Virginia MGMA 2021 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.
NOTE: 2020/2021 Webinar Archives At Bottom Of Page.

2021 Webinars

DATE: July 16, 2021 (Click HERE to register. Registration closes July 15, 5:00P.)
TIME: 12:30 - 1:30P
TOPIC: Your Personal Strategic Plan: Prevent Burnout, Focus on Your Strengths & Craft the Career & the Life You Want
Presented by the VA MGMA in collaboration with the WV MGMA and PA MGMA.
r. Mary Kelly, CEO, Productive Leaders
Mary is a retired Navy Commander. She spent most of her military career in Asia. She can be found at [email protected]. Mary loves dogs and wine and practice managers.
OVERVIEWIt is time to focus on YOU! Join us for this 1-hour program to figure out how to prioritize what is most important to you, recapture time in the day, and intentionally plan what you want to do.
This program celebrates your unique gifts, talents, and abilities while helping you figure out how to accomplish what you really want. We help you articulate who you want to influence and how you can move forward in positive ways.
Actionable Takeaways
1. Identify your strengths;
2. Recapture time and delegate (even when no one works for you);
3. Coalesce others for a happier work environment;
4. Triage your email and take back your email life;
5. Define your own personal mission statement;
6. Create your own personal vision statement;
7. Be confident that you are living your best life while helping others.
Participants Receive
* The 12-Month Business Success and Accountability Planner (online);
* The Your Personal Strategic Plan Workbook (this is the compendium workbook to the 2021 book,
     The Five Minute 
Leadership Guide) [online];
* The Daily Productivity Plan;
* The Weekly Productivity Plan;
* The 5-Minute Productivity Plan;
* The 5-Minute Goals Plan.

2021 Archives

DATE: June 18, 2021 (PPT / Recording on Members Only Webinar Page)
TOPIC: The Information Blocking Rule: What to Know and its Relationship to Existing Regulations
Presented by the WV MGMA in collaboration with the VA MGMA and PA MGMA.
SPEAKER: Joel P. Jones, Jr., Partner, Campbell Woods, PLLC
OVERVIEW: The new Information Blocking regulations became effective April 5.  The presentation will summarize what Information Blocking is, the requirements of the newly effective rule, policy implementation, and the rules relationship to existing patient information requirements under HIPAA.  

DATE: May 21, 2021 (PPT / Recording on Members Only Webinar Page)
TOPIC: RPA and Its Role in Revenue Cycle Processes
Presented by the PA MGMA in collaboration with the VA MGMA and WV MGMA.
SPEAKER: Leah Jones, SVP and General Manager, Allscripts
OVERVIEWRobotic Process Automation (RPA) has given healthcare organizations an opportunity to maximize efficiency, improve productivity, and increase deliverable quality to unlock operational agility and scale growth. Learn how RPA can be implemented in revenue cycle management processes to automate manual processes and improve efficiencies and workflows. Allscripts experts will share specific RPA strategies and discuss how your organization can see cost savings and cost avoidances across the board.

DATE: April 23, 2021 (PPT / Recording on Members Only Webinar Page)
TOPIC: On the Verge: Improving Physician Retention/Engagement While Decreasing Turnover
Presented by the PA MGMA in collaboration with the VA MGMA and WV MGMA.
SPEAKER: Trevor Strauss, Regional Vice President, Jackson Physician Search - Jackson Healthcare
OVERVIEW: The intense strains of daily healthcare delivery have caused many physicians to consider leaving medicine or retiring early. The challenge for organizations today is developing effective retention programs that reduce turnover and increase physician engagement, mitigate burnout, and contribute to positive workplace culture. Jackson Physician Search surveyed physicians and administrators at the end of 2020 to better understand their views on these issues. The results are eye-opening.
Join Trevor Strauss, Regional Vice President of JPS, as he dives into the results of the survey findings and outlines actionable steps that you can implement to communicate and improve physician retention programs, and discuss why it's critical to anticipate and address future staffing needs earlier to overcome the downside of lengthy vacancies.

