MGMA11 Conference: Bright Lights, Big Changes in Healthcare

October 19, 2011

If you are looking for the latest and greatest practice management news from this year’s MGMA11 Conference, we’ve got you covered.

The Las Vegas Strip is no stranger to high-stakes gambling, risky chances, and relying on luck to come out on top.

But physicians and practice managers attending this year’s MGMA11 Conference in “Sin City” will have a much better chance to come out winners as practice management experts from across the country converge to offer best practices, tips, and advice to keep their office from going bust in this ever-changing healthcare environment.

The event takes place Oct. 23 through Oct. 26 and kicks off with a presentation from Cam Marston, president of Mobile, Ala.-based Generational Insights, who’ll discuss a generational look at customer service and patient care.

Other keynote speakers include author and consultant Marcus Buckingham, who will explore the characteristics of great managers; Eric Dishman, from Intel’s Digital Health Group, who’ll discuss independent-living technologies; and analyst Frank Cohen on evidence-based management for healthcare.

Session Recaps

From legislation to the latest technology innovations, be sure to check out Physicians Practice’s Conference Insider, our special package of in-depth, on-location coverage of the MGMA11 Conference.

Our editors will be attending a variety of educational sessions and sharing that knowledge with you on a daily basis via our website. Be sure to check back during the day for new coverage of the latest practice management trends and issues, including accountable care organizations (ACOs), the move toward “quality” healthcare, and much more.

Two important themes at MGMA11 are the emergence of healthcare technology and the changing nature of physician compensation.

Get Session Previews via Podcast

Not sure which sessions to attend at MGMA11? Not attending this year’s event, but want to hear from some of the speakers? In either case, we’ve got you covered.

Physicians Practice presents a series of podcasts with MGMA11 speakers, who give you a sneak peek at their MGMA11 session and give you valuable tips that you can start applying today.

The podcast series includes:

• Marc Halley of the Halley Consulting Group discusses the physician’s guide to successful hospital integration.

• Sam Romeo, medical director for the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, explains the history of the patient-centered medical home and what it truly means to adopt this model.

• A discussion on renegotiating your payer agreements with Penny Noyes, president of consulting firm Health Business Navigators.

Watch What’s Happening

In addition to written articles on sessions and speakers at MGMA11, Physicians Practice will also bring you a series of videos straight from Las Vegas. We’ll speak with industry leaders and practice management experts on the biggest topics impacting your office.

If you want a quick primer on privacy and breach notification, be sure to watch our video with the MGMA’s Robert Tennant, who will preview his session at this year’s conference and give you some food for thought at your practice.

Keep Informed Via Social Media

Want the latest news and information from MGMA11 as it happens? Be sure to follow Physicians Practice on Twitter and the hashtag #MGMA11 for the latest happenings from Las Vegas.

You can also get the latest MGMA11 news from our staff via Facebook - be sure to “Like” the content you think is best - and join the members of our LinkedIn group for discussion on various practice management topics being addressed at this year’s conference.

For all the latest from this year's MGMA11 conference, be sure to visit our Conference Insider page.

Keith L. Martin is managing editor for Physicians Practice. He can be reached here.