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Contacts

President
Anne Zaccheo, MBA, FACMPE
Practice Director

Nephrology Associates of Syracuse, PC

azaccheo@nephassoc.com

At Large Directors

James Barker, Jr., MS
Principal Practice Manager, Dept. of Opthalmology
Upstate Medical University
jjbarkerjr@gmail.com

Mark Gilbert MBA, CPC
Practice Administrator
University OB GYN Associates Inc.
gilberma@upstate.edu

BJ Butler, MSM
Administrator
Southern Tier Pediatrics PC

bjbutler@stpeds.net

Jean Carnese, CMPE
Practice Administrator
Family Practice Assoc., PLLC

jmkelly@dreamscape.com

Mary Ann Drumm
CEO
Crouse Radiology Associates
drummm@crouserad.com

Joelle Toth Dyer
J.T. Dyer Consulting
jtdyer@jtdyerconsulting.com

Dana Karanik, RN
Administrator
Associates for Women's Medicine
dkaranik@afwomensmed.com

Pamela Wilson-Kraus
Practice Administrator
Syracuse ENT Surgeons
Pam.syrent@gmail.com



 

Upcoming events

    • Friday, February 09, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar
    Register

    Insurance Contract Negotiations - How to Negotiate Like a Pro

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

    What are your peers doing with their payor contracts?  Walk through numerous, actual contract negotiations from real-life practice success stories.  Learn to advocate for your practice using proven techniques from a veteran contract negotiator.  Most physician practices focus on cutting expenses instead of improving the revenue to the practice from non-governmental payors.  A little focused effort on negotiating payor contracts can create much needed money for the practice.  You can do it!  Negotiating your payor agreements can be the difference your practice needs for maintaining profits and independence in these complex times of health exchanges, increasing regulation, and pressure to contain costs system-wide. 

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Get organized for the contracting process and prepare for a successful negotiation
    2. List the predictable steps in any negotiation
    3. Identify strategies to monitor success once the contract is in effect 

    About the Speakers

    Marcia Brauchler
    President
    Physicians' Ally, Inc.


    Founder of Physicians' Ally, Inc. Marcia advises physicians and practice administrators on managed care contracts, reimbursement, coding and compliance. Her experience includes working with non-profit HMO operations management, hospital administration, and as the Executive Director of several Colorado Independent Practice Associations. She is a published author on Medigap standardization, coding issues, and marketing physician practices.

    Marcia earned her B.S. in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of California at Los Angeles. Marcia is a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), National Association of Healthcare Quality (NAHQ), and has been a governor appointee to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Strategic Task Force for statewide health reform and the Board of the State’s Uninsurable Health Insurance Plan.


    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 and 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. 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, March 09, 2018
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Webinar
    Register

    Achievement Now! Success Characteristics

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

    Achievement Now! Success Characteristics is a highly interactive program that was created to examine both the timeless core principles of success and specific modern techniques to implement them. For those that want to prosper in today’s competitive business market, it is essential to develop confidence, a mindset for growth and productivity, strong consistent habits, and outstanding people skills. This one of a kind program is designed to help people to cultivate these very traits. Each attendee will leave with a clear list of their own energizing goals, an action plan, and daily practices to manage their mindset and promote constant growth. Whether you aspire to take your career to new heights, build a successful business, improve your physical health, or personal relationships, this program will provide you with the tools that you need to thrive.

    About the Speakers

    Tyler Enslin
    Director
    Direct Development Training

    Tyler Enslin is the National Director of Direct Development Training, a company dedicated to providing tailor-made training to help businesses thrive like never before.

    With over 200 speaking engagements a year for a multitude of industries, Tyler has received outstanding recognition by those in his audience, which has enabled him to work with State and National agencies across the country. From Fortune 500 companies and large organizations like GlaxoSmithKline, Siemens, Johns Hopkins, Sinclair Broadcast Group, and Long & Foster, to hundreds of smaller groups, Tyler rarely passes on an opportunity to get his message across.

    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 and 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. 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.

    • Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • The Century House - 997 New Loudon Rd, Latham, NY 12110
    • 100
    Register

    Medicare Update

    Albany Local Chapter Event


    Exclusive Professional Liability Sponsor for New York MGMA

    Agenda

    8:00 AM Registration, Networking and Breakfast
    8:30 AM Program
    10:00 AM Event Concludes


    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 and 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. 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.

    • Thursday, March 22, 2018
    • 7:45 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Maplewood Suites, Laurel Grande - 400 7th North St, Liverpool, NY 13088
    • 73
    Register

    HR Matters; Recruitment and Retention

    Central Local Chapter Event


    Exclusive Professional Liability Sponsor for New York MGMA

    Agenda

    7:45 AM     Registration & Networking
    8:15 AM     Welcome & Announcements
    8:30 AM    
    Steve Wladis, The Wladis Companies
    9:15 AM    
    Mickey Lebowitz, MD and Ron Fish, Ph.D.
    10:00 AM   Break & Networking with MLMIC
    10:30 AM   Employee Coaching - David Freund, CEO, MACNY
    11:15 AM   Physician Recruitment - John Cerniglia, St. Joseph's Health
    11
    :45 AM   Employee Retention - Natasha Glynn, CPS
    12:30 PM   Event adjourns

    Download event flyer here

    About the Speakers

    Steve Wladis
    President
    The Wladis Companies

    Steven is President of The Wladis Companies Inc., a full-service employee benefits firm founded by his late father George.  His firm’s commitment to providing the highest level of service, dedication and integrity to their clients has led to them being considered one of the premier employee benefit agencies across Upstate New York.

