The AMA comes to Colorado - and wants to help you battle physician burnout
AMA/MGMA Collaborate in Practice Conference
Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Although burnout plagues 50 percent of practicing physicians, they are not the only ones affected. Increasing responsibilities and stress often lead to burnout, which can significantly impact organizational productivity, morale, costs and quality of care.
The American Medical Association and the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) invite you to attend the MGMA/AMA Collaborate in Practice Conference, March 20–22
, at the Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colo., where you can learn effective strategies to battle burnout.
Register now and help your organization reduce burnout.
This session will prepare you to:
||Two people register for the price of one!
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Expires Feb. 16
Burnout presentation by: Ronald Menaker, EdD, MBA, assistant professor, healthcare systems engineering, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, and Stephen J. Swenson, MD, medical director, Office of Leadership and Organization Development, Mayo Clinic.
- Formulate and integrate interventions with leaders and/or staff to address existing burnout
- Devise a wellness committee or champion and measure provider and staff wellness
- Establish wellness programs and administer an annual wellness survey to prevent future burnout
The 2016 CMGMA Compensation Surveys for Physicians, Providers, Managers and Staff is open!
Once again, CMGMA is offering access to participate in their survey and receive the results to our medical society offices. You have to participate in order to receive any results. You do not
need to be a CMGMA or MGMA member in order to participate.
The survey will be conducted completely online through the MGMA website. CMGMA will use the resources of MGMA to make participation easier for you, and for your effort you will receive access to Colorado practice information.
As you wrap up your 2015 practice accounting be sure you have provider production and compensation information, and staff compensation and benefit information in a convenient place for easy access for the survey. Key points to remember:
When to Participate: Survey will be open and available just a short time! The 2016 participation is only thru March 4, 2016.
How to Paticipate: You can participate in the survey directly on the MGMA website with this link: http://www.mgma.com/industry-data/participate-in-an-mgma-survey
(what information shall I provide?): You get what you give for free
, and if you need more, you can receive discounts on other selected data based reports.
In order to receive staff compensation benchmarking information you must participate in the “Management Compensation” section of the data collection tool.
ADEMS and CMS received this notice from Jan Krause/CMGMA and suggest any further questions specifically about the survey be directed to her:
Jan Krause FACMPE
AMA urges all physicians subject to the 2015 Medicare MU program to apply for exemption
Prior to adjourning for the holidays in December 2015, Congress passed the Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act (PAMPA), which directed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to make changes to the Medicare EHR Incentive Program hardship exception process that allows physicians to avoid a Meaningful Use (MU) penalty in 2017. The American Medical Association supported these changes.
The AMA is encouraging ALL physicians subject to the 2015 Medicare MU program to apply for the hardship.
The federal CMS has stated that it will broadly accept hardship exemptions because of the delayed publication of the program regulations. Applying for the hardship will not prevent a physician from earning an incentive. It simply protects a physician from receiving a MU penalty. Therefore, physicians who believe that they met the MU requirements for the 2015 reporting period should still apply for the hardship protection. Note that the program operates on a two-year look-back period, meaning that physicians who are granted an exception for the 2015 program will avoid a financial penalty for 2017.
View step-by-step instructions for completing the hardship exception application here.
(Credit to CMS:ASAP - article Feb 1, 2016)