NVMGMA Newsletter - Spring 2019
  In this Issue:

  • Meet the 2018 - 2019 Board of Directors

  • Upcoming Events

  • July Live Stream Member Meeting

  • 2019 Annual Conference

  • NvHIMA Convention

  • MGMA Stat

  • We Love our Members!

  • ACMPE Certification

  • Congratulations to our Newly Certified ACMPE NVMGMA Members

  • Thank You NVMGMA Affiliate Sponsors

  • Affiliate Member Spotlight

  • Call for Social Media Content
Social Media
View past meeting presentations  and  photos directly on our  website .
Meet the 2019 - 2020
Board of Directors

Executive Director
Advanced Orthopedic & Sports Medicine

Nevada ENT & Hearing Associates


Practice Administrator
Advanced Heart & Vascular Specialists

Account Manager
Great Basin Orthopedics

Immediate Past President:

Physician Select Management
Please note you will be asked to sign in to your membership account to access past speaker presentations and event photos .

Northern NV At-Large Member:

Executive Director
Sierra Neurosurgery Group

Northern Nevada Member Meeting
Topic: Free Standing ER's
When: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | 8 a.m.
Location: LP Insurance Conference Room, Ground Floor
300 East 2nd Street, Reno, NV 89501

Northern Nevada Member Meeting
Topic: Managing and Reducing Denials
When: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 8 a.m.
Location: St. Mary's Foundation Building
520 West 6th Street, Reno, NV 89503

Southern Nevada Member Meeting
Topic: Managing and Reducing Denials
When: Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 7:30 a.m.
Location: CSN – West Charleston Campus Building K, Room 226
6375 West Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146

As a reminder, non-members are invited to attend one meeting before joining NVMGMA. Please invite your staff and colleagues to a meeting and encourage them to join!
July Member Meeting

Report on the 2019 Nevada Legislative Session
What to Expect Next Session

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | 7:30 a.m.

The speaker will be presenting in Reno with a live stream to Las Vegas!

The speakers will give an overview of what happened during the 2019 Nevada Legislature, plus trends and what issues to expect with healthcare legislation for the next session. Members are encouraged to attend to better understand issues and provide feedback to assist Catherine and Karen in communication with legislators, staff and other stakeholders

Catherine M. O'Mara, JD
Executive Director, Nevada State Medical Association
Karen Massey, MHA,
Executive Director, Northern Nevada Emergency Physicians and Chair, Nevada MGMA Legislative Affairs Committee

Reno- Live Presentation
St. Mary’s Foundation Building
520 West 6th Street, Reno, NV 89503

Las Vegas- Streamed from Reno
CSN – West Charleston Campus
Building K, Room 405
6375 West Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89146

2019 Annual Conference
Thank you Kim Gulling for 2 years of service as President of NVMGMA and congratulations to our new President, Mario Moya!
Congratulation Linda Benson from Sierra Pathology Associates, Inc. for winning the Grand Prize Drawing to Mexico, sponsored by PLUSFOUR,INC !
Learning and Having Fun at the 2019 Nevada MGMA Annual Conference.

Do you have conference photos to share? Please send your conference photos to admin@mgmanv.org to have them shared on the NVMGMA website.
2019 Annual Conference Presentations

This year's Annual Conference had a fabulous group of speakers. We thank them for their time and knowledge.

The Body of Knowledge and Its Importance in Managing a Successful Practice
Kyle Matthews, CMPE, Phoenix Heart PLLC
Recruitment and Succession Planning for Medical Practices
Kenneth Hertz, FACMPE- Principal Consultant, MGMA
Telehealth Technology and Compliance for Providers and Patients
Corie Nieto- Director of Telehealth Services, Nevada Health Centers
How to Operationalize your Strategic Plan
Panelists: Kyle Mathews, CMPE Chris Greenman, MBA/MHA,CMPE
Mario Moya, ACT/L, MBA
Moderator: Leonard Hamer, MBA, CMPE
Risk and Compliance Management and Financial Management- MGMA Washington Update
Joseph Lazar- Associate Director, Government Affairs, MGMA
Understanding Physician Employment Agreements
Ayesha Mehdi, JD MHSA- Principal Attorney, Frontier Health Law
Finding the Right Level of Ancillary Services for your Practice
Valora Gurganious, MBA CHBC- Partner & Senior Management Consultant, Doctors Management, LLC
Turn Your Challenges into Opportunities
Donna Hartley- Hartley International

Thank You 2019 Annual Conference
Sponsors and Exhibitors!
2019 Annual NvHIMA Convention
Las Vegas, NV
NVMGMA exhibited at the
2019 Annual NvHIMA convention. Thank you to our membership committee members, Bonnie Barnett and Tyson Johnson for staffing the booth! 
We would like to give a shout out to NVMGMA President, Mario Moya for opening the convention with  Qualities of a Leader in the Workplace .
What is MGMA Stat?

Real-time answers to today's healthcare questions
Ever have a question that doesn’t seem to have an answer? Things like… Should I mandate flu shots for my staff? So what is this blockchain technology everyone’s talking about? Do other practices have cyber insurance?

