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!

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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.

NCMGMA-NCMSF February 20th Webinar: NC HealthConnex

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NC HealthConnex:  A Statewide Approach
to the Health Information Exchange

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

Program

The North Carolina Medical Society Foundation, in cooperation with the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association, invites you to learn about the connection process for NC HealthConnex, and how it operates to improve health care quality, enhance patient safety, improve health outcomes, and reduce overall health care costs by making health information available securely, and on demand. Find out where each participant is in the connection process, the connection deadline, and how to access patient data from a provider within a shared treatment relationship. Full participants of NC HealthConnex have value-added features such as gaining connectivity to public health registries, direct secure messaging, and future analytic reporting, which will enhance health care conversations between providers as they move to value-based care.

Note: Providers, who receive state funds (Medicaid, Health Choice, State Health Plan, etc.) for the provision of health care services, must connect and submit clinical and demographic data by certain dates in 2018 and 2019 in order to continue to receive payment for services provided.

Speaker

Alice Miller
Business and Outreach Specialist
North Carolina Health Information Exchange Authority (NC HIEA)
Alice Miller works closely with providers across the state to educate and assist them in the onboarding process to the state designated health information exchange, NC HealthConnex. She joined the NC HIEA in 2016 having a commitment to public service and the citizens of North Carolina by expanding the interoperability within the health care setting. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Clinical Informatics from Duke University.

Registration

This webinar is complimentary but 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.

Questions

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

NCMGMA-NCMSF January 16th Webinar: Choosing Wisely

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Choosing Wisely
When Less is More for Your Patients:
Addressing the Overuse of Tests & Procedures

January 16, 2018 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Program

Choosing Wisely is an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and education material development from Consumer Reports. The campaign helps healthcare providers and patients engage in conversations about the overuse of tests and procedures and supports efforts to help patients make smart and effective care choices. The North Carolina Healthcare Quality Alliance partners with Duke Health, Cornerstone Health Care, the North Carolina Medical Society, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, and the North Carolina State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees to reduce the unnecessary use of antibiotics to treat viral infections in adults along with several other tests or procedures.

This webinar, presented by Dr. Yates Lennon, includes an overview of Choosing Wisely, his local experience in the Cornerstone Health Care practice, results and findings, and tips on implementing the program in a local practice.

Speaker

Yates Lennon, MD, MMM, FACOG
Chief Quality Officer
Cornerstone Health Care
Dr. Lennon practiced for 23-years as a full-time OB/GYN. For the last 2 years he has served as the Chief Quality Officer for Cornerstone Health Care, an affiliate of Wake Baptist Health. In May 2017 he graduated from Carnegie Mellon’s Master of Medical Management program. In his role as Chief Quality Officer he seeks to ensure Cornerstone providers have the tools they need to deliver high-quality, value-driven healthcare.

Registration

This webinar is complimentary but space is limited so make sure to register early! 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.

Top Five Things to Know About the M3 Conference

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The M3 – Merging Medicine and Management Conference – is just over a month away . If you haven’t registered yet for this unique gathering of physicians, physician assistants, practice administrators, and medical group managers, then consider these five facts about the conference to be held in Raleigh, September 14-16:

  1. The 11 general sessions feature noted national and local experts on everything from physician burnout to health care policy during the Trump administration. Review the agenda.
  2. The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) and the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) will present their annual awards during the conference including the Administrator of the Year Award and the E. Harvey Estes Award. Be there to honor your colleagues.
  3. The M3 brings together a who’s who in the medical community, creating fertile ground for insightful discussions and networking with your peers from across the state.
  4. Enjoy great food and drink and ample opportunity to socialize with old and new friends.
  5. Register before Aug. 25 and save $50.

Get all the details and register today at this link.