Listserv Terms and Conditions

The Washington State MGMA Listserv is intended to facilitate dialogue and idea sharing among Washington State MGMA members about current practice management issues. All members are encouraged to pose and respond to questions, participate in discussions, offer ideas and share experiences with others in this forum.

Updated Job Posting Policy (January 2016): 

  • The listserv is to be used only for staff job postings (as opposed to postings for managerial positions, which are restricted to the job posting page).
  • WSMGMA members can use the listserv for the initial solicitation of a job candidate or to announce an employee that is moving to another area of the state. However, when a member writes a post asking if anyone knows of a good “XYZ” in a particular area they should offer an email so the conversation can be taken "offline” (out of the listserv). Similarly, when members announce that they have a great XYZ moving to Renton they should include an email or phone number and direct all further comments to be made "offline." 
  • For information about posting manager-level job openings on the Washington State MGMA website, please complete a job posting request form, or contact [email protected] for more information. 

General Usage Considerations (updated January 2018)

  • When you hit the “Reply” button, every member of the listserv will see your email.
  • People value their time. Don’t use the listserv to pass on jokes or other messages not related to the interest of those on the listserv.
  • If you want your message to go only to the original sender, you should enter the address of the sender (or cut and paste it from the original message) into the “TO” line.
  • Do not reply to a listserv message to send a “thank you” or direct a comment/question to an individual. Please forward the message and send the email directly to that individual instead.

Terms & Conditions

In order to participate on the Washington State MGMA Listserv, you must agree to the following terms and conditions. Violations of the following listserv terms and conditions will result in immediate termination of listserv privileges.

  • Identify yourself and group with each listserv message that you send.
  • At no time should discussions be initiated or information shared concerning medical service pricing or specific reimbursement rates, due to possible antitrust violations.
  • Do not pose questions or share information on specific vendor rates or practice rates. While not illegal, it can lead to unintended damaging consequences.
  • At no time should discussions be initiated or information shared concerning medical service pricing or specific reimbursement rates due to possible antitrust violations. As the provider of the email forums, Washington State MGMA strives to ensure that it and its members do not facilitate anti-competitive practices.
  • Do not send messages with any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or anti-competitive information.
  • Avoid mentioning other specific medical groups, medical centers, integrated delivery systems or vendors in a negative light. Be mindful that Washington State MGMA may have members at these organizations who participate on the listserv.
  • All listserv messages are to be considered confidential. Do not forward or share listserv messages with anyone, including non-member employees or non-member vendors. This forum is intended to be a professional venue where colleagues can openly share ideas and concerns. Violation of this policy shall result in member termination.
  • Do NOT use the listserv for employment recruitment purposes or to discuss employee compensation that is covered in the National MGMA Salary and Benefits Survey.
  • The listserv shall never be used as a marketing channel for products or services, nor shall it be used to solicit clients for any membership category.
  • Postings of "for sale" items from clinic space are acceptable.
  • The listserv is not intended to act as a revenue stream to any source. Acting in such a manner shall result in membership termination. 
  • Do not post commercial messages.
  • Do not include any information or other material protected by copyright without the prior written permission of the copyright owner.

Viewing Archived Discussions

All discussions are archived and can be viewed by listserv members as the need arises. To view archived discussions, log in as a member on the WSMGMA website and select "My Profile" under the "Members" tab. Hover over the "My Features" tab on the profile page and click on "E-Lists" when it appears. Select the WSMGMA Member Listserv. You can view past postings in reverse chronological order or search for key terms. 

Managing Message Load

It may be helpful to create a rule or filter to send all email from [email protected] into a folder dedicated to listserv messages.

Complaints and Concerns

If you have any concerns or complaints about the listserv or someone on the listserv, please contact Washington State MGMA staff or a Board member. Please don't post such messages to the list.

Washington State MGMA reserves the right to terminate use of the email forum to any user who does not abide by these terms and conditions.

Limitation of Liability and Disclaimer of Warranty

Washington State MGMA does not preview nor censor (edit) any messages. Washington State MGMA is the distributor, not the publisher, of the information posted. Washington State MGMA accepts no responsibility for the opinions and information posted by users. All policies of Washington State MGMA, including its antitrust compliance policy, apply to use of the association's online service. WSMGMA may or may not screen content but shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to remove, or refuse to post, any materials for any reason.

This service is provided free of charge and "as is." Washington State MGMA (including its employees and agents) assumes no responsibility for consequences resulting from the use of the information herein, (or from use of the information obtained at internet addresses) or in any respect for the content of such information, including (but not limited to) errors or omission, the accuracy or reasonableness of factual or scientific assumptions, studies or conclusions, the defamatory nature of statements, ownership of copyright or other intellectual property rights, and the violation of property, privacy, or personal rights of others.

Washington State MGMA is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on such information. No guarantees or warranties, including (but not limited to) any express or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use or purpose, are made by Washington State MGMA with respect to such information.

Participants agree that the laws of the State of Washington will apply for resolving any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the use of this service. In addition, participants agree and consent that if there ever is legal action between us, the courts of the State of Washington will have exclusive jurisdiction.