Medical practices favor informal integration with other healthcare organizations over formal mergers
June 30, 2014—More than 40 percent of medical practice executives responding to the MGMA Medical Practice Today: What Members Have to Say research indicated that they have or are planning to informally integrate their practice with other healthcare organizations.
MGMA statement on effect of ACA exchange implementation on medical group practices
May 20, 2014
MGMA survey: Medical directors’ duties tied to patient satisfaction, quality of care metrics
May 14, 2014--Medical directors' scope of responsibilities and duties continue to evolve to incorporate quality measures.
MGMA survey: Physicians offered signing bonuses, paid relocation expenses to join new practices
May 7, 2014— The environment to recruit and retain physicians continues to be highly competitive and has increased first-year median guaranteed compensation for providers.
Medical practices increasingly employ nonphysician providers to accommodate patients and enable care coordination
April 8, 2014—To accommodate patients and enable care coordination, physician practices are exploring new ways to deliver care in a value-based environment. Healthcare organizations are employing nonphysician providers (NPPs) to extend the reach of physicians, enhance revenue, which can later be reinvested into the organization, and increase patient satisfaction. According to the new MGMA analysis Nonphysician Provider Utilization in the Future of US Healthcare, during the past 15 years, medical practices have increased their use of NPPs.
Physicians in academic settings yield higher compensation for clinical activity
April 1, 2014— Physicians in academic settings report varying time spent in clinical, teaching, researching and administrative capacities. According to the MGMA Academic Practice Compensation and Production Survey for Faculty and Management: 2014 Report Based on 2013 Data, general internists and pediatricians reported an increase in median compensation since last year, when billable clinical responsibility occupied more than two thirds of their time.
MGMA Financial Management and Payer Contracting Conference to address practice executives most pressing financial management issues
Feb.5, 2014—Practice executives revealed the most intense and applicable challenges of running a medical practice in the MGMA 2013 “Medical Practice Today: What members have to say” research and expressed concern over mounting financial pressures.
New MGMA research: industry coordination lagging; less than 10 percent of physician practices ready for ICD-10
Feb. 4, 2014 – As the Oct. 1 compliance date to transition to the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) approaches for physician practices, MGMA research released today indicates that overall readiness for implementation continues to lag.
New MGMA conference highlights shifts in role of practice administrators
Jan. 28, 2014—An array of practice administrators and executives, speakers and other visionaries will convene in Orlando, Fla., on March 23 with their eyes on the future of healthcare delivery.
MGMA partners with Navicure to expand financial management insights
Jan. 21, 2014—MGMA, the largest membership association for medical practice managers and executives in the United States, today announced a new executive partnership agreement with Navicure, a healthcare payment solution that helps physician practices, billing companies and hospitals increase profitability through increased revenue, faster cash flow and enhanced staff productivity.