Upcoming events

    • 03/12/2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Webinar

    Most practices need new patients from both their home city and neighboring cities (or zip codes), but Google doesn’t see it that way. Google believes that patients want what’s closest to them when they search. That might be great for a dry cleaner or a gas station, but not for many practices. This is known as Google's proximity, or vicinity, bias. Unless you deal with it you’ll lose out on visibility to potential new patients who are actually close to your practice.

    Presentation Objectives

    · Understand Google’s “proximity” bias

    · Understand how to counteract Google’s bias to your benefit

    Carl White, founder of MarketVisory Group, focuses on helping private practices stay private. Carl’s passion for private practice independent business goes all the way back to working in his family’s pharmacy when he was a kid. Today MarketVisory Group helps private practices get more leads, phone calls, reviews, and overall visibility. Carl is a Duct Tape Marketing Certified Consultant. He lives in Northbrook, IL.


    TMGMA webinars are approved for 1.0 CE credit hour of LIVE learning from MGMA state for those attending the live session. TMGMA Webinars are approved for 1.0 CE credit hour from MGMA state for on-demand listening.

    TMGMA offers monthly webinars focused on the domains of the ACMPE Body of Knowledge as a member benefit. If you are not a TMGMA member, please contact Rebekah Francis for registration information.

    • 04/02/2024
    • 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • 05/21/2024
    • 12:30 PM (CDT)
    • Webinar
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    Thinking about ACMPE Certification? Now is the time to take the next step!

    We want you to know about a virtual study group that begins on Tuesday, April 2nd at 12pm ET/11am CT. This free, 8-week study group is designed to help you prepare for the certification process. 

    We will identify content necessary to meet board certification standards, including financial management, regulatory compliance, organizational governance and departmental operations management and transformative healthcare delivery. Topics are reviewed from the perspective of a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals and ambulatory care settings.

    Register today or if you have any questions, please contact our ACMPE Forum Rep,  Karen Bowman, FACMPE.

    • 04/10/2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • 04/12/2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
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    Wednesday, April 10th
    8:00am - 5:00pm
    Attendee & Exhibitor Registration
    8:30am - 11:30am


    ACMPE Workshop – Karen Bowman, FACMPE, CPC, CPMA & Deborah Hudson, FACMPE

    This intensive, three-hour board certification workshop is a comprehensive preparation for those seeking to complete their Board Certification through ACMPE, with review of medical practice management concepts and industry best practices based on the Body of Knowledge for Medical Practice Management (BOK). The BOK review will cover the skills and understanding of concepts needed to achieve the certified medical practice executive (CMPE) designation as well as review the process to complete the certification. Participants will be given the opportunity to take a full multiple-choice and scenario-based mock exam to serve as an initial benchmark for an individual, self-scored, knowledge-level assessment.

    How We Do What We Do – Open Discussion Around the New Healthcare Landscape – Charles Lathram, III, FACMPE  
    Healthcare administration in 2024 continues to evolve with significant emphasis on enhancing patient care, improving outcomes, and reducing costs and successfully transitioning from volume-based care to value-based care.  During our time together we will focus on 5 factors to discuss and provide insight and effective tactics that healthcare managers can implement as they navigate this new landscape: 1) Value-Based Care Framework; 2) Data Analysis for Healthcare Decision-Making; 3) Patient Engagement and Satisfaction in the New Era of Consumerism; 4) Compliance, Risk Management and Ethics; and 5) Leadership in Healthcare Transformation.

    Reclaiming Your Time Through Delegation – Matt Griswold and Don Harkey
    This is going to be a fantastic topic and workshop! It is so relatable and it's relatable because people typically don't do this and if they do, they don't do it well. This workshop will focus on the pitfalls and hesitations people have with this concept but also the fruit of actually being able to do it successfully. The side topics that feed into this will be succession planning, executive quicksand, what does it actually mean to be a leader of people and more!

