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Recent Press Releases

MGMA Chief Financial Officer named to the CFO Alliance Global Advisory Board
Englewood, Colo. — Nov. 2, 2017—   MGMA's CFO Tina Hogeman, MT, MS, CPA, has been named to the CFO Alliance Global Advisory Board, is a network of finance executives with a mission to make connections that count.

MGMA's new 2017-2018 Board of Directors to lead the conversation in healthcare
Englewood, Colo. — Oct. 31, 2017—  Today Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) announces changes to its 2017-2018 Board of Directors. The incoming board includes a new Chair, Yvette T. Doran, and three new board members selected from among the nation’s top healthcare business executives.

MGMA announces research on what creates a leading and profitable medical practice
Englewood, Colo. — Oct. 9, 2017— Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) announced availability of its 2017 MGMA DataDive Better Performers data today, a report providing insights into the overall health of U.S. medical practices as well as a benchmark for practices to understand their areas for practice improvement across four key criteria: operations, profitability, productivity and value.

MGMA member survey reveals strategies to improve patient billing, payments, satisfaction
Atlanta — Sept. 27, 2017— Today MGMA announced findings from its first Digital Payment Progress Report, completed in partnership with Navicure. MGMA and Navicure fielded the national survey among MGMA member organizations in May 2017 to understand billing and payment preferences and behaviors among providers.

Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright, CEO of Medical Group Management Association, publishes new book on the state of the American health care system
Englewood, Colo. — September 12, 2017— Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright, President and CEO of MGMA, the association that represents almost half the healthcare delivered in the United States with membership of more than 40,000 health care professionals, has written a new book about the state of the American health care system.

MGMA Survey Finds About One out of Six Physician Practices Forced to Pay Fees for Receiving Electronic Payments
Washington, D.C. — Sept. 7, 2017— Some health plans and their contracted payment vendors have sought to take advantage of physician practices by forcing them to pay fees to receive their payments for medical services via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). These transaction fees typically range from 2-5% of the total medical services payment. 

MGMA Releases Industry Benchmarks for Optimizing Medical Practice Operations, Including Findings That Average Wait Times Decreased by Five Minutes in 2016
Englewood, Colo. — Aug. 30, 2017— Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) released its 2017 MGMA DataDive Practice Operations Survey today which provides insights into practice operations and patient satisfaction, including average office wait times, scheduling availability and use of patient portals.

MGMA Releases 2017 Regulatory Burden Survey: Medicare’s new MIPS program tops list
Washington, D.C., — August 9, 2017 — The results of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) 2017 Regulatory Burden Survey reveal there are no shortage of opportunities to reduce regulatory burdens on physician practices. At a time when medical groups are transforming the way they do business to improve the coordination of patient care and enhance operational efficiency, nearly half report spending more than $40,000 per FTE physician, per year, to comply with federal regulations.

MGMA presents 'Frontline Healthcare Leaders', a collaboration with ITN Productions
Englewood, Colo. — August 1, 2017 — In a unique communications partnership, the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and ITN Productions are producing a news and current affairs-style program investigating the developments, challenges and achievements of the medical practice management industry within the United States.

Analysis of U.S. medical groups finds adoption of non-physician providers and support staff among factors driving more profitable and productive groups
Englewood, Colo. – July 19, 2017 — Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) released its 2017 MGMA DataDive Cost and Revenue Survey today which revealed that one of the key factors of medical group profitability and productivity resides in the utilization of non-physician providers and key support staff.

MGMA annual survey reveals trends in management compensation, with education and geographic location playing key roles 
Englewood, Colo. – June 21, 2017 — Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) released their 2017 MGMA DataDive Management and Staff Compensation Survey today which revealed that the largest factor impacting pay of management within health systems and practices is education.

MGMA welcomes award-winning actor Viola Davis as keynote at MGMA 2017 Annual Conference
Englewood, Colo., May 23, 2017 — MGMA is pleased to announce award-winning actor Viola Davis as the keynote speaker at the MGMA 2017 Annual Conference, Oct. 8-11 in Anaheim, Calif.

Gender, specialty, age and productivity among factors in physicians' compensation
Englewood, Colo., May 10, 2017 — MGMA annual survey revels trends in medical practice compensation, with age and productivity influencing gender disparity in physicians' compensation.

MGMA Chief Operating Officer named to Modern Healthcare's inaugural 'Top 25 COOs in Healthcare' list
Englewood, Colo., May 8, 2017 — Today MGMA'sTodd Evenson was named to Modern Healthcare's "top 25 COOs in Healthcare" list.

Healthcare administrators and providers come together for Collaborate in Practice 2017
Englewood, Colo., Feb. 28, 2017 — Joint MGMA-AMA conference to offer action-oriented insight for moving medical practices forward.

MGMA and coalition partners release new prior authorization principles 
Englewood, Colo., Jan. 25, 2017 — New prior authorization principles important step in reducing administrative burden, improving patient care.

MGMA announces 2017 Financial Management and Payer Contracting Conference: Invest in a foundation for success
Englewood, Colo., Jan. 18, 2017 — The FMPC conference empowers medical practice professionals with the financial education that is essential for success in today's shifting policy landscape.

MGMA's statement on the Affordable Care Act
Englewood, Colo., Jan. 10, 2017 — A statement from MGMA president and chief executive officer, Halee Fischer-Wright, MD, MMM, FAAP, CMPE.

 

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