GMGMA17 Annual Conference Attendee Registration
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GMGMA17 Annual Conference Attendee Registration

You don't want to miss the GMGMA 2017 Annual Conference!

4/30/2017 to 5/2/2017
When: Sunday, April 30, 2017
3:00 PM
Where: The Sonesta Resort
130 Shipyard Drive
Hilton Head, South Carolina  29928
United States
Contact: Elaine Cook

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Sunday, April 30th, 2017

12:30 -1:30 Lunch with Local Affiliate Presidents

3:00 - 5:00 Attendee Registration open
3:00 - 4:00 Third Party Payer Committee Meeting
6:30 - 8:00 Welcoming Reception with Vendors – Exhibit Hall Open
Evening on your own

Monday, May 1st, 2017

7:30 - 8:15 Continental Breakfast with Vendors
7:30 - 11:00 Attendee Registration
7:30 - 12:30 Exhibit Hall Open
8:15 - 8:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks: Marilyn Smolinski, GMGMA President 2016 - 2017


8:30 - 9:15 “Healers, Merchants, and Scholars: Bringing Balance Back to a System Turned Upside Down” Halee Fischer Wright, MD- President and CEO of MGMA

9:15 - 10:00 “A Day in the Life of an Office Nerd” Beth Ziesenis, This fast-moving, laugh-filled session takes you hour by hour through a day in the life of a tech-savvy manager. You’ll learn how a professional nerd solves a security crisis before 10 a.m., learns to make more of a lunch hour with an extra set of virtual hands, saves money on software before the staff meeting and brings the team together online before
the day is done.

10:00 - 10:30 Break with Vendors

10:30 - 11:15 “From Surviving to Thriving in the QPP world while Utilizing Tactics for other Strategic Objectives” Tyler Barnett, MHSA, B.A, Psych & Jason Crosby

11:15 - 12:30 "Healthcare Games – May Day or Mayday" Rich Sanders -
Rich will bring a balanced look at the first 101 days of the Trump Term in light of healthcare, privacy policies and reforms and provide a timely update Rich will bring us both the state and national views on all things healthcare policy and legislative. Rich’s informative style will allow for participation and great Q&A.

12:30 - 1:00 Change clothes for team building on the beach

1:00 - 1:45 Lunch, Cookout at the Beach Pavilion

1:45 - 3:00 Team Building Beach Activity

Free Afternoon

5:00- 6:00 “Catching Fire” Cocktail Reception by the Pool
Evening on your own.

Tuesday May 2nd

7:30 - 8:30 ACMPE Breakfast
7:30 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast with Vendors
7:30 - 3:00 Exhibit Hall Open

8:30 - 9:45 “Cyber Hygiene: Infection Control for Your Technology” Donna Grindle, Kardon Compliance - This presentation will provide you with Basic cyber hygiene recommendations for every office setting, standard precautions for preventing infectious agents from attacking your technology, and guidelines and resources to use for your cyber hygiene programs

9:45 - 10:15 Distinguished Service Award

10:15 - 10:45 Break with Vendors

10:45 - 11:45 “The Physician Employment Movement: What Might It Mean for Me?” Jill Strickland, Senior Vice President of Physician Practices Administration at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

11:45 -1:00 Panel Discussion Luncheon - Discuss current and future challenges facing the healthcare industry Gain valuable insight from our seasoned panel of experts who are ready to share and help you!

1:00 - 1:30 Break with Vendors


1:30 - 2:45 “Transitions of a hospital buyout – changes and survival” Dr. Ross R. Nelson, Navigant
1:30 - 2:45 “HCC Coding: Do it with Success” Joanna Cardwell, COC, Local Chapter AAPC

1:30 - 2:45 “Secret Tech Weapons for Medical Group Managers” Beth Ziesenis- discover how to use free and bargain technology tools you never knew existed to work more efficiently with your teams, create professional level graphics and wow your colleagues. This high-energy session will give you 30+ tools that will leave people asking, “How DO they do that?”

2:30 - 5:00 Exhibit Booth Breakdown

2:45 - 3:00 Break


3:00 - 4:30 “But my patients are sicker!” Risk Adjustment, Resource Allocation and Success in the Value Based World” Dr. Jim Sams, CEO, Privia Medical Group – In this session Dr Sams will share his expertise in Risk Adjustment Documentation and Coding, Documenting appropriately for Risk, Role of Specialists, and Practice and Provider Workflow

3:00 - 4:30 “HCC Coding: Do it with Success” Joanna Cardwell, COC, Local Chapter AAPC

3:00 - 4:30 “Effective Propaganda for The Capital (aka your practice)” Cameron Cox
When in doubt,” Google it!” … The internet is the first-place people go to get information on just about everything – including medical conditions, treatment options, and details about your medical practice. This presentation will focus on the various aspects that practices should consider regarding their online presence. We’ll cover strategies and key steps for providing a user-friendly website presence, handling online reviews (both positive and negative), engaging with patients through social media.

6:00 - 10:00 HealthCare Games: Feast, Prizes and Entertainer, James Gregory