Welcome to the
New York MGMA!

The Buffalo Chapter

Contacts

President
Gerald Nannen, MBA

Executive Business Director
Windsong Radiology Group
gnannen@windsongradiology.com

Vice President
Brad Hall, MBA
Chief Operating Officer
Buffalo Heart Group, LLP
bradh@buffaloheartgroup.com

Treasurer
Anne Augustyn
Practice Administrator
General Physicians, P.C.
mailto:aaugustyn@gppconline.com

Members at Large

Greg Hiczewski, CPA
President
The Magellan Group
gregh@magellanadvisory.com


Ann Gerlach, CMOM
Office Manager
Northtowns Medical Group
agerlach@northtownsmedical.com

Upcoming events

    • Friday, October 06, 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar

    Wage & Hour Update: Recent Developments and Hot Topics

    Led by MA /RI MGMA, in collaboration with the CT MGMA, DE MGMA, MD MGMA, NY MGMA, PA MGMA, and VA MGMA.

    Employers throughout the country are being targeted by a wave of collective, class, and individual lawsuits asserting violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage and hour laws.  Additionally, new regulations from the U.S. Department of Labor created major changes to the overtime exemption rules that impact pay practices of thousands of businesses here and across the country.

    In this presentation, Attorney John Gannon of Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., one of the leading labor and employment law firms serving employers throughout New England, will discuss the impact of proposed new wage and hour rules, and share strategies for defending and avoiding costly wage and hour lawsuits.  This event will highlight:

    • What’s going on with the DOL’s overtime rule?
    • New federal Legislation that might limit how much overtime is due to employees
    • The five most common wage and hour mistakes (and how to avoid them)
    • Intersection of paid leave laws and wage/hour obligations
    • Review of recent wage and hour cases

    About the Speaker

    John S. Gannon is an attorney with Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., and practices in the firm’s Springfield, Massachusetts, office.  John has defended employers against claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wrongful termination, as well as actions arising under the Family Medical Leave Act and wage & hour law. John also has experience with lawsuits seeking to enforce restrictive covenants and protect trade secrets.

    John frequently assists employers in litigation avoidance strategies. He has reviewed numerous employee handbooks and related polices for compliance, as well as employment and non-compete agreements. John has also conducted comprehensive wage & hour and employment practices audits. He regularly counsels employers on compliance with state and federal laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, and Occupational Health and Safety Act.

    John is a regular contributor to business publications and to the Massachusetts Employment Law Letter. He also is a frequent speaker on employment-related legal topics for a wide variety of associations and organizations, including appearances on Western Mass News and the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly podcast sessions.

    Registration

    Part 1 - Register through your respective/local MGMA chapter to secure a spot for the webinar.

    Part 2 - Access the webinar.  The ClickMeeting (webinar hosting system) webinar link will be distributed through the MGMA confirmation and reminder emails.  Follow the link and enter your name and email address at the date and time of the webinar. 

    ** Note: If you have firewall security on your computer, you may encounter trouble as you access the webinar.

    Continuing Education Units

    Earn up to 1.0 continuing education unit hours for each hour of education from the ACMPE, American College of Medical Practice Executives. Our events are eligible for continuing education units as awarded by other professional associations. We recommend that you contact your professional association for their approval process.

    Earn up to 1.0 continuing professional educational credit hours for Certified Public Accountants for each hour of education from, The New York State Education Department, Professional Licensing Services.

    • Friday, November 10, 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar

    Cultivating Candidate Relationships: The Next Phase in the Evolution of Healthcare Recruitment

    Led by NY MGMA, in collaboration with the CT MGMA,  DE MGMA, MD MGMA, MA/RI MGMA, PA MGMA, and VA MGMA.

    As most individuals tasked with recruiting and hiring talented medical professionals are painfully aware, the majority of the most qualified healthcare talent is unresponsive at best and unreachable at worst; they’re simply not proactively looking for career opportunities.  But, what if they could be reached?  And when finally in communication with these talented professionals, would hiring managers be able to communicate the right message at the right time?

    Smart practice managers and recruiters are starting to leverage proven content marketing best practices and technology to attract, inform, influence and convert the most experienced talent into quality hires.

