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Welcome to the MGMA Podcast Network, your gateway to insightful discussions and expert analysis on key topics in healthcare management. Dive into a diverse array of shows tailored to meet the interests and needs of healthcare professionals like you.

Explore the experiences and perspectives of trailblazing women in healthcare on "Women in Healthcare," or discover innovative strategies and solutions for your practice on "Business Solutions." Stay updated on the latest industry trends and news with "Week in Review," and gain valuable insights from industry leaders and MGMA members on "Member Spotlight." Don't miss our flagship show, "MGMA Insights," where we delve deep into the most pressing issues facing healthcare organizations today.

Whether you're seeking inspiration, practical advice, or in-depth analysis, the MGMA Podcast Network is your trusted companion on your journey towards excellence in healthcare management. Tune in and join the conversation today!
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Welcome to the MGMA Week in Review podcast. Hosted by Daniel Williams, Senior Editor at MGMA, along with co-host Colleen Luckett, Editor and Writer at MGMA. This episode covers the latest healthcare news and trends, including innovative ways to attract younger generations to healthcare careers, essential tips for transitioning practice ownership, and updates on significant industry events. Let's dive in!Key TakeawaysStrategies to Attract Younger Generations to Healthcare (02:16 - 08:51)   - Key insights from the Health Impact Forum on making healthcare careers appealing to younger generations.   - Emphasis on virtual technologies, tech-savvy work environments, and work-life balance initiatives.2. Preparing for Practice Ownership Transitions (08:52 - 12:09)   - Steps for planning smooth transitions in practice ownership.   - Highlighting the importance of valuing your practice accurately, maintaining clear communication, and seeking legal advice.3. Updates on Healthcare Data Breach (12:10 - 14:50)   - Latest information on the Change Healthcare cyber attack and the Biden administration’s response.   - Details on the extended grace period for out-of-network billing arbitration and the closure of the CMS advanced payments program.4. Lessons from Young Leaders in Healthcare (14:51 - 19:56)   - Insights from a 24-year-old CEO’s experience in hospital management, as featured in Becker’s Hospital Review.   - Importance of adaptability, communication, mentorship, and continuous learning in leadership roles.5. MGMA Stat Poll Results (19:57 - 24:15)   - Analysis of the latest MGMA Stat Poll results, showing increased interest in adding Advanced Practice Provider (APP) roles in 2024.   - Significance of APPs in expanding access to care and innovative staffing solutions for practices.Direct Links to Resources Mentioned:1. How to Turn Healthcare into a Cool Career - Health Leaders2. Gen Z Slang - Wikipedia3. Navigating Ownership Transitions: A Guide for Private Medical Practices - Medical Economics4. Change Healthcare Cyber Attack Updates - Healthcare Dive and Reuters5. What a 24-Year-Old CEO Has Learned Two Years In - Becker’s Hospital Review6. MGMA Stat Poll ResultsWe Want to Hear From You:Let us know if there's a topic you want us to cover, an expert you would like us to interview, or if you'd like to appear on an MGMA podcast. Email us at:Daniel Williams: dwilliams@mgma.comRyan Reaves: rreaves@mgma.comColleen Luckett: cluckett@mgma.comThank you for tuning in to the MGMA Podcast Network. Please subscribe and leave us a review. See you next time! Today’s podcast is sponsored by RingCentral RingCentral brings staff, patients, and payers together with compliant cloud communications and a modern call center on any device. A free new ebook from RingCentral and MGMA focuses specifically on the payer-provider relationship. With all-too-familiar patient reviews, must-see statistics, and a transformative case study, this eBook illustrates how easily cloud communications can bring patients, providers, and payers together. Download your copy at go.ringcentral.com/mgma-healthcare.html.Support for this podcast also comes from ilumedilumed helps Medicare providers practice better medicine so they can get paid in up to three ways. Whether you’re just starting your value-based-care journey or ready to take it to the next level, ilumed can help you do more for your patients while earning more. ilumed offers simple solutions for a complicated industry. Let’s heal healthcare together. Visit ilumed.com to learn more.
Welcome to another episode of the MGMA Insights Podcast. Today, we have Andy Swanson, MGMA's Senior Vice President of Product Strategy and Sales, joining us. In this episode, we dive into MGMA’s strategic approach to face-to-face conferences, the Advanced Strategy for Medical Practice Leaders book series, and new initiatives tailored to support medical practice leaders. Episode Takeaways:Face-to-Face Spring Conferences: These events are crucial for advanced practitioners looking to deepen their knowledge in finance and operations. Andy emphasizes the value of peer interactions and real-world case studies to enhance learning and problem-solving.Quote: “The genius of the face-to-face conferences is in-depth operational adoption conversations about not just tech, but broader strategies to optimize workforce and resources.”Advanced Strategy Book Series: The series targets experienced practitioners aiming to elevate their expertise. The books offer comprehensive guides on advanced practices in finance, HR, and operations.Quote: “What you'll find in our already deployed finance and HR books, and soon in our operations book, is the guide for someone who's been in the field but wants to take it to the expert level.”Staffing and Private Practice Conferences: These new conferences focus on critical areas like HR management and the unique challenges faced by private practices.Quote: “The staffing conference will cover workforce management, and the private practice conference will address the distinct challenges faced by independent medical practices.”Leaders Conference and Resource Groups: The conference will feature specialized resource groups to facilitate discussions among peers facing similar challenges, enhancing leadership skills across various levels.Quote: “We found success with what we're calling resource groups or affinity groups, and we're going to expand this to include more specialized discussions.”Direct Sources and Resources Mentioned:Advanced Strategy for Medical Practice Leaders Book Series:Financial Management: Available NowHuman Resources Management: Available NowOperations Management: Coming SoonUpcoming Conferences:MGMA Staffing Conference (August 15-16, Boston): Learn MoreMGMA Private Practice Conference (August 22-23, Annapolis): Learn MoreMGMA Leaders Conference (October 6-9, Denver): Learn MoreWe Want to Hear From You:Let us know if there's a topic you want us to cover, an expert you would like us to interview, or if you'd like to appear on an MGMA podcast. Email us at:Daniel Williams: dwilliams@mgma.comRyan Reaves: rreaves@mgma.comColleen Luckett: cluckett@mgma.comThank you for tuning in to the MGMA Podcast Network! Don't forget to subscribe and leave us a review. See you next time! Today’s podcast is sponsored by RingCentral RingCentral brings staff, patients, and payers together with compliant cloud communications and a modern call center on any device. A free new ebook from RingCentral and MGMA focuses specifically on the payer-provider relationship. With all-too-familiar patient reviews, must-see statistics, and a transformative case study, this eBook illustrates how easily cloud communications can bring patients, providers, and payers together. Download your copy at go.ringcentral.com/mgma-healthcare.html.Support for this podcast also comes from ilumedilumed helps Medicare providers practice better medicine so they can get paid in up to three ways. Whether you’re just starting your value-based-care journey or ready to take it to the next level, ilumed can help you do more for your patients while earning more. ilumed offers simple solutions for a complicated industry. Let’s heal healthcare together. Visit ilumed.com to learn more.