DATE: March 12, 2021 (PPT / Recording on Members Only Webinar Page)
TOPIC: Health Policy Update: COVID-19 & Its Impacts
Presented by the VA MGMA in collaboration with the CT MGMA, PA MGMA and WV MGMA.
SPEAKER: Sam Cohen, JD, MPP, Senior VP Health Policy, Curi
OVERVIEW: COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on physician practices in 2020, and these impacts are likely to continue through at least the first half of 2021.  This presentation will review the events of the past nine months to help practices understand how the situation has evolved over time and what the evolving circumstances may mean for the coming year.  Key topics explored will include (i) what did we know about COVID-19 when the pandemic began and how has our knowledge changed, (ii) the current status of the pandemic, (iii) COVID-19's impact on independent physician practices, (iv) and actions taken by the Federal and State governments to help practices handle the challenges they have faced.

DATE: February 19, 2021 (PPT / Recording on Members Only Webinar Page) 
TOPIC: COVID-19, Telehealth and Clinical Practice: Unprecedented Opportunities
Presented by the WV MGMA in collaboration with the CT MGMA, PA MGMA and VA MGMA.
SPEAKERS: Steve Davis, PhD; Jennifer Mallow, PhD, FNP-BC 
OVERVIEW: Telehealth has long been considered a cost-effective, evidence-based technological approach that can provide timely care at a distance for a range of clinical conditions in a variety of settings. However, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the diffusion of this approach in practice was limited by reimbursement and access to technology. This webinar will briefly review the main types of telehealth, discuss factors that historically limited diffusion of telehealth, review the role that COVID-19 had in temporarily removing these limitations, and discuss the future opportunities for widespread expansion of this life-saving technology.
Presentation Goals:

1. Review the three main types of telehealth.
2. Discuss factors related to telehealth reimbursement.
3. Briefly discuss the impact of COVID-19 on removing reimbursement barriers.
4. Discuss clinical implications of COVID-19 on adoption of telehealth and examine future opportunities.

DATE: January 29, 2021 (PPT / Recording on Members Only Webinar Page)

TOPIC: The New Face of Leadership in 2021 and Beyond
Presented by the PA MGMA in collaboration with the CT MGMA, WV MGMA and VA MGMA.
SPEAKER: Brian Liebknecht BS, MHSA, CMPE, Executive Director at Proximal, LLC
                    President-elect & Vice-Chairman of the Board at Maryland MGMA
 While it may be easy to want to live in the good ol' days of medical practices, we are now faced with the challenges of living in what is often a phased and remote world.  Join us to examine how to measure employee productivity and assign and assess team members' new responsibilities and help them use all their resources.  Learn to identify how 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic changed us all for the good, including our patients, staff and shareholders. Finally, delve into how to lead how leadership should be outcome-based, not be focused strictly on rules and guidelines.
Let's learn to lead with our gut feelings, compassion, understanding, forgiveness, standards, goals, and most importantly COMMUNICATION!

2020 Archives

DATE: December 11, 2020 (PPT / Recording on Members Only Webinar Page)
TOPIC: 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule
Presented by the WV MGMA in collaboration with the CT MGMA, PA MGMA, VA MGMA and NY MGMA.
SPEAKER: Patrick Hamilton, Special Assistant to the Regional Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Philadelphia Regional Office
The presentation will cover major provisions of the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule, including telehealth and licensing flexibilities, payment for office/outpatient E& M visits, the Quality Payment Program, and opioid use disorder/substance use disorder provisions.
DATE: December 15, 2020 (PPT / Recording on Members Only Webinar Page)
TOPIC: Telemedicine and the New Normal Practice
Presented by PEAKE Technology, a VMGMA Bronze Corporate Sponsor
SPEAKERS: Tim Hilton, PEAKE Technology ([email protected])
Sarah Clarke, MBA, CMPE, Director Healthcare Services, Rosen, Sapperstein & Friedlander ([email protected])
OVERVIEW: The COVID-19 Pandemic has thrust the Information Technology aspect of healthcare into the limelight like never before. The largest boom in the industry was with telemedicine. Practices that were able to correctly implement telemedicine programs were able to curb revenue loss from lockdowns, and some were even able to INCREASE their revenue by leveraging the time savings per appointment that telemedicine can offer.
: December 16, 2020 (PPT / Recording on Members Only Webinar Page)
TIME: 12:30 - 1:30P
TOPIC: Malpractice Claims Landscape Post COVID-19
Presented by Curi, a VMGMA Bronze Corporate Sponsor
Jason Newton, Senior VP & Associate General Counsel, Curi ([email protected])
OVERVIEW: The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered the way physicians and healthcare professionals practice medicine, introducing new challenges that require updated practices, policies, and treatments. Similarly, we can expect a dramatic shift in the way that malpractice claims are handled as the pandemic influences the severity and number of claims filed, how trials are conducted, gross negligence standards, and inevitable plaintiff challenges to immunity. It’s important for physicians and other practice leaders to be prepared for this new malpractice claims landscape with knowledge and insight to protect themselves and their businesses from undue liability.
During this session, attendees will learn more about:
  - Where immunity has been bestowed and how it will affect claims;
  - Risks of continuing telehealth for medically complicated patients;
  - What claims we can expect to see as a result of care given during the pandemic;
  - How the current political and social climate affects attitudes towards physicians, post-pandemic;
  - The inner workings of a virtual trial.

