April 16th NCMGMA-NCMSF Webinar: Project OBOT and Our CHI

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Project OBOT and Our CHI

April 16, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Program

This webinar will review two new programs formed by the North Carolina Medical Society Foundation: Project Office Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) and Our Community Health Initiative (Our CHI).

Opioid Addiction is a treatable disease, but it requires significant care coordination and collaboration among providers and care resources. Providers, given proper training and surrounded with professionals to share in their patients’ treatment strategy, can successfully treat those suffering Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). With the formation of Project OBOT, the NCMS Foundation has established a coalition of organizations to facilitate the expansion of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).

The second program, Our CHI, endeavors to form a coalition that fosters single-source collaboration between Community Based Organizations (CBO’s) currently providing services that improve health, with local healthcare providers and social support networks.

Speaker

Franklin Walker, MBA
VP Rural Health Systems Innovation; Executive Director, Community Practitioner Program; Executive Director, Project OBOT NC; Executive Director, Our Community Health Initiative
North Carolina Medical Society Foundation
Franklin Walker is the former CEO of a medical/surgical practice and adjunct faculty member at the UNC School of Public Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management. He holds an undergraduate degree from UNC Chapel Hill and an MBA from Xavier University. Franklin concentrates most of his efforts toward the rural and underserved populations in NC. He oversees the NCMS Foundation’s Community Practitioner Program, which improves access to care, by offering educational loan repayment to providers who will work in underserved areas. He also directs the Society’s efforts to establish Accountable Care Organizations in non-metro areas, and through Project OBOT NC he directs opioid use disorder treatment programs.

Registration

This webinar is complimentary but space is limited! 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 Boasts Largest Advocacy Days Ever!

With over 115 attendees in-house on Wednesday, NCMGMA celebrated our largest-ever Advocacy Days event. Our speaker lineup this year included Attorney General Josh Stein; Chip Baggett, NCMS; Cody Hand, NCHS; NC State Treasurer Dale Folwell; Dr. Mandy Cohen, DHHS; and a panel that include four of the newest Medicaid Managed Care payors. Our speakers and panelists brought our attendees up-to-date on everything from the State Health Plan to the latest happenings with Medicaid Managed Care.

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And just this morning, over 40 members set out to meet with their representatives at the North Carolina General Assembly to discuss important healthcare issues including:

  • Joint HHS Appropriations Committee for Medicaid Managed Care and the importance of awareness of the additional requirements now shifting to the providers due to multiple types of Insurance Carriers. Additionally, changes to the Fee for Service contracts moving to value-based care contracts and the administrative burden shifting to providers.
  • The Save Act asking providers not to vote for this bill as supervision from physicians is necessary to maintain the highest quality of care for our NC residents.
  • HB184 – Study of State Health Plan Design, asking to keep the bill as it currently is until more definite options are in place for quality and cost savings for the members and tax payers.
  • S886 – In favor of the Small Business Healthcare Act reducing employees from 26 to 12.

Thank you to all who came out for this year’s Advocacy Days, and a big thank you to Melissa White and Cam Cox, NCMGMA’s Advocacy Days co-chairs, for all their hard work in putting this event together for our members!

2019 NCMGMA Annual Conference

ac19-themepic300aDon’t forget to join us in Wilmington, May 8-10, 2019, for NCMGMA’s Annual Conference to network and receive additional advocacy updates, including:

  • A session on the Blue Premier Update from BCBSNC’s Mark Werner
  • “The Health of Healthcare Politics in NC” from Representative Dr. Murphy and Representative Josh Dobson
  • The “State of Change” with Nathan Babcock of Parker Poe
  • And More!

Click here to view the complete list of conference sessions and to start making plans to join your colleagues in Wilmington in May.

Registration Open for 2019 NCMGMA Annual Conference

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Attendee Registration is Now Open
Sign up today to join us in Wilmington!

Wilmington-Waterfront-sml2Game on! NCMGMA is returning to the Wilmington Convention Center for our 2019 Annual Conference. Scheduled for May 8-10, we have a packed schedule full of game-winning sessions and networking events you won’t want to miss. Start by registering today and make plans to join us for this exciting healthcare industry event. Early-bird registration ends Monday, April 15, 2019.

Featured Speakers

We’ve pulled together an exciting line up of sessions and speakers for Wilmington.
Here are three of the big names coming to Wilmington in May!

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Thursday, May 9, 2019
Generational-Millennial Presentation
Jeff Butler, JB International
Jeff Butler is an international top-rated keynote speaker, author and passionate millennial who helps organizations improve their relationships with millennial employees. With Jeff’s versatile background, he has helped fortune 500 companies, such as Amazon and Google, as well as thousands of professionals across the United States. You may have seen him on Forbes, USA Weekly or appearing on the TEDx stage in both 2016 and 2017.

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Leadership: Tao of Humor
Tim Gard, Hall of Fame Speaker
Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE, is a tears-in-your-eyes funny keynote speaker who teaches people how to become more resilient and resourceful as well as coaching businesses on how to enhance employee productivity and enthusiasm. He is a CPAE (Council of Peers Award of Excellence) Hall of Fame Speaker, an elite honor shared by 150 people worldwide, as well as a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional).

