NCMGMA Communication Survey – Response Requested

NCMGMA Communication Survey

Active Members – Your help is needed!

Comms Survey

Things are changing – and quickly! Next year, NCMGMA is excited to celebrate our 50th anniversary and we are looking to prioritize our communications for our membership.

We know your communication needs have changed and we want to make sure NCMGMA is prioritizing how we are delivering information, to ensure you get the information you need to help your practice grow.

Please take a few minutes to fill out the following survey, it is beneficial in helping us be the best of the best – for you!

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Thank you for your time and your feedback

Cyber Survival Guide Webinar is December 17th


NCMGMA-NCMSF December Lunch & Learn Webinar:
Pings, Penalties & Posts:
A Cyber Survival Guide for the Modern-Day Practitioner

December 17, 2018 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Sponsored by Medical Mutual


Cybersecurity as a patient safety issue:

  • OCR’s current investigation and enforcement priorities
  • Cyber risk assessment tools and cyber resources
  • NIST’s latest guidance on password advice
  • Current varieties of phishing attacks

Basic steps health care providers and their staff should be taking for good

  • “Distracted Doctoring” claims
  • Consequences of audio/video recordings in the clinical setting
  • Risks of filing un-redacted proofs of claim in bankruptcy court


jason newtonJason Newton, Sr.
Vice President & Associate General Counsel
Medical Mutual Group

Jason graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and obtained his law degree from Wake Forest University. After a 14-year career in private law practice defending doctors, APPs, and hospitals, Jason came in-house with Medical Mutual – a longstanding client – in 2013.

At Medical Mutual (one of the 15 largest professional liability carriers in the country), Jason oversees the Risk Management and Claims departments in offices in Raleigh, NC, as well as in Philadelphia and Harrisburg, PA. Medical Mutual provides coverage for and/or services claims for nearly 13,000 physicians and over 4,000 CMNs, CRNAs, PAs and NPs in a territory with an infrastructure to accommodate large practice and national alternative risk programs in over 20 states. The claims department handles claims and oversight of outside defense counsel in over 18 states.

Organizations regularly request Jason to speak and he has presented to nearly 5,000 healthcare providers, lawyers, and medical liability industry professionals. He is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, has received the Presidential Award from the North Carolina Medical Society, and early in his career was recognized among North Carolina’s best lawyers for four years as a “Rising Star” by North Carolina’s Super Lawyers annual publication and for three years as a “Young Gun” in NC Business Magazine’s annual “Legal Elite” edition.


This webinar is complimentary for NCMGMA members and $50 for non-members. Space is limited so make sure to 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 NCMGMA offices at

Engaging Physicians as Leaders

By Andrew J. Halley, MBA, CMPE, Network Executive, The Halley Consulting Group, LLC

Every aspect of the healthcare industry has become increasingly complex and challenging – a trend likely to continue.  Clinical services, technology, organizational structure, regulatory requirements, reimbursement strategies, the rigors of business and more, are placing new demands on leaders in individual practice settings, in acute care facilities and in post-acute environments.  Engaging practicing physicians as effective leaders in each of these settings has become absolutely essential to long-term success.  In fact, in the practice setting, every physician will need to be involved in the success of the enterprise.  Those physicians who had hoped to avoid such involvement and “just practice medicine” will likely be disappointed even if they are employed by a large organization.

Practice managers can help physicians prepare for these realities and their role in leadership by:

  1. Engaging them in decision-making processes based on correct operating principles;
  2. Helping them be effective stewards of organizational performance; and,
  3. Helping them learn to hold each other and management accountable for achieving the desired results in clinical quality, service quality, personal productivity and financial viability.

Editor’s Note:
Andrew Halley will provide attendees with insights about the role of and development of practicing physician leaders during the 2013 NCMGM Fall Conference, September 11-13 at the Embassy Suites in Concord, NC.  He will present “Engaging Physicians as Leaders” on Thursday, September 12th.

NCMGM 2012 Spring Conference Highlights

On Friday, May 11th, 2012 the North Carolina Medical Group Managers wrapped up its Spring Conference in the beautiful coastal town of Myrtle Beach, SC.  This year the overall theme was “Turning Vision into Action” and the conference attracted vendors, students, administrators, and many others who influence the healthcare industry.  Attendees had the opportunity to network with colleagues, vendors.  They also had the opportunity to attend educational sessions that provided valuable knowledge.

The event was hosted in the beautiful Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes, and the weather couldn’t have been better.  The guests were treated to cheese and wine in the ocean front patio, and a wonderful dinner where Donna Moseley was named the NCMGM/Medical Mutual Administrator of the Year.

There was a lot of buzz around some of the following subjects to name a few:

  • Building a winning service culture with Valerie Oberle
  • Meaningful Use and Security assessments
  • NCMGM Social Media presence and new listserve
  • Fraud detection

The NCMGM continues to be an incredible source of information and contacts for healthcare professionals.  With its recent celebration of its 40th year, it continues to keep all its members up-to-date through conferences and online events on relevant areas to the management of medical organizations.

Save the date and start making plans to join NCMGM September 12-14 at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC for the 2012 Fall Conference “Facing Tomorrow’s Challenges Today.”