MGMA12 Conference: Keep Up with Changes in Healthcare

October 17, 2012
Keith L. Martin

Looking for full coverage of this year's MGMA12 Conference? Look no further than Physicians Practice for all the insight you need.

For a few days in October, San Antonio will be the hub of practice management knowledge as it hosts the annual conference for the Medical Group Management Association.

MGMA12, taking place Oct. 21 through Oct. 24, will feature the nation's top experts, myriad product vendors, and top thought leaders, helping medical practices with everything from managing new technology to managing valuable staff.

The event kicks off Oct. 21 with a presentation entitled "The Art of Vision: Discovering Success in a Changing Healthcare Environment," by artist Erik Wahl, who will discuss the changing nature of healthcare and how to prepare your medical practice.

This will also be the first piece of on-site coverage from the editors of Physicians Practice, who will live Tweet Wahl's speech - you can follow along via our Twitter account.

Before, during, and even after this year's MGMA12 Conference, Physicians Practice will provide in-depth coverage of the event, bringing you a package of articles, audio, and video to enhance your experience in San Antonio or feel like  you are there if you can't attend in-person.

Session Recaps

From the impact on healthcare policy originating from Washington, D.C., to how best meet the Stage 2 rules of CMS' “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program, be sure to check in daily at Physicians Practice's Conference Insider page, which will feature all of our on-site coverage from MGMA12 in San Antonio.

Our editors will be attending several educational sessions and sharing what they learned with you to help your medical practice. Throughout this year's conference, they will be filing stories on sessions covering some of the top industry issues today.

Also this year, you can subscribe to our MGMA12 feed, getting the latest news as it is posted to PhysiciansPractice.com.

Get Session Previews via Podcast

Not sure which sessions to attend at MGMA12? 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 MGMA12 speakers, who will give you a sneak peek at their MGMA12 sessions and valuable tips that you can start applying today.

This year's podcast series features:

Tips on negotiating with payers up front and on an ongoing basis, with Marcia Brauchler, founder and president of Physicians' Ally;

Compensating physicians using work RVUs, with senior analyst of his eponymous firm, Frank Cohen; and

•  A panel discussion on best ways to engage medical practice staff with Richard Crici, CEO at RJ Crici Consulting Inc., and Stephanie Rollheiser, vice president of CompHealth Locum Tenens.

We also spoke to several presenters at MGMA12 for additional previews of their sessions, including those on turning hospital-physician conflict into collaboration and physician integration strategies.

Video Previews

Can't decide which educational and general sessions to attend at MGMA12?

Let our editors help with their picks for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at the conference. Each editor provides their top picks for the day with must-see sessions and happenings for you.

We are also pleased to present a video series with Benjamin Carson, director of the division of pediatric neurosurgery for Johns Hopkins Children's Center. A renowned speaker, Carson provides his insight on the Affordable Care Act, the future of private practice medicine, and more.

Carson is scheduled to present "Big Ideas Mean Taking Big Risks," a general session, on Wednesday, October 24.

Following this year's MGMA12, we'll also have several videos from thought leaders in the healthcare industry, helping you with various aspects of managing your medical practice.

Keep Informed via Social Media

Want the latest news and information from MGMA12 as it happens? Be sure to follow Physicians Practice on Twitter and the hashtag #MGMA12 for the latest happenings from San Antonio.

You can also get the latest MGMA12 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 MGMA12 conference, be sure to visit our Conference Insider page .

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