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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 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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MGMA Member Spotlight: Marie Eslick on Prioritizing Culture Through Strategic HR Insights

5/20/2024
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: New MGMA Book Eslick 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 Center Apex Dermatology website ADP applicant tracking and HR systems Miles for Melanoma charity event MGMA Resources: MGMA StatAsk an AdvisorMGMA MembershipMGMA ConsultingWE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU Let 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. Walmart Business: This episode of the MGMA podcast is brought to you by Walmart Business. It’s the Walmart you love, now for your business. Get everything you need for your staff & patients in one place. Enjoy big savings on health & safety products, cleaning supplies, OTC medications & much more. And don’t forget the break room snacks! Create a free account today and start shopping at business.walmart.com. Again, that’s business.walmart.com. 1st Call Triage Introducing 1st Call Triage, your ultimate remote medical staffing solution! With their Office Hours Nurse Triage Line, Front Office Services including appointment scheduling and insurance verification, and Back Office Services managing medication refills and prior authorizations, 1st Call Triage, can streamline your practice's operations. Plus, their Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Chronic Care Management (CCM) ensure comprehensive patient care. So Make the right call: 1st Call Triage is the first and only call you need for efficient, cost-effective, and high-quality medical staffing. Visit their website at 1stCallTriage.com to revolutionize your practice! Again, that's 1stCallTriage.com. MGMA Analytics: "The popular buzzword we've been seeing everywhere is AI. But what we all want to know is how we can implement and use it to our advantage. When it comes to improving margins, accelerating cash flow, and optimizing staff performance, there's a one-stop shop using cloud-based predictive analytics. MGMA Analytics is your AI-enabled tool that upscales technology you're already paying for, so you can silo your disparate systems and make data-backed business decisions. Visit mgma.com/analytics and see how AI can revolutionize your finances and operations."

Duration:00:41:51

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MGMA Week in Review: Transitioning to Value, Prioritizing Mental Health, and a New Approach to Medical Debt

5/19/2024
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 19 MGMA Resources: MGMA StatAsk an AdvisorMGMA MembershipMGMA ConsultingWE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU Let 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. Walmart Business: This episode of the MGMA podcast is brought to you by Walmart Business. It’s the Walmart you love, now for your business. Get everything you need for your staff & patients in one place. Enjoy big savings on health & safety products, cleaning supplies, OTC medications & much more. And don’t forget the break room snacks! Create a free account today and start shopping at business.walmart.com. Again, that’s business.walmart.com. 1st Call Triage Introducing 1st Call Triage, your ultimate remote medical staffing solution! With their Office Hours Nurse Triage Line, Front Office Services including appointment scheduling and insurance verification, and Back Office Services managing medication refills and prior authorizations, 1st Call Triage, can streamline your practice's operations. Plus, their Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Chronic Care Management (CCM) ensure comprehensive patient care. So Make the right call: 1st Call Triage is the first and only call you need for efficient, cost-effective, and high-quality medical staffing. Visit their website at 1stCallTriage.com to revolutionize your practice! Again, that's 1stCallTriage.com. MGMA Analytics: "The popular buzzword we've been seeing everywhere is AI. But what we all want to know is how we can implement and use it to our advantage. When it comes to improving margins, accelerating cash flow, and optimizing staff performance, there's a one-stop shop using cloud-based predictive analytics. MGMA Analytics is your AI-enabled tool that upscales technology you're already paying for, so you can silo your disparate systems and make data-backed business decisions. Visit mgma.com/analytics and see how AI can revolutionize your finances and operations."

Duration:00:16:41

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MGMA Insights: Unlocking Healthcare Media Success with Scott Becker

5/15/2024
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 enjoy Resources: - Becker's Healthcare - Scott Becker on LinkedIn - MGMA Operations Conference MGMA Resources: MGMA StatAsk an AdvisorMGMA MembershipMGMA 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 dwilliams@mgma.com. If you have a question for our senior advisor, Cristy Good, email advisor@mgma.com. Walmart Business: This episode of the MGMA podcast is brought to you by Walmart Business. It’s the Walmart you love, now for your business. Get everything you need for your staff & patients in one place. Enjoy big savings on health & safety products, cleaning supplies, OTC medications & much more. And don’t forget the break room snacks! Create a free account today and start shopping at business.walmart.com. Again, that’s business.walmart.com. 1st Call Triage Introducing 1st Call Triage, your ultimate remote medical staffing solution! With their Office Hours Nurse Triage Line, Front Office Services including appointment scheduling and insurance verification, and Back Office Services managing medication refills and prior authorizations, 1st Call Triage, can streamline your practice's operations. Plus, their Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Chronic Care Management (CCM) ensure comprehensive patient care. So Make the right call: 1st Call Triage is the first and only call you need for efficient, cost-effective, and high-quality medical staffing. Visit their website at 1stCallTriage.com to revolutionize your practice! Again, that's 1stCallTriage.com. MGMA Analytics: "The popular buzzword we've been seeing everywhere is AI. But what we all want to know is how we can implement and use it to our advantage. When it comes to improving margins, accelerating cash flow, and optimizing staff performance, there's a one-stop shop using cloud-based predictive analytics. MGMA Analytics is your AI-enabled tool that upscales technology you're already paying for, so you can silo your disparate systems and make data-backed business decisions. Visit mgma.com/analytics and see how AI can revolutionize your finances and operations."

