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 Export to Your Calendar 12/7/2017 to 12/8/2017
When: December 7-8, 2017
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Wilderness Resort - Glacier Canyon Lodge
45 Hillman Road
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin  53965
United States
Contact: WMGMA Office
920-560-5621


Online registration is available until: 12/7/2017
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For this annual event—now in its 18th year—the Wisconsin Medical Society and the Wisconsin Medical Group Management Association have partnered to bring education and networking opportunities to a variety of health care professionals. Discuss innovative strategies that you can integrate into your medical group while motivating yourself, staff, and patients. The Symposium provides timely educational sessions for practice managers, administrators, coders, billers, health information staff and other health care professionals and leaders.

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Keynote Presentations

Navigating Change in Your Practice With Finesse
Lisa Horn, RN, Senior Manager Operations Consulting,Schenck SC
Rick Balzan, Manager - HR Consulting, Schenck SC

This program meets AAPC guidelines for 1.5 CEUs in Core B, CPPM. Please note: Core B can comprise no more than 33% (1/3) of the total Core continuing education units.


Leadership Traits to Live By
Shane Melenbacker MBA, Administrator, Klasinski Clinic

This program meets AAPC guidelines for 1.0 CEUs in Core B, CPPM. Please note: Core B can comprise no more than 33% (1/3) of the total Core continuing education units.



Taming the E-mail Beast: Key Strategies for Your Managing E-mail Overload
Randy Dean, MBA, The E-mail Sanity Expert, Randall Dean Consulting & Training, LLC

This program meets AAPC guidelines for 1.5 CEUs in Core B, CPPM. Please note: Core B can comprise no more than 33% (1/3) of the total Core continuing education units.

 



Breakout Presentations

  • 2018 CPT Updates Parts 1 and 2
    Jan Rasmussen, PCS, ACS-OB, ACS-GI, Physician Coding and Reimbursement Consultant, Professional Coding Solutions
  • The Patient Will See You Now (Anytime, Anywhere)
    Alex Sommers,MD, CEO and Founder, Astia Health
  • An Introduction to Hierarchical Condition Codes (HCC) and Risk Adjustment Factors (RAF)
    Sue Gullickson, MPA, NHA, Quality Project Manager, Agnesian HealthCare
  • Leading Systematic Change Through Organizational Governance
    Melissa Breen, Chief of Staff, Marshfield Clinic Health System
  • NGS Presents Medicare 2018 and More
    Christine Obergfell, CPC, CPC-I, AAPC ICD-10CM Instructor, J6 Provider Outreach and Education Consultant, National Government Services, Inc.
  • Modifiers (25/59)
    Jan Rasmussen, PCS, ACS-OB, ACS-GI, Physician Coding and Reimbursement Consultant, Professional Coding Solutions
  • Motivate Yourself - Pursue ACMPE Certification and Fellowship Through MGMA
    Thomas Ludwig, RN, MBA, FACMPE, Owner/President, Forward Healthcare Solutions, LLC
  • Care of the Caregiver: It Starts With You
    Todd Noggle, MBA, MS, CMPE, LPC, NCC, Director of Clinic Operations, Aurora Health Care Medical Group
  • ICD-10 Updates Parts 1 and 2
    Sheila Goethel, RHIT, CDIP, CCS, Coding Services Senior Manager, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
  • Health Reform
    H.J. Waukau, Policy and Population Health Specialist, Wisconsin Medical Society
  • Optimizing Your Outlook: Time Management Tips and Tricks for Busy Outlook Users
    Randy Dean, MBA, The E-mail Sanity Expert, Randall Dean Consulting & Training, LLC
  • MACRA and MIPS
    H.J. Waukau, Policy and Population Health Specialist, Wisconsin Medical Society



GENERAL INFORMATION

Registration Rates

Save $50 when you register by November 1.
Registration fees include all conference sessions, materials, meals and breaks.

Full Conference
By November 1
After November 1
 WMGMA/Society Member 
 $225  $275
 Non-Member  $325  $375
 Daily Rates
   
 WMGMA/Society Member
 $125  $175
 Non-Member  $225  $275
Student Registration $50 Student attendee (individual enrolled as full-time student of an accredited degree program of healthcare administration)

Hotel Accommodations

Rooms are available at the Glacier Canyon Lodge at the special rate of $99.99 plus a $19.95 nightly resort fee. To guarantee this rate, reservations must be made by November 6, 2017. To make a reservation, please call the Glacier Canyon Lodge at 1-800-867-9453 and request the WMGMA Symposium 2017 room block at the Glacier Canyon Lodge, Reservation #626038.

CEU Information

AAPC
This program has the prior approval of AAPC for continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

ACMPE
Symposium 2017 meets meet the requirements for continuing education credit hours from ACMPE. These CE hours are good towards certification requirements. To claim credit hours, simply go to “my transcript” area of the MGMA website. Enter your CE hours based on the conference schedule. We recommend that the program materials or brochure are kept for your records in case of an audit. ACMPE matches hour-for-hour minus breaks and meals.

Special Assistance

Staff will be glad to help you with any special needs (i.e., physical, dietary). Please complete this section on the registration form.

Opinions

The opinions expressed are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the policies and practices of the Wisconsin Medical Group Management Association, Wisconsin Medical Society or individual members.


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