practice manager

The Business of Practice Management – MGMA

Medical Group Management Association

Halee Fischer-Wright is a nationally respected healthcare executive and physician leader whose work focuses on medical management innovation and creating cultures of excellence. She has served as a Physician Practice President, hospital system CMO and now is the President and CEO of the MGMA.

In our conversation, we discussed the challenges of running a medical practice including dealing with changes in technology, stress, and the time physicians spend on administration. The MGMA’s mission is providing the training, resources, and community to support healthcare practices. At their annual meeting, Oct 31- Nov 2 the MGMA celebrates their 90th Anniversary.

Listen to our conversation or jump in at the time stamps below.

MGMA00:00 Introduction
00:45 Meet Halee Fischer-Wright, MD
83% of Physicians would not choose to go into medicine
03:05 Solo Vs Multi-Specialty
04:25 Is an MBA needed to run a better practice?
07:10 How much of a physician’s time is spent on administration?
08:30 How much of the administrative role can be delegated?
09:40 Checklists getting in the way?
12:25 Should EHR companies have physicians/nurses on staff?
13:25 Halee Fischer-Wright’s story
16:10 Experience on both sides of the fence
16:50 Tell me about the members of the MGMA
17:38 National and state MGMA Associations
18:15 What are the big issues facing MGMA members
19:12 MGMA is about the business of medicine
21:03 Are annual meeting sessions different depending on practice size
22:08 What is the MGMA doing with social media?
23:40 State MGMA Boards are a not keeping up with social media
25:55 Patients crowdsourcing physician choice
26:45 You can’t turn the clock back
27:31 Does the MGMA have a social media policy for members?
29:02 Hospital employees posting racist comments
32:10 Ignorance is not an excuse
32:25 Thought leaders can be found anywhere
34:14 What’s coming up for the MGMA in 2017?
35:10 A look at the 2016 MGMA Annual Meeting.
35:35 Why did you pick Jim Gaffigan as a speaker?
37:15 Is there a certificate program to be a practice Manager?
38:25 What would you say to people who are not members of the MGMA?
39:00 Social Media Tip: Shahid Shah: Ask the deeper question
40:35 Social Content Solutions