MGMA19 | The Annual Conference


Why Attend

10/13 at 8:00 AM to 10/16/2019 at 12:00 PM

General Sessions

Gain invaluable leadership inspiration at MGMA19 | The Annual Conference General Sessions. This year, The Annual Conference is showcasing thought leadership by leaders of industry with proven results to help attendees advance in their journey in igniting excellence.

GEN01 - Opening  Keynote with Senator Bill Cassidy 

Oct. 13, 4:00-5:30 pm

Basic | Traditional
Bill Cassidy, MD, United States Senator Louisiana

The federal health policy landscape is evolving at a rapid pace, and Senator Cassidy is at the forefront in Washington. He will assess the state of the U.S. healthcare system and provide a lens into the hottest legislative issues affecting medical practices, such as paying for value, healthcare reform, and efforts to address healthcare costs and transparency.

This session will provide you with the knowledge to:‚Äč
  • Review the state of healthcare in the U.S.
  • Identify healthcare issues under consideration by congress
  • Describe congressional efforts to address healthcare costs

GEN02 - Why Connected Thinkers Will Rule the Future

Oct. 14, 3:00-4:30 pm

Jay Shetty MGMA Annual Conference
Intermediate | Traditional
Jay Shetty, Award Winning Host, Storyteller & Filmmaker, Making Wisdom Go Viral, Forbes 30 Under 30

We’ve lived in times ruled by lawyers, doctors and bankers. We’ve moved onto a time ruled by coders, engineers, analysts and mathematicians for the Internet. The challenge that faces individuals today is to be a connected thinker. People who can bring together mindfulness, with modern psychology, trending technology and use it for social impact will see limitless possibility where others do not. Connected thinkers see what others can’t see, perceiving the invisible connections. The best innovators expose themselves to a broad set of human experiences; experiences that literally kick-start the creative process. The key to thinking differently is perceiving things differently. To perceive things differently, you must be exposed to divergent ideas, places and people. This forces your brain to make connections it otherwise might miss. This session reveals how we can tap into our creativity and innovation through behavioral science to create more powerful futures . Jay will share case studies, stories and exercises that enable session participants to learn more about themselves and how to begin the creative process.

This session will give you the knowledge to:
  • Examine the four mindsets for being a leader of the future
  • Analyze the value of collaboration between team members
  • Outline the tools and techniques needed to be more connected thinker

GEN03 - Moneyball: Lessons for Life and Business from Baseball's Best General Manager

Oct. 15, 3:45-5:00 pm

Billy Beane MGMA Annual Conference
Intermediate | Traditional
Billy Beane, Executive Vice President of the Oakland Athletics

Billy Beane explores his innovative, winning approach to management and leadership. He explains how to win against companies that have bigger budgets, more manpower, and higher profiles by utilizing analytics to identify and re-purpose undervalued assets. Beane uses the powerful metaphor of baseball, but his genius lies in his ability to draw striking parallels to almost any industry. Beane’s inspiring tale, a modern day David vs. Goliath, is an unforgettable talk, a brilliant confluence of baseball and business success that teaches what it really takes to succeed “big” with limited resources.

This session will give you the knowledge to:
  • Breakdown the challenges you face
  • Examine the value of patience in leadership
  • Question traditional solutions to promote innovation 

GEN04 - Fundamentals for Success in Business and Life

Oct. 16,  8:15-9:30 am

Basic | Traditional
Daymond John, CEO of FUBU and The Shark Group

From FUBU to Shark Tank and countless ventures in between, Daymond John's entrepreneurial journey has spanned more than 25 years. Having gleaned insights from both the successes and failures of his varied career, Daymond has developed this comprehensive lecture, which empowers audiences to learn from his experiences and to make changes in all aspects of their lives; not just in business. He believes the keys to success require establishing the right mindset and following very specific set of principles, which he has distilled into five key S.H.A.R.K. points. Whether you're an entrepreneur, intrapreneur, non-profit employee, bank teller or otherwise, this talk has inspired thousands of people around the country reconsider their methods and make positive changes in their lives.

This session will provide you with the knowledge to:
  • Describe the importance of setting goals for professional success
  • Explain the need to promote your personal brand
  • Recognize the value of resiliency in your professional career