Virginia MGMA 2018 Webinars: Free Benefit of Membership

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Earn up to 1.0 continuing education credits for each hour of education from the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE). Our events may be eligible for continuing education credits awarded by other professional associations. We recommend you contact your professional association for their approval process.

DATE: April 13, 2018  (Click HERE to register. Registration closes Wed., 4/11/18, at 5:00 PM.)
TIME: 12:30 - 1:30 PM
TOPIC: How to Communicate with the Millennial Patient
Led by MA/RI MGMA, in collaboration with the CT MGMA, VA MGMA, NY MGMA, PA MGMA and MD MGMA.
PRESENTER: Stacey Christensen, Dir. of Marketing, POS Professional Office Services
Stacey Christensen has more than 20 years of experience in communications. She helps customers create strategic communication and marketing plans to solve their toughest communication challenges. Her expertise includes brand identity and helping customers create integrated, personalized communications for their target audiences. Currently she works in healthcare communications at Professional Office Services where she helps create communication tools and strategies for practices across the country.
This webinar will cover the following topics:
Tech savvy generation who wants to be communicated to differently;
Shop healthcare more than any other generation;
Annual health visits not as much a priority for this group;
Online consumer – 24/7 communication is their life;
- Expect healthcare providers and staff to live online too.

DATE: May 18, 2018 (Click HERE to register. Registration closes Wed., 5/16/18, at 5:00 PM.)
TIME: 12:30 - 1:30 PM
TOPIC: Physicians Employment Agreements & Contract Negotiating Skills
Led by NY MGMA, in collaboration with the CT MGMA, VA MGMA, MA/RI MGMA, PA MGMA and MD MGMA.
PRESENTER: Gina Campanella, Esq., Partner, Gallagher Campanella

Ms. Campanella focuses on healthcare regulatory and transactional matters federally and in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Ms. Campanella has assisted clients with transactional services and regulatory compliance consulting, as well as general counsel services to small practices and large societies and medical groups alike. Clients also seek her expertise when reviewing employment agreements, formation of new practices, separation from and sale of practices, business structuring, and surgical center licensing and registration, including preparation for Department of Health, AAAHC and AAAASF surveys of licensed and Medicare deemed facilities, as well as preparation and implementation of resulting plans of correction.
An overview of key elements to look for when presented with a written employment agreement.  Learn which elements are worth negotiating, and which are not and how to determine this based on your own values.  Discover ways to effectively negotiate those high value elements and achieve your goals.

DATE: June 1, 2018
TIME: 12:30 - 1:30 PM
TOPIC: The Disruptive Patient
Led by CT MGMA, in collaboration with the VA MGMA, MA/RI MGMA, MD MGMA, PA MGMA and NY MGMA.
PRESENTER: Jed Beaulier

DATE: June 12, 2018
TOPIC: Bridge the Divide: Revenue Capture and Patient Care Integrated through RCM (Completing the Cycle of Care Delivery)
PRESENTER: Joe Aromando, VP Business Development, Antworks
Joe Aromando is the Vice President of Business Development for AntWorks Healthcare and brings 25+ years in the healthcare technology industry. With being termed one of the top performing sales representatives in the healthcare division for several years in a row by his previous employer, GE, Mr. Aromando is here to share his success, and insight into the future. His charismatic drive allows him to focus on the value of a service or product and present it eloquently to a hungry industry.
Mr. Aromando strives to present the best and most advanced services and products to the healthcare industry. He is well versed in the latest cutting-edge technology for healthcare such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, big data, etc. Mr. Aromando is using his knowledge of the industry and technology to help bring the future to your practice.
What could this look like for the world of Revenue Cycle Management? This looks like high-quality data being analyzed at rapid speed so that no payment and no dollar gets left behind. Your practice is a business and to function efficiently, you need an RCM team of experts who can back you with keen analysis and relatively claim-proof technology.
As your webinar host, Mr. Aromando will walk you through what this looks like for you and your practice as well as what the future of RCM could be.
OVERVIEW: The Revenue Cycle Management industry is constantly changing. Technology is being unleashed and vibrantly infused to bring the most accurate and efficient billing known to the industry.
With the growth of technology, such as artificial intelligence, the entire cycle of billing and patient care will be revamped for smoother, more efficient processes. Billing data can leak through various cracks and even be denied. This was the past. Through this webinar, attendees will begin to understand the technology surrounding patient-centered RCM services.
Each attendee will leave with refreshed insight on the RCM industry and exhilaration for the future of it. You’ve got questions, this webinar will provide those answers. You will learn what it looks like to have a cohesive system, where software interacts with each other and promotes the bettering of patient-provider relationships as well as the practice as a business.
After attending this webinar, you and your practice will be prepared to take on the future of RCM. Don’t miss out on the RCM revolution, sign up today!