Duration:00:39:24

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Consultants Corner: Putting People First for Better Healthcare Outcomes

5/13/2024
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: Utilization of mentorshipremote work environmentsthe Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiativeSources 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 YOU Let 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. Walmart Business: This episode of the MGMA podcast is brought to you by Walmart Business. It’s the Walmart you love, now for your business. Get everything you need for your staff & patients in one place. Enjoy big savings on health & safety products, cleaning supplies, OTC medications & much more. And don’t forget the break room snacks! Create a free account today and start shopping at business.walmart.com. Again, that’s business.walmart.com. 1st Call Triage Introducing 1st Call Triage, your ultimate remote medical staffing solution! With their Office Hours Nurse Triage Line, Front Office Services including appointment scheduling and insurance verification, and Back Office Services managing medication refills and prior authorizations, 1st Call Triage, can streamline your practice's operations. Plus, their Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Chronic Care Management (CCM) ensure comprehensive patient care. So Make the right call: 1st Call Triage is the first and only call you need for efficient, cost-effective, and high-quality medical staffing. Visit their website at 1stCallTriage.com to revolutionize your practice! Again, that's 1stCallTriage.com. MGMA Analytics: "The popular buzzword we've been seeing everywhere is AI. But what we all want to know is how we can implement and use it to our advantage. When it comes to improving margins, accelerating cash flow, and optimizing staff performance, there's a one-stop shop using cloud-based predictive analytics. MGMA Analytics is your AI-enabled tool that upscales technology you're already paying for, so you can silo your disparate systems and make data-backed business decisions. Visit mgma.com/analytics and see how AI can revolutionize your finances and operations."

Duration:00:34:27

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MGMA Week in Review: Cybersecurity Strategies, Alzheimer's Insights, and Nursing Education Advances

5/11/2024
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 EconomicsBecker's Hospital ReviewFierce HealthcareColorado Legislative WebsiteMGMA Stat Poll MGMA Resources: MGMA StatAsk an AdvisorMGMA MembershipMGMA Consulting WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU Let 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. Walmart Business: This episode of the MGMA podcast is brought to you by Walmart Business. It’s the Walmart you love, now for your business. Get everything you need for your staff & patients in one place. Enjoy big savings on health & safety products, cleaning supplies, OTC medications & much more. And don’t forget the break room snacks! Create a free account today and start shopping at business.walmart.com. Again, that’s business.walmart.com. 1st Call Triage Introducing 1st Call Triage, your ultimate remote medical staffing solution! With their Office Hours Nurse Triage Line, Front Office Services including appointment scheduling and insurance verification, and Back Office Services managing medication refills and prior authorizations, 1st Call Triage, can streamline your practice's operations. Plus, their Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Chronic Care Management (CCM) ensure comprehensive patient care. So Make the right call: 1st Call Triage is the first and only call you need for efficient, cost-effective, and high-quality medical staffing. Visit their website at 1stCallTriage.com to revolutionize your practice! Again, that's 1stCallTriage.com. MGMA Analytics: "The popular buzzword we've been seeing everywhere is AI. But what we all want to know is how we can implement and use it to our advantage. When it comes to improving margins, accelerating cash flow, and optimizing staff performance, there's a one-stop shop using cloud-based predictive analytics. MGMA Analytics is your AI-enabled tool that upscales technology you're already paying for, so you can silo your disparate systems and make data-backed business decisions. Visit mgma.com/analytics and see how AI can revolutionize your finances and operations."

Duration:00:22:16

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MGMA Member Spotlight: One Administrator's Path to Leadership

5/8/2024
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 practices Sources 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" Walmart Business: This episode of the MGMA podcast is brought to you by Walmart Business. It’s the Walmart you love, now for your business. Get everything you need for your staff & patients in one place. Enjoy big savings on health & safety products, cleaning supplies, OTC medications & much more. And don’t forget the break room snacks! Create a free account today and start shopping at business.walmart.com. Again, that’s business.walmart.com. 1st Call Triage Introducing 1st Call Triage, your ultimate remote medical staffing solution! With their Office Hours Nurse Triage Line, Front Office Services including appointment scheduling and insurance verification, and Back Office Services managing medication refills and prior authorizations, 1st Call Triage, can streamline your practice's operations. Plus, their Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Chronic Care Management (CCM) ensure comprehensive patient care. So Make the right call: 1st Call Triage is the first and only call you need for efficient, cost-effective, and high-quality medical staffing. Visit their website at 1stCallTriage.com to revolutionize your practice! Again, that's 1stCallTriage.com. MGMA Analytics: "The popular buzzword we've been seeing everywhere is AI. But what we all want to know is how we can implement and use it to our advantage. When it comes to improving margins, accelerating cash flow, and optimizing staff performance, there's a one-stop shop using cloud-based predictive analytics. MGMA Analytics is your AI-enabled tool that upscales technology you're already paying for, so you can silo your disparate systems and make data-backed business decisions. Visit mgma.com/analytics and see how AI can revolutionize your finances and operations."

Duration:00:35:34

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Women in Healthcare: Leading with Quality-A Conversation with Stephanie Mercado of NAHQ

5/6/2024
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: Episode Sources: Adrienne Palmer Lloyd Connect with Adrienne on LinkedIn Adrienne’s Services & More Stephanie Mercado Connect with Stephanie on LinkedIn MGMA Resources: MGMA Stat Ask an Advisor MGMA Membership MGMA Consulting WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU To 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 Walmart Business: This episode of the MGMA podcast is brought to you by Walmart Business. It’s the Walmart you love, now for your business. Get everything you need for your staff & patients in one place. Enjoy big savings on health & safety products, cleaning supplies, OTC medications & much more. And don’t forget the break room snacks! Create a free account today and start shopping at business.walmart.com. Again, that’s business.walmart.com. 1st Call Triage Introducing 1st Call Triage, your ultimate remote medical staffing solution! With their Office Hours Nurse Triage Line, Front Office Services including appointment scheduling and insurance verification, and Back Office Services managing medication refills and prior authorizations, 1st Call Triage, can streamline your practice's operations. Plus, their Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Chronic Care Management (CCM) ensure comprehensive patient care. So Make the right call: 1st Call Triage is the first and only call you need for efficient, cost-effective, and high-quality medical staffing. Visit their website at 1stCallTriage.com to revolutionize your practice! Again, that's 1stCallTriage.com. MGMA Analytics: "The popular buzzword we've been seeing everywhere is AI. But what we all want to know is how we can implement and use it to our advantage. When it comes to improving margins, accelerating cash flow, and optimizing staff performance, there's a one-stop shop using cloud-based predictive analytics. MGMA Analytics is your AI-enabled tool that upscales technology you're already paying for, so you can silo your disparate systems and make data-backed business decisions. Visit mgma.com/analytics and see how AI can revolutionize your finances and operations."

