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Should you want to be considered as a presenter for one of our events, please complete the Request to Speak form and send it to us at Info@mmgma.com.

Event Policy

A request to cancel a registration and/or request a refund must be made in writing to Info@mmgma.com. An administrative fee may apply for a cancellation received within one week of the event. We regret that a refund will not be issued to an individual who does not attend the event.

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Upcoming Events

    • Sunday, September 30, 2018
    • Wednesday, October 03, 2018
    • Boston Convention & Exhibition Center 415 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210

    People & Possibility

    Find new solutions to your biggest challenges from healthcare’s greatest minds.

    MGMA18 | The Annual Conference is a leading event for medical practice and hospital executives. Join MGMA in Boston and be part of the conversations that will transform healthcare.

    This year, the Annual Conference will be held Sept. 30 – Oct. 3 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, just minutes away from historic landmarks, shopping, dining, and so much more!

    Click here for more information.

    • Friday, October 05, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar
    Register

    Am I Ready?

    Led by MA/RI MGMA, in collaboration with the CT MGMA, DE MGMA, MD MGMA, NY MGMA, PA MGMA, and VA MGMA.


    About the Webinar

    This webinar will cover the following:

    • 2019 Final Rule Expectations
    • MIPS versus AAPM
    • Strategy Session Plan
    • Financial Plan
    • Take the hit, Avoid the penalty, or Shoot for the Incentive?
    • Execution and Management Plan

    About the Speakers

    Robert Mencunas
    Senior Program Coordinator
    Healthcentric Advisors

    Mencunas assists with the eligible clinicians and practices on the QPP for MIPS Medicare in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  He provides  technical assistance via phone or in-person to any practice that needs help with the MIPS program.  Previously Robert worked with an IPA in Rhode Island as a Sr. Data Analyst assisting over 150 physicians on quality metrics and coding.  He also played minor league hockey in the early 1990s.

    ** Note: If you have firewall security on your computer, you may encounter trouble as you access the webinar.


    Sponsorship Opportunities

    [202] Webinar Sponsor - $500

    • One sponsor per webinar, first-come first-serve
    • Send high-res company logo [JPEG, GIF, PNG] by the 15th day prior to the event.
    • Recognition as Webinar Sponsor
    • Logo on introduction slide
    As a webinar sponsor, your company logo and one-slide message will be included in the presentation, announced during the presentation and remain as part of the media file.


    Continuing Education Units, CEUs

    Earn up to 1.0 continuing education unit hours for each hour of education from the ACMPE, American College of Medical Practice Executives. Our events are eligible for continuing education units as awarded by other professional associations. We recommend that you contact your professional association for their approval process.

    • Monday, October 22, 2018
    • Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    • Nationwide locations

    ACMPE Certification Exam Registration

    For Test Dates: December 1- 15, 2018

    Fees

    Registration fees for exams are $165 and are not transferable.

    How to Register for Computerized Exams

      1. Exam Eligibility - Before registering for the exams, you must be an active participant in the ACMPE program (Your application, application fee and documentation of a minimum of two years' experience in an ambulatory or other healthcare management position and a minimum of six months in a supervisory role must be approved.) For additional information, please read more on how to Get Started.
      2. Exam registration fees - You can pay your exam registration fees through the MGMA online store or by calling toll-free 877.275.6462, ext. 1888.
      3. Confirmation of eligibility - You will receive a Notice to Schedule email five business days after the exam registration window closes. You will receive one Notice to Schedule per exam. This will include your personal user name and password allowing you to make your exam appointment at a designated testing facility.
      4. Select exam date, time and location - With your user name and password in hand, you must follow the link provided to locate your specific exam site and schedule a date and time to take the exams. Please note that you must book one appointment per examIf you have registered for both exams, you will need to book two appointments.  Exam site hours vary by location. You will be able to choose any available appointment that works for you during the exam window. Please note that exam appointments are made on a first-come, first-served basis, so scheduling early will help ensure the best choice of appointment time and location. Directions to your selected exam site, procedures and other information will be provided to you in an email from our testing vendor, Castle. Please note, we only use Castle’s US locations.

