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MGMA and AMA partner for new conference on medical practice innovation
Englewood, Colo., Feb. 8, 2016 — or the first time, the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and American Medical Association (AMA) are partnering for a new conference focused on bringing together physician and administrative leaders to discuss innovative ways the organizations and their members can forge strong relationships to enhance practice efficiency and patient care. 

MGMA announces new space in innovative health tech hub
Englewood, Colo., Feb. 1,  2016 — MGMA today announced new space in the Catalyst Health-Tech Innovation development, an innovative health tech hub in Denver, joining other health-focused organizations, practice groups, health finance companies and high-tech organizations on the cutting edge of the changing healthcare industry.

AMA & MGMA Salute Top Physician Practice Innovation Proposals
CHICAGO, Oct. 12, 2015 — Excellent examples of transformational medical practice solutions were recognized today as the American Medical Association (AMA) and Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) announced the five top proposals submitted to their joint Practice Innovation Challenge.

MGMA announces 2015 – 2016 Board of Directors
Nashville, Oct. 12, 2015—Today, MGMA announced that Mickey Smith, FACMPE, FACHE, FHFMA, Chief Executive Officer, Oak Hill Hospital, Brooksville, FL., will serve as Board chair of MGMA. Mr. Smith has over thirty five years of experience in health care administration and consulting, and has achieved board certification in three disciplines: healthcare executive, medical practice administrator, and financial manager.

MGMA awards spotlight excellence in medical practice management
Englewood, Colo., Oct. 11, 2015 — MGMA will present its annual awards to medical practice executives, a physician executive and a healthcare organization that made outstanding contributions to the profession at the MGMA 2015 Annual Conference, Oct. 11-14 in Nashville, Tennessee.

MGMA survey report: Medical practices report more spending on technology and increased use of nonphysician providers
Sept. 23, 2015Physician-owned, multispecialty practices responding to the MGMA Cost and Revenue Survey reported a 12.02% increase in spending on total operating costs per full-time-equivalent (FTE) physician since 2010.

MGMA calls on CMS to extend 2015 meaningful use reporting period
Sept. 1, 2015MGMA is very concerned that medical groups will have insufficient time to transition their software and workflow to meet the revised meaningful use stage 2 requirements and as a result, we expect that many providers will be unable to attest in 2015. 

Primary care physicians outpace specialists in 2014, according to MGMA Provider Compensation Report
July 23, 2015— Today, the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), the leading organization for healthcare administration management and medical practice managers, released findings from the 2015 Provider Compensation and Production Survey Report, an annual analysis of compensation and productivity data aimed to illustrate market characteristics for providers in all specialties and organizational settings.   

Dr. Halee S. Fischer-Wright named MGMA President and Chief Executive Officer
Feb. 20, 2015— The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) today announced that Halee S. Fischer-Wright, MD, MMM, FAAP, will serve as the Association’s President and Chief Executive Officer, effective March 23. 

MGMA launches enhanced career center for job seekers and employers in healthcare management
Jan. 6, 2015—Today, MGMA launched an enhanced career center for job seekers and employers in healthcare management. 

MGMA announces 2014-2015 Board of Directors
Oct. 29, 2014—Today, MGMA announced that Debra J. Wiggs, FACMPE, founder and chief executive officer (CEO), Trinity Management Solutions, Bellingham, Wash., will serve as Board chair of MGMA.

MGMA physician practice research: Medicare physician quality reporting programs not improving patient quality, needlessly complex
Oct. 27, 2014—More than 82% of physician group practices responding to the MGMA Physician Practice Assessment: Medicare Quality Reporting Programs* research reported they actively engage in internal processes to improve clinical quality for the patients they serve.  

MGMA report: Medical practices designated as “better performing” emphasize cost management, productivity and patient satisfaction
Oct. 27, 2014— Organizations deemed “better-performing medical practices” by the MGMA Performance and Practices of Successful Medical Groups: 2014 Report Based on 2013 Data excelled in four performance-management categories: profitability and cost management; productivity, capacity and staffing; accounts receivable and collections; and patient satisfaction.

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MGMA awards spotlight excellence in medical practice management
Oct. 21, 2014—MGMA will present its annual awards to medical practice executives, a physician executive and a healthcare organization that made outstanding contributions to the profession at the MGMA 2014 Annual Conference, Oct. 26-29 in Las Vegas.  

Medical practices report increased spending on total business operations staff
Sept. 30, 2014 — Medical practices responding to the MGMA Cost Survey: 2014 Report Based on 2013 Data reported a 4.60% increase in spending on total business operations staff per full-time-equivalent (FTE) physician since last year. 

MGMA seeks applications for Association President and CEO
Sept. 18, 2014—The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), today released a candidate profile summary for applicants interested in the position of MGMA president and CEO. 

Jerard J. Jensen named interim chief executive officer of MGMA
Aug. 22, 2014—The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) today announced that Jerard J. Jensen, healthcare attorney, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, Madison, Wis. will serve as the Association’s interim chief executive officer. 

Turney resigns as MGMA president and chief executive officer
July 22, 2014— Susan L. Turney, MD, MS, FACP, FACMPE, president and chief executive officer of MGMA has announced her resignation, effective September 1. Turney has accepted a position as chief executive officer of the newly-formed Marshfield Clinic Health System, in Marshfield, Wis. 

MGMA partners with New York Life to offer medical practices resources for recruiting and retaining physicians
July 9, 2014—MGMA, the largest membership association for medical practice managers and executives in the United States, today announced a new executive partnership agreement with New York Life, the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States. 

MGMA survey: Practices report gradual shifts toward provider pay tied to quality and patient satisfaction metrics
July 1, 2014—Quality measures continue to be a small yet increasing percentage of total compensation for physicians. 

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

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