January 15th HR Updates Webinar is Next Week

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January Lunch & Learn Webinar: HR Updates

January 15, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Sponsored by Medical Mutual

Program

Dee Brown, HR Advisor for Medical Mutual’s HR|Experts program, can help you with any human resources issue, from wage and hour situations to leadership development. Join us on January 15th as Dee discusses the essential points of operating successful medical practice personnel management. Plenty of time will also be devoted to answering your various HR questions.

Speaker

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Human Resources Advisor
HR|Experts
Dee Brown is the HR Advisor for the Medical Mutual HR|Experts’ program. With significant HR experience, Dee is a dedicated, on-call resource for all Medical Mutual members. HR|Experts is a benefit of membership in Medical Mutual, provided at no additional cost.

Dee has been an HR professional and consultant for more than 30 years, with business experience in both the private and public sectors. She spent the last decade running her own HR consulting firm, Brown Human Resources Consulting. Over the course of her career, Dee has worked with small, mid-size, and large global companies, such as MCI, ReEnergy Holdings, Glaxo, CCME, and BASF.

Dee provides sound advice and guidance through email, phone calls, and live chat. She monitors trends and current events and provides resource guides, compliance e-alerts, quarterly newsletters, and monthly webinars to provide practical advice on HR topics related to the business of running a medical practice. She is based in Raleigh but serves all Medical Mutual members.

Registration

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.

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Questions

For questions or more information please contact the NCMGMA offices at info@ncmgm.org.

January 15th Lunch and Learn Webinar: HR Updates

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January Lunch & Learn Webinar: HR Updates

January 15, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Sponsored by Medical Mutual

Program

Dee Brown, HR Advisor for Medical Mutual’s HR|Experts program, can help you with any human resources issue, from wage and hour situations to leadership development. Join us on January 15th as Dee discusses the essential points of operating successful medical practice personnel management. Plenty of time will also be devoted to answering your various HR questions.

Speaker

DeeBrown162aDee Brown
Human Resources Advisor
HR|Experts
Dee Brown is the HR Advisor for the Medical Mutual HR|Experts’ program. With significant HR experience, Dee is a dedicated, on-call resource for all Medical Mutual members. HR|Experts is a benefit of membership in Medical Mutual, provided at no additional cost.

Dee has been an HR professional and consultant for more than 30 years, with business experience in both the private and public sectors. She spent the last decade running her own HR consulting firm, Brown Human Resources Consulting. Over the course of her career, Dee has worked with small, mid-size, and large global companies, such as MCI, ReEnergy Holdings, Glaxo, CCME, and BASF.

Dee provides sound advice and guidance through email, phone calls, and live chat. She monitors trends and current events and provides resource guides, compliance e-alerts, quarterly newsletters, and monthly webinars to provide practical advice on HR topics related to the business of running a medical practice. She is based in Raleigh but serves all Medical Mutual members.

Registration

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.

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Questions

For questions or more information please contact the NCMGMA offices at info@ncmgm.org.

November 20th Webinar: NCMS-MAHEC Practice Transformation Project

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Practice Transformation Project:
Step Ladder for Success and Resiliency

November 20, 2018 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Program

In June 2017, The North Carolina Medical Society engaged in a partnership with Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) to provide professional services to design and manage a pilot program to help rural, independent practices build capacity to survive in a value-based reimbursement environment. This webinar will highlight the pilot program and the tools and processes used to engage practices in creating a tailored plan for improvement, the steps to implement the plan and a description of achievements.

Speakers

lln18-mcdowellDr. Leslie McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN is an Adult Nurse Practitioner who has years of experience in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology and Primary Care settings. She earned a Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Florida and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Alabama. As a practice facilitator and quality improvement professional and Patient Centered Medical Home Certified Content Expert, she has supported practices in their efforts to provide patient-centered high quality care while managing the multiple challenges they face in today’s health care delivery environment. Leslie is passionate about engaging patients in their care, assisting providers who feel overwhelmed and ensuring safe effective health care for everyone

lln18-robertsTerri Roberts, MS, PCMH, CCE, has extensive knowledge of electronic health records and current healthcare reform, regulations and trends. She currently provides consultation and support services to medical practices in the 16-county NC MAHEC region in the effective utilization of EHRs, practice redesign/operations, data analysis, outcome reports, revenue cycle management and Quality Improvement including PCMH and QRUR. In her role at MAHEC, she has served the NC western practices as a CMS Regional Extension Center for MU and now MACRA under the CMS QIO. Terri has more than 30 years of management experience with hospitals, physician practices, ambulatory care services and marketing. She has served as practice administrator for both specialist and primary care providers, was the Medicare Systems Administrator for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC and was Program Director of a regional wound care and hyperbaric center.

lln18-holmstromMark Holmstrom, MSHA, FACHE, CMPE, has extensive experience in physician practice operations, hospital operations, strategic planning, business development and process improvement. His professional experience of over 20 years has taken him throughout the southeast into different settings and types of organizations. He has worked in academic and community health systems, a community hospital, a large not-for-profit health system, and a private physician practice. His current work as a MAHEC QI Consultant involves assisting practices to identify opportunities for improvement and helping them implement change to achieve positive results. He enjoys interacting with healthcare professionals and finding new and more efficient ways of providing high quality and high value healthcare. He feels that good data analysis can lead to great decision making and he has not found a spreadsheet that he doesn’t like. Mr. Holmstrom earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, and a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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.