        About the examinations

        • Multiple choice: Registration Fee $165
          A 175-item, multiple-choice test taken within three hours and 15 minutes. This exam assesses your on-the-job knowledge of the broad scope of group practice management principles and practices as described in the Body of Knowledge for Medical Practice Management
        • Scenario: Registration Fee $165
          Questions presented as multi-select, multiple choice, short answer item, or drag and drop matching that focus on critical skills/knowledge that a candidate would be expected to show in the described situation given within two hours. This exam assesses in-depth knowledge of medical practice management principles and issues, problem-solving and decision-making skill.

        Computerized exams locations

        ACMPE has partnered with Castle centers to offer approximately 500 exam sites. Once you register for an exam through the MGMA store and your eligibility has been confirmed, you will be provided with a user name and password that will allow you to select your exam location, date and time. Please note that you won't be able to schedule your exam appointment at a Castle testing site until you have submitted your registration fees and eligibility requirement.

        • Tuesday, October 30, 2018
        • 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
        • Kent Hospital - Auditorium
        • 73
        Register
        Payer Presentations will focus on: Credentialing, Telemedicine, referral and pre-authorizations appeals and reconsiderations.


        Agenda

        Invited payers: Aetna, BCBSRI, CIGNA, NHPRI, Medicaid, Medicare, Tufts, and UnitedHealthcare


        7:30am – 8:00am - Registration

        8:00am – 8:15am - Welcome & Introductions

        8:15am - 8:35am   -United Healthcare of NE                         Kathryn Burke

        8:35am – 8:55am  - Neighborhood Health Plan of RI           Kevin Kruth

        8:55am – 9:15am -  Medicare                                                   Lori Langevin

        9:15am – 9:35am -  Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI                   Speaker TBD

        9:35am – 9:55am - Harvard Pilgrim Health Care                  Kelli Macey

        9:55am – 10:15am - Aetna                                                       Tina King

        10:15am – 10:35am - Tufts Health Plan                                 Heather Lawson

        10:35am – 10:55am - Payer Presentation

        10:55am – 11:15am - Payer Presentation

        11:15am – 12:00pm - ICD10 – 2018/2019 Coding Changes       Michael Enos    

        12:00pm  -                     Payer Day Adjourns                


        Continuing Education Units, CEUs

        Earn up to 1.0 continuing education unit hours for each hour of education from the ACMPE, American College of Medical Practice Executives. Our events are eligible for continuing education units as awarded by other professional associations. We recommend that you contact your professional association for their approval process.

        This program is valid for 4 continuing education credits by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).  Attendees will receive their AAPC certificate at the conclusion of the program.

        • Friday, November 09, 2018
        • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
        • Webinar
        Register

        Considerations for Healthcare Employers

        Led by NY MGMA, in collaboration with the CT MGMA, DE MGMA, MD MGMA, MA/RI MGMA, PA MGMA, and VA MGMA.


        About the Webinar

        This webinar will explore the Me Too and the Time’s Up Movements and how they affect the healthcare industry, specifically considerations for healthcare employers.  This will include discussion of the current federal and state laws governing  sexual harassment and, in particular, sexual harassment prevention training and arbitration and settlement of sexual harassment claims.  In addition, we will be discussing proactive approaches for employers to  prevent sexual harassment in their respective hospitals, clinics and doctor offices.

        About the Speaker

        Gregory B. Reilly
        Head of Employment & Labor Practice Group - Partner
        Martin Clearwater & Bell, LLP

        Mr. Reilly is an experienced litigator and counselor with over 25 years of experience practicing employment and labor law. As Partner and Head of MCB’s Employment & Labor Practice Group, Mr. Reilly represents employers, ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500  companies in a variety of industries, including health care, hospitality, retail and staffing.

        Mr. Reilly has extensive experience in all aspects of employment and labor law including: wage and hour laws, wrongful termination, non-compete and non-solicitation litigation, class and collective action lawsuits, and litigation involving discrimination and workplace harassment, among other employment issues. Mr. Reilly represents employers in federal and state courts as well as before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

        Mr. Reilly earned his B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in 1985, and his J.D.from Harvard Law School in 1988.

