Our monthly educational luncheons are always well-attended - take a look at the scheduled topics.

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Here is our new Member Communication Forum which has been made to replace the Listserv.

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Click here for more information on how to join the Medical Group Management Association of Kansas City.

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Salary Survey Information

A recent discussion on the member listserv inspired this post on salary surveys. Many of you were accustomed to taking the salary survey offered by the local society chapter in the past, and several members have inquired as to whether these will be offered again. These surveys are no longer conducted through the local chapters of

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Reading from Around the Web

We know our members are busy, so we have combed the internet for articles which we think you will find interesting and informative. Here is what we have for you this week: To Motivate Employees, Do 3 Things Well-Harvard Business Review The Experts Were Wrong About the Best Places for Better and Cheaper Health Care-The

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Letter from the President

Dear Fellow Members of MGMA-GKC: Over the past 2+ years our organization has experienced much change and at times has felt like a roller coaster ride of both positive and negative experiences and outcomes. I am confident with our new executive management support, stabilization is occurring, and we are beginning to grow in all the

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August Educational Luncheon Recap

August’s educational luncheon took place Wednesday, August 19th at the Ritz Charles in Overland Park. Speaker Yolanda Sims, JD, MHA, of KaMMCO gave a presentation on Hot Topics in Healthcare Risk Management. The focus of this session was to identify and discuss significant Risk areas that will have an impact upon healthcare risk management. Specific

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July Educational Lunch Recap

July’s educational luncheon took place on Wednesday, July 15th, from 11:30 am-1:00 pm, at the Grand Street Cafe in Kansas City. The topic of this session was Mapping Employee Skills for Effective Hiring, Development, and Succession Planning. Speaker Sarah W. Rock discussed how organizations often take a reactive approach to employee training and development, responding

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June Educational Luncheon Recap

June’s educational luncheon was held at the Ritz Charles in Overland Park, KS. The topic of this luncheon was “ICD-10 Perspectives and Lessons,” and addressed the following points: A payer perspective: Blue KC’s ICD-10 overview. Understanding the process Blue KC took on to be ready for this change. End-to-end testing and identifying problems early on. Strategic and

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May Educational Luncheon Recap: Strategic Positioning

May’s educational luncheon took place Wednesday, May 20th at the elegant Carriage Club, from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM. The topic of this luncheon was Strategic Positioning in a Rapidly Changing Environment. Speaker Patrick Sulzberger discussed how the current health care environment is changing at a rapid rate, with significant payment reform measures being implemented as part

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February Educational Event Recap: Patient Engagement

February’s educational luncheon took place on February 18th at The Venue. Speaker Heather Townsend spoke to the group about patient and family engagement. A very lively discussion was had, and many members shared stories of how their practices approach patient engagement, meaningful use, and treatment compliance. The slides that were presented are available for download

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The Pulse of CMS

The Pulse The Region 7 Winter edition of The Pulse, the CMS publication for the regional healthcare professional, is now available. In this edition of the publication, the following topics are discussed: Important ICD-10 resources, including CME 2015 Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier Policy An update on Open Payments DMEPOS Round 2/NMO Recompete Financial alignment demonstrations

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