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

Questions

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

10th Annual Advocacy Days a Success

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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

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June 19th NCMGMA-NCMSF Webinar:
NC Legislative Update

June 19, 2018 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Program

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.

Speaker

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.

Registration

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.

Questions

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

In Memoriam: Joe Cupolo, NCMS Member Services Director

It is with a heavy heart that we announce North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) Member Services Director for the eastern portion of the state, Joseph Cupolo, III, passed away on Wednesday, May 23. He was 59 years old.

Joe was a good friend of the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) and was a regular at many of the local NCMGMA chapter meetings and events.

Follow this link to view the announcement the North Carolina Medical Society posted on May 30th. It also contains the details for a memorial service that will be hosted at NCMS on June 16th.

Merging Medicine & Management (M3) Conference Post Event Wrap Up

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Last week, NCMGMA, along with our friends at the NC Medical Society, wrapped up our 2017 Merging Medicine & Management Conference (M3) with over 290 attendees and 59 exhibitors over the course of three days. There were many great educational sessions that integrated the nuts-and-bolts of practice management with the clinical aspect for physicians, important networking sessions with other like-minded practice managers, and exhibitor time with vendors offering the best in innovative products and services for our North Carolina practices.

The goal of the M3 conference is for the two organizations to collaborate and host a conference where administrators, managers, physicians, PAs, and students can come together, learn from one another, and attend sessions that put the focus on the practice and those leading it.

A few things we wanted to highlight from last week’s event include:

North Carolina Medical Group Management Association Names
Matt Johnson 2017 Administrator of the Year

m317-aoy320bMatt Johnson, Chief Administrative Officer of Wake Internal Medicine Consultants (WIMC), was named the 2017 NCMGMA/Medical Mutual Administrator of the Year during the Merging Medicine and Management (M3) Conference on Friday, September 15th.

The Administrator of the Year award honors a medical practice administrator who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and management proficiency, and who has helped enhance the effectiveness of health care delivery in North Carolina. Sponsored by Medical Mutual Insurance Company, the Administrator of the Year Award also provides the recipient with a stipend for continuing education at a state or national Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) meeting.

Matt Johnson has been in health care since 1994 and spearheaded the joint venture between a physician-owned corporation and a not-for-profit hospital before joining WIMC in 2014. With an unwavering dedication to the betterment of each physician, manager, and staff member, Matt has created the Employee Activity Council, has organized multiple food and school drives, and has implemented Loyalty Grades throughout the 170-employee practice.

“When the committee looks at the nomination forms, we look for an individual who has strong leadership qualities, and who is an advocate for patients, staff, and community” says Fran Sembert, NCMGMA’s Governance Chair and past president. “Since Wake was awarded the Practice of the Year in 2015, we already knew it was being led by someone who is passionate about what he does, the providers he works for, and the staff he works with. Matt Johnson truly embodies what we look for when choosing the winner of this award.”

Kim Harrah Becker Volunteer Award

Kim Harrah, a beloved NCMGMA member and board member, lost her battle with cancer in 2016. To honor Kim’s vibrant personality and true dedication to anything she put her energy toward, we created the Kim Harrah Volunteer Award.

Steve Parker of Medical Mutual helped us recognize this year’s recipient, Todd Pittman, CMPE, during the M3 Conference dinner on Friday night. The Kim Harrah Volunteer Award highlights the true meaning of volunteerism for NCMGMA and we are proud to present it to Todd, a member whose continuous service and commitment to our organization truly embodies the spirit of this award.

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NCMGMA Business Meeting:
New Slate of Officers

During the NCMGMA Business Meeting, Melissa White (President) gave her President’s Report and thanked the NCMGMA Leadership Council, chapter presidents, and leaders who have given their time to our organization.

Additionally, those present voted in our new board members (these are three-year terms beginning November 1, 2017):

Western Region At-Large Director
Amanda McKinney, MBA
A Woman’s View
Hickory, NC

Piedmont Region At-Large Director
Leah Paraschiv, CMPE
MSOC Health
Chapel Hill, NC

And the 2017-18 NCMGMA Officers:

President
Sandra Jarrett, CMPE
Salisbury Orthopaedic Associates, PA
Salisbury, NC

President-Elect
Jane Lutz
Charlotte Radiology, PA
Charlotte, NC

Treasurer
Tessa Wolfarth
Coastal Carolina Surgical Associates, PA
Wilmington, NC

Secretary
Donna Garvey, CMA, CMPE
Sports Medicine & Joint Replacement of Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

Thank again to all those who were able to make the 2017 M3 event!