Duration:00:37:12

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Week in Review: AI Integration in Healthcare, Medicaid Rule Changes, and Tips on Workplace Humor

5/3/2024
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 planningIncorporating humor can help humanize leaders and create a more inclusive environment.Regularly updating downtime protocols is critical for cybersecurity preparedness.MGMA Resources: MGMA Stat Ask an Advisor MGMA Membership MGMA Consulting WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU Let 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. Walmart Business: This episode of the MGMA podcast is brought to you by Walmart Business. It’s the Walmart you love, now for your business. Get everything you need for your staff & patients in one place. Enjoy big savings on health & safety products, cleaning supplies, OTC medications & much more. And don’t forget the break room snacks! Create a free account today and start shopping at business.walmart.com. Again, that’s business.walmart.com. 1st Call Triage Introducing 1st Call Triage, your ultimate remote medical staffing solution! With their Office Hours Nurse Triage Line, Front Office Services including appointment scheduling and insurance verification, and Back Office Services managing medication refills and prior authorizations, 1st Call Triage, can streamline your practice's operations. Plus, their Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Chronic Care Management (CCM) ensure comprehensive patient care. So Make the right call: 1st Call Triage is the first and only call you need for efficient, cost-effective, and high-quality medical staffing. Visit their website at 1stCallTriage.com to revolutionize your practice! Again, that's 1stCallTriage.com. MGMA Analytics: "The popular buzzword we've been seeing everywhere is AI. But what we all want to know is how we can implement and use it to our advantage. When it comes to improving margins, accelerating cash flow, and optimizing staff performance, there's a one-stop shop using cloud-based predictive analytics. MGMA Analytics is your AI-enabled tool that upscales technology you're already paying for, so you can silo your disparate systems and make data-backed business decisions. Visit mgma.com/analytics and see how AI can revolutionize your finances and operations."

Duration:00:21:06

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ChatGPT and the Future of Healthcare: A Conversation with Dr. Robert Pearl

5/1/2024
In this episode of the MGMA Insights podcast, we have the privilege of speaking with Dr. Robert Pearl, a renowned healthcare leader and the author of the groundbreaking book ChatGPT, MD: How AI-Empowered Patients & Doctors Can Take Back Control of American Medicine. Dr. Pearl shares his unique journey in healthcare leadership and his vision for how AI can transform and improve healthcare outcomes, a perspective that is sure to captivate our audience. He also discusses his collaboration with ChatGPT in writing his book, providing valuable insights into the future of healthcare. Main Takeaways: - AI can potentially improve healthcare quality, access, and affordability by empowering patients to manage chronic conditions better. - Moving to prepaid models like capitation can incentivize value-based care needed to realize AI benefits. - AI technologies like ChatGPT show promise, but some limitations require oversight and continued development. Sources: Robert Pearl on the web ChatGPT, MD Fixing Healthcare Podcast MGMA Resources: MGMA Stat Ask an Advisor MGMA Membership MGMA Consulting WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU Let 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. Walmart Business: This episode of the MGMA podcast is brought to you by Walmart Business. It’s the Walmart you love, now for your business. Get everything you need for your staff & patients in one place. Enjoy big savings on health & safety products, cleaning supplies, OTC medications & much more. And don’t forget the break room snacks! Create a free account today and start shopping at business.walmart.com. Again, that’s business.walmart.com. 1st Call Triage Introducing 1st Call Triage, your ultimate remote medical staffing solution! With their Office Hours Nurse Triage Line, Front Office Services including appointment scheduling and insurance verification, and Back Office Services managing medication refills and prior authorizations, 1st Call Triage, can streamline your practice's operations. Plus, their Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Chronic Care Management (CCM) ensure comprehensive patient care. So Make the right call: 1st Call Triage is the first and only call you need for efficient, cost-effective, and high-quality medical staffing. Visit their website at 1stCallTriage.com to revolutionize your practice! Again, that's 1stCallTriage.com. MGMA Analytics: "The popular buzzword we've been seeing everywhere is AI. But what we all want to know is how we can implement and use it to our advantage. When it comes to improving margins, accelerating cash flow, and optimizing staff performance, there's a one-stop shop using cloud-based predictive analytics. MGMA Analytics is your AI-enabled tool that upscales technology you're already paying for, so you can silo your disparate systems and make data-backed business decisions. Visit mgma.com/analytics and see how AI can revolutionize your finances and operations."

Duration:00:32:37

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MGMA Week In Review - Cybersecurity, Coding Updates, and Networking Opportunities