This episode of the MGMA Week in Review podcast features an in-depth look at several critical issues in healthcare today. Hosts Daniel Williams and Colleen Luckett explore the impact of clinical documentation burdens, the essential role of listening in patient care, recent trends in employee benefits, strategies to stay relevant in the healthcare job market, and the implications of concierge medicine.Discussion Points:Clinical Documentation Burden:Article: "Nearly 75% of health workers say documentation impedes patient care: survey" by Emily OlsenSummary: The article discusses the significant impact of excessive clinical documentation on healthcare workers and patient care. It highlights survey results indicating that 77% of healthcare professionals work late to complete their notes, contributing to burnout.Link: Healthcare Dive ArticleThe Importance of Listening in Healthcare:Article: "Stop and Listen: How Listening to Patients and Families is Ever-Important for Optimal Care" by Vishal ChatrathSummary: Chatrath emphasizes the critical role of listening in patient care, sharing a story that illustrates the transformative impact of truly hearing patients. The article calls for improved communication skills training and a greater focus on patient-centered care.Link: KevinMD ArticleAdjustments in Employee Benefits:Source: MGMA Stat poll resultsSummary: The latest MGMA Stat poll reveals that only 21% of medical groups have expanded or improved benefits offerings in the past year, with many organizations holding steady or even reducing benefits.Link: MGMA StatFacing the Fear of Obsolescence:Article: "Face Your Fear of Becoming Obsolete" by Nicholas Pearce and Gregory NguyenSummary: The article discusses the widespread fear of becoming irrelevant in a rapidly evolving job market and offers strategies such as continuous learning, developing a growth mindset, and networking to stay relevant.Link: Harvard Business Review ArticleConcierge Medicine:Article: "Concierge Medicine: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" by N. Adam Brown, MD, MBASummary: Brown's article examines the growing trend of concierge medicine, highlighting the benefits of personalized, accessible care and the potential downsides, including exacerbating healthcare disparities and ethical concerns.Link: MedPage Today ArticleMGMA Resources:MGMA StatMGMA PodcastsMGMA ConferencesMGMA ConsultingWe Want to Hear From You:Let us know if there's a topic you want us to cover, an expert you would like us to interview, or if you'd like to appear on the member spotlight podcast. Email us at:Daniel Williams: dwilliams@mgma.comRyan Reaves: rreaves@mgma.comColleen Luckett: cluckett@mgma.comThank you for tuning in to the MGMA Week in Review podcast! Don't forget to subscribe and leave us a review. See you next time! Today’s podcast is sponsored by RingCentral RingCentral brings staff, patients, and payers together with compliant cloud communications and a modern call center on any device. A free new ebook from RingCentral and MGMA focuses specifically on the payer-provider relationship. With all-too-familiar patient reviews, must-see statistics, and a transformative case study, this eBook illustrates how easily cloud communications can bring patients, providers, and payers together. Download your copy at go.ringcentral.com/mgma-healthcare.html.Support for this podcast also comes from ilumedilumed helps Medicare providers practice better medicine so they can get paid in up to three ways. Whether you’re just starting your value-based-care journey or ready to take it to the next level, ilumed can help you do more for your patients while earning more. ilumed offers simple solutions for a complicated industry. Let’s heal healthcare together. Visit ilumed.com to learn more.
This episode of the MGMA Business Solutions podcast features John Poli, Industry Principal for Healthcare at RingCentral. With over 20 years of experience in healthcare leadership, Poli has been at the forefront of leveraging innovative technology to drive digital transformation and business strategy. Chatting with host Daniel Williams, Poli discusses how AI is revolutionizing healthcare communications. He goes on to share innovative applications of AI to assist live agents in call centers while providing a roadmap to utilizing AI's full potential in healthcare communication strategies.Would you like to learn more?To dive deeper into this topic, check out our webinar on using AI in healthcare contact centers, where you can hear from John Poli and also gain continuing education credits!Resources:RingCentral on the WebJohn Poli on LinkedInMGMA Resources:MGMA StatAsk an AdvisorMGMA ConferencesMGMA ConsultingWE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOULet us know if there's a topic you want us to cover or an expert you would like us to interview or if you'd like to appear on the member spotlight podcast. Email us at dwilliams@mgma.com, rreaves@mgma.com or cluckett@mgma.com.
