Previous MGMA Monthly Speaker Presentations:

September 2017
Focus on Medical Management, Payor Services, and Workers' Compensation
Presented by Terri Riley, Sedgwick

August 2017
Telemedicine TN
Presented by Michael D. Cash, SVMIC

July 2017
Memphis Medical District Collaborative: Strengthening Communities Between and Around Anchor Institutions
Presented by Tommy Pacello

June 2017
Current Trends in Revenue Cycle
Presented by Missy Geralds, Dixon Hughes

May 2017
Improved Patient Engagement Through Improved Patient Experience
Presented by Stephen Dickens, SVMIC

April 2017
Presented by Jackie Woeppel, Tennessee Medical Association
1- Understanding TennCare Payment Reform

2- Episodes of Care Sequence

3- Episode Reporting Schedule

March 2017
Presented by David Cranford of Elliot, Davis, Decosimo
Keeping an Eye on Your Expenses

February 2017
Presented by Cindy Burns of Steelcase Health

Exam Rooms that Empower People

Healthcare Time for Change

Waiting Experience Reimagined

January 2017
HHS Gets Aggressive: HIPAA Audits and Penalties on the Rise
Presented by Jennifer Kiesewetter- Kiesewetter Law Firm

October, 2016
Roundtables of Receivables- Notes from the meeting
 Benchmarking 101 Indicators
 Fraud Embezzlement Tips

September 15, 2016
Loretta Duncan- SVMIC
Risks of Electronic Communication

August 18, 2016
Bill Hannah- Principal, DHG Healthcare
Revenue Portfolio Design

July 21, 2016
Josh Roberts- Southern Growth Studios
Insights & Innovation in Healthcare: Mind-blowing Stories from the Field

June 16, 2016
Myra Whitney- 8 Key Pearls for Conscious Leadership

May 19, 2016
Cato Johnson, SVP- Methodist Healthcare: 2016 Legislative Update

April 21, 2016
Andy Cates, Value Acquisition Fund- Memphis Rising- Exciting Changes in our City

March 17, 2016
Doral Jacobsen, Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP, MACRA: Picking Your Path

October 15, 2015
Charlotte Brown, Senior Consultant and Compliance Manager, Pathforward IT and Nick ___________ (Cyberfraud and Security)

September 17, 2015
Senator Mark Norris (Healthcare Innovation in Tennessee - An Update on Legislative Development from Nashville)

August 13, 2015
Understanding Your Practice/Service Costs and How to Control Those Costs Using LEAN Principles - Presented by DHG Healthcare

July 16, 2015
"Medicaid Reform and New Payment Models" - Presented by Jason Little, President and CEO of Baptist Memorial Healthcare Corporation

June 18, 2015
"How Does My Practice Stack Up Against the Best?" Presented by Doral Jacobsen, Senior Manager DHG Healthcare 

May 14, 2015
Angela Youngberg, Partner with Waller law firm and co presenter
 (with Denise Burke)

April 2015
Why the Move to High Deductible Health Plans Will Accelerate Payment Reform
Cristie Upshaw Travis- CEO, Memphis Business Group on Health

March 2015
Meaningful Use Stages I & II
Presented by Sheri Smith, SVMIC

January 2015
Personal & Organization Reflection & Prediction on the Church Health Center
Presented by Antony Sheehan

October 2014
Who is HealthChoice
Presented by Mitch Graves, CEO

August 2014
"We'd Like to Talk to You- How to Deal with Job Change"

Presented by Tom Stearns, SVMIC

June 2014
"Lessons Learned from HIPAA Security Audits"
Presented by Bryan Allison, Horne CPA

May 2014
"Patient Engagement"
Presented by Tim Nicholson, BigFish Creative

"Awkward Encounters"
Presented by Laura Watkins, FACMPE of SVMIC 

April 2014
"ACMPE Board Certification and Fellowship: Taking the Trip from Nominee to Certified Member to Fellow"
Presented by Deborah Hudson, FACMPE: Tennessee ACMPE Forum Rep 

"Leadership in the Medical Practice"
Presented by Joe Chiarella, Practice Director, Endocrine & Diabetes Clinic

March 2014
"Your Practice Check-up: Meaningful Use, ICD-10, Billing, Workflow"
Presented by Allison Gibson, SergeMD

February 2014
"Bulding Your Medical Practice- Own Your Own Identity"
Presented by Ralph Berry, Sullivan Branding

September 2013
"Quality Content for Social Media Engagement"
Presented by Sridhar Sunkara