4/27/2024
Introduction: In this MGMA Week In Review podcast episode, hosts Colleen Luckett and Daniel Williams discuss UnitedHealth's recent data breach and ransom payment, Deborah Fine's insights on small talk skills during her keynote address at the MGMA Financial Conference, new medical codes from CMS, opportunities to lead resource groups at the 2024 MGMA conference, and challenges of social media for healthcare workers. Sources/Resources: - NBC News article on UnitedHealth Group cyberattack - UnitedHealth website for identity theft protection - MGMA article on recent medical coding updates from CMS - Link to learn more about opportunities to lead MGMA resource groups at the 2024 conference - HealthIT article on navigating social media use as a healthcare professional Walmart Business: This episode of the MGMA podcast is brought to you by Walmart Business. It’s the Walmart you love, now for your business. Get everything you need for your staff & patients in one place. Enjoy big savings on health & safety products, cleaning supplies, OTC medications & much more. And don’t forget the break room snacks! Create a free account today and start shopping at business.walmart.com. Again, that’s business.walmart.com. 1st Call Triage Introducing 1st Call Triage, your ultimate remote medical staffing solution! With their Office Hours Nurse Triage Line, Front Office Services including appointment scheduling and insurance verification, and Back Office Services managing medication refills and prior authorizations, 1st Call Triage, can streamline your practice's operations. Plus, their Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Chronic Care Management (CCM) ensure comprehensive patient care. So Make the right call: 1st Call Triage is the first and only call you need for efficient, cost-effective, and high-quality medical staffing. Visit their website at 1stCallTriage.com to revolutionize your practice! Again, that's 1stCallTriage.com. MGMA Analytics: "The popular buzzword we've been seeing everywhere is AI. But what we all want to know is how we can implement and use it to our advantage. When it comes to improving margins, accelerating cash flow, and optimizing staff performance, there's a one-stop shop using cloud-based predictive analytics. MGMA Analytics is your AI-enabled tool that upscales technology you're already paying for, so you can silo your disparate systems and make data-backed business decisions. Visit mgma.com/analytics and see how AI can revolutionize your finances and operations."

Duration:00:16:23

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A Conversation with Dr. T: Insights into Neurosurgery, Patient Care, and Career Sustainability

4/24/2024
Summary: This episode of the MGMA Insights Podcast features Dr. Dawn Tartaglione, DO, FACOS, DFACOS, Medical Director of Neurosurgery at Bayhealth. Known as “Dr. T,” she discussed her journey into neurosurgery while highlighting its challenges, rewards and innovations. In 2003, Dr. T was the first female Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine to become a board-certified neurosurgeon. This launched her 22-year career in neurosurgery practice, where she has specialized in multiple areas including spine, neurotrauma, brain and spine tumors, and critical care. Dr. T is also the first neurosurgeon to be elected President of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. Dr. T sat with MGMA Senior Editor Daniel Williams, MBA, MSEM, to offer insights into the intricacies of neurosurgery, the importance of stress management and trends such as navigation tools. Key Takeaways: - Dr. T discussed her path from an early interest in science into a successful neurosurgery career through medical school and residency. - Delivering bad news to patients and their families presents numerous challenges, requiring being both direct and empathetic while considering cultural and linguistic factors. Using a structured approach, Dr. T starts with definitive statements before softening the blow while being mindful of the patient’s/family’s emotional state. - Work flexibility and self-care is important to maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Some best practices include reducing or cutting time spent on social media, finding hobbies outside work and creating a work environment that supports everyone’s passions. - Deep brain stimulation has become a revolutionary treatment for Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions by improving symptoms and fine motor control. Other innovations, such as navigation tools and AI applications, allow for better visualization that improves how neurosurgeons mitigate risks while operating on the nervous system. Resources Dr. T on the Web Bayhealth on the Web MGMA Resources: MGMA Stat Ask an Advisor MGMA Membership MGMA Consulting WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU Let 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. Walmart Business: This episode of the MGMA podcast is brought to you by Walmart Business. It’s the Walmart you love, now for your business. Get everything you need for your staff & patients in one place. Enjoy big savings on health & safety products, cleaning supplies, OTC medications & much more. And don’t forget the break room snacks! Create a free account today and start shopping at business.walmart.com. Again, that’s business.walmart.com. 1st Call Triage Introducing 1st Call Triage, your ultimate remote medical staffing solution! With their Office Hours Nurse Triage Line, Front Office Services including appointment scheduling and insurance verification, and Back Office Services managing medication refills and prior authorizations, 1st Call Triage, can streamline your practice's operations. Plus, their Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Chronic Care Management (CCM) ensure comprehensive patient care. So Make the right call: 1st Call Triage is the first and only call you need for efficient, cost-effective, and high-quality medical staffing. Visit their website at 1stCallTriage.com to revolutionize your practice! Again, that's 1stCallTriage.com. MGMA Analytics: "The popular buzzword we've been seeing everywhere is AI. But what we all want to know is how we can implement and use it to our advantage. When it comes to improving margins, accelerating cash flow, and optimizing staff performance, there's a one-stop shop using cloud-based predictive analytics. MGMA Analytics is your AI-enabled tool that upscales technology you're already paying for, so you can silo your disparate systems...

Duration:00:33:14

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Week in Review: Telehealth Expansions, Medicaid Coverage, and Quality Metrics in Physician Compensation

4/19/2024
This episode of the MGMA Week in Review podcast discusses initiatives to improve maternal health outcomes through transportation services, growing support for permanent telehealth expansions, confusion around Medicaid coverage, and the impact of cyberattacks on healthcare practices. It also shares results from an MGMA Stat poll on quality performance metrics in physician compensation plans. Takeaways: - Access to care through programs addressing social determinants like transportation can help improve health outcomes. - Value-based payment models that include quality metrics are becoming more prevalent in physician compensation. - Clear communication around Medicaid coverage is vital to prevent unnecessary loss of coverage. - Cyberattacks can significantly impact healthcare practices, leading to data breaches, disruption of services, and financial losses. Support is needed to help them manage challenges and financial strain from such events. - Data security is a growing concern as ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations continue. Sources: Uber Health story Telehealth Expansions for Seniors Confusion on Medicaid Coverage Change Healthcare article MGMA Stat Poll MGMA Resources: MGMA Stat Ask an Advisor MGMA Membership MGMA Consulting WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU Let 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. Walmart Business: This episode of the MGMA podcast is brought to you by Walmart Business. It’s the Walmart you love, now for your business. Get everything you need for your staff & patients in one place. Enjoy big savings on health & safety products, cleaning supplies, OTC medications & much more. And don’t forget the break room snacks! Create a free account today and start shopping at business.walmart.com. Again, that’s business.walmart.com. 1st Call Triage Introducing 1st Call Triage, your ultimate remote medical staffing solution! With their Office Hours Nurse Triage Line, Front Office Services including appointment scheduling and insurance verification, and Back Office Services managing medication refills and prior authorizations, 1st Call Triage, can streamline your practice's operations. Plus, their Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Chronic Care Management (CCM) ensure comprehensive patient care. So Make the right call: 1st Call Triage is the first and only call you need for efficient, cost-effective, and high-quality medical staffing. Visit their website at 1stCallTriage.com to revolutionize your practice! Again, that's 1stCallTriage.com. MGMA Analytics: "The popular buzzword we've been seeing everywhere is AI. But what we all want to know is how we can implement and use it to our advantage. When it comes to improving margins, accelerating cash flow, and optimizing staff performance, there's a one-stop shop using cloud-based predictive analytics. MGMA Analytics is your AI-enabled tool that upscales technology you're already paying for, so you can silo your disparate systems and make data-backed business decisions. Visit mgma.com/analytics and see how AI can revolutionize your finances and operations."