This episode of the MGMA Weekend Review Podcast is hosted by Daniel Williams and Colleen Luckett. Key topics include HHS reversing course on breach notifications, primary care physician compensation, bipartisan support for healthcare reform, the impact of medical debt, and improving obesity treatment training.Major Takeaways:- HHS will now allow Change Healthcare to file breach notifications for organizations affected by the February ransomware attack. This provides relief for impacted groups.- The AMA payment system favors specialists over primary care doctors, leading to a shortage. Improving primary care compensation could improve outcomes and lower costs. - Rare bipartisan support for site neutral payments to address healthcare consolidation and rising costs.- Medical debt takes a significant toll on patient health through financial stress and avoidance of care. Efforts are needed to reduce costs and debt burdens.- Improper prescribing of weight loss drugs without training can harm patients. More obesity treatment training is required as drug approvals increase.Direct Quotes: "Financial toxicity is a real and growing concern in healthcare. It's crucial that we address the underlying issues driving medical debt to improve patient outcome." - Dr. Ron Robert ZieglerSources:- The Record - "HHS reverses course allows change healthcare to file breach notifications for others"- MedPage Today - "Second opinions how the AMA undermines primary care" - Fierce Healthcare - "Site neutral payments draw blanket bipartisan support at House budget hearing"- Physicians Practice - "Is medical debt making patients sicker?"- Axios - "America's Doctors need more obesity medicine training"MGMA Sources:Ask an AdvisorMGMA MembershipMGMA ConsultingWE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOULet us know if there's a topic you want us to cover, an expert you would like us to interview, or if you'd like to appear on the member spotlight podcast. Email us at dwilliams@mgma.com or cluckett@mgma.com. If you have a question for our senior advisor, Cristy Good, email advisor@mgma.com. Today’s podcast is sponsored by RingCentral RingCentral brings staff, patients, and payers together with compliant cloud communications and a modern call center on any device. A free new ebook from RingCentral and MGMA focuses specifically on the payer-provider relationship. With all-too-familiar patient reviews, must-see statistics, and a transformative case study, this eBook illustrates how easily cloud communications can bring patients, providers, and payers together. Download your copy at go.ringcentral.com/mgma-healthcare.html.Support for this podcast also comes from ilumedilumed helps Medicare providers practice better medicine so they can get paid in up to three ways. Whether you’re just starting your value-based-care journey or ready to take it to the next level, ilumed can help you do more for your patients while earning more. ilumed offers simple solutions for a complicated industry. Let’s heal healthcare together. Visit ilumed.com to learn more.
Introduction:Welcome to another episode of the MGMA Insights Podcast, hosted by Daniel Williams. In this episode, Daniel sits down with Cristy Good, Senior Advisor at MGMA, to chat about the essential Human Resources strategies every medical practice leader should know. Cristy, a former healthcare practice administrator and a co-author of MGMA’s new book, Advanced Strategy for Medical Practice Leaders: Human Resources Management Edition, shares her wealth of experience and practical advice on navigating the complexities of HR in the healthcare industry.Episode Highlights:1. Introduction to the HR Management Edition:   - Daniel and Cristy discuss the new book's release and its significance for medical practice leaders.   - Emphasis on aligning HR strategies with organizational goals to enhance operational efficiency and regulatory compliance.2. Cristy’s Journey and Insights:   - Cristy shares her career path from laboratory work to healthcare practice administration, highlighting how these experiences shaped the book’s content.   - Key lessons learned from her 20 years in healthcare practice management, focusing on HR’s pivotal role.3. Major Challenges in HR for Medical Practices:   - Addressing staffing issues, turnover, and burnout in medical practices.   - Importance of work-life balance and the role of HR in fostering a supportive work environment.4. Strategic HR Partnership:   - How HR can help medical practices achieve their goals by partnering strategically on hiring, compliance, and culture building.   - Real-life examples of effective HR strategies in practice.5. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for HR:   - Discussion on essential KPIs such as employee turnover rate, time to fill positions, compliance training, and absentee rate.   - Importance of tracking these metrics to ensure a high-performing and compliant workforce.6. Evolution of HR in Healthcare:   - The impact of AI and technology on HR practices, including recruitment and predictive analytics.   - Future trends in HR, such as flexible work arrangements and integrating social determinants of health.Quotes:- “I learned by drinking from a fire hose. I made mistakes and learned from them, and I wanted to share that knowledge to help others.” – Cristy Good- “HR needs to align with organizational goals. They help set these goals, ensure regulatory compliance, and enhance operational efficiency.” – Cristy Good- “You don’t want to take the 'human' out of human resources. AI can help, but we need to use it wisely and maintain the human element.” – Cristy GoodResources and Links:- MGMA “Ask an Advisor” Feature: Go to MGMA.com and click on the green "Ask MGMA" button in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen- New Book! "Advanced Strategy for Medical Practice Leaders: Human Resources Management Edition"- Join the MGMA Managing Stress Community Group: Email Daniel Williams at dwilliams@mgma.com or Cristy Good at cgood@mgma.com to join the ongoing stress management sessions. Today’s podcast is sponsored by RingCentral RingCentral brings staff, patients, and payers together with compliant cloud communications and a modern call center on any device. A free new ebook from RingCentral and MGMA focuses specifically on the payer-provider relationship. With all-too-familiar patient reviews, must-see statistics, and a transformative case study, this eBook illustrates how easily cloud communications can bring patients, providers, and payers together. Download your copy at go.ringcentral.com/mgma-healthcare.html.Support for this podcast also comes from ilumedilumed helps Medicare providers practice better medicine so they can get paid in up to three ways. Whether you’re just starting your value-based-care journey or ready to take it to the next level, ilumed can help you do more for your patients while earning more. ilumed offers simple solutions for a complicated industry. Let’s heal healthcare together. Visit ilumed.com to learn more.
