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Recap: Wednesday, Oct. 16 at MGMA19 | The Annual Conference

News Article - 10.17.19

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General Session Recap

Gavel passes on final day of MGMA19

The final day of MGMA19 | The Annual Conference featured a transition atop the 2019-20 MGMA-ACMPE Board of Directors, with outgoing Board Chair Todd Grages, MSBA, FACMPE, FACHE passing the gavel to incoming Board Chair William Hambsh, CPA, FACMPE.

Grages urged attendees to conclude the conference with three initiatives in mind: Getting involved with MGMA and its many volunteer opportunities, taking what they learned back home with them and focusing on leading the industry into the future.

Hambsh, who has been on the board since 2014, recounted his “passion for accounting” that sparked his journey into healthcare and guided him to lead the largest OB/GYN practice in Tallahassee, Florida. He said his father’s death at an early age helped sharpen his focus on exercise, meditation and eating well – just a few of the ways he attempts to ignite excellence in his personal life.

John shares 'Shark Points' on how to ignite excellence in personal, professional lives

To round out the program, keynote speaker Daymond John – founder of FUBU and co-star of “Shark Tank” – used a soundtrack of his life to touch on resilience and the ability to set goals. “Responsibility is something that must be taken,” John said.

In addition to sharing his five “Shark Points” for leading a successful life, John pointed to his own healthcare experience of being diagnosed with thyroid cancer in recent years to deliver a final piece of advice about resilience – “just keep swimming.”
  

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Stat of the Day:

Attendees of MGMA19 | The Annual Conference reveal the areas of practice management they intend to focus on, plus tools on prioritizing and decision-making to help transform healthcare in this brand new MGMA Stat poll.
 

Podcast of the Day:

Physician leaders are tasked with significant responsibilities to ensure their practice is poised to thrive and grow, which can sometimes lead to tension or being overwhelmed. Leadership communication and interpersonal efficiency can help smooth the process, however, a point made by presenter Carrie Koh, MSHA, MBA, chief executive officer and found of Carrie Koh Consulting, during a Wednesday session on increasing leadership effectiveness. Hear more about Koh's four-step method for maximizing your leadership potential in this episode of the MGMA Insights podcast.


 

Employing telehealth and remote patient monitoring strategies to increase patient engagement and practice ROI
Recent regulatory changes have made it possible for more practices to offer virtual medical, health, and education services, particularly as asynchronous telehealth has become reimbursable in many states. In "Delivering True Clinical Conversations Through Telehealth Adoption," Keith Dressler, DDS, MSD, chairman and chief executive officer, Rhinogram, shared three case studies that illustrated the value of telehealth programs in improving patient engagement and outcomes, as well as practice ROI. As Dressler emphasized, “with value-based care, there’s motivation to keep patients healthier and happier and engaged … and there’s proof that telehealth can make a difference.”


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Event Portal :
Even though the MGMA19 | The Annual Conference is officially over, the event portal in the MGMA mobile app still contains a number of valuable resources. Visit your dashboard and click on "MGMA19 | The Annual Conference" under "My Events" to review session handouts, find out how to claim credit, connect with other attendees and more. 

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