        Aisling M. McAllister
        Employment & Labor Practice Group - Partner
        Martin Clearwater & Bell, LLP

        Ms. McAllister is a Partner at Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP. She is a counselor and litigator with the Firm’s Employment & Labor practice group. She represents clients on employment related issues ranging from discrimination and harassment to violations of all state and federal wage and hour laws in a wide variety of industries including health care, hospitality, staffing, accounting, and retail.

        Ms. McAllister successfully represents clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the New York State and New York City anti-discrimination agencies.  She provides vigorous defense in federal and state courts in employment actions, and manages complex and often contentious discovery. Ms. McAllister received her B.A., with honors, from Rutgers College in 1999 and her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, with International Moot Court Honors, in 2008. She is admitted to practice in New York and the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

        ** Note: If you have firewall security on your computer, you may encounter trouble as you access the webinar.


        Continuing Education Units, CEUs

        Earn up to 1.0 continuing education unit hours for each hour of education from the ACMPE, American College of Medical Practice Executives. Our events are eligible for continuing education units as awarded by other professional associations. We recommend that you contact your professional association for their approval process.

        • Wednesday, November 14, 2018
        • 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
        • Babson Executive Conference Center; Yukon Room - 1 Snyder Drive, Babson Park, MA 02457

        Legislative Update

        NEW LOCATION: Babson Executive Conference Center - 1 Snyder Drive, Babson Park, MA 02457

        Agenda

        8:00 a.m. Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast

        8:20 a.m. Welcome and Announcements

        8:30 a.m. MGMA Washington Update - Drew Voytal, MPA, Associate Director, Government Affairs

        This update will provide timely information on the status of pertinent healthcare issues under consideration by Congress and federal regulatory agencies. Attendees will learn about recent legislative and regulatory developments affecting medical groups, gain a deeper understanding of these changes and their impact on the day-to-day activities of medical group practices, and be directed to clarifying resources. Specific topics include 2018 implementation details for the Medicare Quality Payment Program, as well as payment policy changes finalized under the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, among a host of other timely issues.

        Learning Objectives:

        • Learn about new or pending federal policy changes
        • Understand how legislative and regulatory initiatives affect your daily work
        • Identify resources available to assist you


        9:30
        a.m. Presentation II

        10:30
        a.m. Presentation III

        11:30
        a.m. Event Adjourns


        About the Speakers

        Drew Voytal, MPA
        Associate Director
        Government Affairs


        As an Associate Director for MGMA Government Affairs, Drew serves as a member liaison to inform membership of the federal rules and regulations impacting medical group practices around the country. He works closely with MGMA state affiliate chapters to organize grassroots efforts and is a frequent speaker at state and national meetings.  

        Before joining MGMA, Drew worked as a Senior Education and Outreach Associate for the CAQH Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange, where he provided program evaluation and led strategic communications projects for CAQH and its stakeholders.  Drew holds a Master of Public Administration with a Healthcare Administration focus and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, both from Western Michigan University.



        Parking & Directions

        It is recommended to use the main entrance of Babson College for directions and GPS.
        The west gate entrance is closed from 7:00pm-7:00am on weekdays.

        Click here for directions to the Babson Executive Conference Center.

        GPS address
        Babson College 
        231 Forest Street, Babson Park (Wellesley), MA 02457

        Building address
        Babson Executive Conference Center
        One Snyder Drive, Babson Park (Wellesley), MA 02457

        Click here to view the Babson Campus Map


        Sponsorship Opportunities


        201 - Event Sponsor

        • Member - $500
        • Non Member - $600

        Local Event Sponsor Includes complimentary registration and meals for one company representative, one six-foot table, one chair, electricity, WiFi, logo on registration placard and post event conference attendee list.