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Blue Premier
Mark Werner, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Mark Werner, is vice president of Network Management for Blue Cross North Carolina. In his role, he is responsible for contracting, servicing and creating strategic partnerships with providers in North Carolina. Mark has over twenty years experience in the managed care business. He has extensive background in negotiating and educating managed care provider networks in North Carolina. Prior to joining Blue Cross NC, Mark worked has held a variety of managed care positions for both providers and payors.

Featured Sessions

Wednesday, May 8th

  • North Carolina Medical Board – Responding to a Request
    Jerry Allen, Jr., Walker Allen
  • Creating a Culture of Service Excellence Through Improved
    Employee Engagement
    Matt Johnson, Wake Internal Medicine Consultants, Inc.

Thursday, May 9th

  • Tools to Identify Waste and Discover Opportunities for Cost Reduction
    Kari Kalgren, K2
  • Physician Recruitment: Successful Candidate Sourcing Strategies
    Matt Neuwirth, Enterprise Medical Recruiting
  • Private Equity Investment in Physician Groups
    Joy Hord, Parker Poe
    Todd Zigrang, Health Capital Consultants
  • Excel Focused! A Quick, Pivot Table How-to
    Sharon Jones, The Dot Consulting

Friday, May 10th

  • ACMPE Certification – What is it and CE Requirement Updates
    Michelle Torak, NCMGMA ACMPE Liaison
  • The Health of Healthcare Politics in North Carolina
    Representative Dr. Murphy
    Representative Josh Dobson
  • Disaster Preparedness Panel
    Steve DeBiasi, EmergeOrtho, PA
    Tim Bell, Children’s Health of Carolina, PA

Follow this link to view our complete line up of sessions, event times and speakers!

Attendee Registration

Annual Conference registration is now open, starting at $325 with discounts for additional staff. Follow the links at the blue buttons below for online registration and printable mail/fax registration form. The early bird registration deadline is April 15, 2019.

General Conference Information

Feeling Lucky? Join us at the NCMGMA Game Zone!
Located in the NCMGMA Exhibitor Hall, play a game of life-size Jenga, cornhole, Connect Four and more! Grab a colleague and get ready for a fun time while networking with our Alliance Sponsors!

Accommodations
Our headquarters for the Annual Conference is the Embassy Suites Wilmington and we are pleased to offer our attendees the discounted group rate of $189 per night (plus taxes). This rate includes complimentary valet or daily self-parking. To make reservations, call 1-800-HILTONS and use the discount code MGM; or make them online by clicking here. The Embassy Suites NCMGMA discount room block cutoff is April 15th.

2019 Administrator of the Year Award Nominations are Open!
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Nominations deadline is 5:00 PM on March 8, 2019
Medical Mutual image The North Carolina Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) and Medical Mutual present the 2019 Administrator of the Year Award. The award recognizes a medical group practice administrator affiliated with NCMGMA who has exhibited exceptional leadership management proficiency and enhanced the effectiveness in the delivery of health care in his/her practice and community through a recent, noteworthy achievement. Applications should be submitted to Melissa@ncmgm.org.

2019 Practice of the Year Award Nominations are Open!
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Nominations deadline is 5:00 PM on March 8, 2019
First Citizens Bank image The North Carolina Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) is proud to partner with First Citizens Bank to present the 7th Annual Practice of the Year Award. This award recognizes a medical group practice that has made a significant contribution to their community, patients and/or staff through volunteer work, indigent clinics, fundraisers, staff wellness programs, community clean ups, community screenings and education (internal & external), and more. Applications should be submitted to Melissa@ncmgm.org.

Questions

Follow the links above for more information and for registration. If you have any questions, please contact the NCMGMA offices at info@ncmgm.org.

Speak Out for NC Healthcare March 13-14 in Raleigh


Speak out for patients, physicians and the business of healthcare in North Carolina

This year, join us March 13th and 14th in Raleigh as we host our annual Advocacy Days which we promise to be packed full of information you cannot afford to miss! There is no shortage of issues at hand in North Carolina and NOW is the time to make our voices heard! Register today!

Schedule of Events

Wednesday
March 13, 2019
11:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Legislative Program Sessions Include: 
Josh Stein, North Carolina Attorney General
Join us for a candid discussion as the NC Attorney General, Josh Stein, updates NCMGMA membership on how the Department of Justice is working to protect the business of North Carolina’s healthcare industry including updates on medical marijuana and the current opioid crisis.
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Chip Baggett, North Carolina Medical Society

Always a fan favorite, hear about the many hot topics affecting medical practices in North Carolina. Chip Baggett will provide the group with insight into all that is happening in downtown Raleigh during the current session.
Dale Folwell, State Treasurer of North Carolina
Mr. Folwell will present on high-priority items including reimbursement changes for State Health Plan patients, the state’s relationship with Blue Cross, and the cost-saving measures the treasury department has demanded. Don’t miss this opportunity to talk to the Treasurer face-to-face about how the proposed fee schedule will impact your practice!
Dr. Mandy Cohen, NC Department of Health & Human Services
Hear the latest updates on Medicaid transformation and the critical timelines you need to know as the program moves forward. As DHHS plans to announce their selections for PHP insurers in February, we will be prepared to ask questions onsite about the carriers that will administer Medicaid benefits and claims adjudication, as well as the state’s role in overseeing the contracting and credentialing process and ensuring carrier compliance.

