NJ Medical Group Management Assn. Head to AC for Conference

Posted on April 1, 2013 By

Laws and regulations in the medical industry are in a constant state of evolution, and medical practices that fail to stay abreast of these changes are destined to be left behind.

That’s the focus of the New Jersey Medical Group Management Association’s (NJMGMA) annual conference. Promising “critical information that you can use today,” this year hundreds of medical practice managers, exhibitors, speakers, and guests will meet April 17-19 at the Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, for three days of education, networking, and a view toward the future of the medical group management industry.    All media are invited to attend.*

“The nationally recognized speakers we have booked will give attendees unprecedented access to experts in the field,” said Bruce Kramer, president of the NJMGMA. “Changes in Washington are forcing our industry to change the way we practice medicine, too. These panelists will share their unique perspective on pressing topics that are changing the way we manage healthcare.”

The conference will open with an educational workshop and a Welcome Reception and networking event. On Thursday, after a day of seminars, workshops, and informational sessions, attendees are invited to a Cabaret celebration, including magicians, singers, fortune tellers, massage therapists, and plenty of food and drink.

“One of the highlights of our Practice Management Conference is our entertainment-filled networking galas,” Kramer said. “This year we’re pulling out all the stops. It’s going to be the conference’s best event yet.”

While networking and fun will span all three days, the real draw will be the many workshops, sessions, and guest speakers who will be on hand. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Jeffrey Bauer, an internationally recognized health futurist and medical economist who has written extensively on creating a more effective, efficient healthcare delivery system.

Sessions include Preventing Employee Dishonesty and Dealing with the Aftermath; “After the Storm” Disaster Preparedness, Recovery and Continuity; Compensation Strategies for Today’s Medical Practice; Social Media for the Medical Practice: Snake Oil or a Cure?; among many others. Most sessions will be held multiple times to ensure all guests have a chance to attend.

“We’ve listened to feedback from previous conferences and expanded our breakout sessions, giving attendees more opportunities to take advantage of these great programs,” Kramer said.

Other well-known speakers at the opening general session include William Jessee, MD FACMPE, immediate past president and CEO of Medical Group Management Associaton (MGMA); Alfred F. Tallia, MD, MPH, Professor and Chair of Family Medicine and Community Health at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; David A. de Simone, ESP, Vice President and General Counsel of AtlantiCare Health System; and Michelle Koury, MD, COO of Crystal Run Healthcare.

For more information or to register, visit www.njmgma.com/PMC-2013/. For questions or interviews, contact Lee Ann Potter, Executive Director of the Medical Group Management Association’s New Jersey Chapter, at 609-208-3279, or by email at info@njmgma.com.

ATTENTION EDITORS: All members of the media will receive free admission to the conference and an  exclusive extended access to a wide array of medical professionals.  Upon request, NJMGMA will provide room for an overnight stay and an opportunity to gather more information.