Duration:00:14:24

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Mindful Medicine: Integrating Mindfulness and Yoga into Daily Stress Relief

4/17/2024
Summary: In this episode of MGMA’s Mindful Medicine podcast, Nike yoga instructor Xochilt Hoover shares her journey of practicing and teaching yoga since 2009. Hoover is part of Brown University’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher training, and her yoga classes can be streamed on Netflix. With April being National Stress Awareness month, Hoover shared insights from her personal journey of self-discovery on and off the mat with MGMA senior editor Daniel Williams, MBA, MSEM. Key Takeaways: - Mindfulness can be integrated seamlessly into yoga practice and teaching. - Moving slowly allows students to feel benefits in both body and mind. - Activities done in a spirit of joy and with others can enhance well-being and reduce stress. - Finding stillness through yoga and meditation can balance busy, restless modern lives. Resources: Xochilt on the web Xochilt on Instagram Xochilt on Youtube Xochilt on Netflix MGMA Resources: MGMA Stat Ask an Advisor MGMA Membership MGMA Consulting WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU Let 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. Walmart Business: This episode of the MGMA podcast is brought to you by Walmart Business. It’s the Walmart you love, now for your business. Get everything you need for your staff & patients in one place. Enjoy big savings on health & safety products, cleaning supplies, OTC medications & much more. And don’t forget the break room snacks! Create a free account today and start shopping at business.walmart.com. Again, that’s business.walmart.com. 1st Call Triage Introducing 1st Call Triage, your ultimate remote medical staffing solution! With their Office Hours Nurse Triage Line, Front Office Services including appointment scheduling and insurance verification, and Back Office Services managing medication refills and prior authorizations, 1st Call Triage, can streamline your practice's operations. Plus, their Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Chronic Care Management (CCM) ensure comprehensive patient care. So Make the right call: 1st Call Triage is the first and only call you need for efficient, cost-effective, and high-quality medical staffing. Visit their website at 1stCallTriage.com to revolutionize your practice! Again, that's 1stCallTriage.com. MGMA Analytics: "The popular buzzword we've been seeing everywhere is AI. But what we all want to know is how we can implement and use it to our advantage. When it comes to improving margins, accelerating cash flow, and optimizing staff performance, there's a one-stop shop using cloud-based predictive analytics. MGMA Analytics is your AI-enabled tool that upscales technology you're already paying for, so you can silo your disparate systems and make data-backed business decisions. Visit mgma.com/analytics and see how AI can revolutionize your finances and operations."

Duration:00:37:30

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Ask MGMA: Managing Stress and Burnout in Healthcare with Mindfulness and Self-Care

4/15/2024
Introduction: In this episode of the AskMGMA Podcast, hosts Daniel Williams and Christy Good discuss strategies for managing stress and burnout among healthcare professionals. Williams shares his experience with mindfulness practices at MGMA and launches a new stress management program. Summary: Williams and Good discuss the results of MGMA's recent stat poll which found 75% of medical group leaders reporting increased stress levels in 2024. They explore causes of stress in healthcare and strategies discussed in the podcast, including setting boundaries, prioritizing self-care, managing email overload, and the importance of peer support. Key Takeaways: - Practice mindfulness, meditation, deep breathing, and other stress-relief techniques daily - Set clear boundaries between work and personal life - Prioritize downtime, hobbies, spending time with family and friends - Manage information overload by scheduling dedicated email/phone times - Seek peer or professional support to manage intrusive thoughts Sources/Resources: - MGMA stress management program for members (This is open to MGMA Members) - The Energy Bus book - Investing in time management to make space to address stress, burnout MGMA Resources: - MGMA Stat - Ask an Advisor - MGMA Membership - MGMA Consulting WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU Let 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. Walmart Business: This episode of the MGMA podcast is brought to you by Walmart Business. It’s the Walmart you love, now for your business. Get everything you need for your staff & patients in one place. Enjoy big savings on health & safety products, cleaning supplies, OTC medications & much more. And don’t forget the break room snacks! Create a free account today and start shopping at business.walmart.com. Again, that’s business.walmart.com. 1st Call Triage Introducing 1st Call Triage, your ultimate remote medical staffing solution! With their Office Hours Nurse Triage Line, Front Office Services including appointment scheduling and insurance verification, and Back Office Services managing medication refills and prior authorizations, 1st Call Triage, can streamline your practice's operations. Plus, their Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Chronic Care Management (CCM) ensure comprehensive patient care. So Make the right call: 1st Call Triage is the first and only call you need for efficient, cost-effective, and high-quality medical staffing. Visit their website at 1stCallTriage.com to revolutionize your practice! Again, that's 1stCallTriage.com. MGMA Analytics: "The popular buzzword we've been seeing everywhere is AI. But what we all want to know is how we can implement and use it to our advantage. When it comes to improving margins, accelerating cash flow, and optimizing staff performance, there's a one-stop shop using cloud-based predictive analytics. MGMA Analytics is your AI-enabled tool that upscales technology you're already paying for, so you can silo your disparate systems and make data-backed business decisions. Visit mgma.com/analytics and see how AI can revolutionize your finances and operations."