Cody Hand
Senior VP, Advocacy & Policy; Deputy General Counsel
North Carolina Healthcare Association

More to come!
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Networking Reception
Sponsored by Medical Mutual
Join fellow Advocacy Day attendees, speakers and sponsors for an evening of fellowship and networking before we
gear up for Thursday’s assembly meetings and legislative visits.
Thursday
March 14, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Organized Legislative Visits and General Assembly Meetings

Speakers

Josh Stein
Attorney General
North Carolina Department of Justice
Josh Stein was sworn in as North Carolina’s 50th Attorney General on January 1, 2017. Stein is focused on protecting North Carolina families from crime and consumer fraud.

Stein has made combating the opioid crisis a top priority. His office drafted the STOP Act to reduce the number of people who become addicted to opioids through smarter prescribing practices and the Synthetic Opioid Control Act, closing loopholes in state criminal law concerning fentanyl. Both laws passed the General Assembly unanimously and were signed into law by the Governor.

Prior to being elected Attorney General, Stein served as a state Senator and as a Senior Deputy Attorney General in the North Carolina Department of Justice. In the State Senate, Stein successfully led efforts to put more violent criminals behind bars by expanding the state’s DNA database. Stein wrote the School Safety Act and legislation that banned stalking using GPS tracking devices.

Chip Baggett, Juris Doctor
Senior Vice President, Advocacy and Advancement
Associate General Counsel
North Carolina Medical Society

In his capacity as Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Advancement Associate General Counsel, Chip 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. Dating back to college, he has fundraised in numerous paid as well as volunteer capacities. He has led successful corporate and personal annual fund programs and gone through training at the Indiana School of Fundraising. Chip has worked in many different facets of health care ranging from a children’s science and health museum and pharmaceutical sales before going to work directly for physicians and PAs as a medical society executive, first at the county level and then here at NCMS.

Dale Folwell, CPA
Treasurer
The State of North Carolina

Dale R. Folwell, CPA was sworn in as State Treasurer of North Carolina in January 2017. As the keeper of the public purse, Treasurer Folwell is responsible for a $100 billion state pension fund that provides retirement benefits for more than 900,000 teachers, law enforcement officers, and other public workers.

Under Folwell’s leadership, the pension plan was rated among the top five highest-funded in the country and won accolades for proactive management and funding discipline. In 2018 the state’s coveted AAA bond rating was reaffirmed by every major rating agency, making North Carolina one of only 13 states in the country to hold that distinction. Treasurer Folwell also oversees the State Health Plan, which provides medical and pharmaceutical benefits to more than 720,000 current and retired public employees and is the largest purchaser of health care in North Carolina.

Mandy Cohen, MD, MPH
Secretary
NC Dept. of Health and Human Services

Since being appointed as Secretary of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services in January 2017, Mandy Cohen, MD, MPH, and her team have worked tirelessly to improve the health safety and well-being of North Carolinians. DHHS is a cabinet-level agency with approximately 16,000 employees and an annual budget of $20 billion. Among her top priorities are combating the opioid crisis, building a strong, efficient Medicaid program, and improving early childhood education.

A graduate of Cornell University, she received her medical degree from Yale School of Medicine, a Master’s in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and trained in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Here is what others said about
NCMGMA’s Advocacy Days:

 “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!”

Registration

Registration
Advocacy Days registration includes educational sessions, lunch and Medical Mutual reception on Wednesday, March 13th, and organized legislative visits on March 14th. The cost to register is $95 for NCMGMA members, $125 for non-members and $45 for students. The early registration cutoff is February 27th. After 2/27, the cost of registration increases $20 per person for members and non-members, and $10 per person for students.

General Information

Hotel Accommodations
Reserve your room now at the Raleigh Marriott City Center. Limited standard rooms are available at the discounted rate of $189/night for single/double occupancy plus tax. To reserve your hotel room, please call the hotel directly at 1 (888) 236-2427. Guests making such reservations must identify themselves as members of the NCMGMA. All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. If a guest does not cancel a reservation within 48 hours before 6:00 PM of the guest’s check-in date, then Hotel may charge the credit card one night’s room fee plus any applicable taxes.

Cancellation Policy
Registration cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations received on or before 5:00 PM on March 5th are entitled to a full refund less a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be awarded for cancellations after 3/5 or for no-shows.

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.

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.

Cyber Survival Guide Webinar is December 17th

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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

Program

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
cyber-hygiene:

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

Speaker

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.

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.