MTO (Member Time Out) Meetings

Member Time Out (MTO) Meetings (formerly known as Manager Time Out Meetings) provide ALL our members supplement face-to-face education in addition to our annual conference, live webinars and on-demand webinar library.

1.0 CMPE hours available per meeting!

  • MTO meetings are open to all Illinois MGMA members
  • MTO meetings are open to non-member practice managers, physicians and their guests who are looking for education and want to learn more about Illinois MGMA for a fee of $30 per person, per meeting
  • Non-member vendors who provide products or services to providers are not eligible to attend

Although MTO meetings are free for Illinois MGMA members, YOU MUST REGISTER to attend each event.

All MTO meetings include: a light dinner, speaker/presentation earning 1.0 ACMPE credit hour and networking time

  Location      Presence Resurrection

                            Marian Hall Conference Center - Room:  Blessed Celine, Ground Floor

                            7435 W. Talcott Avenue, Chicago, IL  60631


 Time                 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM...     Dinner

                           6:30 PM - 7:30 PM...     Educational Presentation

                           7:30 PM - 8:30 PM...     Networking

Upcoming MTO Dates

  • 4/9     Monthly Meeting          
    • Tuesday, April 9

      Presenter: Carl White, MarketVisory Group, Inc.

      Topic: Cost Effectice Medical Practice Marketing Every Practice Should Do

      Carl White is the founder of MarketVisory Group which focuses on helping healthcare businesses build sustainable growth.  Carl is a Duct Tape Marketing Certified Consultant.  

    • Carl will help attendees understand what type of marketing is essential to their business particularly in the online marketing world we live it today.  Online marketing is not new. What is NEW is how practices sucessfully market online. Carl will help attendees understand the critical components to an online marketing strategy for a successful medical practice. 


  • 5/7    Monthly Meeting     Registration not open         
  •             Tuesday, May 7th
    • Presenter: Craig Evans and Robert Thickens

      Topic: Eligibility, Claim Status and Authorization ANSI Transactions – Current Status and What’s to Come

      In this seminar we will explain the current landscape for eligibility, claim status and authorization transactions as well as elicit from participants their challenges and desired carrier responses to common carrier communication issues.

    • Craig Evans is owner of Precision Healthcare Consulting and has       helped healthcare practices streamline and maximize billing operations, select electronic medical records systems and start new ventures for 30 years. 
    • Robert Thickens is President of Eligibill. His firm has been providing insurance discovery services to acute care hospitals and other health providers since 2010. 

8/6                   Monthly Meeting     Registration not open           

  • 9/3                   Monthly Meeting     Registration not open
  • 10/1                 Monthly Meeting     Registration not open
  • 11/5                 Monthly Meeting     Registration not open


Want to sponsor one of our MTOs?

  • IIllinois MGMA provides hour-long monthly in-person educational opportunities 10 times per year to our members.  With this sponsorship, your organization can sponsor one of these events. You will have your organization’s name and/or logo displayed on any event-related postings, on nametags at the event as well as announced at the event by Illinois MGMA staff. Your organization can also bring two staff to the event to speak for a 3-5 minutes.

    10 available for 2019; months will be assigned on a first come-first serve basis.


Want to speak at one of our MTOs?

  • Do you have valuable healthcare knowledge that could help your peers navigate the evolving future of healthcare? What about leading-edge research or solutions that other healthcare professionals could use?
  • If the answer to either of these questions is yes, we encourage you to submit a proposal to speak at one of our monthly meetings.  Please click the button below for more information and to submit a speaker call application.



Past MTO Information & Presentations

November 6, 2018 MTO


September 6, 2018 MTO

  • Timothy Smith (Principal of TS Healthcare Consulting in Dalls) recently wrote an article in HFM Magazine entitled "Health System-Owned Physician Practices: Are Any Losses Acceptable?" This article was discussed during the meeting. MGMA data was used to show that health-system owned phyiscian practices averaged losses in net income as opposed to privately owned physician practices, which typically showed a profit. The article can be viewed here (must have HFMA membership to view): HFMA ARTICLE
  • J.B. Pritzker's gubernatorial platform includes 'Illinois Cares', Pritzker's attempt to offer Medicaid to all state residents. More details here: ILLINOIS CARES
  • September Presentations