In this MGMA Member Spotlight Podcast episode, host Daniel Williams speaks with Tony Schier, Executive Director of Cheyenne Obstetrics and Gynecology, about implementing successful human resources practices. They discuss strategies for developing employee skills, tracking performance goals, conducting effective interviews, and onboarding new hires. Tony contributed to MGMA's newest book, Advanced Strategy for Medical Practice Leaders: Human Resources Management Edition. Summary: Tony shares how his practice evaluates staff annually and encourages career development through certifications and training. He explains how setting organizational, department, and individual goals tied to key metrics helps improve performance in areas like patient satisfaction. Tony also discusses prioritizing integrity and cultural fit when interviewing candidates. The conversation provides insights on developing employees, implementing performance reviews, and strengthening recruitment practices at small medical offices.Takeaways:- Performance reviews focus on open-ended questions about accomplishments rather than a 1-5 scale to encourage dialogue. Goals are set to improve patient satisfaction scores and financial metrics like days in AR.- When hiring, integrity and cultural fit are priorities. Schirer assesses soft skills during interviews and ensures fairness.- New hires complete onboarding materials online and receive orientation, training, and shadowing with a mentor.Sources:Cheyenne Obstetrics and GynecologyAdvanced Strategy for Medical Practice Leaders: Human Resources Management EditionMGMA Sources:Ask an AdvisorMGMA MembershipMGMA ConsultingWE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOULet us know if there's a topic you want us to cover, an expert you would like us to interview, or if you'd like to appear on the member spotlight podcast. Email us at dwilliams@mgma.com. If you have a question for our senior advisor, Cristy Good, email advisor@mgma.com. Today’s podcast is sponsored by RingCentral RingCentral brings staff, patients, and payers together with compliant cloud communications and a modern call center on any device. A free new ebook from RingCentral and MGMA focuses specifically on the payer-provider relationship. With all-too-familiar patient reviews, must-see statistics, and a transformative case study, this eBook illustrates how easily cloud communications can bring patients, providers, and payers together. Download your copy at go.ringcentral.com/mgma-healthcare.html.Support for this podcast also comes from ilumedilumed helps Medicare providers practice better medicine so they can get paid in up to three ways. Whether you’re just starting your value-based-care journey or ready to take it to the next level, ilumed can help you do more for your patients while earning more. ilumed offers simple solutions for a complicated industry. Let’s heal healthcare together. Visit ilumed.com to learn more.
In this MGMA Week in Review podcast episode, Daniel Williams and Colleen Luckett discuss the shocking costs of ignoring mental health issues, strategies medical groups use to recruit nurses, and ways to prevent physician burnout through mindfulness and partnerships.Key Takeaways and Resources:(Healthcare Finance News) - Colleen shares a recent analysis projecting that avoidable healthcare costs from mental health inequities could reach $1.3 trillion by 2040. (Harvard Business Review) - Leaders can improve decision-making by embracing diverse questioning techniques. (MGMA Stat) - Despite challenges, medical groups have increased clinician productivity and compensation by 4-6% through strategies like extended hours and increased telehealth usage. (MedPage Today)—Despite numerous challenges, medical practices' resilience and adaptability have led to increased productivity and compensation. (Medical Economics) - Preventing burnout includes mindfulness practices, congressional support for the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Protection Act, and applying the NIOSH Impact Wellbeing Guide within organizations. MGMA Resources:Ask an AdvisorMGMA MembershipMGMA ConsultingWE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOULet us know if there's a topic you want us to cover, an expert you would like us to interview, or if you'd like to appear on the member spotlight podcast. Email us at dwilliams@mgma.com or cluckett@mgma.com. If you have a question for our senior advisor, Cristy Good, email advisor@mgma.com. Today’s podcast is sponsored by RingCentral RingCentral brings staff, patients, and payers together with compliant cloud communications and a modern call center on any device. A free new ebook from RingCentral and MGMA focuses specifically on the payer-provider relationship. With all-too-familiar patient reviews, must-see statistics, and a transformative case study, this eBook illustrates how easily cloud communications can bring patients, providers, and payers together. Download your copy at go.ringcentral.com/mgma-healthcare.html.Support for this podcast also comes from ilumedilumed helps Medicare providers practice better medicine so they can get paid in up to three ways. Whether you’re just starting your value-based-care journey or ready to take it to the next level, ilumed can help you do more for your patients while earning more. ilumed offers simple solutions for a complicated industry. Let’s heal healthcare together. Visit ilumed.com to learn more.
In the latest episode of the MGMA Insights Podcast, host Daniel Williams welcomes Dr. Jennifer Taylor, Lead Medical Director at Humana, to discuss crucial topics affecting medical practice leaders today. Dr. Taylor shares the importance of effective communication among medical professionals, strategies for achieving a balanced work-life dynamic, and mentorship's value in the healthcare industry. These insights also offer valuable guidance on addressing burnout and enhancing team dynamics while utilizing available resources for better practice management.Actionable InsightsDr. Taylor's expertise and practical advice provide invaluable guidance for medical practice leaders aiming to foster better communication, achieve work-life balance, and support their teams effectively. Here are some actionable steps based on her insights:Enhance Communication:Implement regular team meetings and feedback sessions to foster open dialogue and quickly resolve issues.Use clear, concise language, and listen actively and empathetically to prevent misunderstandings and enhance team dynamics.Foster a culture of transparency and collaboration to navigate challenges more effectively.Achieve Work-Life Balance:Set clear boundaries between work and personal life to maintain balance.Recognize the signs of burnout early and take proactive steps, such as taking breaks and delegating tasks.Ensure a robust support system at work and home, and participate in hobbies, exercise, and meditation to maintain mental and physical health.Promote Mentorship:Seek out mentors for guidance and support in navigating complex career paths.Take on mentoring roles to help develop the next generation of healthcare professionals and foster personal growth and professional development.ResourcesHumana's Wellness ProgramsDr. Taylor on Medicare PlanningDr. Taylor on LinkedInMGMA ResourcesMGMA StatAsk an AdvisorMGMA MembershipMGMA ConsultingWE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOULet us know if there's a topic you want us to cover, an expert you would like us to interview, or if you'd like to appear on the member spotlight podcast. Email us at dwilliams@mgma.com. If you have a question for our senior advisor, Cristy Good, email advisor@mgma.com. Today’s podcast is sponsored by RingCentral RingCentral brings staff, patients, and payers together with compliant cloud communications and a modern call center on any device. A free new ebook from RingCentral and MGMA focuses specifically on the payer-provider relationship. With all-too-familiar patient reviews, must-see statistics, and a transformative case study, this eBook illustrates how easily cloud communications can bring patients, providers, and payers together. Download your copy at go.ringcentral.com/mgma-healthcare.html.Support for this podcast also comes from ilumedilumed helps Medicare providers practice better medicine so they can get paid in up to three ways. Whether you’re just starting your value-based-care journey or ready to take it to the next level, ilumed can help you do more for your patients while earning more. ilumed offers simple solutions for a complicated industry. Let’s heal healthcare together. Visit ilumed.com to learn more.
