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MGMA to host MGMA18 | The Financial Conference

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Financial Management

Preconference webinar and one-on-one consultations break down new tax laws for healthcare professionals

Englewood, Colo. (Jan. 30, 2018) — With new tax laws creating even more uncertainty in healthcare practices across the country, Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) will host MGMA18 | The Financial Conference, March 4-6, 2018, in Orlando, a conference designed for finance professionals in the business of healthcare to come together and learn the latest strategies and best practices in the industry. The conference will offer tools to operationalize value-based contracts, manage risk, and reduce care costs while maintaining high-quality outcomes.

Formerly known as the Financial Management and Payer Contracting Conference (FMPC), the conference will also offer personalized tax one-on-one consultations to help practices learn about how the recently passed tax reform bill will change the tax landscape for medical practices.

“Whether you’re new to practice management or you’ve been in the field for several years, building financial acumen is essential to enhancing a practice’s operations and improving its performance,” said Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright, MD, MMM, FAAP, CMPE, President and Chief Executive Officer at MGMA. “MGMA has brought together some of the best financial minds in healthcare to teach efficiencies on operationalizing their practices at this conference. We are also thrilled to announce our new pre-conference webinar ‘The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017: The Impact on Medical Practices in 2018 and Beyond’ on Feb. 13, available exclusively for conference registrants looking for more information on how the new tax reform bill will affect their organizations.”

The conference’s sessions focus on several content areas, including billing and coding, business intelligence, compensation and productivity, financial management, government affairs, and payer contract analysis and negotiation. Session highlights include:
  • The Seven Keys to Leadership in the 21st Century with Pat Williams, senior vice president of the NBA’s Orlando Magic
    • This session will provide attendees with the key elements of leadership and its connection to productivity
  • Patient Payment Options to Improve Cash Flow and Efficiency with Steven Beene and Michael Higgins of Overland Park, Kan.
    • This session will help attendees identify patient payment options and learn how to reduce the amount of uncollected payments
  • Preparing the Practice for Value-based Compensation with Tamm Kritzer and Curt Mayse of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
    • This session will teach attendees how to identify unusual or vague contract provisions and improve contract language
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