    11:30am - 12:30pm
    Networking Lunch
    12:30 - 1:45pm

    Opening General Session

    Finding the Masterpiece in the Mess – Sam Glenn
    Life can be messy, filled with changes, challenges, and uncertainty. However, with the right perspective, we can discover the meaning, message, and masterpiece in the mess. Sam is a self-taught abstract artist who uses his own original art concepts to communicate that life can be messy, but with the right perspective, we can discover an uplifting message and masterpiece within our messes.

    2:30 - 3:30pm

    General Session

    Who are you becoming? Jonathan Fanning
    A year from now, you’ll be a better leader... or not. More courageous... or not. More caring... or not. More focused... or not. More patient... or not. More humble... or not. Based on Jonathan’s best-selling book, Who are you BECOMING?, participants will discover 4 pillars that the greatest leaders have in common and a simple formula for raising your leadership lid.

    3:30 - 5:00pm

    Breakout Sessions by Specialties

    Join practice administrators and managers from your specialty to problem solve, share ideas, exchange information and network. Specialties will include multi-specialty, orthopedics, primary care, OB/GYN, pediatrics, and practices with 1-5 physicians.

    5:00 - 6:30pm
    Networking Reception
    Thursday, April 11th
    7:30 - 8:30am
    Breakfast with Business Partners
    8:15 - 9:00am

    State Legislative Update A. Yarnell Beatty, JD
    In this session we will review legislative issues that will have an impact on the healthcare industry in our state.

    9:00 - 10:15am

    General Session

    Top Ten Employment Law Pitfalls Emily Mack, JD
    Calling out some of the most important and most common legal issues, employment attorney Emily Mack builds a priority list for health care employers. Emily will identify and help you avoid legal pitfalls unique to the health care industry.

    10:15 - 10:45am
    Networking Break with Business Partners
    10:45 - 11:45am

    Breakout Sessions

    ListServ Live Deanna Brown, FACMPE, CPC & Eric Gibson, FACMPE

    We’re bringing Listserv Topic Box to you LIVE!  Bring any and all of your pain points to this interactive session and we’ll poll attendees for advice and direction.  Want to know about employee benefits? How many vacation/sick days do other employers give?  Want to know where is the best place to get medical supplies?  What AI tools are being used to increase productivity?  Want to know tips to negotiate contracts?  Ask your peers in this LIVE session!

    Physician Health Michael Baron, MD  
    In our post-Covid world, physician health has become a buzzword in the House of Medicine, while at the same time being elusive to those in the trenches. This session will cover areas of physician health that can lead to illness and even impairment. Most importantly, it will cover treatments, tools, and resources available to Tennessee physicians and other health professionals to maintain or return to health.

    Transition Tips for New Managers – John Kaszuba

    Moving into a position of leadership authority is one of the most difficult career transitions to make. Your responsibilities dramatically change, co-worker relationships change, as does the organization’s expectations of you. This session offers key insight on how to begin leading with grace and competence.

    11:45am - 12:45pm
    Lunch with Business Partners
    12:45 - 1:00pm
    TMGMA Award Presentation
    1:00 - 2:00pm

    Breakout Sessions

    The Connection Between HCC Scoring and Financial/Quality Performance Nick Rodrigues

    This session focuses attendees on capturing HCCs and how they can incorporate claims data to identify gaps in HCC and risk adjustment scores. Practices can learn how to proactively manage HCCs as a financial tool, as well as a quality measure. This session will help practices explore the relationship between HCC risk scoring and maximizing payer reimbursement for quality incentives.

    Risks of Electronic Communication Rana McSpadden, FACMPE

    In today's fast-paced healthcare landscape, electronic communication has become an indispensable tool for connecting with patients, colleagues, and other healthcare providers. However, with this convenience comes a significant responsibility: safeguarding the privacy and security of Protected Health Information (PHI). This presentation delves into the risks associated with HIPAA compliance in electronic communication, equipping you with the knowledge and best practices to navigate this complex arena with confidence.