On this episode of the MGMA Insights Podcast, host Daniel Williams sits down with Eric Schwab, COO of Preferred Primary Care Physicians. Eric shares his journey from real estate to becoming a leader in healthcare management. He discusses leading Preferred Primary Care, the largest independent primary care group in Western Pennsylvania with over 90 providers. Eric also details the strategic shift to value-based care and how data and wraparound services improved patient outcomes. Major Takeaways:Building a culture of care and family at Preferred Primary Care through benefits, communication and staff developmentImplementing systems and infrastructure to successfully transition to value-based care contracts  Utilizing data to inform care protocols and identify at-risk patients for proactive interventionDeveloping healthcare managers through mentoring and challenging assumptionsAchieving work-life balance as a healthcare leader through boundaries, planning and limiting reactivityMGMA Resources:MGMA StatAsk an AdvisorMGMA MembershipMGMA ConsultingWE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOULet us know if there's a topic you want us to cover, an expert you would like us to interview, or if you'd like to appear on the member spotlight podcast. Email us at dwilliams@mgma.com. If you have a question for our senior advisor, Cristy Good, email advisor@mgma.com. Today’s podcast is sponsored by RingCentral RingCentral brings staff, patients, and payers together with compliant cloud communications and a modern call center on any device. A free new ebook from RingCentral and MGMA focuses specifically on the payer-provider relationship. With all-too-familiar patient reviews, must-see statistics, and a transformative case study, this eBook illustrates how easily cloud communications can bring patients, providers, and payers together. Download your copy at go.ringcentral.com/mgma-healthcare.html.Support for this podcast also comes from ilumedilumed helps Medicare providers practice better medicine so they can get paid in up to three ways. Whether you’re just starting your value-based-care journey or ready to take it to the next level, ilumed can help you do more for your patients while earning more. ilumed offers simple solutions for a complicated industry. Let’s heal healthcare together. Visit ilumed.com to learn more.
Welcome to this week's episode of the MGMA Week in Review podcast, hosted by Daniel Williams and Colleen Luckett. In this episode, Colleen and Daniel discuss the growing role of AI technology, like ambient transcription, in healthcare. They also cover strategies for implementing lessons from leadership programs and navigating trade issues. Colleen shares a story about pufferfish and highlights how practices can approach negotiations.Takeaways:- Ambient AI shows promise but still needs human review for quality (MGMA Stat)- Gradual change and team involvement help apply lessons from events (HBR) - Identifying unique strengths allows practices to take control in negotiations (Physicians Practice)- Trade policies and litigation trends impact costs and provider roles (Fierce Healthcare)- Consider becoming an expert witness if interested in that professional path (MedPage Today)MGMA Resources:MGMA StatAsk an AdvisorMGMA MembershipMGMA ConsultingWE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOULet us know if there's a topic you want us to cover, an expert you would like us to interview, or if you'd like to appear on the member spotlight podcast. Email us at dwilliams@mgma.com or cluckett@mgma.com. If you have a question for our senior advisor, Cristy Good, email advisor@mgma.com. Today’s podcast is sponsored by RingCentral RingCentral brings staff, patients, and payers together with compliant cloud communications and a modern call center on any device. A free new ebook from RingCentral and MGMA focuses specifically on the payer-provider relationship. With all-too-familiar patient reviews, must-see statistics, and a transformative case study, this eBook illustrates how easily cloud communications can bring patients, providers, and payers together. Download your copy at go.ringcentral.com/mgma-healthcare.html.Support for this podcast also comes from ilumedilumed helps Medicare providers practice better medicine so they can get paid in up to three ways. Whether you’re just starting your value-based-care journey or ready to take it to the next level, ilumed can help you do more for your patients while earning more. ilumed offers simple solutions for a complicated industry. Let’s heal healthcare together. Visit ilumed.com to learn more.
In this episode of the MGMA Insights podcast, host Daniel Williams sits down with renowned small talk expert and author Deborah Fine to discuss her transformation from introverted engineer to communication skills coach. Debra shares her experiences developing her small talk skills and offers practical advice for effectively navigating social interactions in personal and professional settings. They also discuss updates to her book The Fine Art of Small Talk.Key Takeaways: -Small talk is important for developing relationships both personally and professionally. It acts as an "appetizer" to get to know someone.-People should assume the burden of making others comfortable in conversations by asking questions, showing interest, and finding common ground.-Ask open-ended questions and be a good listener to avoid mundane small talk and truly learn about the other person.-Gracefully exit boring conversations when needed by using strategies like mentioning the need to greet someone else.-Be mindful of word choices to avoid putting one's foot in their mouth or bringing up sensitive topics inappropriately.-Find ways to stay regularly connected with family and friends, even if just through brief daily check-ins like playing Wordle together.-An updated edition of The Fine Art of Small Talk features two new chapters that cover political conversations and managing conversations around loss.Sources and Resources:Debra Fine's book "The Fine Art of Small Talk"MGMA Resources:MGMA StatAsk an AdvisorMGMA MembershipMGMA ConsultingWE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOULet us know if there's a topic you want us to cover, an expert you would like us to interview, or if you'd like to appear on the member spotlight podcast. Email us at dwilliams@mgma.com. If you have a question for our senior advisor, Cristy Good, email advisor@mgma.com. Today’s podcast is sponsored by RingCentral RingCentral brings staff, patients, and payers together with compliant cloud communications and a modern call center on any device. A free new ebook from RingCentral and MGMA focuses specifically on the payer-provider relationship. With all-too-familiar patient reviews, must-see statistics, and a transformative case study, this eBook illustrates how easily cloud communications can bring patients, providers, and payers together. Download your copy at go.ringcentral.com/mgma-healthcare.html.Support for this podcast also comes from ilumedilumed helps Medicare providers practice better medicine so they can get paid in up to three ways. Whether you’re just starting your value-based-care journey or ready to take it to the next level, ilumed can help you do more for your patients while earning more. ilumed offers simple solutions for a complicated industry. Let’s heal healthcare together. Visit ilumed.com to learn more.