DATE: July 20, 2018
TIME: 12:30 - 1:30 PM
TOPIC: Patients as Consumers
Led by MD MGMA, in collaboration with the VA MGMA, MA/RI MGMA, CT MGMA, PA MGMA and NY MGMA.

DATE: August 10, 2018
TIME: 12:30 - 1:30 PM
TOPIC: Establishing Logical Chart of Accounts, Tracking Overhead and Report Structure to Best Accomplish At-A-Glance Monitoring
Led by VA MGMA, in collaboration with the MA/RI MGMA, CT MGMA, NY MGMA, PA MGMA and MD MGMA.
PRESENTER: Marilyn Kitchens

DATE: September 7, 2018
TIME: 12:30 - 1:30 PM
TOPIC: Legal Risks in Social Media
Led by PA MGMA, in collaboration with the VA MGMA, MA/RI MGMA, CT MGMA, NY MGMA and MD MGMA.
PRESENTER: Daniel Shay, Attorney, Alice G. Gosfield & Associates P.C.
Daniel F. Shay is an attorney with Alice G. Gosfield and Associates, P.C.  His practice is restricted to health law and health care regulation focusing on physician representation, fraud and abuse compliance, Medicare Part B reimbursement, and HIPAA compliance in the physician context.  He also focuses his attention on EHR license agreements, physician advertising, Medicare enrollment, quality reporting and measurement, and physician use of social media.  He has published on all of these topics both in the trade press and in major chapters in the HEALTH LAW HANDBOOK.  Mr. Shay received his Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in 2000 from Vanderbilt University and his juris doctorate degree from Emory University School of Law in 2003.  He is admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar, is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, and is the Vice Chair of Educational Programs for the American Health Lawyers Association's Physician Organizations Practice Group.
This session addresses the legal challenges posed by physician practice use of social media , so as to prevent lurking liabilities.  It will look at specific challenges relating to compliance with HIPAA, and medical malpractice risks, such as the risks posed by employees posting protected health information (PHI) on social media accounts, and how responding to online inquiries can lead to malpractice exposure, with discussion of real-life scenarios.  The session also explores practical, technological, and legal techniques for addressing these risks, including social media policies for physician practices, a discussion of secure messaging, and suggestions for employee training.
Learning Objectives:
- Explain some of the basic functionality of social media platforms;
- Analyzing the legal, practical, and technological risks involved in using social media within the
    physician practice context;

- Outline practical and legal advice to mitigate such risks.

DATE: October 5, 2018
TIME: 12:30 - 1:30 PM
TOPIC: MACRA 2019: Am I Ready?
Led by MA/RI MGMA, in collaboration with the VA MGMA, CT MGMA, NY MGMA, PA MGMA and MD MGMA.
PRESENTER: Tim DiBona, CEO, Doctors' Management Service
Timothy DiBona is the CEO of Doctors' Management Service, which provides financial, operational and technological solutions to medical practices in New England. He spearheaded his company's switch to manage early quality programs such as PQRI in 2009. He has advised practices in a broad variety of specialty and service locations ever since. Tim's quality team provides MACRA advice and management to hundreds of clinicians each year.
This webinar will cover:
2019 Final Rule Expectations;
MIPS versus AAPM;
Strategy Session Plan;
Financial Plan;
Take the hit, Avoid the penalty, or Shoot for the Incentive?;
Execution and Management Plan.