Duration:00:28:51

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Week in Review: Insights on Primary Care Disparities and Protecting Healthcare IT

4/12/2024
In this episode of the MGMA Week in Review Podcast, Daniel Williams, senior editor at MGMA, and co-host Colleen Luckett discuss the latest developments in healthcare. They cover a range of topics, including primary care access, social engineering schemes targeting hospital IT help desks, and the role of medical assistants in multi-site healthcare settings. Join them as they share insights, poll results, and valuable resources to keep healthcare leaders informed and empowered. Key Takeaways: Sources and Resources: "How US primary care compares to other wealthy nations""Surge in hospital IT help desk social engineering schemes""Medical assistants in multi-site healthcare organizations"MGMA Resources: MGMA Stat Ask an Advisor MGMA Membership MGMA Consulting WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU Let 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. Walmart Business: This episode of the MGMA podcast is brought to you by Walmart Business. It’s the Walmart you love, now for your business. Get everything you need for your staff & patients in one place. Enjoy big savings on health & safety products, cleaning supplies, OTC medications & much more. And don’t forget the break room snacks! Create a free account today and start shopping at business.walmart.com. Again, that’s business.walmart.com. 1st Call Triage Introducing 1st Call Triage, your ultimate remote medical staffing solution! With their Office Hours Nurse Triage Line, Front Office Services including appointment scheduling and insurance verification, and Back Office Services managing medication refills and prior authorizations, 1st Call Triage, can streamline your practice's operations. Plus, their Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Chronic Care Management (CCM) ensure comprehensive patient care. So Make the right call: 1st Call Triage is the first and only call you need for efficient, cost-effective, and high-quality medical staffing. Visit their website at 1stCallTriage.com to revolutionize your practice! Again, that's 1stCallTriage.com. MGMA Analytics: "The popular buzzword we've been seeing everywhere is AI. But what we all want to know is how we can implement and use it to our advantage. When it comes to improving margins, accelerating cash flow, and optimizing staff performance, there's a one-stop shop using cloud-based predictive analytics. MGMA Analytics is your AI-enabled tool that upscales technology you're already paying for, so you can silo your disparate systems and make data-backed business decisions. Visit mgma.com/analytics and see how AI can revolutionize your finances and operations."

Duration:00:13:59

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Mindful Medicine: Fostering Psychological Safety and a Supportive Work Culture

4/10/2024
This MGMA podcast episode features Sarah Ariaudo, MHA, an expert in mindful communication strategies for transforming toxic situations into positive and productive workplaces. Her conversation with Daniel Williams explored the importance of psychological safety in the medical workplace and highlighted the signs and effects of chronic low-level stress. Summary: Sarah and Daniel discussed how to identify and address toxic workplace cultures while promoting self-care. Sarah shared her experience transitioning from healthcare management to wellness coaching and the importance of recognizing stress. Both speakers explored how they personally struggled with stress and its impacts. They also analyzed signs of toxic versus positive cultures and strategies leaders can employ to demonstrate vulnerability, build trust, and empower teams. Simple daily practices for self-care were recommended to enhance clarity, focus, and well-being. Key Takeaways: - Chronic low-level stress can negatively impact health if left unaddressed. - Toxic cultures lack psychological safety and appreciation, making people feel like numbers. - Leaders must model self-care and admit limitations to build vulnerability. - Engagement increases when leaders trust teams to take on responsibilities. - Movement, deep breathing, hydration, and prioritizing interests enhance self-care. - Small, sustainable changes to daily routines can significantly benefit well-being. Connect to the Guest: Sarah on the Web Sarah on LinkedIn Sarah on Instagram Sarah as a Keynote Sarah as an Author Contact Sarah Sources for Managing Stress: 5 tips to manage stress Observing Stress Awareness Month Manage Stress and Build Resilience MGMA Resources: MGMA Stat Ask an Advisor MGMA Membership MGMA Consulting WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU Let 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. Walmart Business: This episode of the MGMA podcast is brought to you by Walmart Business. It’s the Walmart you love, now for your business. Get everything you need for your staff & patients in one place. Enjoy big savings on health & safety products, cleaning supplies, OTC medications & much more. And don’t forget the break room snacks! Create a free account today and start shopping at business.walmart.com. Again, that’s business.walmart.com. 1st Call Triage Introducing 1st Call Triage, your ultimate remote medical staffing solution! With their Office Hours Nurse Triage Line, Front Office Services including appointment scheduling and insurance verification, and Back Office Services managing medication refills and prior authorizations, 1st Call Triage, can streamline your practice's operations. Plus, their Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Chronic Care Management (CCM) ensure comprehensive patient care. So Make the right call: 1st Call Triage is the first and only call you need for efficient, cost-effective, and high-quality medical staffing. Visit their website at 1stCallTriage.com to revolutionize your practice! Again, that's 1stCallTriage.com. MGMA Analytics: "The popular buzzword we've been seeing everywhere is AI. But what we all want to know is how we can implement and use it to our advantage. When it comes to improving margins, accelerating cash flow, and optimizing staff performance, there's a one-stop shop using cloud-based predictive analytics. MGMA Analytics is your AI-enabled tool that upscales technology you're already paying for, so you can silo your disparate systems and make data-backed business decisions. Visit mgma.com/analytics and see how AI can revolutionize your finances and operations."

