MGMA 2017 Financial Management and Payer Contracting Conference Schedule-at-a-glance

Your biggest concerns and challenges are driving session topics at the 2017 Financial Management and Payer Contracting Conference. 

FMPC17 delivers cutting-edge educational content and features speakers who are medical practice management thought leaders that will share insight with you on the latest strategies, trends and best practices in the industry.

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Sunday, Feb. 19

8:15 am-5:15 pm Registration open
9:00 am-3:30 pm  Preconference programs (additional registration fees required):
PRE101 The Payer Contracting Process: Negotiating and Managing Like a Pro
Register for PRE101.
PRE102 Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certificate Program
Register for PRE102.
12:30-3:30 pm  Preconference program (additional registration fee required):
PRE103 End of Month, Quarter, Year — What to Know to Maximize Your Financial Performance
Register for PRE103.
4:00-5:15 pm Opening General Session - Create More Value to Become the Obvious Choice
5:15-6:30 pm Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Monday, Feb. 20

7:00 am-3:30 pm Registration open
7:00-8:00 am Continental breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
8:00-9:15 am Concurrent sessions: 100 series
CON101 Physician Income Distribution Plans: Opportunities and Challenges
CON102 Preparing Your Revenue Cycle for Tomorrow’s Payment Revolution
CON103 Credentialing Strategies to Streamline Your Physician Enrollment Process
CON104 The Evolving Medicare Payment Landscape
9:15-9:25 am Stretch break
9:25-10:25 am Concurrent sessions: 200 series
CON201 A Case Study in Quality Reporting and Value-Based Reimbursement
CON202 Credit Card Policies and E-Billing Options That Succeed
CON203 Eight Indispensable Financial Considerations of Shifting from Volume to Value Reimbursement
CON204 Business Intelligence for Contracting — Part 1: Preparing Your Data for Analysis
10:25-11:00 am Networking break in the Exhibit Hall
11:00 am-12:15 pm Concurrent sessions: 300 series
CON301 Business Intelligence for Contracting — Part 2: Keeping Payers Honest
CON302 Considerations Before Walking Away from a Payer/Network Agreement...and How to Do It
CON303 The Perils and Pitfalls of Value-Based Contracting
CON304 Defend Against Overpayment and False Claim Allegations
12:15-1:15 pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
1:15-2:15 pm Concurrent sessions: 400 series 
CON401 Accounts Receivable Solution Incubator
CON402 Transforming Healthcare Through Advanced Analytics: Case Studies
CON403 Dissecting the Physician Contract
CON404 The Transition to Risk-Based Contracting: A Case Study
2:15-2:30 pm Refreshment break
2:30-3:30 pm Concurrent sessions: 500 series 
CON501 Preparing Physicians for the Death of Fee-for-Service
CON502 Alignment Options in a Value-Based Reimbursement Environment
CON503 Patient Liability Collections — How to Manage the Unmanageable
CON504 Tactics for Optimizing Performance in Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs)
3:35-4:25 pm Session Connection
4:25-5:15 pm Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall
6:00-8:00 pm Dinner groups on your own

Tuesday, Feb. 21

7:15 am-12:00 pm Registration open
7:15-8:00 am Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
8:00-9:00 am Closing General Session - Negotiating: Strategies for Success
9:00-9:45 am Networking break in the Exhibit Hall with game card prize drawing
9:45-10:45 am Concurrent sessions: 600 series 
CON601 The Evolving Medicare Payment Landscape
CON602 Never Lose Another Negotiation
CON603 Physician Profiling: What Physician Performance Indicators are Payers Watching?
CON604 Clinical Integration in a Value-Based World
10:45-11:00 am Break
11:00 am-12:00 pm Concurrent sessions: 700 series 
CON701 Episodes of Care: Using Big Data for the Transition to Value-Based Reimbursement
CON702 Preparing for Successful Contract Renegotiation
CON703 Avoiding the Three D’s of Pre-Authorizations: Delay, Deny, Dispute
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Julie Williamson, PhD
Chief growth enabler, Karrikins Group, Denver 
Create More Value to Become the Obvious Choice 

Julie Williamson has worked around the world with some of the largest companies, helping them set and execute on strategy and transformation. At the same time, she has worked with small, local organizations to drive success as they seek to grow their revenue and impact their communities.

Williamson is an educator and a professional, teaching undergraduate- and graduate-level courses on organizational strategy, behavior and change, helping students connect the theoretical concepts to real-world applications. Her knowledge-management and leadership-development work have been put to the test with Fortune 100 companies and stand well outside the classroom.


Jennifer McLaughlin, JD
Senior associate director, Government Affairs, MGMA, Washington, D.C. 
The Evolving Medicare Payment Landscape  
With implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) underway, physician practices are assessing the two new pathways for Medicare payment – traditional fee-for-service coupled with a quality performance bonus or penalty under the new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and risk-based alternative payment models (APMs). This timely session will review the key details of MIPS – which replaces PQRS, meaningful use and the Value-Based Payment Modifier – and APMs.

Max Reiboldt, CPA
President and chief executive officer, Coker Group, Alpharetta, Ga.
The Perils and Pitfalls of Value-Based Contracting
Whether it’s bundled payments, shared savings agreements or capitation plans, value-based contracts are increasingly becoming the norm. This session will include practical tips to help evaluate and negotiate these newer reimbursement models. Reiboldt will use case studies to demonstrate key concepts.


MGMA Executive Partners