In this episode of the MGMA Member Spotlight podcast, host Daniel Williams interviews Marie Eslick, Director of Human Resources at Apex Dermatology and Skin Surgery Center, about her strategies for managing HR in a rapidly growing dermatology practice.  Eslick shares the journey of Apex's expansion from one location to 14 locations across multiple cities. She underscores her commitment to fostering a robust organizational culture through recognition programs, clear communication of values, and employee engagement initiatives. Eslick's strategies for competitive benefits and compensation packages, streamlined recruiting and onboarding processes, and ensuring cultural fit for new hires have been instrumental in this growth.Main Takeaways:Prioritizing organizational culture and a people-first approach to support rapid growthImplementing recognition programs, clear values communication, and sponsorship of charity events  Negotiating competitive benefits packages and adding voluntary coverage optionsUtilizing applicant tracking systems and checklists to improve hiring and onboardingFocusing on cultural fit through phone screens and on-site interviewsNew MGMA BookEslick is also featured in the new MGMA book "Advanced Strategy for Medical Practice Leaders: Human Resources Management Edition." Unlock the secrets to success in medical practice HR management with "Advanced Strategy for Medical Practice Leaders: Human Resources Management Edition. "Empower your team, optimize your organizational culture and chart a course toward excellence in HR management. Be sure to get your copy when this book comes out May 2024 and embark on a transformative journey toward building a stronger, more resilient medical practice. Foster a thriving workplace culture and unlock the full potential of your medical practice with this essential guide. Sources Mentioned: Marie Eslick, Director of Human Resources at Apex Dermatology and Skin Surgery CenterApex Dermatology website ADP applicant tracking and HR systems Miles for Melanoma charity eventMGMA Resources:MGMA StatAsk an AdvisorMGMA MembershipMGMA ConsultingWE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOULet us know if there's a topic you want us to cover or an expert you would like us to interview or if you'd like to appear on the member spotlight podcast. Email us at dwilliams@mgma.com. If you have a question for our Sr Advisor Cristy Good, email advisor@mgma.com. Today’s podcast is sponsored by RingCentral RingCentral brings staff, patients, and payers together with compliant cloud communications and a modern call center on any device. A free new ebook from RingCentral and MGMA focuses specifically on the payer-provider relationship. With all-too-familiar patient reviews, must-see statistics, and a transformative case study, this eBook illustrates how easily cloud communications can bring patients, providers, and payers together. Download your copy at go.ringcentral.com/mgma-healthcare.html.Support for this podcast also comes from ilumedilumed helps Medicare providers practice better medicine so they can get paid in up to three ways. Whether you’re just starting your value-based-care journey or ready to take it to the next level, ilumed can help you do more for your patients while earning more. ilumed offers simple solutions for a complicated industry. Let’s heal healthcare together. Visit ilumed.com to learn more.
On this MGMA Week in Review episode, hosts Colleen Luckett and Daniel Williams discuss the latest results from the MGMA STAT poll on medical groups' value-based care strategies. They also explore strategies for supporting mental health in the workplace and highlight a new approach one health system took to medical debt collection that improved access to care.Links:- MGMA STAT Poll: Latest results on medical groups' value-based contracting plans and the challenges of transitioning payment models. - Mental Health Awareness Month: Highlights from a Harvard Business Review article on strategies for organizations and individuals to support mental well-being at work. Tips for setting boundaries and taking breaks.- Case Study: Why one New York health system stopped suing patients. Rochester Regional Health's shift to a more compassionate approach, focusing on helping patients access insurance, financial aid, and payment plans instead of aggressive collections, has had a profound positive impact. This new approach has not only improved access to care but also instilled hope and optimism in the healthcare community.Other Sources Mentioned:- Women in Healthcare Podcast with Doral Jacobsen- Doral Jacobsen's negotiation ninja webinar- MGMA payer contracting seminar on June 19MGMA Resources:MGMA StatAsk an AdvisorMGMA MembershipMGMA ConsultingWE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOULet us know if there's a topic you want us to cover or an expert you would like us to interview or if you'd like to appear on the member spotlight podcast. Email us at dwilliams@mgma.com or cluckett@mgma.com. If you have a question for our Sr Advisor Cristy Good, email advisor@mgma.com. Today’s podcast is sponsored by RingCentral RingCentral brings staff, patients, and payers together with compliant cloud communications and a modern call center on any device. A free new ebook from RingCentral and MGMA focuses specifically on the payer-provider relationship. With all-too-familiar patient reviews, must-see statistics, and a transformative case study, this eBook illustrates how easily cloud communications can bring patients, providers, and payers together. Download your copy at go.ringcentral.com/mgma-healthcare.html.Support for this podcast also comes from ilumedilumed helps Medicare providers practice better medicine so they can get paid in up to three ways. Whether you’re just starting your value-based-care journey or ready to take it to the next level, ilumed can help you do more for your patients while earning more. ilumed offers simple solutions for a complicated industry. Let’s heal healthcare together. Visit ilumed.com to learn more.