    In our informative webinar we’ll share:

    • How talent acquisition has evolved and adopted marketing best practices
    • An introduction to the candidate journey
    • Key tips for engaging candidates throughout their journey
    • How to jump start your recruitment marketing efforts

    Anthony Gentile
    Managing Partner, Katon Direct


    Anthony Gentile is a Managing Partner at Katon Direct, a recruitment marketing firm exclusive to the healthcare industry.  In his role, Anthony oversees Marketing and Business Development.  In total, Anthony has almost 15 years of experience in the healthcare human capital space.  Prior to co-founding Katon Direct in 2003, Anthony was with a company called Consensus Group, a negotiations and conflict management consultancy in New York City.  Anthony holds  a Masters Degree in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, with a primary focus on negotiations and conflict management.

    Registration

    Part 1 - Register through your respective/local MGMA chapter to secure a spot for the webinar.

    Part 2 - Access the webinar.  The ClickMeeting (webinar hosting system) webinar link will be distributed through the MGMA confirmation and reminder emails.  Follow the link and enter your name and email address at the date and time of the webinar. 

    ** Note: If you have firewall security on your computer, you may encounter trouble as you access the webinar.

    Continuing Education Units

    Earn up to 1.0 continuing education unit hours for each hour of education from the ACMPE, American College of Medical Practice Executives. Our events are eligible for continuing education units as awarded by other professional associations. We recommend that you contact your professional association for their approval process.

    • Friday, December 01, 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar

    Protecting Your Medical Practice From Cybercriminals, Hackers, and Breaches: With a Special Session on Security Risk Analysis for Medical Practices

    Led by CT MGMA, in collaboration with the DE MGMA, MD MGMA, MA/RI MGMA, NY MGMA, PA MGMA, and VA MGMA.


    When You Fall Victim To A Cyber-Attack Through No Fault Of Your Own, Will They Call You Stupid, Irresponsible Or Both?

    It’s EXTREMELY unfair, isn’t it? Victims of all other crimes – burglary, mugging, carjacking, theft – get sympathy from others. They are called “victims”, and assistance and support come flooding in. But if your medical practice is the victim of a cybercrime attack where patient data or any data is compromised, you will NOT get such sympathy. You will be instantly labeled as stupid or irresponsible. You will be investigated and questioned about what you did to prevent this from happening – and if the answer is not adequate, you can be found liable, facing serious fines and lawsuits. You will be required by law to tell your patients that YOU exposed their private records, financials and data to a criminal. Your competition will have a heyday over this, and patients will leave in droves once they discover you’ve been compromised. Your bank will NOT come to your rescue either, and unless you have a very specific type of crime insurance, any financial losses will not be covered.


    Our Cybersecurity Session Will Cover:
    • Number One Security Threat To Your Medical Practice
    • Ways to protect against Ransomware
    • Simple practices to minimize your risk online
    • Why “free email” comes with a big cost
    • The Dark Web
    • Strategies for secure passwords

    Our Security Risk Session will cover the requirement for a Security Risk Analysis for the upcoming MIPS program:

    • What a Security Risk Assessment actually is and is not
    • The most important elements of an assessment
    • Tools and resources if you are considering doing your own
    • Special SRA offer to attendees


    About the Speaker

    Peter Verlezza
    Managing Partner, SMB Networks, LLC


    For over 31 years, Peter Verlezza has been the architect of technology solutions that make sense for medical practices, businesses and non-profits. His unique way of approaching challenges comes from a belief that it all starts with people.

    He is the author of 3 books, "Hassle Free IT MD: The Ultimate Medical Practice Guide For Finding A Professional, Competent, Honest, Considerate, On-Time, Fairly-Priced And Dependable Computer," and the 2 Amazon bestselling books, “The Tech Multiplier: The World’s Leading Technology Consultants Reveal In Depth Case Studies of How the Smartest Businesses in the World Are Leveraging Technology To Increase Profits”, and "The Business Owners Essential Guide To IT and All Things Digital."

    He speaks regularly to medical societies and business associations. Peter has been a member of the Connecticut Medical Group Management Association for 6 years and has served on its board for the past 4 years.



    Registration

    Part 1 - Register through your respective/local MGMA chapter to secure a spot for the webinar.

    Part 2 - Access the webinar.  The ClickMeeting (webinar hosting system) webinar link will be distributed through the MGMA confirmation and reminder emails.  Follow the link and enter your name and email address at the date and time of the webinar. 

    ** Note: If you have firewall security on your computer, you may encounter trouble as you access the webinar.

    Continuing Education Units

    Earn up to 1.0 continuing education unit hours for each hour of education from the ACMPE, American College of Medical Practice Executives. Our events are eligible for continuing education units as awarded by other professional associations. We recommend that you contact your professional association for their approval process.

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