MGMA 2017 Annual Conference

Preconference Programs

You're not one to wait, so dive in before the main event.

Kick off your MGMA17 experience, roll up your sleeves and drill down content on core issues. Take advantage of preconference sessions and workshops to foster collaboration and dialogue with colleagues in a focused, intimate environment before the full conference begins.

Exceptional insight focused on actionable ideas for you to take back to the office

Select preconference programs require preregistration with an additional fee.

PRE101 Use ROI-Based Marketing to Win New Patients

Sunday, Oct. 8 | 8:00 am-11:00 am
Available for ACMPE: 2.75 | AAPC: 3 Core B, CPPM | ACHE: 2.75 | CME: 2.75 | CNE: 2.75 | CPE: 3 | CEU: 2.75
Member: $359 | Nonmember: $559

Today, competition for new patients is at an all-time high due to continuing consolidation among practices, groups, super-groups, hospitals and health systems. Medical groups, therefore, need to increase their marketing sophistication to survive, thrive and remain relevant. When you attend this session, you’ll discover state-of-the-art marketing strategies that are already working for medical groups like yours. With today’s reporting technologies, you can finally track the sources of new patients, monitor incoming calls, calculate the cost per acquisition and even determine the return on investment.

PRE102 – How to Turn Around the Culture in Your Practice

Sunday, Oct. 8 | 8:00 am-11:00 am
Available for ACMPE: 2.75 | AAPC: 3 Core B, CPPM | ACHE: 2.75 | CME: 2.75 | CNE: 2.75 | CPE: 3 | CEU: 2.75
Member: $359 | Nonmember: $559

Sometimes the ingredients for a high-performance culture exist in your practice — it’s simply a matter of putting it all together and more importantly, getting everyone on board. Spears will break down the complex parts of a productive workplace and show you how to create an environment that benefits everyone in the long run. You will learn how to identify character vs. competency in leadership, take action steps to deal with toxic employees, learn the best ways to facilitate staff meetings, find out what motivates your employees, and give your staff that ONE thing they all want from you. Learn how to have that “turnaround” meeting that changes everything!


PRE103 – Change Management

Sunday, Oct. 8 | 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Available for ACMPE: 3.75 | AAPC: 4 Core B, CPPM | ACHE: 3.75 | CME: 3.75 | CNE: 3.75 | CPE: 4.5 | CEU: 3.75
Member: $399 | Nonmember: $599

Effective change leadership is critical to meet the changing models of healthcare required to sustain success in value-based payments. This 4-hour preconference workshop will support administrative and clinical leaders with key tools and takeaways to both assess your leadership and readiness for change and guide your activities throughout the change process. Following this interactive session, you’ll be prepared to lead an effective change effort by better addressing your needs, your team’s needs and your organization’s needs

PRE104 – Lean Six Sigma White Belt Certificate Program

Sunday, Oct. 8 | 8:00 am-1:30 pm
Available for ACMPE: 4.75 | AAPC: 5.5 Core B, CPPM | ACHE: 4.75 | CME: 4.75 | CNE: 4.75 | CPE: 5.5 | CEU: 4.75
Member: $459 | Nonmember: $659

At this full-day session, participants will learn a structured approach to process improvement and will be awarded a Lean Six Sigma White Belt Certificate at the conclusion. Through a structured approach to process improvement, participants can improve customer service relationships, financial performance, patient flow and overall practice systems. This program makes use of case studies that include narratives with questions for group discussion. The content is based upon actual practices, with names, specialty and locations redacted to ensure no connection to the actual practices. Case topics include but are not limited to revenue cycle, cash flow and office operations, increasing revenue and improving patient flow, staffing and turnover, treatment plan development and management, and the cost of doing business.

PRE105 – Workshop: Gaining Board Certification Through ACMPE: Getting Started

Sunday, Oct. 8 | 8:00 am–10:00 am
Available for ACMPE, CEU
Member: $10 | Nonmember: $10

The workshop will provide an overview of the entry process, the multiple choice, scenario-based exam, and continuing education requirements to advance with your CMPE designation. The session will briefly dive into what is covered on the exams to kick-start your path towards professional development.

PRE106 – Workshop: Pathway to ACMPE Fellowship: Earning the FACMPE Designation

Sunday, Oct. 8 | 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Available for ACMPE, CPE, CEU
Member: $10 | Nonmember: $10

The workshop will provide an overview of the requirements to obtain Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives (FACMPE) designation. During the workshop, listen to Fellows share tips and tricks as well as break out into round tables to dive into topic exploration and getting started.


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