        Continuing Education Units, CEUs

        Earn up to 1.0 continuing education unit hours for each hour of education from the ACMPE, American College of Medical Practice Executives. Our events are eligible for continuing education units as awarded by other professional associations. We recommend that you contact your professional association for their approval process.

        • Thursday, January 31, 2019
        • 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
        • Babson Executive Conference Center - 1 Snyder Drive, Babson Park, MA 02457

        Save the Date

        NEW LOCATION: Babson Executive Conference Center - 1 Snyder Drive, Babson Park, MA 02457


        Agenda

        8:00 a.m. Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast

        8:20 a.m. Welcome and Announcements

        8:30 a.m. Presentation I

        9:30
        a.m. Presentation II

        10:30
        a.m. Presentation III

        11:30
        a.m. Event Adjourns


        Parking & Directions

        It is recommended to use the main entrance of Babson College for directions and GPS.
        The west gate entrance is closed from 7:00pm-7:00am on weekdays.

        Click here for directions to the Babson Executive Conference Center.

        GPS address
        Babson College 
        231 Forest Street, Babson Park (Wellesley), MA 02457

        Building address
        Babson Executive Conference Center
        One Snyder Drive, Babson Park (Wellesley), MA 02457

        Click here to view the Babson Campus Map


        Sponsorship Opportunities


        201 - Event Sponsor

        • Member - $500
        • Non Member - $600
        Local Event Sponsor Includes complimentary registration and meals for one company representative, one six-foot table, one chair, electricity, WiFi, logo on registration placard and post event conference attendee list.

        Continuing Education Units, CEUs

        Earn up to 1.0 continuing education unit hours for each hour of education from the ACMPE, American College of Medical Practice Executives. Our events are eligible for continuing education units as awarded by other professional associations. We recommend that you contact your professional association for their approval process.

        • Thursday, March 14, 2019
        • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
        • Westborough DoubleTree Hotel - 5400 Computer Dr, Westborough, MA 01581

        Save the Date

        Make an Impact - Present to Medical Practice Leaders and Staff!


        This registration is only for participating payers at Payer Day.


        Participating Payers will receive

        • 15 minute Speaking Opportunity
        • 6 ft. Exhibit Table
        • Two Complimentary Registration Tickets (Promo Code Required)
        • Additional reps may be added for $90.00 per person
          (Promo Code Required)

        Should you have any questions or would like to become a payer contact Kevin Mulcahy KMulcahy@partners.org.

        • Thursday, March 14, 2019
        • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
        • Doubletree Hilton 5400 Computer Dr, Westborough, MA 01581

        Save the Date

        Join your peers for our annual Payer Day program!

        This is a unique opportunity for you to dialogue directly with the payers, get important updates and have a one-on-one Q&A with payer representatives.


        Agenda

        8:00 a.m. Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast
        8:30 a.m. Welcome & Announcements
        8:40 a.m. First Set of Payer Presentations
        10:00 a.m. Refresher, Networking & Visit Exhibitors
        10:30 a.m. Second Set of Payer Presentations
        12:00 p.m. Lunch
        12:45 p.m. Third Set of Payer Presentations
        1:45 p.m. Refresher, Networking & Visit Exhibitors
        3:30 p.m. Event Adjourns


        Payers to be in attendance

        • Aetna
        • BlueCross BlueShield Massachusetts
        • BlueCross BlueShield Rhode Island
        • Boston Medical Center
        • Cigna
        • Commonwealth Care Alliance
        • Fallon Health
        • Health New England
        • Harvard Pilgrim
        • Maximus/Mass Health
        • National Government Services
        • Neighborhood Health Plan
        • Tufts Health Plan
        • Unicare
        • UnitedHealthcare
        • U.S. Family Health Plan

        CEU Approval

        Earn up to 1.0 continuing education unit hours for each hour of education from the ACMPE, American College of Medical Practice Executives. Our events are eligible for continuing education units as awarded by other professional associations. We recommend that you contact your professional association for their approval process.


