Preconference Programs

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

Kick off your MGMA16 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: End of Month, Quarter, Year- What to Know to Maximize Your Financial Performance

Sunday, Oct. 30 | 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Available for AAPC, ACMPE, CPE, CEU
ACMPE/CEU: 2.75 | CPE: 3.3 | AAPC: 2.5 Core A
Capacity: 450
Member price: $350 | Nonmember price: $550

Today’s medical practice must know and understand more than the revenue cycle. Medical practice administrators are charged with managing the practice, monitoring and analyzing the performance of the group, and reporting to the shareholders. There are costs associated with the delivery of healthcare to each patient. The traditional financial statements form the basis for budgeting and comparative analysis, and can help managers identify problem areas. The key is understanding how resources, when properly applied, will lead to an optimal bottom line and successful outcomes. By understanding these costs, the practice will be able to identify the quality and performance metrics to prepare for future payment models. Group-oriented case studies based on the presenter’s personal, real-world experiences will be introduced for discussion. Small groups of participants will review and discuss their approach to problem-solving. All participants will receive copies of each case to allow them to ask questions or provide additional recommendations.




PRE102: Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certificate Program

Sunday, Oct. 30 | 9:00 am-2:30 pm
Available for ACMPE, CPE, CEU
ACMPE/CEU: 5 | CPE: 6
Capacity: 100
Member price: $450 | Nonmember price: $650

At this full-day preconference, participants will learn a structured approach to process improvement that will allow them to increase customer service relationships and financial performance, and improve patient flow and overall practice systems. Through change/transition management, participants will learn the control review process and approaches to make permanent changes. This program makes extensive use of case studies from practices that focus on the process from the patient’s point of view. Case topics include revenue cycle, cash flow, office operations, patient flow, staffing and turnover, treatment plan development and management, organizational culture and structure. Participants will receive a certificate of completion for the Lean Six Sigma Program — MGMA Yellow Belt Certificate.


PRE103: Framework for Professional Development

Sunday, Oct. 30 | 9:00 am-2:30 pm
Available for ACMPE, CPE, CEU
ACMPE/CEU: 5 | CPE: 6
Capacity: 460
Member price: $450 | Nonmember price: $650

Medical practice and health system administrators work in increasingly complex environments, often without strong mentoring and coaching to achieve their personal professional goals. This interactive session will educate attendees about the three essential skills of leadership — communication, talent assessment, and resource acquisition and allocation — to develop leadership skills essential to the professional growth and advancement




PRE104: The Payer Contracting Process: Negotiating and Managing Like a Pro

Sunday, Oct. 30 | 9:00 am-2:30 pm
Available for AAPC, ACMPE, CPE, CEU
ACMPE/CEU: 5 | CPE: 6 | AAPC: 5 Core A
Capacity: 460
Member price: $450 | Nonmember price: $650

Tackling a project to get your contracts in better order can be incredibly daunting, with many obstacles that can cause practices to derail and fail. Attend this preconference to glean insider tips from an expert who spent 18 years on the payer side of the industry. You’ll learn practical approaches to overcome these challenges and stay on track. This comprehensive program walks you through gathering your contracts and subsequent amendments and related contract fee schedules, inventorying and analyzing findings, creating a renegotiation strategy and timeline, sending proper notice to renegotiate or terminate, modeling and analyzing offers and counteroffers, negotiating and/or managing contract provisions, closing the deals and maintaining contractual relationships going forward. You’ll receive a contract inventory tool to help you launch your project when you return to your office. While basic enough for the beginner, even the seasoned practice administrator can benefit from this in-depth, start-to-finish approach to payer contracting.




PRE105 Workshop: Pathway to Certification Through ACMPE, Earning the CMPE Designation

Sunday, Oct. 30 | 9:00 am-11:00 am
Available for ACMPE, CEU
ACMPE/CEU: 2
Capacity: 450
No Charge

The workshop will provide an overview of the board
certification requirements, including the entry process, the multiple choice and essay exams, and continuing education. The session will include practice multiple choice and essay exams and personal feedback from ACMPE Fellows.




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

Sunday, Oct. 30 | 12:00 pm–2:30 pm
Available for ACMPE, CEU
ACMPE/CEU: 2
Capacity: 460
No Charge

The workshop will provide an overview of the requirements to obtain the Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives (FACMPE) designation. During the workshop, listen to members of the ACMPE Professional Papers Committee share their advice to help you through the outline and manuscript submission process.

 

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