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MGMA sorting through applications for new CEO

MGMA sorting through applications for new CEO

By Andis Robeznieks  |  October 30, 2014

Jerard Jensen, the Medical Group Management Association's attorney, has had to play a more visible role at the MGMA's 88th annual conference in Las Vegas as the organization's interim CEO.

Medicare's quality programs prove to be a hurdle, doc practices say

Medicare's quality programs prove to be a hurdle, doc practices say

By Andis Robeznieks  |  October 28, 2014

An overwhelming majority of medical practices say they are already participating in internal quality-improvement processes, according to a Medical Group Management Association survey, but an even higher number said they do not believe participating in Medicare physician quality-improvement programs...

Heavyweights lead charge for more time on EHR meaningful use

By Joseph Conn  |  September 16, 2014

A host of heavyweight healthcare organizations is calling for HHS to back off of the requirement to meet meaningful-use criteria for all of 2015 for the federally funded electronic health-record incentive payment program, insisting that the future of the program is at stake.

MGMA names Jerard Jensen interim CEO

MGMA names Jerard Jensen interim CEO

By Andis Robeznieks  |  August 22, 2014

Jerard Jensen, a healthcare attorney in the Madison, Wis., office of Milwaukee-based Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, will take over as interim CEO of the Medical Group Management Association when the organization's current leader, Dr. Susan Turney, starts her new position as CEO of the newly formed...

AMA, MGMA ask for a more flexible meaningful-use rule

AMA, MGMA ask for a more flexible meaningful-use rule

By Joseph Conn  |  July 22, 2014

The American Medical Association and the Medical Group Management Association have called on the CMS and HHS rule writers to add even more flexibility to the federal electronic health-record incentive payment program for Stage 2 and beyond.

Specialists see little change in compensation, survey finds

Specialists see little change in compensation, survey finds

By Andis Robeznieks  |  July 19, 2014

Of the 12 specialties that showed increases in this year's Modern Healthcare survey of surveys, only five enjoyed pay hikes that exceeded the 1.5% general inflation rate reported by the Consumer Price Index for 2013.

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