DATE: October 16, 2018
TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
TOPIC: Determining, Managing and Documenting an Exposure Event
PRESENTER: Dana Taylor, Clinical Risk Management & Patient Safety Consultant, MagMutual
Dana Taylor is a Clinical Risk Management and Patient Safety Consultant with MagMutual, serving policyholders in Virginia and North Carolina.  She is responsible for designing and conducting risk management/patient safety programs and services to assist hospitals, healthcare facilities, physicians and their office teams with specific loss and claims prevention strategies.  Prior to joining MagMutual in 2017, Dana worked as the Director of Risk Management and Patient Advocacy for a large health system in Virginia.  She also has experience in Hospital Administration with responsibilities for physician practices and ambulatory care.  Her past responsibilities have included risk management, patient safety, performance improvement and complaint management and resolution.  Her experience also includes physician peer review, claims management, regulatory compliance, and Accreditation preparation.  Dana graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and from the Medical College of Virginia with a Masters in Health Administration.  She is a Certified Professional of Healthcare Risk Management and a Certified Professional in patient safety.
OVERVIEW: Your day comes to a screeching halt when the process server shows up with the lawsuit or when you receive a message that a patient intends to sue your physician and practice.  During this webinar, we will discuss step-by-step actions to take to protect yourself and to mitigate the damage to your physician practice.  We’ll review the trigger points for reporting potential events to your Risk Manager or Medical Malpractice provider, what to do and what not to do in the immediate aftermath of such an event, and how to manage communication to ensure legal protection.

DATE: November 9, 2018
TIME: 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Led by NY MGMA, in collaboration with the VA MGMA, CT MGMA, PA MGMA, MD MGMA and MA/RI MGMA.

DATE: December 7, 2018
TIME: 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Led by CT MGMA, in collaboration with the VA MGMA, PA MGMA, MD MGMA, MA/RI MGMA and NY MGMA.


2018 Archives

: March 9, 2018
TOPIC: Achievement Now! Success Characteristics
Led by PA MGMA, in collaboration with the CT MGMA, VA MGMA, MA/RI MGMA, NY MGMA and MD MGMA.
Tyler Enslin, Director, Direct Development Training
OVERVIEW: Achievement Now! Success Characteristics is a highly interactive program that was created to examine both the timeless core principles of success and specific modern techniques to implement them. For those that want to prosper in today’s competitive business market, it is essential to develop confidence, a mindset for growth and productivity, strong consistent habits, and outstanding people skills. This one of a kind program is designed to help people to cultivate these very traits. Each attendee will leave with a clear list of their own energizing goals, an action plan, and daily practices to manage their mindset and promote constant growth. Whether you aspire to take your career to new heights, build a successful business, improve your physical health, or personal relationships, this program will provide you with the tools that you need to thrive.

: February 20, 2018
TOPIC: Behavioral / Emotional / Mental Health Issues & ADA / FLMA / Discrimination Laws
PRESENTERS: Kimberly Daniel & Jonathan Sumrell, Hancock Daniel
OVERVIEW: Nearly one in five American adults suffer from mental illness. When left unaddressed, mental health issues can detrimentally affect employee performance, morale and productivity. This presentation will focus on how practice leaders can effectively address employee mental health issues while remaining compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and other applicable laws.

DATE: February 9, 2018
TOPIC: Insurance Contract Negotiations
Led by VA MGMA, in collaboration with the CT MGMA, PA MGMA, MA/RI MGMA, NY MGMA and MD MGMA.
What are your peers doing with their payor contracts?  Walk through numerous, actual contract negotiations from real-life practice success stories.  Learn to advocate for your practice using proven techniques from a veteran contract negotiator.  Most physician practices focus on cutting expenses instead of improving the revenue to the practice from non-governmental payors.  A little focused effort on negotiating payor contracts can create much needed money for the practice.  You can do it!  Negotiating your payor agreements can be the difference your practice needs for maintaining profits and independence in these complex times of health exchanges, increasing regulation, and pressure to contain costs system-wide.  

DATE: January 12, 2018   
Telemedicine Panel Webinar
Led by MD MGMA, in collaboration with the CT MGMA, PA MGMA, MA/RI MGMA, NY MGMA and VA MGMA.
OVERVIEW: As healthcare continues to embrace the digital age, more and more clinicians are using telemedicine as a tactic to provide care in an innovative way. In this session, our panel of telemedicine experts will show how to successfully implement virtual visits by focusing on how to identify patients that would best benefit from telemedicine, understand billing and documentation requirements and acquire strategies for how clinicians can adjust their style of practice for delivering care virtually rather than in person.


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