    For the past several years, Steven has been a qualifying member of the Excellus BCBS Broker Advisory Council and in 2016 his firm was named Producer of The Year for The Business Council of New York State.

    Mitchell R. Lebowitz, M.D., F.A.C.E.,
    Former Clinical Quality Director
    Crouse Hospital

    Dr. Lebowitz, or Mickey as most know him, was born and raised in Brooklyn.  He came Upstate to SUNY Oswego to play basketball. Though he still holds two records for assists, his GPA was higher than his PPG (points per game) and therefore gave up on playing professional bball and pursued a career in medicine. He did all his medical school, internship, residency, chief residency and fellowship at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. After spending almost 17 years in private endocrine practice, and being on the list of “Best Doctors in America” annually, he left and wrote a book called, “Losing My Patience: why I quit the medical game”.

    Since leaving private practice in 2007 he was a hospitalist at the Syracuse VA where he won the teaching award in 2010. For the last 7 years he was the Medical Quality Director at Crouse Hospital where he had the job of making the hospital safer, higher quality, more efficient and cost effective.


    Ronald C. Fish, Ph.D.
    Clinical Director and Co-Owner
    Psychological HealthCare, PLLC

    Ronald C. Fish, Ph.D. is the co-owner and Clinical Director-Psychological HealthCare (PHC), P.L.L.C., which employs 70 licensed behavioral health providers and treats about 10,000 patients annually. He holds a Master’s degree from the University of Chicago and a doctorate in clinical psychology from Loyola University of Chicago. Currently PHC has providers consulting at Crouse Hospital and co-located in about 20 medical practices. Ron worked as a Baliant instructor at St. Joseph’s hospital assisting family practice residents to understand the psycho-social aspects of the physician-patient relationship. Most recently, Dr. Fish is collaborating with Dr. Mitchell Lebowitz in an integrated medical/psychological program addressing the epidemic of burnout and improving physician wellness.

    David Freund
    CEO
    MACNY


    Before joining MACNY, David spent 35 years with local manufacturing firms, the last 12 as president of Selflock Screw Products. David is a certified executive coach and trainer with the John Maxwell Team. His training focus is on professional growth and leadership development.


    John Cerniglia
    Physician Recruiter

    St. Joseph's Health

    John Cerniglia has over twenty years of experience in the profession of high level talent acquisition and is currently physician recruiter for St. Josephs Health in Syracuse, NY. In his current position he has responsibility for all provider recruiting functions for hospital and medical centers.  John has been highly successful in building relationships with healthcare providers and senior executives alike.  He has a Communications Degree from Penn State University and has been active in multiple ASPR (Association of Staff Physician Recruiters) educational committees for the last eight years.


    Natasha Glynn
    Director of Healthcare Staffing

    CPS Recruitment

    Natasha moved from the Tampa Bay area of Florida to Upstate New York in
    2014 to be closer to her husband’s family and enjoy the seasons.  She studied Health Science at Florida Gulf Coast University until 2005, and upon graduation proceeded to dive into the sales and business side of healthcare.  She started her clinical/allied staffing career in 2006, working as a Recruiter and Staffing Coordinator and servicing a variety of settings, including Nursing Homes, Hospitals, Clinics and Home Care and placing local, travel and permanent placement clinicians into positions throughout Florida. In 2008, she was hired by one of her clients at the time, Select Medical Corporation, where she gained a different perspective on healthcare staffing, from the “client” side, which involved attracting nursing and therapy talent to work directly for one of her 20 nursing homes and Long Term Acute Care facilities throughout the United States.  After relocating to NY, she was approached by CPS Recruitment to start their clinical staffing division in April 2015.  She has gained many clients in the Central NY area and has enjoyed building relationships and staffing CNAs, LPNs and RNs on a permanent as well as temporary-contract basis, throughout the area.

    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 and 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. 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, April 13, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar
    Register

    How to Communicate with the Millennial Patient

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

    This webinar will cover the following topics:

    • Tech savvy generation who wants to be communicated to differently

    • Shop healthcare more than any other generation

    • Annual health visits not as much a priority for this group

    • Online consumer – 24/7 communication is their life

    • Expect healthcare providers and staff to live online too


    About the Speaker

    Stacy Christensen
    Director of Marketing
    POS Professional Office Services


    Stacey Christensen has more than 20 years of experience in communications. She helps customers create strategic communication and marketing plans to solve their toughest communication challenges. Her expertise includes brand identity and helping customers create integrated, personalized communications for their target audiences. Currently she works in healthcare communications at Professional Office Services where she helps create communication tools and strategies for practices across the country.


