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MGMA MS Spring Meeting & Insurance Forum

  • 22 Apr 2021
  • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Clyde Muse Center, Pearl




Join us for our inaugural Spring Meeting! We have enhanced our annual Insurance Forum to include additional speakers who will bring us amazing topics and discussion at our first in person meeting since the pandemic began. Now, more than ever we need one another. Peer networking with those who have been in the trenches this past year just like you has never been more important. Spacing will be extremely limited due to social distancing restrictions, so be sure to reserve your space today!

Schedule at a Glance
8:00  Registration Opens

8:30      What the Biden Administration and New Congress are Doing          TO...uhhh...FOR You in Healthcare - Mike Bertaut, MBA, CHC, PAHM

In addition to all the other Covid 19 relief passed in 2020, The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 contains another $40 billion targeted SPECIFICALLY at ACA and Employer-related health insurance issues.  Let’s dive in, shall we, and talk about how all this wonderful borrowing will be spent! 

9:30 Wellness in Healthcare Practices. Trendy or Mutually Beneficial? - Molly S. Clark, PhD, ABPP

There has been increasing emphasis in wellness and wellbeing in the healthcare workforce over the course of the last ten years. While the factors influencing wellbeing have strong research support, there is continued debate about how to build the workforce structure to facilitate access and reinforce wellness behaviors. In the midst of these efforts, a pandemic occurred and taking care of the physician and healthcare workforce became paramount. This session will focus on what research already tells us about wellness and will also cover how a pandemic informed efforts to further support and provide care for the healthcare workforce. In addition, benefits and barriers in practice environments will be discussed.  It is expected that participants will be able to describe what constitutes wellness,  describe factors influencing  wellness within practice environments, and be able to create a plan for how to institute strategies for promoting  wellness into practice environments.

10:30 Networking Break

11:00 Inexpensive Ways to Raise Employee Morale -  Maddox Casey, CPA

Your staff is an important part of the care your patients receive, and it is important to make sure your office is a place where their efforts are appreciated. This presentation will focus on how to make your office a great place to work. 

12:00 Payer Presentations

12:30 Lunch and Networking

1:00 Mississippi Department of Insurance - Commissioner Chaney

1:30 Payer Presentations

2:00 Adjourn/Networking

Lunch will be provided.

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