Delaware Medical Group Management Association
The Delaware State Affiliated Chapter of MGMA

Upcoming Events

    • Monday, July 23, 2018
    • Tuesday, August 07, 2018

    ACMPE Certification Exam Registration

    For Test Dates: September 8 - 22, 2018

    Fees

    Registration fees for exams are $165 and are not transferable.

    How to Register for Computerized Exams

      1. Exam Eligibility - Before registering for the exams, you must be an active participant in the ACMPE program (Your application, application fee and documentation of a minimum of two years' experience in an ambulatory or other healthcare management position and a minimum of six months in a supervisory role must be approved.) For additional information, please read more on how to Get Started.
      2. Exam registration fees - You can pay your exam registration fees through the MGMA online store or by calling toll-free 877.275.6462, ext. 1888.
      3. Confirmation of eligibility - You will receive a Notice to Schedule email five business days after the exam registration window closes. You will receive one Notice to Schedule per exam. This will include your personal user name and password allowing you to make your exam appointment at a designated testing facility.
      4. Select exam date, time and location - With your user name and password in hand, you must follow the link provided to locate your specific exam site and schedule a date and time to take the exams. Please note that you must book one appointment per examIf you have registered for both exams, you will need to book two appointments.  Exam site hours vary by location. You will be able to choose any available appointment that works for you during the exam window. Please note that exam appointments are made on a first-come, first-served basis, so scheduling early will help ensure the best choice of appointment time and location. Directions to your selected exam site, procedures and other information will be provided to you in an email from our testing vendor, Castle. Please note, we only use Castle’s US locations.

        About the examinations

        • Multiple choice: Registration Fee $165
          A 175-item, multiple-choice test taken within three hours and 15 minutes. This exam assesses your on-the-job knowledge of the broad scope of group practice management principles and practices as described in the Body of Knowledge for Medical Practice Management
        • Scenario: Registration Fee $165
          Questions presented as multi-select, multiple choice, short answer item, or drag and drop matching that focus on critical skills/knowledge that a candidate would be expected to show in the described situation given within two hours. This exam assesses in-depth knowledge of medical practice management principles and issues, problem-solving and decision-making skill.

        Computerized exams locations

        ACMPE has partnered with Castle centers to offer approximately 500 exam sites. Once you register for an exam through the MGMA store and your eligibility has been confirmed, you will be provided with a user name and password that will allow you to select your exam location, date and time. Please note that you won't be able to schedule your exam appointment at a Castle testing site until you have submitted your registration fees and eligibility requirement.

        Check online for locations
        • Friday, August 10, 2018
        • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
        • Webinar
        Register

        Tracking Overhead and Report Structure to Best Accomplish At-A-Glance Monitoring

        Led by VA MGMA, in collaboration with the CT MGMA, DE MGMA, MA/RI MGMA, MD MGMA, NY MGMA, and PA MGMA.

        About the Webinar

        This webinar will focus on establishing a logical chart of accounts, tracking overhead, and report structure to best accomplish at-a-glance monitoring.

        About the Speakers

        Marilyn Kitchens, CPA
        Senior Accountant
        PB Mares

        Marilyn Kitchens rejoined PBMares in 2015 and is a member of the firm’s tax team.  Marilyn’s original tenure with the firm (formerly PBGH, LLP) began in 1998 after graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting from Strayer University.  Marilyn gained experience in tax preparation and planning, auditing, financial statement compilations, QuickBooks consulting, and business startups but specialized primarily in physician practices and was a member of the Healthcare niche team. 

        In 2001, Ms. Kitchens moved to work in the private healthcare industry, managing a psychiatric practice, where she worked closely with shareholders to design effective accounts receivable management, to restructure professional compensation and benefits, and to manage and mentor the staff during corporate change.  In 2003, Marilyn joined Fredericksburg’s largest single-specialty medical practice as their practice administrator. 

        With her return to PBMares,  Marilyn’s primary focus includes business consulting services and performing tax preparation, review,  and planning.  She is currently involved with the firm’s development of medical practice consulting services to include practice benchmarking, overhead analysis and containment, information systems review and vendor selection, employee benefits and human resource policies, facilities planning, executive recruitment, and operations reviews. 

        ** Note: If you have firewall security on your computer, you may encounter trouble as you access the webinar.

        Continuing Education Units

        Earn up to 1.0 continuing education unit hours for each hour of education from the ACMPE, American College of Medical Practice Executives. Our events are eligible for continuing education units as awarded by other professional associations. We recommend that you contact your professional association for their approval process.

