Upcoming Webinars

Webinar Archive

Going Beyond Staff Photo Posts: How to Manage Your Social Media Accounts in 2016 and Beyond (October 6, 2016)

Presented by David Kaufer, Chief Dynamic Officer at Kaufer DMC
Thursday, Oct 6 from 12-1pm
Webinar slides
5 Examples of Smart Healthcare Social Media Policies

HR Files: Articulating and Documenting Performance Management (September 13, 2016)

Presented by Gina Stommes, Owner and Founder of HR Expertise LLC
Concepts include:
• Cardinal Rules of performance documentation: When, What & How
• Setting employee expectations
• Tips for handling attitude and behavior challenges

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"HR Files: Articulating and Documenting Performance Management" Tues, Sep 13 (12:00-1:00 pm) from MGMA - Washington State

Automating Revenue Collection and Posting with a Digital Lockbox (Aug. 29, 2016)

Presented by Greg Mennegar, Vice President of Sales at SIS NW

As patient responsibility has increased, practices spend more time depositing and posting patient payments. Storing and retrieving payment information is expensive and finding needed information is often difficult. An MGMA study found that more than 80 percent of practices have been the victim of employee theft. Learn how a digital lockbox and archive can reduce operating costs, eliminate manual posting, provide separation of duties, and help improve patient satisfaction.

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Automating Revenue Collection and Posting with a Digital Lockbox from MGMA - Washington State

Driving the Bus or Under the Bus? Creating a Physician-Led Approach to Value-Based Care

Presenter - Harold D. Miller

This webinar on value-based payment models is specifically designed for physicians and administrators.

General learning objectives:

  • Evaluate and describe the three different choices about “value-based payments” that physicians will face over the next few years.
  • Explain the concepts that physicians will need to choose the path most favorable to them and them and their patients.
  • Summarize the various Alternative Payment Models (APMs) that are currently being promoted and describe how they are problematic.
  • Use concepts to show how well designed APMs can be developed to meet the needs of physicians, patients, and payers.

Harold D. Miller is the CEO of the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform, a national expert on health care payment reform and member of CMS’ technical advisory committee on Alternative Payment Models (APMs). Miller has authored a number of papers and reports on health care payment and delivery reform and has given invited testimony to Congress on how to reform health care payment. Miller also serves as Adjunct Professor of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University.

Disclosure summary
Planning committee disclosure: The planning committee for this activity, Shane Macaulay, Bob Perna and Michelle Lott, have indicated no relevant financial relationships with an ACCME-defined commercial interest. Their participation in planning was fair and unbiased.

Faculty disclosure: All faculty have indicated no relevant financial relationships with an ACCME-defined commercial interest. Their presentations will be fair and unbiased.

CME credit
The WSMA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.The WSMA designates this enduring material for 1 hour for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This activity meets the criteria for 1hour of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

To obtain CME credits
Participants will need to complete a CME quiz available at the end of the module. CME Credit will be awarded after the post quiz has been graded and participant receives a score of 80 percent. To claim CME credit, please provide your contact information within the survey and a CME certificate will be mailed to you within 30 days.

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Driving the Bus or Under the Bus? Creating a Physician-Led Approach to Value-Based Care was originally recorded May 9, 2016. Accreditation will terminate May 9, 2017.


Online Reputation Management Webinar (March 24, 2016)

Whether its online reviews or social media - your online reputation presence is essential to growing your healthcare practice. This MGMA-WA webinar, presented by David Kaufer of Kaufer DMC, will outline not only the importance of managing your online reputation but how to properly manage your entire program - from online reviews to social media posts.
In this webinar you will learn:
• How to develop your online reputation
• Tips for creating and building your online review site profiles
• How to manage both the positive and negatives review you may receive
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Online Reputation Management Webinar (March 24, 2016) from MGMA - Washington State


IT Disaster Recovery and Cybersecurity Webinar (March 17, 2016)

The disasters that cause medical clinics the most damage are the ones that many consider common, such as hardware failure and power outages. Unfortunately, many medical clinics have not devoted enough time to the task of developing a robust IT disaster recovery plan. This webinar, presented by Bryce Matsuoka of Above Cloud (above-cloud.com/is-this-you/), discusses the most common disasters that medical clinics face, including why your data may be at risk and how to start the process. Questions discussed include: - How are you protecting your data? (e.g. special medical equipment image scans, ePHI data, HIPAA, etc) - Have you ever calculated the cost of an outage to your clinic? - What would be the business impact if you lost information that could not be recovered? - Are you running backups today? If so, have you run a recovery test to prove that they can be restored?  View the webinar slides

IT Disaster Recovery and Cybersecurity Webinar (March 17, 2016) from MGMA - Washington State

WSMA & MGMA-WA Healthier Washington webinar: Analytics, Interoperability and Measurement project (March 10, 2016)

Washington Link4Health is the state Health Care Authority’s initiative to address the need for community-wide clinical health data solutions, services and tools. It will enable real-time access to medical, dental, social service support and behavioral health care information – termed the “clinical record” - to follow patients across care settings and over time, regardless of the insurer, plan or provider.

The HCA is serving as the catalyst to introduce Washington Link4Health’s first statewide service, the Clinical Data Repository (CDR). When fully populated with clinical records, the CDR service will provide authorized access to integrated health data. At this time, the data contained in the CDR will be limited to Apple Health (Washington Medicaid) patients.

The HCA has contracted with OneHealthPort, the state’s designated health information exchange (HIE) to help implement the CDR as its first service. To assist physician practices and other providers, OneHealthPort’s website offers a four-step process, starting with an assessment of their readiness and a related survey for supplying feedback to the HCA, and subscription costs for participating in the HIE.

Advancing Health IT Beyond Organizational EHRs

WSMA & MGMA-WA Healthier Washington webinar: Analytics, Interoperability and Measurement project from MGMA - Washington State


Telepsychiatry Webinar (Feb. 24, 2016)

Behavioral health integration is a key element in successful realization of the health care Triple Aim. However, many rural and urban medical groups struggle to find mental health professionals who can provide timely access to evidence based psychiatric care that is well coordinated with the patients overall medical management. Telemedicine technology expands opportunities for medical groups to bring specialty care and digital solutions into their clinics for their patients with psychiatric needs. When they do, care improves, population health is enhanced, costs are contained and medical groups realize the financial incentives available to them in their value based payment arrangements.
Presented by Phil Hirsch, PhD, of Arcadian Telepsychiatry. 

Telepsychiatry Webinar from MGMA - Washington State


DOH Webinar on Prescription Review (Sep., 30, 2015)

Learn how Prescription Review can help you coordinate patient care and limit liability. This free webinar was offered by the Washington State Department of Health for MGMA Washington State members and explains the benefits of the Prescription Monitoring Program as well as offering a tutorial for getting it set up in your practice. 

DOH Webinar on Prescription Review (Sep., 30, 2015) from MGMA-Washington State

CPIN Webinars

The WSMA Foundation for Health Care Improvement has joined with the Puget Sound Health Alliance and the Washington Academy of Family Physicians to create the Clinical Performance Improvement Network (CPIN), an educational program designed to assist physician practices focus efforts on quality improvement. The goal of CPIN is to offer opportunities for medical practices to collaborate with one another, sharing best practices, proven innovations, and resources to stimulate accelerated and efficient implementation of quality improvements into practice settings.

To view current CPIN offerings and to register, click here.