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Concierge customers demanding, doc says

By David Burda
October 26, 2011
Physician group practices considering a move to a concierge model must be prepared for the unique needs of patients willing to pay an upfront fee to receive more personal care.
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Video News: Live@MGMA conference recap (1:28)

October 26, 2011
Modern Healthcare News Editor Gregg Blesch reports from Las Vegas on the fourth and final day of the Medical Group Management Association's 2011 conference.
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Data safety tops gov't enforcement fears

By David Burda
October 26, 2011
Violating the privacy and security laws protecting medical information doesn't seem to be the most pressing issue of practice administrators—at least based on attendance at a session on privacy.
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Poll: What do you think about ACO rule?

October 26, 2011
How well did the CMS do with the revised ACO rule?

Gilberg outlines bright spots in ACO rule

By Andis Robeznieks
October 26, 2011
In attempting to define what an ACO is, Anders Gilberg, the MGMA's senior vice president for government affairs, acknowledged that “it really is in the eye of the beholder.”
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MGMA, ACMPE set to merge

By Andis Robeznieks
October 26, 2011
Members of the “legally separate but aligned” Medical Group Management Association and American College of Medical Practice Executives agreed to merge into a new organization.

Use of evidence-based management urged

By David Burda
October 26, 2011
The top priority of a medical group practice is to be profitable, and to do that takes good management, consultant Frank Cohen says.
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Session offers ideas on lowering costs

By Andis Robeznieks
October 26, 2011
“Patient activation,” employer activism and eliminating variations in medical practice are just three things that can be done to lower costs, according to the panelists at an MGMA program.
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Video News: Live@MGMA: Interview with MGMA's Dr. Susan Turney (3:36)

October 26, 2011
Modern Healthcare reporter Andis Robeznieks interviews the Medical Group Management Association's new president and CEO, Dr. Susan Turney, during the association's 2011 conference in Las Vegas.
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Video News: Live@MGMA: Reporter's Notebook on practices' biggest challenges (2:35)

October 26, 2011
Practice administrators tell Modern Physician Editor David Burda about their biggest challenges. They spoke with Burda on the exhibit floor of the Medical Group Management Association's 2011 conference, held Oct. 23 to Oct. 26 in Las Vegas.
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Video News: Live@MGMA: Interview with Lakeland's Warren White (3:35)

October 25, 2011
Warren White, Lakeland HealthCare's vice president for physician practices, speaks with Modern Healthcare reporter Andis Robeznieks at the Medical Group Management Association's 2011 conference in Las Vegas.
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Exec sees surplus of hospitals

By Paul Barr
October 25, 2011
Eric Dishman, Tuesday's keynoter at the MGMA 2011 Annual Conference, delivered what could be a sobering message for parts of the healthcare industry: There are too many hospitals.
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Session on disruptive docs draws crowd

By David Burda
October 25, 2011
Drawing a direct line from disruptive physician behavior to adverse outcomes, two experts offered up a pair of 10-step approaches to deal with bad docs and, subsequently, improve patient care.
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Relationships are key, administrator says

By Paul Barr
October 25, 2011
Providing strong leadership in healthcare takes time and attention, said Ronald Menaker, a presenter at the MGMA conference.
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Video News: Live@MGMA: Interview with ONC's Dr. Farzad Mostashari (7:08)

October 25, 2011
Modern Healthcare reporter Andis Robeznieks interviews Dr. Farzad Mostashari, national coordinator for health information at HHS during the Medical Group Management Association's 2011 conference in Las Vegas.
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Project highlighted Marshfield's strengths

By Andis Robeznieks
October 25, 2011
Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic improved as a result of its participation in the CMS Physician Group Practice demonstration, but the pieces were already in place for the organization to do well.
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Murphy to be ONC deputy coordinator

By Joseph Conn
October 24, 2011
Judy Murphy will lead one of five top divisions in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS.
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Video News: Live@MGMA: Interview with IHI's Cory Sevin (3:32)

October 24, 2011
Modern Healthcare News Editor Gregg Blesch interviews Cory Sevin, a director for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Sevin, a nurse practitioner, is giving a presentation on leadership and change at the Medical Group Management Association's 2011 conference in Las Vegas.
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Video News: Live@MGMA 2011: Interview with Scott & White's Ron Holder (3:49)

October 24, 2011
Ron Holder, currently administrator of the surgery department of the Scott & White Clinic, Temple, Texas, talks with Reporter Paul Barr about physician compensation at the Medical Group Management Association's 2011 meeting in Las Vegas. Holder, who soon will become administrator of the department...
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Most would limit access under SGR cuts

By Paul Barr
October 24, 2011
Just 16% of physician practices would maintain current levels of access to Medicare-backed care if physician payments fall 29.5% as scheduled on Jan. 1 under the SGR formula, an analysis finds.
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