MGMA Stat answers just like these each week via text message.

You can participate
Start by texting "Stat" to 33550, you’ll be able to keep your finger on the pulse of what others are doing in the medical practice industry.

With over 4,000 participants, MGMA Stat is the go-to resource real-time healthcare informatics for highly regarded media outlets, including:  Forbes, Politico and Becker’s Hospital Review.

How it works
Each Tuesday, we ask participants a question via text message. We then aggregate all responses and reply with the results within 48 hours including a link to an associated content article.   Click here to access past articles ! 
We Love our Members!   

Many thanks to the individuals and organizations who support membership for our chapter. As a member of NVMGMA you have access to great benefits and networking. To view your member benefits, click here .

Don't forget NVMGMA hosts educational member meetings monthly in Reno and every other month in Las Vegas. Check our website for topics and speakers.
American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) Certification

Established in 1956, the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) is the standard-setting and certification body of the Medical Group Management Association. ACMPE offers board certification and Fellowship in medical practice management. ACMPE’s mission is to continually improve the performance of medical group practice professionals and the organizations they represent. Their vision is to be the recognized leader in defining and supporting the profession of medical group management.

Some benefits of board certification:

  • Demonstrates your broad knowledge of medical practice management
  • Enhances your professional status by earning a nationally recognized professional designation
  • Provides a distinct advantage over other candidates when seeking employment and promotions
  • Assists you in demanding more salary, on average, than non certified professionals
  • Expands your network of medical practice executives who have chosen to excel in the profession

For Nominees:

If you have a bachelor’s degree, 120 college credits or are currently in the process of completing your degree, you will remain as a nominee and will need to begin working toward the following starting:

  • Earn your CMPE credential within three years.
  • Log 50 hours of CE credit under the new 2019 CE requirements.

MGMA Website Updates

  • National MGMA has launched their new website and is working daily to optimize the user experience.
  • The ACMPE claiming of continuing education has been launched under “Manage My Account”. New features will continue to be added including export and transcript details.
  • Information on Board Certification and Fellowship can be found under “Career Pathways”.

Don’t forget to receive your education credits at the monthly NVMGMA meetings. They qualify!

For an activity to meet the criteria for ACMPE continuing education credit hours, it must:

  • Be relevant to the Body of Knowledge for Medical Practice Management
  • Be delivered in a structured learning environment
  • Have an element of interactivity

Study Groups

  • Fellowship Preparation Series is available on-demand presented by Lee Ann H. Webster, FACMPE and Nina Chavez, FACMPE
  • Session 1 – ACMPE Fellowship: Requirements and the Submission Process
  • Session 2 – Developing a Fellowship Manuscript or Business Plan
  • ACMPE Board Certification Study Group Series
  • Registration is open for on-demand! Visit the National MGMA website for more information. For CE credit, you must also register for the post assessments for each session. 

  • Board Certification Program Overview
  • Financial Management
  • Operations Management
  • Risk and Compliance Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Organizational Governance and Patient-Centered Care

Sept 7-21, 2019         Exam Registration         July 22-Aug.7, 2019
Dec. 7-21, 2019         Exam Registration         Oct. 21-Nov. 4, 2019

Please contact NVMGMA's ACMPE representative Jackie Shoupe if you have any questions or if she can help you obtain certification!

Jackie Shoupe, FACMPE
ACMPE College Forum Representative
Phone: (775) 329 - 8423
Congratulations to the Recently Certified
NVMGMA Members

Brian Hager became certified on December 31, 2018
Sheila Poco became certified on January 14, 2019
Kimberly Grana became certified on February 28, 2019
 Thank You NVMGMA Affiliate Sponsors
 Affiliate Member Spotlight
EnviroMerica, part of the EnviroPortal™ is a Facility Resource Management (FRM) software that helps healthcare providers manage their compliance tasks across their entire organization. This is an interactive web application/platform that allows the management to view the entire organization’s compliance progress from an easy to read dashboard. These compliance tasks include required annual staff trainings and certification, generating and maintaining site-specific regulatory manuals (safety manuals, and Safety Data Sheets manuals, Records manuals, etc.), completing all required regulatory documents (e.g. forms, checklists, logs and other HR documents), and managing all HIPAA required tasks (e.g. annual risk assessments reports, policies and procedures, and training). The portal also provides a secure and HIPAA compliant internal filing system to keep important records and messaging for safe and efficient communication.

Call for Content

The NVMGMA newsletter is meant to connect YOU, a valued NVMGMA member with information, opportunities, resources and your peers in medical management. We want to recognize the professional accomplishments of our members but we need your help! 
Have you or someone you know in NVMGMA landed a great new job, received an award, or met a professional goal? Are you on a committee and have big news you would like to share with the membership? 
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, please send your news to Ashley Adams  for inclusion in the next newsletter or social media.

If you have any questions regarding this newsletter please contact
NVMGMA headquarters at (775) 464-0075.
Nevada Medical Group Management Association