Main Stage Sessions

Learn from the best to be the best

Jim Gaffigan- Headliner Entertainment

Sunday,  Oct. 30, 3:00-4:30 pm
Jim Gaffigan is a Grammy nominated comedian, New York Times best-selling author, top touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling father of five. The second season of his TV Land Show, 'The Jim Gaffigan Show,' premiers this summer. With multiple projects in motion, Gaffigan is currently traveling the country in a tour bus with his family on behalf of his 'Fully Dressed' arena and theater tour. Gaffigan is arguably the hottest touring comedian in the US. Get ready to laugh and have some fun!

Daniel H. Pink

Monday, Oct. 31, 8:45- 9:45 am
Daniel H. Pink is the author of five provocative books about the changing world of work, including the long-running New York Times bestseller, A Whole New Mind, and the No. 1 New York Times bestseller, Drive. His books have been translated into 33 languages. As a speaker, he focuses on behavioral science and has delivered more than 1,000 lectures. One of the world’s leading business minds, Daniel Pink’s forward-thinking ideas and blockbuster books are reshaping how organizations approach innovation, motivation and talent.

The Cascade Effect: How Small Wins Can Transform Your Organization

We’ve all been there. An organization announces a huge, comprehensive, top-down change initiative. And we all know what happens next …  almost nothing. The siren call of big, dramatic change is seductive — but the reality of how organizations really transform is more complicated. In his provocative and entertaining presentation, Pink will draw on his National Geographic television program Crowd Control, a wealth of social science evidence, and vivid examples from business to show that the most effective path to change is through small experiments that reveal larger truths and small wins that cascade to broader transformation.

This session will provide you with the knowledge to:

  • Articulate why context matters more than content in changing behavior — and how to quietly reshape context to achieve your goals
  • Identify when to use games — and equally important, when not to use them — to alter behavior
  • Recognize how to deepen results and response by moving from impersonal, abstract language to personal, concrete language


MGMA/Prime Health Healthcare Innovation Challenge

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 4:00-5:15 pm
MGMA and Prime Health have partnered to present — in a “shark tank” format — emerging healthcare technologies that deliver innovative solutions to the business challenges facing medical practices, healthcare systems and patients. Qualified, vetted and curated digital health companies will present innovative products designed to improve care, reduce costs and improve workflow. Session attendees will actively participate in evaluating, rating and ultimately selecting the best emerging digital health technology solution. Join us in the tank!

MGMA's View From Washington

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 8:30-9:30 am
Anders Gilberg, MGA, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, MGMA, Washington D.C.
Jennifer McLaughlin, JD, Government Affairs Senior Associate Director, Government Affairs, MGMA, Washington D.C.

On the eve of an election that will determine our nation’s 45th President, join senior MGMA Government Affairs staff for a thoughtful dialogue on the current political and regulatory environment in Washington and MGMA’s ongoing efforts to advocate for medical group practices. As a culmination of the AC16 “Under the MACRAscope” educational series, this general session will provide a holistic overview of the trajectory of policies affecting medical practices within the value-based payment reform landscape. Don’t miss this important opportunity to gain expert insight directly from your MGMA advocates in Washington.

This session will provide you with the knowledge to:

  • Review the current regulatory and political landscape in Washington for medical practices
  • Understand where MIPS and APMs fit in the broader context of Medicare physician payment reform
  • Cite key federal health policy issues impacting medical group practices heading into 2017

Be sure and attend the additional “Under the MACRAScope” sessions throughout the conference for a deeper dive into the policies that affect medical practices, including: MIPS Quality, Cost and Practice Improvement Activities; MIPS and EHRs; and Group practice perspectives on APMs.

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