In this episode of the MGMA Insights podcast, host Daniel Williams interviews Scott Becker, founder and CEO of Becker's Healthcare. Becker, who will be a mainstage speaker at the upcoming MGMA Operations Conference in Chicago, shares his journey from law school to healthcare media, discussing how he built his influential platforms and multidisciplinary approach to healthcare law and finance.Becker discusses his unexpected path to law school and healthcare, detailing how he founded Becker's Healthcare by recognizing opportunities in digital media. He also discusses his passion for building successful teams and businesses, sharing insights on cultivating interests over time. The conversation also touches on his favorite Chicago sports memories, law school at Harvard with Barrack Obama, and strategies for managing multiple ventures effectively.Main Takeaways:- Identify niche opportunities and double down on what works- Cultivate passions and interests over time- Build strong teams to allow you to focus on work you enjoyResources:- Becker's Healthcare- Scott Becker on LinkedIn- MGMA Operations ConferenceMGMA Resources:MGMA StatAsk an AdvisorMGMA MembershipMGMA ConsultingWE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOULet us know if there's a topic you want us to cover, an expert you would like us to interview, or if you'd like to appear on the member spotlight podcast. Email us at dwilliams@mgma.com. If you have a question for our senior advisor, Cristy Good, email advisor@mgma.com. Today’s podcast is sponsored by RingCentral RingCentral brings staff, patients, and payers together with compliant cloud communications and a modern call center on any device. A free new ebook from RingCentral and MGMA focuses specifically on the payer-provider relationship. With all-too-familiar patient reviews, must-see statistics, and a transformative case study, this eBook illustrates how easily cloud communications can bring patients, providers, and payers together. Download your copy at go.ringcentral.com/mgma-healthcare.html.Support for this podcast also comes from ilumedilumed helps Medicare providers practice better medicine so they can get paid in up to three ways. Whether you’re just starting your value-based-care journey or ready to take it to the next level, ilumed can help you do more for your patients while earning more. ilumed offers simple solutions for a complicated industry. Let’s heal healthcare together. Visit ilumed.com to learn more.
In this episode, host Daniel Williams meets with Amy Lafko to explore her transformative journey from physical therapist to healthcare consultant. Listeners will learn about Amy's career progression, from her initial experiences in a trauma hospital to her pivotal roles in rehabilitation and urgent care settings and, ultimately, her shift into consulting. She shares key lessons on team building, the importance of mentorship, and her development of the people-first methodology that underpins her current consulting practice.Key Takeaways:Transition from clinical physical therapy to leadership and consulting roles in healthcareUtilization of mentorship and continuing education to navigate career changes and leadership challengesDevelopment of the people-first methodology to enhance employee satisfaction and patient careStrategic adaptation to hybrid and remote work environments in healthcare settingsEmphasis on continuous learning and development, highlighted by participation in programs like the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiativeAdvocacy for operational changes that prioritize team engagement and support within healthcare practicesSources and Resources:Amy Lafko’s Professional Profile on MGMAPeople First: A Proven Method for an Exceptional Healthcare Practice (Book by Amy Lafko)Amy’s insights on emotional intelligenceAmy on better communicationMGMA Resources:MGMA StatAsk an AdvisorMGMA ConferencesMGMA ConsultingWE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOULet us know if there's a topic you want us to cover or an expert you would like us to interview or if you'd like to appear on the member spotlight podcast. Email us at dwilliams@mgma.com. If you have a question for our Sr Advisor Cristy Good, email advisor@mgma.com. Today’s podcast is sponsored by RingCentral RingCentral brings staff, patients, and payers together with compliant cloud communications and a modern call center on any device. A free new ebook from RingCentral and MGMA focuses specifically on the payer-provider relationship. With all-too-familiar patient reviews, must-see statistics, and a transformative case study, this eBook illustrates how easily cloud communications can bring patients, providers, and payers together. Download your copy at go.ringcentral.com/mgma-healthcare.html.Support for this podcast also comes from ilumedilumed helps Medicare providers practice better medicine so they can get paid in up to three ways. Whether you’re just starting your value-based-care journey or ready to take it to the next level, ilumed can help you do more for your patients while earning more. ilumed offers simple solutions for a complicated industry. Let’s heal healthcare together. Visit ilumed.com to learn more.
Join hosts Daniel Williams and Colleen Luckett in this comprehensive MGMA Week in Review episode as they explore pressing healthcare issues today. From the latest cybersecurity measures to groundbreaking research in Alzheimer's disease and innovative strides in nursing education, this episode covers a spectrum of topics critical to healthcare professionals. Gain valuable insights and tips to safeguard your practice, understand genetic influences on Alzheimer's, and learn about new methodologies shaping the future of nursing.Sources and Resources Discussed:Medical Economics: Article by Sanjay Bhakta on cybersecurity defenses in the age of generative AI.Becker's Hospital Review: Article discussing new research on the genetic links to Alzheimer's disease.Fierce Healthcare: Article on the need for evolving nurse education by Amber Cools.Colorado Legislative Website: Information on new bills passed for investing in healthcare workforce education.MGMA Stat Poll: Results and analysis on how healthcare providers handle patient payment options.MGMA Resources:MGMA StatAsk an AdvisorMGMA MembershipMGMA ConsultingWE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOULet us know if there's a topic you want us to cover or an expert you would like us to interview or if you'd like to appear on the member spotlight podcast. Email us at dwilliams@mgma.com. If you have a question for our Sr Advisor Cristy Good, email advisor@mgma.com. Today’s podcast is sponsored by RingCentral RingCentral brings staff, patients, and payers together with compliant cloud communications and a modern call center on any device. A free new ebook from RingCentral and MGMA focuses specifically on the payer-provider relationship. With all-too-familiar patient reviews, must-see statistics, and a transformative case study, this eBook illustrates how easily cloud communications can bring patients, providers, and payers together. Download your copy at go.ringcentral.com/mgma-healthcare.html.Support for this podcast also comes from ilumedilumed helps Medicare providers practice better medicine so they can get paid in up to three ways. Whether you’re just starting your value-based-care journey or ready to take it to the next level, ilumed can help you do more for your patients while earning more. ilumed offers simple solutions for a complicated industry. Let’s heal healthcare together. Visit ilumed.com to learn more.
