goodwin
North Carolina Insurance Commissioner
In November 2008, North Carolina voters elected Wayne Goodwin as the first new Commissioner of Insurance in 24 years. Since taking office in 2009, Wayne has ordered insurance rate cuts, rate freezes, rebates, refunds and restitution. These efforts have saved North Carolinians more than $2.4 billion.

Under Wayne’s leadership, auto insurance refunds totaling $50 million were delivered to one in four North Carolina drivers. Reductions in workers’ compensation rates saved at least $115 million for North Carolina businesses, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina refunded a historic $155.8 million to 215,000 families.

Jamal Jones
Sr. Program Manager
NC Department of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services manages the delivery of health- and human-related services for all North Carolinians, especially our most vulnerable citizens: children, elderly, disabled and low-income families. The Department works closely with health care professionals, community leaders and advocacy groups; local, state and federal entities; and many other stakeholders to make this happen.

Amber Maxwell
Senior Strategic Contract Consultant
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Amber Maxwell has over 10 years of health care experience and is currently a Senior Strategic Contract Consultant at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC, North Carolina’s largest health insurer. She is currently responsible for contracting large, high profile hospital systems and provider groups across the state.

In addition to her contracting responsibilities, Amber also manages the contracting and operations of Accountable Care Organizations (ACO’s), incentive based contracting (including site of service shift and shared savings arrangements), narrow network product development in the Triangle and Wilmington Markets, as well as the BCBSNC Bundled Payment Program Strategy.

J. Bradley (Brad) Wilson
President and Chief Executive Officer
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
As president and CEO of the state’s largest health insurer, with 3.8 million customers, Brad Wilson is dedicated to improving North Carolina’s health care system, making health care more affordable and helping BCBSNC adapt in a changing health care environment.

To address health care issues nationally, Wilson serves as a director of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and BCS Financial Corporation. He is immediate past chair of the National Institute for Health Care Management.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the NCMGMA Advocacy Day or White Coat Wednesday, please contact the NCMGMA offices at 800-753-MGMA (6462) or by email at info@ncmgm.org.

President’s Monthly Message

Dear Fellow NCMGMA Members,

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Jacob Rodman, NCMGMA President

As I write this message, I sit here with the same anxiousness and anxiety that all of us currently share.  Our year has not been off to a great start, filled with challenges with payers and the ACA enrollment.  But, as I have said many times before, I can rest a little easier knowing our organization has been working tirelessly behind the scenes with such organizations as BCBS, United, MGMA, Medicaid, and the NC Medical Society.  Although it can be difficult to see in the day-to-day workings of our practices, I can assure all of you that NCMGMA has made great strides advocating on behalf of our profession and all of our physicians.

Most of the board, including Advocacy Committee Chair Cameron Cox and ACMPE Forum Rep. Becky Ayers, recently traveled to Denver, Colorado to attend the MGMA State Leaders Conference.  Thank you to MagMutual for their generous sponsorship which allows our board to participate in this great event.

The State Leaders Conference focuses solely on what it means to be a prudent board member, and provides a forum for sharing ideas across all of the 49 states represented.  NCMGMA came away with a renewed strength in our numbers, our influence and our membership.  As I have said many times before, we have a great team of people in all the right places.

Once again, I assure all of you that we are not alone in this journey and NCMGMA is here to help you.  If you are having issues, please use us: use your committee chairs and your board members.  We have strength in our numbers and influence.  Let’s stand strong together as we tackle this New Year!

Sincerely,

Jacob A. Rodman
NCMGMA President

August 19th NCMGMA-NCMS Foundation Webinar | Telemedicine

NCMGMA-NCMS Webinar Series

Telemedicine

August 19, 2015 ~ 12:00 pm to 1:00pm
Alicia Stokes, MHA and Janet McCauley, MD, MHA, CPC, FACOG
Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina

North Carolina Medical Society Foundation, in cooperation with the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association, invites you to join us to discuss Telemedicine as part of care transformation and how it will be compensated by BCBSNC.  Time will be reserved for questions and answers within the last fifteen minutes of the presentation.

Speakers

Alicia Stokes, MHA, has worked for BCBSNC for the past two years. Prior to joining BCBSNC, she worked on the provider side at a large academic medical center here in NC for almost a decade. During her tenure there, her focus was on working with providers on operational efficiencies, quality, outcomes, and the patient experience. Her goal in joining BCBSNC is to leverage her prior experiences and her knowledge of the healthcare ecosystem to enable a more value/outcomes based relationship between the Enterprise, our members, and our provider partners.

Janet McCauley, MD, MHA, CPC, FACOG, is a board certified obstetrician-gynecologist with over fifteen years of clinical experience in private practice. She is currently a Senior Medical Director in Medical and Reimbursement Policy at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, where she serves as clinical lead for development and implementation of medical and payment policy, and supervises the Corporate and Medicare Advantage Appeals Departments.

Registration

This webinar is free 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.

Click here to register online

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

Questions and More Information

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