The Friday Five: Meet Roberta and Carol at MGMA19
We are so excited to be attending MGMA this year in New Orleans!
And don’t forget the locals pronounce it “Neworlinz” or just call it NOLA.
First up: The 411
When: October 13-16, 2019
Where: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans LA
Event Hashtag: #MGMA19AC
Event Website: MGMA Annual Conference 2019
Event theme: Igniting Excellence in Leadership
The Annual Conference is your team’s annual leadership conference. Imagine being able to increase patient access through innovation, reduce turnover in your organization and plan a thorough revenue cycle that reduces inefficiencies. MGMA understands the challenges you face on an hourly basis, and those that pop up annually. You need to stay up-to-date with the needs of your patients, all while having the vision to see the disruptions coming to this ever-changing medical industry. Life after The Annual Conference will be a more effective and efficient one. Participation will result in a year of excellence that impacts members of all levels of your organization with just a four day investment.
Next Up: Our PopUp Studios
With our friends Gregg Masters and Fred Goldstein, you know them from PopHealth Week, we will be popping in and setting up our radio studio for on the spot news and interviews.
Monday at 11 am, booth 831: We will be at the J2 Global exhibit booth on Monday of the conference at 11 a.m. While there, we will be interviewing and talking with Rob Tennant, MA, Director, Health Information Technology, MGMA Government Affairs, and John Nebergall, the SVP and GM for J2 Global. If you’re in the area, pop by our pop-up to see us in action!
Rob will be presenting a session on Tuesday morning on critical health information technology issues impacting medical groups coming from Congress, federal regulatory agencies, and the private sector including new opportunities for groups to lower administrative costs and increase revenue cycle automation, the new app environment and EHR certification, interoperability, and tips to protect against cyberattacks. We will be talking to him about some of these issues as we get a session sneak-peak.
Following Rob, we’ll be interviewing John on how digital cloud fax technology will be impacted by a current CMS proposed rule related to Interoperability and clinical exchange of data. The impact on digital faxing on this proposed rule is enormous so if you use digital fax technology, and you’re around on the exhibit floor, stop by and talk to John about this.. You can learn more here on this 4-part podcast series, Mr. Fax Goes to Washington.
Monday at 2:30 pm, booth 851: We will be at the First Healthcare Compliance exhibit booth.
There, we’ll catch up with Catherine Short, who hosts 1st Talk Compliance on our HealthcareNOW Radio station. Catherine will be, of course, talking all things compliance with various thought leaders and we’ll be chatting with her as well as videotaping and recording her conversations.
And Last Up: Catch us at 3 pm at the General Session: Why Connected Thinkers Will Rule the Future. And after that? Happy hour on the exhibit floor at 4:30 of course! Happy hour is the most important meal of the day, afterall. After that, well, we’re likely to be at Harrah’s doing a bit of gambling so if we don’t see you on the exhibit floor we’ll see you at the craps table.