In this episode, host Daniel Williams sits down with Julie Bouziotis to discuss her career journey from English literature student to healthcare administrator. Listeners will gain insights into Julie's path, from her unexpected start in orthopedics to taking on leadership roles in dermatology. She shares lessons learned along the way about developing skills, empowering teams, and lifelong learning.Key Takeaways:- Unexpected entry into healthcare administration from a humanities background- Pursuit of additional credentials like MBA and fellowships for professional development - Views leadership as stewardship of the organization and its mission- Focuses on optimizing teams and customer service through training and feedback- Finds value in MGMA involvement, including communities, publishing and events- Participates in the MGMA book club, discussing works that reinforce leadership best practicesSources and Resources:- Stony Brook Dermatology Associates- Julie on LinkedIn- Julie's published articles on MGMA.com- Books discussed in the MGMA book club, including "Leaders Eat Last" Today’s podcast is sponsored by RingCentral RingCentral brings staff, patients, and payers together with compliant cloud communications and a modern call center on any device. A free new ebook from RingCentral and MGMA focuses specifically on the payer-provider relationship. With all-too-familiar patient reviews, must-see statistics, and a transformative case study, this eBook illustrates how easily cloud communications can bring patients, providers, and payers together. Download your copy at go.ringcentral.com/mgma-healthcare.html.Support for this podcast also comes from ilumedilumed helps Medicare providers practice better medicine so they can get paid in up to three ways. Whether you’re just starting your value-based-care journey or ready to take it to the next level, ilumed can help you do more for your patients while earning more. ilumed offers simple solutions for a complicated industry. Let’s heal healthcare together. Visit ilumed.com to learn more.
This Episode:This MGMA Women in Healthcare podcast episode, hosted by Adrienne Lloyd, welcomes Stephanie Mercado to the show. Mercado is the CEO and executive director of the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ). She joined the NAHQ in 2013 and has helped the organization achieve over 300% revenue growth and almost double its membership since then. In 2023, Modern Healthcare named Mercado one of the "100 Most Influential People in Healthcare".Highlights:In the conversation, Mercado emphasizes that quality and safety encompass more than just regulatory compliance - they should be viewed as a business strategy that utilizes standard and reliable problem-solving techniques. When faced with dynamic issues, tools like failure mode effects analysis (FMEA) and the situation-background-assessment-recommendation (SBAR) framework can help structure thinking and planning. Mercado also stresses the importance of resilience among healthcare leaders. Despite the uncertainty, focusing on continuous improvement through patience and small wins can move the quality agenda forward. Professionals can better manage stress and drive positive change by clarifying roles, unpacking concerns, and embracing an iterative mindset.Main Takeaways:Quality improvement methods give healthcare workers a "toolkit" to effectively address opportunities and challengesTools like FMEA and SBAR provide neutral frameworks to identify issues, plan solutions, and bring teams together  Viewing quality as a long-term business strategy leads to more reliable outcomes than short-term compliance Adopting resilience through patience, adaptability, and celebration of incremental progress enhances successRoles clarification and unpacking sources of anxiety can help manage stress inherent to healthcare leadershipEpisode Sources:  Adrienne Palmer LloydConnect with Adrienne on LinkedInAdrienne’s Services & More Stephanie MercadoConnect with Stephanie on LinkedIn MGMA Resources:MGMA StatAsk an AdvisorMGMA MembershipMGMA ConsultingWE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOUTo see other episodes of the Women in Healthcare Podcast, watch the video versions on YouTube, or apply to be on an upcoming episode, please visit: https://bit.ly/womeninhealthcarepodcast Today’s podcast is sponsored by RingCentral RingCentral brings staff, patients, and payers together with compliant cloud communications and a modern call center on any device. A free new ebook from RingCentral and MGMA focuses specifically on the payer-provider relationship. With all-too-familiar patient reviews, must-see statistics, and a transformative case study, this eBook illustrates how easily cloud communications can bring patients, providers, and payers together. Download your copy at go.ringcentral.com/mgma-healthcare.html.Support for this podcast also comes from ilumedilumed helps Medicare providers practice better medicine so they can get paid in up to three ways. Whether you’re just starting your value-based-care journey or ready to take it to the next level, ilumed can help you do more for your patients while earning more. ilumed offers simple solutions for a complicated industry. Let’s heal healthcare together. Visit ilumed.com to learn more.
In this episode of the MGMA Week in Review Podcast, hosts Daniel Williams and Colleen Luckett discuss Kaiser Permanente nurses striking over AI concerns, an interview with Dr. Robert Pearl on co-authoring a book with AI, challenges from stricter Medicaid rules, incorporating humor in the workplace, and gaps in medical practices' downtime protocols after a cyberattack. Sources:Kaiser Permanente Nurses and AIAI can help with tasks like writing but requires human oversight and fact-checking, says Dr. Robert Pearl Changes to Medicaid rules will impact appointment scheduling, finances, reporting, and long-term planning.Incorporating humor can help humanize leaders and create a more inclusive environment.Regularly updating downtime protocols is critical for cybersecurity preparedness.MGMA Resources:MGMA StatAsk an AdvisorMGMA MembershipMGMA ConsultingWE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOULet us know if there's a topic you want us to cover or an expert you would like us to interview or if you'd like to appear on the member spotlight podcast. Email us at dwilliams@mgma.com. If you have a question for our Sr Advisor Cristy Good, email advisor@mgma.com. Today’s podcast is sponsored by RingCentral RingCentral brings staff, patients, and payers together with compliant cloud communications and a modern call center on any device. A free new ebook from RingCentral and MGMA focuses specifically on the payer-provider relationship. With all-too-familiar patient reviews, must-see statistics, and a transformative case study, this eBook illustrates how easily cloud communications can bring patients, providers, and payers together. Download your copy at go.ringcentral.com/mgma-healthcare.html.Support for this podcast also comes from ilumedilumed helps Medicare providers practice better medicine so they can get paid in up to three ways. Whether you’re just starting your value-based-care journey or ready to take it to the next level, ilumed can help you do more for your patients while earning more. ilumed offers simple solutions for a complicated industry. Let’s heal healthcare together. Visit ilumed.com to learn more.
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