June 2013
"Preparing for Mandatory Compliance Programs and Increasing Personal Liability"
Presented by Denise Burk, Butler Snow

May 2013
"It's Not About Service.  It's About Success."
Presented by Francee Preston, SVMIC

April 2013
"Communicating with Physicians & Employees"
Presented by Thomas H. Stearns FACMPE, VP Medical Practice Services, SVMIC

March 2013
"Leveraging Technology"
Presented by Charles B. Watson, Sr., New Horizons Computer Learning Center

February 2013
"Dealing with Medical Malpractice Cases- What to Expect"
Presented by Michael E. Keeney, Thomason, Hendrix, Harvey, Johnson, & Mitchell, PLLC

January 2013
"Developing Professional Competence" Presented by Thomas H. Stearns, FACMPE; Vice President Medical Practice Services- SVMIC

November 2012
November 2012"Physician Demand: Driving a Brighter Future for Primary Cae" Presented by William Breen, Sr. Vice President- Pysician Alignment, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

September 2012
"An Overview of the School of Public Health"Presented by Lisa Klesges, Ph.D., Dean & Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health at the University of Memphis

August 2012
"Leveraging Untapped Resources to Acheive the 'Triple Aim' in Private Practice"
Presented by Traci Sampson, CEO of Consilience Group, LLC

July 2012
James Boswell, Vice President- Physician Services; CEO- Baptist Medical Group
"Physician-Hospital Partnerships: Swing of the Pendulum or a New Reality?"

June 2012
Dawn Fitzgerald, CEO- QSource
"Meaningful Use"

May Symposium
George Mayzell, MD, MBA, FACP, FACHE
"Payment Reform- Voume to Value."

Robert Patterson, FACMPE
"The Emerging Trend towards Hospitals Purchasing Physician Practices- Is it Right for You?"

April 2012
David Mirvis, M.D.
Impacts of Health Reform in Shelby County & TN

Additional Information:
1- Impacts of Health Reform in Shelby County
2- Impacts of Health Reform in Tennessee
3- PPACA State Financial Impact Study

March 2012
Angela Youngberg & Cory Brown
Health Law Update for 2012

February 2012
Shelley Garrett, CPC, CMC, CMOM, CMIS

ICD-10: Navigating the Change

November 2011
Stephen Dickens, JD, FACMPE, FACHE- Risk Management Specialist

September 2011
Sandy McCommon, Education Manager,The Salvation Army
Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center

June 2011
Kelley Suskie, MHSA, FACMPE
Pathway to ACMPE Certification

April 2011
Bryant Marshall, Attorney at Law- Marshall & Owens, P.A.
Hiring & Evaluating Consumer Debt Collection Agencies

March 2011
Sonja Mustiful, MSA, ACC- Essence of Coaching
Maximizing Your Leadership Impact

February 2011
Preparing for an Uncertain Future: Thoughts on how Medical Practices will Adapt to Health Reform and the Changing Market

January 2011
Michael Lachina, MD - Chief Medical Officer, Saint Francis Healthcare
The Changing Landscape of Medical Practice

James W Pichert, PhD- They Why and How of Dealing with "Special" Colleagues: Discouraging Disruptive Behavior

Thomas H Stearns, FACMPE- Gems of Management

Sandy Griffin, Speaker, Life Coach, Author- Helping People Change Lives

Kimberly Medlock, CPO- "Just Let Me Get My Work Done." Managing Interruptions in the Workplace

Reducing Mental Clutter, January 2010 

Medical Association Seminar Retaliation, February 2010 

Regional Extension Centers: Support for EMR

Emotional Intelligence, June 2010

Robin W. Hutton, Attorney, Weintraub Stock, PC- Social Media in the Workplace, July 2010

Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris- August 19, 2010

Jennifer McAnally, Director, tnREC- Regional Extension Centers: Support for EMR Adoption and Meaningful Use Achievement

Rhonda W. Sides, CPA/ABV, CVA, CFF- Crosslin & Associates: Accounting & IT Forensics: What it Means for your Practice

Renee S. Frazier, MHSA, FACHE, CEO Healthy Memphis Common Table- Our Community Partnership

Innovation in Tough Times
Hiring the Customer Service Professional

EMR – The Time is NOW… Right?

Election Year Debate July 2008 
Improving Profitability by Utilizing Budgets and RVUs 
The Six C's For Coaching A Winning Team 

Healthcare 2008 "To Do List" by Evans & Petree

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