        • Friday, September 07, 2018
        • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
        • Webinar
        Register

        To Post or Not to Post?

        Led by PA MGMA, in collaboration with the CT MGMA, DE MGMA, MA/RI MGMA, MD MGMA, NY MGMA, and VA MGMA.

        About the Webinar

        This session addresses the legal challenges posed by physician practice use of social media , so as to prevent lurking liabilities.  It will look at specific challenges relating to compliance with HIPAA, and medical malpractice risks, such as the risks posed by employees posting protected health information (PHI) on social media accounts, and how responding to online inquiries can lead to malpractice exposure, with discussion of real-life scenarios.  The session also explores practical, technological, and legal techniques for addressing these risks, including social media policies for physician practices, a discussion of secure messaging, and suggestions for employee training.

        Learning Objectives:

        • Explain some of the basic functionality of social media platforms.
        • Analyzing the legal, practical, and technological risks involved in using social media within the physician practice context.
        • Outline practical and legal advice to mitigate such risks.

        About the Speaker

        Daniel Shay
        Attorney

        Alice G. Gosfield & Associates P.C.

        Daniel F. Shay is an attorney with Alice G. Gosfield and Associates, P.C.  His practice is restricted to health law and health care regulation focusing on physician representation, fraud and abuse compliance, Medicare Part B reimbursement, and HIPAA compliance in the physician context.  He also focuses his attention on EHR license agreements, physician advertising, Medicare enrollment, quality reporting and measurement, and physician use of social media.  He has published on all of these topics both in the trade press and in major chapters in the HEALTH LAW HANDBOOK.  Mr. Shay received his Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in 2000 from Vanderbilt University and his juris doctorate degree from Emory University School of Law in 2003.  He is admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar, is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, and is the Vice Chair of Educational Programs for the American Health Lawyers Association's Physician Organizations Practice Group.

        ** Note: If you have firewall security on your computer, you may encounter trouble as you access the webinar.

        Continuing Education Units

        Earn up to 1.0 continuing education unit hours for each hour of education from the ACMPE, American College of Medical Practice Executives. Our events are eligible for continuing education units as awarded by other professional associations. We recommend that you contact your professional association for their approval process.

        • Sunday, September 30, 2018
        • Wednesday, October 03, 2018
        • Boston Convention & Exhibition Center 415 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210

        People & Possibility

        Find new solutions to your biggest challenges from healthcare’s greatest minds.

        MGMA18 | The Annual Conference is a leading event for medical practice and hospital executives. Join MGMA in Boston and be part of the conversations that will transform healthcare.

        This year, the Annual Conference will be held Sept. 30 – Oct. 3 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, just minutes away from historic landmarks, shopping, dining, and so much more!

        Click here for more information.

        • Friday, October 05, 2018
        • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
        • Webinar
        Register

        Am I Ready?

        Led by MA/RI MGMA, in collaboration with the CT MGMA, DE MGMA, MD MGMA, NY MGMA, PA MGMA, and VA MGMA.


        About the Webinar

        This webinar will cover the following:

        • 2019 Final Rule Expectations
        • MIPS versus AAPM
        • Strategy Session Plan
        • Financial Plan
        • Take the hit, Avoid the penalty, or Shoot for the Incentive?
        • Execution and Management Plan

        About the Speakers

        Tim DiBona
        CEO
        Doctors' Management Service


        Timothy DiBona is the CEO of Doctors' Management Service, which provides financial, operational and technological solutions to medical practices in New England. He spearheaded his company's switch to manage early quality programs such as PQRI in 2009. He has advised practices in a broad variety of specialty and service locations ever since. Tim's quality team provides MACRA advice and management to hundreds of clinicians each year.

        ** Note: If you have firewall security on your computer, you may encounter trouble as you access the webinar.


        Continuing Education Units

        Earn up to 1.0 continuing education unit hours for each hour of education from the ACMPE, American College of Medical Practice Executives. Our events are eligible for continuing education units as awarded by other professional associations. We recommend that you contact your professional association for their approval process.
        • Monday, October 22, 2018
        • Tuesday, November 06, 2018

        ACMPE Certification Exam Registration

        For Test Dates: December 1 - 15, 2018

        Fees

        Registration fees for exams are $165 and are not transferable.

