SESSION DESCRIPTIONS
 
Telemedicine Panel

7/29 from 8:45 am - 10:15 am

Bring all your pressing telemedicine questions and hear from the experts on topics such as program implementation, risk management associated with telemedicine, and billing & coding. Our experts include Veronica Brattstrom, John Giertz, and Joe Rivet, Esq.


Building a Quality Clinical Team
7/29 from 10:45 am - 12:00 pm

What does it take to build a quality clinical team? Hear from nurse manager Julia Byrd and HR consultant Marcia Powers about the process. Topics to be covered include: Hiring, onboarding, implementation and competency, program and performance, and more. This session will give you the building blocks to create a high quality clinical team in your practice.    


MGMA Washington Update
7/29 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In a climate of significant legislative and regulatory changes reshaping the healthcare landscape in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this timely program will present an update on the current state of federal healthcare policy affecting medical groups. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of these changes and their impact on the day-to-day activities of medical group practices, in addition to being directed to clarifying resources. Specific topics include updates to the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund, Paycheck Protection Program, Medicare telehealth flexibilities, 2021 Medicare Quality Payment Program, and a host of other timely issues.


DEI in Health Care: Turning a Heavy Topic into a Manageable Lift
7/29 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Conversations regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace have been long needed, but in today’s environment, the importance of DEI for health care organizations cannot be ignored as companies compete to hire and retain the best workforce in the current “war for talent.” DEI also sets the tone for how the organization’s workforce interacts with and treat patients and customers from diverse backgrounds. This session will discuss what healthcare organizations must do and what you may wish to consider doing. It will also include practical best practices to assess your organization’s culture, appetite, and need for DEI efforts, how to shield against unconscious or implicit bias to improve DEI in your workforce, and ultimately provide more trustworthy and culturally competent care to your patients.


HR Employment & Retention Panel

7/29 from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

In today’s unique workforce, practices must consider how to adapt to find and retain the right employees for their organization. We have brought together a labor & employment attorney, human resources consultant, and healthcare recruiter to talk about current issues and challenges in hiring and retaining staff for your practice.


Keynote: Leveraging Fundamism Through Seasons of Change

7/30 from 8:30 am - 10:00 am

What commitment are you willing to make to help your staff or members create more meaningful relationships to improve mindset, productivity and organizational culture? Ultimately, focusing more on what’s GOOD, as opposed to what isn’t?

Leveraging Fundamism Through Seasons of Change provides participants real-life, tactical methods that will help generate improved quality of life. If (according to the WHO) approximately one in five people in post- conflict settings have a mental health condition, we should prepare ourselves with how to effectively handle these situations in a time riddled with conflict. Arming individuals with the necessary techniques to interrupt negative brain patterns and replace them with thoughts of joy, FUN and fulfillment could be a life-altering moment for many in your organization.


Medicare Update

7/30 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am

During this session, we will be discussing any updates that have occurred in 2021 and what we can expect coming up for Telehealth and other Medicare changes. Some things are set and some are still in discussion, and we will attempt to sort through these changes. We will also have time to address your questions, including any 2021 Office or Other Outpatient E/M change questions you may have.


Remote work and the medical industry – making ‘hybrid’ work with efficient and secure technology solutions for your practice

7/30 from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

As work, life, and business begin to return to ‘normal’, the healthcare industry has new questions and concerns related to hybrid workforces and remote staff. In this short presentation for ILMGMA, Mike Nowak will break down the technology needs and requirements your practice must consider for remote-workers. Mike will cover how technology can support staff communication, collaboration and productivity while also maintaining necessary network security and data compliance for in-house/remote workers.


Rethinking Wellness: Self-Care Strategies for Leaders

7/30 from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Now more than ever, it is important for managers to focus on their own mental health in order for them to effectively lead their employees. In this session, mental health expert Rebecca Lahey, MSW, LCSW from Rush will discuss self-care strategies that leaders can use to take charge of their mental health & wellness. You will leave with actionable ways to improve your self care and become the best leader you can be.