Duration:00:28:43

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Women in Healthcare: A Holistic Approach to Healthcare with Dr. Lucy McBride

4/8/2024
In a recent episode of the MGMA Women in Healthcare podcast, host Adrienne Lloyd sat down with Dr. Lucy McBride to delve into her transformative journey toward adopting a holistic approach to medicine. Dr. McBride shared insights on the importance of understanding a patient's complete story and life experiences, emphasizing the need to go beyond lab results and vital signs to provide comprehensive care. Dr. McBride discusses transitioning from a traditional medical practice to one that takes a whole-person view of health. She emphasizes understanding how childhood traumas, relationships, and lifestyle factors influence physical and mental well-being. Lloyd and McBride discuss concepts like acceptance, agency, and conceptualizing health as a process rather than an outcome. McBride promotes a team-based approach and gives patients the tools to take control of their health journeys. Sources Lucy McBride Lucy on Instagram Lucy on Facebook Adrienne Lloyd Adrienne on LinkedIn MGMA Resources MGMA Stat Ask an Advisor MGMA Membership: MGMA Consulting WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU Let us know if there's a topic you want us to cover or an expert you would like us to interview. Email us at dwilliams@mgma.com. If you have a question for our Sr Advisor Cristy Good, email advisor@mgma.com. And please subscribe to our show wherever you get your podcasts. Walmart Business: This episode of the MGMA podcast is brought to you by Walmart Business. It’s the Walmart you love, now for your business. Get everything you need for your staff & patients in one place. Enjoy big savings on health & safety products, cleaning supplies, OTC medications & much more. And don’t forget the break room snacks! Create a free account today and start shopping at business.walmart.com. Again, that’s business.walmart.com. 1st Call Triage Introducing 1st Call Triage, your ultimate remote medical staffing solution! With their Office Hours Nurse Triage Line, Front Office Services including appointment scheduling and insurance verification, and Back Office Services managing medication refills and prior authorizations, 1st Call Triage, can streamline your practice's operations. Plus, their Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Chronic Care Management (CCM) ensure comprehensive patient care. So Make the right call: 1st Call Triage is the first and only call you need for efficient, cost-effective, and high-quality medical staffing. Visit their website at 1stCallTriage.com to revolutionize your practice! Again, that's 1stCallTriage.com. MGMA Analytics: "The popular buzzword we've been seeing everywhere is AI. But what we all want to know is how we can implement and use it to our advantage. When it comes to improving margins, accelerating cash flow, and optimizing staff performance, there's a one-stop shop using cloud-based predictive analytics. MGMA Analytics is your AI-enabled tool that upscales technology you're already paying for, so you can silo your disparate systems and make data-backed business decisions. Visit mgma.com/analytics and see how AI can revolutionize your finances and operations."

Duration:00:48:27

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Week in Review: Conversations on Burnout, Collaboration, and Creating an Inclusive Healthcare System

4/5/2024
Introduction: On this episode of the MGMA podcast, hosts Daniel Williams and Colleen Luckett discuss the importance of Autism Awareness Month and ways to better serve neurodivergent patients. They highlight an article by healthcare executive Kacha Sadeghi Chipola sharing her experience facing barriers to care as an autistic woman. Key Takeaways: - Neurodivergence affects one in five adults but is often misunderstood by medical professionals. This can lead to dismissive treatment and a lack of appropriate care and support. - The healthcare environment itself can pose sensory and communication challenges for neurodivergent patients. Factors like bright lights, repetitive forms, and noise can be overwhelming. - Providers need education on recognizing unique needs and understanding that autism presents differently in each person. Creative, patient-centered solutions are needed. - Physician participation in compensation methodology has decreased slightly but collaborative planning remains important for alignment with practice goals. - The latest MGMA Connection issue focuses on using data and technology to drive decision-making. It also explores topics like quality improvement, health equity, leadership, and culture. - Transformational leadership can help organizations anticipate and lead change. Traits like idealized influence, inspiration, innovation, and individual consideration support growth. - Networking opportunities through MGMA allow healthcare leaders to form strong relationships and bonds over shared challenges. - Stress Awareness Month is a reminder for providers and practices to prioritize self-care and support staff well-being. Sources: MGMA Stat on Burnout Women in Healthcare Podcast with Carrie Koh MedCity News on Neurodivergent Patients Music: "Cool Piano" by Tagirijus courtesy of Free Music Archive, CC BY-NC-SA WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU Let us know if there's a topic you want us to cover or an expert you would like us to interview. Email us at dwilliams@mgma.com. If you have a question for our Sr Advisor Cristy Good, email advisor@mgma.com. Walmart Business: This episode of the MGMA podcast is brought to you by Walmart Business. It’s the Walmart you love, now for your business. Get everything you need for your staff & patients in one place. Enjoy big savings on health & safety products, cleaning supplies, OTC medications & much more. And don’t forget the break room snacks! Create a free account today and start shopping at business.walmart.com. Again, that’s business.walmart.com. 1st Call Triage Introducing 1st Call Triage, your ultimate remote medical staffing solution! With their Office Hours Nurse Triage Line, Front Office Services including appointment scheduling and insurance verification, and Back Office Services managing medication refills and prior authorizations, 1st Call Triage, can streamline your practice's operations. Plus, their Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Chronic Care Management (CCM) ensure comprehensive patient care. So Make the right call: 1st Call Triage is the first and only call you need for efficient, cost-effective, and high-quality medical staffing. Visit their website at 1stCallTriage.com to revolutionize your practice! Again, that's 1stCallTriage.com. MGMA Analytics: "The popular buzzword we've been seeing everywhere is AI. But what we all want to know is how we can implement and use it to our advantage. When it comes to improving margins, accelerating cash flow, and optimizing staff performance, there's a one-stop shop using cloud-based predictive analytics. MGMA Analytics is your AI-enabled tool that upscales technology you're already paying for, so you can silo your disparate systems and make data-backed business decisions. Visit mgma.com/analytics and see how AI can revolutionize your finances and operations."

