WSMGMA is dedicated to providing continuing education. In addition to our face-to-face annual conference, we offer montly webinars - providing members and their staff education from the comfort and ease of the office.  Attending a webinar is a great way to learn from industry experts on hot topics in healthcare and earn CE credit. Webinars are 60-90 minutes long, offered live and include a Q&A session with the speakers.

Webinars are also recorded and available for our members on-demand from the Online Education Button after you log in to your Member Center!

Live webinars and the on-demand webinar library is a benefit of WSMGMA Membership

How to register:

  • For more information and to register for our member webinars, SIGN IN to your Member Center using your WSMGMA username/password. The sign in button is located on the top of the webpage.
  • After you sign in to your Member Center, select the "Online Education" button for registration to upcoming webinars and access to the on-demand webinar library. 
Tuesday, November 12 | 10:00 AM pacific
       Recession Proofing Your Practice
About The Webinar
In this session our speakers will give an update on recession indicators and predictions to help you better prepare your practice for potential financial impacts

Learning Objectives:
- Understand best practices to achieve ongoing financial health at your practice
- Anticipate and plan for negative events

About The Speakers
Jill Arena, FACMPE - Ms. Arena is the Managing Partner of Health e Practices, LLC and leads its consulting operations. She is a successful entrepreneur, having co-founded Greenfield Health in 2001, which she helped grow into a multi-million dollar business. She has extensive experience in practice start up and workflow improvement including implementation and management of health information technologies such as Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Over the past 28 years Jill has had primary responsibility for starting more than 70 new clinics.

Lauren Harris, FACMPE - Ms. Harris has more than 20 years of experience in clinic operations, personnel management, insurance contracting, credentialing and revenue cycle management. She is known as inquisitive, adaptable and a problem-solver. She says, “I love to find ways to utilize technology and workflows to improve caregiver and patient experiences.” Her experiences operating a rural health clinic, school-based health center, a multi-site safety-net clinic, the business office of an outpatient surgery center and as administrator of a physician-owned specialty clinic uniquely position her to help practices of all sizes and configurations maximize efficiency and create healthy cultures.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Thursday, November 14 | 12:00 PM pacific
       Are You Ready? Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefits Are Coming!
About The Webinar
Washington will be the 5th state to offer paid family and medical leave benefits starting in 2020, but employers have action to take in 2019. Learn how your business can implement this mandatory program and prepare for employees using Paid Family and Medical Leave starting in 2020.
Learning Objectives
- Learn the employee benefits of WA’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Program
- Learn the employer requirements of the program
- Learn program updates as we prepare to launch benefits in January 2020.

About The Speaker
Matt LaPalm is a communications and outreach specialist in the Paid Family and Medical Leave team at the Employment Security Department. With a background in small and medium sized businesses, he knows how challenging implementing a new state program can be. Matt has presented about Paid Family and Medical Leave at more than 100 events in the last year and can help your business prepare for benefits to begin in 2020.
Curiosity led Matt to an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Montana before finding a career in marketing and analytics. Matt grew up in Olympia but spent the last 18 years in Montana before returning to the greatest
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Tuesday, December 10 | 10:00 AM pacific
       Reimbursement and Coding Changes for 2020
        *In addition to ACMPE CE credit you can also earn AAPC CE credit for this webinar session.*
About The Webinar
Get ready for 2020 with this overview of coding and reimbursement changes. Join Kim "The Coder" Huey as she reviews the ICD-10-CM and CPT coding changes – and discuss documentation updates needed to support the new codes. This session will also review the CMS changes for evaluation and management coding and reimbursement and help to analyze the impact on reimbursement. How will Fraud and Abuse efforts change in response?

This session will cover:
- CPT code update for 2020
- ICD-10-CM code update for 2020
- Fraud and Abuse Outlook for 2020
- CMS changes to evaluation and management coding and payment

About Our Speaker:
For thirty years, Kim has worked with providers in virtually all specialties, from General Surgery to Obstetrics/Gynecology to Oncology to Internal Medicine and beyond. She has spoken at the national conference of the American Academy of Professional Coders, the American Health Information Management Association, the Health Care Compliance Association, and has presented audio-conferences for AHIMA, DecisionHealth, The Coding Institute, Coding Leader, Intelicode, and Progressive Healthcare.

Kim completed three years of premedical education at the University of Alabama before she decided that she preferred the business side of medicine. She completed a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management and went on to obtain certification through the American Academy of Professional Coders and the American Health Information Management Association. Recognizing the important position of compliance in today’s environment, she has also obtained certification as a Certified Professional Compliance Officer and has earned a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law.

Kim is an independent coding and reimbursement consultant, providing audit, training and oversight of coding and reimbursement functions for physicians.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Check back to this page often. The WSMGMA Education Committee is hard at working organizing educational webinars for our members. Webinars and registration information will be posted here as soon as they are confirmed.