      Past Events

      Thursday, September 13, 2018 Strategy and Operations Summit
      Friday, September 07, 2018 Legal Risks in Social Media
      Friday, August 10, 2018 Establishing Logical Chart of Accounts
      Monday, July 23, 2018 ACMPE Certification Exam Registration
      Friday, July 20, 2018 The Customer Experience
      Friday, June 01, 2018 Dealing with Disruptive Patients Webinar
      Friday, May 18, 2018 Physicians Employment Agreements & Contract Negotiating Skills
      Wednesday, May 02, 2018 Putting on the Glitz: Improving the Patient Experience
      Wednesday, May 02, 2018 New England Regional Conference - Bus Transportation
      Monday, April 23, 2018 ACMPE Certification Exam Registration
      Thursday, April 19, 2018 CPR Training - 9:00 - 10:30 am
      Friday, April 13, 2018 How to Communicate with the Millennial Patient
      Thursday, March 15, 2018 Payer Day
      Thursday, March 15, 2018 Payer Day - Payer Registration
      Friday, March 09, 2018 Achievement Now! Success Characteristics
      Thursday, February 15, 2018 Hot Topics in Healthcare
      Friday, February 09, 2018 Insurance Contract Negotiations - How to Negotiate Like a Pro
      Monday, January 22, 2018 ACMPE Certification Exam Registration
      Thursday, January 18, 2018 Hot Topics in Healthcare
      Friday, January 12, 2018 TeleMedicine Panel
      Thursday, December 14, 2017 Hot Topics in Healthcare
      Friday, December 01, 2017 How to Protect Your Practice From Cyber Criminal, Hackers and Breaches
      Tuesday, November 14, 2017 PA and APRN Reimbursement: Rules, Revenue and ROI
      Friday, November 10, 2017 Cultivating Candidate Relationships: The Next Phase in the Evolution of Healthcare Recruitment
      Thursday, November 09, 2017 Legislative Updates
      Thursday, November 09, 2017 Business Resource Breakfast
      Monday, October 23, 2017 ACMPE Certification Exam Registration
      Friday, October 13, 2017 Rhode Island Payer Day
      Friday, October 06, 2017 Wage & Hour Update: Recent Developments and Hot Topics
      Wednesday, September 27, 2017 MIPS, Motivation & Telemedicine
      Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Business Resource Breakfast
      Friday, September 08, 2017 The Four Pillars of Digital Marketing
      Friday, August 11, 2017 Corporate Formalities - Are They Really Formalities or "Necessities" in Disguise
      Monday, July 24, 2017 ACMPE Certification Exam Registration
      Friday, July 21, 2017 How to Deal Effectively with Challenging Employee Behaviors
      Friday, October 21, 2016 MA/RI MGMA Collaborative Webinar
      Wednesday, October 19, 2016 ACMPE Certification Exam Registration
      Tuesday, October 04, 2016 October Rhode Island Event
      Thursday, September 22, 2016 Board of Directors/Executive Council Meeting
      Thursday, September 22, 2016 September Westborough Event
      Friday, September 16, 2016 PA MGMA Collaborative Webinar
      Wednesday, July 27, 2016 ACMPE Certification Exam Registration
      Friday, July 15, 2016 NY MGMA Collaborative Webinar
      Wednesday, May 04, 2016 New England Regional Conference - Bus Transportation
      Wednesday, May 04, 2016 New England Regional Conference
      Friday, April 29, 2016 MA/RI MGMA Collaborative Webinar
      Wednesday, April 27, 2016 ACMPE Certification Exam Registration
      Friday, April 15, 2016 Rhode Island Assembly
      Friday, March 18, 2016 PA MGMA Collaborative Webinar - Medicare Wellness: A building block to value
      Thursday, March 17, 2016 Payer - Westborough Payer Day
      Thursday, March 17, 2016 Westborough Meeting - Payer Day
      Friday, February 05, 2016 NY MGMA Collaborative Webinar - Job Function vs. Job Purpose; Why Satisfied Patients Cost Your Practice Money
      Thursday, January 21, 2016 Human Resources - Westborough Meeting
      Thursday, January 21, 2016 Sponsor Appreciation Breakfast

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