Duration:00:14:12

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Bonus Episode: Humanizing Healthcare through Culture, Empathy and Technology

4/4/2024
In this episode of the MGMA Member Spotlight podcast host Daniel Williams is joined by Jason Raidbard and Ken Chin to discuss humanizing healthcare through culture, empathy and technology. Jason and Ken share lessons from their careers in healthcare leadership and strategies for improving engagement. Summary: Jason and Ken discuss their journeys in healthcare administration and how they met through their involvement with MGMA. They rose through the ranks to leadership positions overseeing large departments. Jason shares how he started in local government but found his calling in healthcare. Ken details his path from medical assistant to administrator. They emphasize the importance of treating employees with respect through genuine communication and flexibility. Key Takeaways: - Treat all employees, including leadership, with respect through genuine two-way communication - Normalize conversations around mental health and make wellness resources accessible to destigmatize issues - Foster diversity among staff to better reflect and serve all patient populations - Offer flexibility in schedules and work modes to support work-life balance - Leverage technology for streamlined workflows, collaboration across locations and data-driven insights - Start with building human connections through emotional intelligence and empathy at all levels - Recognize and acknowledge good work regularly to boost morale and performance Connect to the Guests: Jason on LinkedIn Jason on the Web Ken on LinkedIn Ken on the Web Sources Mentioned: MGMA Press Ganey Perspectives Powell's Bookstore Shake Shack MGMA Resources: MGMA Stat Ask an Advisor MGMA Membership: MGMA Consulting Music: "Be Cool" by Mr. Smith, courtesy of Free Music Archive, CC BY-NC-SA WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU Let 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. Walmart Business: This episode of the MGMA podcast is brought to you by Walmart Business. It’s the Walmart you love, now for your business. Get everything you need for your staff & patients in one place. Enjoy big savings on health & safety products, cleaning supplies, OTC medications & much more. And don’t forget the break room snacks! Create a free account today and start shopping at business.walmart.com. Again, that’s business.walmart.com. 1st Call Triage Introducing 1st Call Triage, your ultimate remote medical staffing solution! With their Office Hours Nurse Triage Line, Front Office Services including appointment scheduling and insurance verification, and Back Office Services managing medication refills and prior authorizations, 1st Call Triage, can streamline your practice's operations. Plus, their Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Chronic Care Management (CCM) ensure comprehensive patient care. So Make the right call: 1st Call Triage is the first and only call you need for efficient, cost-effective, and high-quality medical staffing. Visit their website at 1stCallTriage.com to revolutionize your practice! Again, that's 1stCallTriage.com. MGMA Analytics: "The popular buzzword we've been seeing everywhere is AI. But what we all want to know is how we can implement and use it to our advantage. When it comes to improving margins, accelerating cash flow, and optimizing staff performance, there's a one-stop shop using cloud-based predictive analytics. MGMA Analytics is your AI-enabled tool that upscales technology you're already paying for, so you can silo your disparate systems and make data-backed business decisions. Visit mgma.com/analytics and see how AI can revolutionize your finances and operations."

Duration:00:36:05

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Consultant’s Corner: Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care Practices

4/3/2024
This episode of the Consultant’s Corner podcast features MGMA consultants James Corbett, MDiv, JD, and Kate Bailey, MPH, discussing integrating behavioral health services into primary care practices. Sitting with host Daniel Williams, MBA, MSEM, both explored trends in behavioral health, challenges with integration, strategies for billing and staffing, as well as the future of crisis care. Key Takeaways: - Corbett and Bailey discuss the integration of behavioral health in primary practices, highlighting the benefits of a non-hospital based approach and the potential for technology to enhance care. They emphasize the importance of community involvement and hyperlocal focus in shaping behavioral healthcare, particularly in areas funded by the opioid settlement. -While discussing challenges in integrating behavioral health into medical practices, including setting up the right model and communication/collaboration strategies, Bailey emphasized the importance of credentialing and billing in this integration. -Regarding the impact of federal dollars on behavioral health practices, states and counties are leveraging these funds to bring in practices for outpatient care and crisis care. Corbett explains that practices are in the infancy stages of utilizing these funds, but there is a lack of standardization in behavioral health that is not accepted in other specialties. - Practices can address billing and staffing issues by engaging in strategies such as developing mobile crisis teams and community-based care. As behavioral health issues have been exacerbated since COVID, there is a growing understanding of the need for crisis care. Corbett highlights the need for a workplace development program in behavioral health in both rural and urban areas. - Regarding the future of behavioral healthcare, holistic care will be prioritized across healthcare entry points, including social drivers of health. There is an increasing need for better evidence-based behavioral care that focuses on patient driven and hyperlocal approaches. When leveraging technology to improve care, there are ethical considerations to ensure that privacy and autonomy are prioritized. Quotes: Corbett: “I'm really excited about the crisis care movement because I think it's going to play a role in changing the behavioral health crisis.” Bailey: “I think we’re going to see more of a push toward holistic care at every point of entry in the healthcare system.” Resources: 988 Mental Health Crisis Hotline MGMA Consultants Corner Podcast SAMHSA Guidelines for Crisis Care Systems Connect with the Guests: James Corbett on MGMA Kate Bailey on MGMA Initium Health James on LinkedIn Kate on LinkedIn MGMA Consulting Connect with MGMA: Let us know if there's a topic you want us to cover, an expert you would like us to interview or if you would like to appear on the MGMA Podcast Network. Email us at dwilliams@mgma.com. Also, if you have a question for our Sr Advisor Cristy Good, email advisor@mgma.com. Walmart Business: This episode of the MGMA podcast is brought to you by Walmart Business. It’s the Walmart you love, now for your business. Get everything you need for your staff & patients in one place. Enjoy big savings on health & safety products, cleaning supplies, OTC medications & much more. And don’t forget the break room snacks! Create a free account today and start shopping at business.walmart.com. Again, that’s business.walmart.com. 1st Call Triage Introducing 1st Call Triage, your ultimate remote medical staffing solution! With their Office Hours Nurse Triage Line, Front Office Services including appointment scheduling and insurance verification, and Back Office Services managing medication refills and prior authorizations, 1st Call Triage, can streamline your practice's operations. Plus, their Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Chronic Care Management (CCM) ensure comprehensive patient care. So Make the right call: 1st Call Triage is the first and...

Duration:00:30:45