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Annual Conference Agenda





  May 9
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

NCMGMA Board Meeting

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Leadership Council Meeting

1:00 pm

Attendee and Exhibitor Registration Open

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Exhibitor Booth Set Up

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Opening Session
Revenue Cycle Management
Deborah Walker Keegan, PhD, FACMPE
Medical Practice Dimensions, Inc.


4:45 PM

Exhibitor Meeting in the Exhibit Hall

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm NCMGMA Committee Fair
Come join NCMGMA and meet our committees and our leadership to see how we're working for you!
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Annual Meeting Reception
Sponsored by Medical Mutual, MSOC Health and SunTrust 
7:00 am - 3:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open
  7:00 am - 4:00 pm Registration Desk Open

  7:30 am Breakfast Starts
  8:00 am - 9:30 am Attendee and Exhibitor Networking
General Session:
Why People Do What They Do: Enhancing
Interoffice Communication
Tracy Spears
Exceptional Leaders Lab

  9:30 am - 10:30 am Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
  10:30 am -  11:30 am

General Session
Tips, Hints and Tricks to Selecting your Vendors
Jody Fleming, NCHA
Joy Hord, Parker Poe
Matthew Johnson, Wake Internal
Moderated by: Steve Parker, Medical Mutual

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

NCMGMA Business Meeting

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Networking Lunch with Exhibitors
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Breakout Sessions
  • 101 -- Coach them Up or Coach Them Out:
    5 Conversations Leaders Must Get Right

    Tracy Spears
    Co-Founder, Exceptional Leaders Lab
  • 102 -- Mastering the Patient Access Challenge
    Deborah Walker Keegan
    President, Medical Practice Directions
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
$1,000 Raffle Prize Drawing
3:45 pm

Exhibitor Booth Breakdown

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Breakout Sessions
  • 201 -- Managed Care Contract Panel Discussion: The Gamble of Contracting
    John Sweeney, Beacham Wray and Dickson Capps
    Cam Cox, III (Moderator)
  • 202 -- IHS Roundtable Discussion: Patient Satisfaction; Burnout for Managers, Staff and Providers; Communications; and Other Hot Topics
    Matthew Gee and Rebecca Rogers (Moderator)
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Chapter Round-table Discussion
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Wine & Cheese Reception (Exhibitors Welcome)
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dinner and Awards (Exhibitors Welcome)

 May 11
7:30 am - 8:30 am ACMPE Breakfast
Specialty Round-table Networking Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:45 am
Breakout Sessions
  • 301 -- Workers' Compensation
    Scarlett Gardner, Esq.
    State Worker's Compensation Manager
    NC Office of State Human Resources
  • 302 -- Place the Maximum Bet on Your Practice's IT Security
    Reda Chouffani
    Biz Technologies
9:45 am - 10:00 am
Hotel Check Out Break
10:00 am - 11:30 am General Session
Washington Update: Unshuffle the Policy Deck
Jennifer McLaughlin
MGMA Washington

This update will provide timely information on the status of pertinent healthcare issues under consideration and finalized by Congress and federal regulatory agencies, including recently finalized implementation details for the second year of MIPS and APMs. Attendees will learn about breaking legislative and regulatory developments affecting medical groups and gain a deeper understanding of how these changes impact the day-to-day activities of medical group practices. Additionally, attendees will learn what resources are available to clarify these federal initiatives.



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