    2:15 - 3:15pm

    Rethinking the Role of IT in Healthcare Aaron Sherrill & Brian Strong

    Healthcare organizations of all sizes are facing a relentless stream of challenges - decreasing margins, mounting technical debt, staffing burnout and shortages, the stress of digital transformation, operational inefficiencies, and growing competitive pressures - just to name a few. Simply surviving is no longer enough. To adapt, complete, and thrive in the midst of these challenges it is imperative that healthcare organizations look to leverage an enterprise approach to IT. This session will explore strategic approaches to IT and uncover why siloed, tactical approaches to IT are holding healthcare organizations back.  We will investigate how to move IT from a cost center to a strategic catalyst, how to align IT to the organization's goals, and how to leverage technology to drive competitive advantage and provide a patient first experience.

    Your Human Resources Q&A Emily Mack, JD
    Submit your best HR question and attend this session for an interactive Q&A.

    3:15 - 3:45pm
    Dessert Break with Business Partners
    3:45 - 5:00pm

    General Session

    Heroes and Villains – The Stories We Tell Ourselves That Create Conflict Don Harkey
    We all love a good story. Whether it is at the movies, on Netflix, or a book you can't put down, humans are conditioned to enjoy the art of storytelling. But did you know that each person has their own version of each story? Communication experts have determined that how we interpret a story paints our perception of reality. Additionally, our perceived experiences alter our interpretations of future experiences and interactions with others. This oftentimes leads us to be the hero in our own story and makes others the villains.  

    6:00 - 9:00pm
    Dinner and Party
    Friday, April 12th
    7:30 - 8:30am
    Breakfast with Business Partners
    8:30 - 9:30am

    General Session

    Things You Don’t Know You Don’t Know: Customized Business Intelligence for Medical Practices – Nate Moore
    How much have your practice management system reports changed in the past ten or twenty years?  How much has your practice changed in just the past year?  Seeing charges, payments, and adjustments is interesting, but understanding what is driving charges, payments, and adjustments in your practice is essential.  What metrics are savvy practices reviewing today?  How does the way your practice schedules appointments drive financial results?  Are there better ways to measure productivity, track denials, or chase appeals?  What critical information are you entering into your electronic medical records but struggling to retrieve efficiently?  If practice management reports are weak, typically clinical data is even harder to gather and analyze.  Watch examples of how practices are achieving better outcomes by mining and organizing clinical data.  You will see examples of care management, quality metrics, and medical decision making.

    9:45 - 10:15am
    Networking Break with Business Partners
    10:15 - 11:30am
    General Session

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    Conference Location: Franklin Marrioot, 700 Cool Springs Blvd, Franklin, TN 37067. Access our room block by clicking here. Room block expires on March 18th or when full.

    Registration Fees:
    Active Member - $299
    Affiliate Member - $699 (educational content only, no soliciting)
    Non-member - $499 (practice executive, administrator or manager)

    • 04/10/2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • 04/12/2024
    • 11:00 AM
    • Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
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    We hope you will make plans to support Tennessee MGMA at our 2024 conferences. Our Spring event is April 10-12 and our Fall event is September 19-20. These annual continuing education meetings are intended to provide practice executives, administrators and managers with important education necessary to lead today's medical group practices. Click here for our Affiliate Brochure.

    Spring Location: Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, 700 Cool Springs Blvd, Franklin, TN 37067. Access our room block by clicking here. Conference dates are April 10-12.

    Fall Location: Westin Chattanooga, 801 Pine Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402. Access our room block by clicking here. Conference dates are September 14-15.

    *TMGMA membership required to register.

    • 09/19/2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • 09/20/2024
    • 10:30 AM
    • Westin Chattanooga, 801 Pine Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
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    Click here for our Affiliate Brochure

    REGISTRATION FEE: TMGMA Affiliate Member Exhibitor - $1,500

    Westin Chattanooga
    801 Pine Street
    Chattanooga, TN 37402

    Click this link or call 423-531-4653 to make your reservations. Conference dates are September 19-20.


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