        How to Register for Computerized Exams

          1. Exam Eligibility - Before registering for the exams, you must be an active participant in the ACMPE program (Your application, application fee and documentation of a minimum of two years' experience in an ambulatory or other healthcare management position and a minimum of six months in a supervisory role must be approved.) For additional information, please read more on how to Get Started.
          2. Exam registration fees - You can pay your exam registration fees through the MGMA online store or by calling toll-free 877.275.6462, ext. 1888.
          3. Confirmation of eligibility - You will receive a Notice to Schedule email five business days after the exam registration window closes. You will receive one Notice to Schedule per exam. This will include your personal user name and password allowing you to make your exam appointment at a designated testing facility.
          4. Select exam date, time and location - With your user name and password in hand, you must follow the link provided to locate your specific exam site and schedule a date and time to take the exams. Please note that you must book one appointment per examIf you have registered for both exams, you will need to book two appointments.  Exam site hours vary by location. You will be able to choose any available appointment that works for you during the exam window. Please note that exam appointments are made on a first-come, first-served basis, so scheduling early will help ensure the best choice of appointment time and location. Directions to your selected exam site, procedures and other information will be provided to you in an email from our testing vendor, Castle. Please note, we only use Castle’s US locations.

            About the examinations

            • Multiple choice: Registration Fee $165
              A 175-item, multiple-choice test taken within three hours and 15 minutes. This exam assesses your on-the-job knowledge of the broad scope of group practice management principles and practices as described in the Body of Knowledge for Medical Practice Management
            • Scenario: Registration Fee $165
              Questions presented as multi-select, multiple choice, short answer item, or drag and drop matching that focus on critical skills/knowledge that a candidate would be expected to show in the described situation given within two hours. This exam assesses in-depth knowledge of medical practice management principles and issues, problem-solving and decision-making skill.

            Computerized exams locations

            ACMPE has partnered with Castle centers to offer approximately 500 exam sites. Once you register for an exam through the MGMA store and your eligibility has been confirmed, you will be provided with a user name and password that will allow you to select your exam location, date and time. Please note that you won't be able to schedule your exam appointment at a Castle testing site until you have submitted your registration fees and eligibility requirement.

            Check online for locations
            • Friday, November 09, 2018
            • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
            • Webinar
            Register

            Considerations for Healthcare Employers

            Led by NY MGMA, in collaboration with the CT MGMA, DE MGMA, MD MGMA, MA/RI MGMA, PA MGMA, and VA MGMA.


            About the Webinar

            This webinar will explore the Me Too and the Time’s Up Movements and how they affect the healthcare industry, specifically considerations for healthcare employers.  This will include discussion of the current federal and state laws governing  sexual harassment and, in particular, sexual harassment prevention training and arbitration and settlement of sexual harassment claims.  In addition, we will be discussing proactive approaches for employers to  prevent sexual harassment in their respective hospitals, clinics and doctor offices.

            About the Speaker

            Gregory B. Reilly
            Head of Employment & Labor Practice Group - Partner
            Martin Clearwater & Bell, LLP

            Mr. Reilly is an experienced litigator and counselor with over 25 years of experience practicing employment and labor law. As Partner and Head of MCB’s Employment & Labor Practice Group, Mr. Reilly represents employers, ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500  companies in a variety of industries, including health care, hospitality, retail and staffing.

            Mr. Reilly has extensive experience in all aspects of employment and labor law including: wage and hour laws, wrongful termination, non-compete and non-solicitation litigation, class and collective action lawsuits, and litigation involving discrimination and workplace harassment, among other employment issues. Mr. Reilly represents employers in federal and state courts as well as before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

            Mr. Reilly earned his B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in 1985, and his J.D.from Harvard Law School in 1988.

            Aisling M. McAllister
            Employment & Labor Practice Group - Partner
            Martin Clearwater & Bell, LLP

            Ms. McAllister is a Partner at Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP. She is a counselor and litigator with the Firm’s Employment & Labor practice group. She represents clients on employment related issues ranging from discrimination and harassment to violations of all state and federal wage and hour laws in a wide variety of industries including health care, hospitality, staffing, accounting, and retail.

            Ms. McAllister successfully represents clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the New York State and New York City anti-discrimination agencies.  She provides vigorous defense in federal and state courts in employment actions, and manages complex and often contentious discovery. Ms. McAllister received her B.A., with honors, from Rutgers College in 1999 and her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, with International Moot Court Honors, in 2008. She is admitted to practice in New York and the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.


            ** Note: If you have firewall security on your computer, you may encounter trouble as you access the webinar.

            Continuing Education Units

            Earn up to 1.0 continuing education unit hours for each hour of education from the ACMPE, American College of Medical Practice Executives. Our events are eligible for continuing education units as awarded by other professional associations. We recommend that you contact your professional association for their approval process.

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