    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 and 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. 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, May 18, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar
    Register

    Physicians Employment Agreements & Contract Negotiating Skills

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

    An overview of key elements to look for when presented with a written employment agreement.  Learn which elements are worth negotiating, and which are not and how to determine this based on your own values.  Discover ways to effectively negotiate those high value elements and achieve your goals.

    About the Speaker

    Gina Campanella, Esq., FACHE
    Partner
    Gallagher Campanella LLC

    Ms. Campanella focuses on healthcare regulatory and transactional matters federally and in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Ms. Campanella has assisted clients with transactional services and regulatory compliance consulting, as well as general counsel services to small practices and large societies and medical groups alike. Clients also seek her expertise when reviewing employment agreements, formation of new practices, separation from and sale of practices, business structuring, and surgical center licensing and registration, including preparation for Department of Health, AAAHC and AAAASF surveys of licensed and Medicare deemed facilities, as well as preparation and implementation of resulting plans of correction.

    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 and 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. 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.

    • Thursday, June 07, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Friday, June 08, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center - 801 University Avenue, Syracuse, NY, 13210
    • 148
    Register

    2018 State Conference

    optimize your office game plan


    Exclusive Professional Liability Sponsor for New York MGMA


    2018 Keynote Speaker

    Elizabeth Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC

    Elizabeth Woodcock is a professional speaker, trainer and author specializing in medical practice management. Elizabeth has focused on medical practice operations for more than 20 years. Combining innovation and analysis to teach practice operations, she has delivered presentations at regional and national conferences to more than 200,000 physicians and managers.  In addition to her popular email newsletters, she has authored 16 best-selling practice management books, and published dozens of articles in national healthcare management journals.  Elizabeth is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives and a Certified Professional Coder.


    About the Venue

    Thoughtfully situated on the campus of Syracuse University, Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel provides easy access to Destiny USA, Armory Square and Syracuse Hancock International Airport.



    Overnight Accommodations

    Sleep rooms are available at the Sheraton Syracuse hotel for Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - Thursday, June 7, 2018. When booking, refer to the "New York MGMA Room Block".  This room block will end May 6, 2018, 5pm; Room rates are guaranteed for $115.00/night.

    Sheraton Syracuse Hotel


    REGISTRATION SPECIAL

    New York MGMA Members can register additional individuals from their practice to attend the conference at the discounted Member Rate. Simply complete and return all registration forms together.


    • Friday, September 07, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar
    Register

    Legal Risks in Social Media

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

    This session addresses the legal challenges posed by physician practice use of social media , so as to prevent lurking liabilities.  It will look at specific challenges relating to compliance with HIPAA, and medical malpractice risks, such as the risks posed by employees posting protected health information (PHI) on social media accounts, and how responding to online inquiries can lead to malpractice exposure, with discussion of real-life scenarios.  The session also explores practical, technological, and legal techniques for addressing these risks, including social media policies for physician practices, a discussion of secure messaging, and suggestions for employee training.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Explain some of the basic functionality of social media platforms.
    • Analyzing the legal, practical, and technological risks involved in using social media within the physician practice context.
    • Outline practical and legal advice to mitigate such risks.


    About the Speaker
    Daniel Shay
    Attorney

    Alice G. Gosfield & Associates P.C.

    Daniel F. Shay is an attorney with Alice G. Gosfield and Associates, P.C.  His practice is restricted to health law and health care regulation focusing on physician representation, fraud and abuse compliance, Medicare Part B reimbursement, and HIPAA compliance in the physician context.  He also focuses his attention on EHR license agreements, physician advertising, Medicare enrollment, quality reporting and measurement, and physician use of social media.  He has published on all of these topics both in the trade press and in major chapters in the HEALTH LAW HANDBOOK.  Mr. Shay received his Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in 2000 from Vanderbilt University and his juris doctorate degree from Emory University School of Law in 2003.  He is admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar, is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, and is the Vice Chair of Educational Programs for the American Health Lawyers Association's Physician Organizations Practice Group.

    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 and 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. 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.

    • Thursday, September 27, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD
    • 99
    Register

    Save the Date

    Central Local Chapter Event

    Agenda

    8:00 AM     Registration & Networking
    8:30 AM    
    Program Begins
    10:00 AM   Break & Networking with exhibitors
    12:00 PM   Event adjourns


    Exclusive Professional Liability Sponsor for New York MGMA



    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 and 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. 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, October 05, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar
    Register

    MACRA 2019 - Am I Ready?

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

    This webinar will cover the following:

    • 2019 Final Rule Expectations
    • MIPS versus AAPM
    • Strategy Session Plan
    • Financial Plan
    • Take the hit, Avoid the penalty, or Shoot for the Incentive?
    • Execution and Management Plan

    About the Speakers

    Tim DiBona
    CEO
    Doctors' Management Service


    Timothy DiBona is the CEO of Doctors' Management Service, which provides financial, operational and technological solutions to medical practices in New England. He spearheaded his company's switch to manage early quality programs such as PQRI in 2009. He has advised practices in a broad variety of specialty and service locations ever since. Tim's quality team provides MACRA advice and management to hundreds of clinicians each year.


    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 and 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. 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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