DATE: November 20, 2020 (PPT / Recording on Members Only Webinar Page)
TOPIC: Examining Cyber Risk in Your Medical Practice (PPT / Recording on Members Only Webinar Page)
Presented by the NY MGMA in collaboration with the CT MGMA, PA MGMA, VA MGMA and WV MGMA.
SPEAKER: Robert H. Rosenzweig, RPLU, Senior Vice President & National Cyber Risk Practice Leader, Risk Strategies. 
OVERVIEW: Healthcare and medical practices are continually the target of cyber-attacks that threaten not only information security but also patient care. Hear from our expert about these ever-increasing threats and how to mitigate the long-term risk to your business.

DATE: October 16, 2020 (PPT / Recording on Members Only Webinar Page)
TOPIC: Telehealth in Medical Practices During The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Presented by the PA MGMA in collaboration with the CT MGMA, NY MGMA, DE MGMA, VA MGMA and WV MGMA.
SPEAKER: Michael Bassett, Attorney, Fox Rothschild LLP
OVERVIEW: The use of telehealth services has been an increasing trend over the recent years, and telehealth has been a key part of the government's arsenal against COVID-19. This presentation will provide attendees with an overview of using telehealth at their practices during the pandemic, by way of the increased flexibility in regulations, enforcement discretion and penalty waivers, and expanded coverage and reimbursement, as well as provide insights into the anticipated telehealth landscape following the pandemic.

DATE: September 11, 2020 (PPT / Recording on Members Only Webinar Page)
TOPIC: PNC's Perspective on Navigating the Current Economy
Presented by the CT MGMA in collaboration with the PA MGMA, NY MGMA, DE MGMA, VA MGMA and WV MGMA.
SPEAKER: Michael Stark, Senior Wealth Management Advisor, PNC Wealth Management(r), William Adams, Sr. Economist, PNC Financial Services Group
OVERVIEW: Join members of the PNC Financial Leadership Team to hear about the impact of the Coronavirus and the forecasted changes to the economy.  This will be a conversation you don't want to miss!  Learn about the national economic outlook for business in the future and strategies to consider in the new environment.

DATE: August 7, 2020 (PPT / Recording on Members Only Webinar Page)
: Caring For Yourself & Others During The COVID-19 Pandemic
Presented by the VA MGMA in collaboration with the PA MGMA, NY MGMA, DE MGMA, CT MGMA and WV MGMA.
: Jason Horay, MS, CHES, Manager, Health Strategy and Well-Being, Curi
: Administrators and their practices are dealing with higher-than-normal levels of stress, anxiety, worry and emotional and physical exhaustion as the COVID-19 virus continues to spread. From balance and burnout to emotional health, issues of well-being are front and center for today’s medical practices. Having a practice culture that supports people’s health is having a culture that supports people.   
Ready to rethink your role in a way that allows well-being to be embedded into the practice culture?  We’ll take a look at how living with intention, purpose, discovering one’s true self-authenticity, practicing self-care and focusing on the positive gratitude are the key attributes to practice success.
Learning Objectives:
1.    Recognize major factors influencing work-life balance and the key drives of burnout
2.    Explain the relevance of addressing leadership, self-care, self-compassion, emotional disclosure
        and gratitude as predictors of burnout.
3.    Using an innovative model created to promote fulfillment and decrease burnout, discover ways to
        address personal resilience, culture of wellness and practice efficiency.


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