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MCMS Payor Conference - Wednesday, 12/7
Beyond The Exam Room - Business of Medicine Course - Saturday, 12/3
A Crash Course In Beating Burnout - Wednesday, 12/7
MCMS Legislative Breakfast - Wednesday, 12/14
Mark Your Calendar: Lobby Day - Wednesday, 3/8/17
Your Accurate & Timely Payments Depend On Know-how! Register Today For The Payor ConferencePayor

MCMS Payor Conference, Wednesday, December 7, from 8:20 AM to 3:00 PM

Members are invited to attend the 2016 Payor Conference on Wednesday, December 7, from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, at the Hilton Garden Inn, in Rockville, Maryland. 
 
Don't miss this once-a-year opportunity to get first-hand forecasts of what's coming up in 2017 from all the payors in Maryland. Understanding the landscape could mean the difference between getting paid or spending months wasting resources trying to resolve old claims. MCMS confirms the participation of Novitas, United, Carefirst, and CIGNA. MCMS has also invited Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Conventry, Wellpoint, MHCC and others to attend. 
 
Members are also encouraged to bring billing questions and concerns to ask payor representatives. Space is limited so make sure you register TODAY! 
BTER
Bringing Balance To Your Life Is All About The Approach. Join Beyond The Exam Room For Their Signature CourseWellness1

Beyond The Exam Room - Business of Medicine Course - Saturday, December 3, from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Balancing work and life can be challenging. Sometimes you need strategies from respected professionals to help overcome those challenges. Beyong The Exam Room, also known as BTER, announced that it will hold 12 to 15 slots for MCMS members to attend their course on Saturday, December 3 at the Ritz Carlton, Pentagon City in Virginia. 

The BTER course will provide physcians with comprehensive strategies for approaching their careers, relationships, practices and finances.Some sample topics include:
  • Overview & Current Healthcare Landscape: What in the world is going on?
  • Your Professional Life Cycle & Your Go-To-Team of Advisors:You're almost at the finish line. Now what?
  • Contracts & Negotiations: What the $#%@?
  • Practical Practice Tips: Staying on top of your game & Staying out of trouble
  • Personal Finance Panel: It's all about the Benjamins & the Tubmans
BTER is also providing MCMS members with a discount. Please use the discount code: BTERGRP1 - to receive 50% off a single ticket and BTERGRP2 - to receive $100 off of one single ticket, plus one. 
"Thriving" vs. Surviving During Times Of Change: Enhancing Caregiver ResilienceWellness2

Bite-Sized Resilience Interventions: A Crash Course In Beating Burnout, Wednesday, December 7, From 9:00 AM To 3:00 PM

Attend this crash course on beating burnout on Wednesday, December 7 at the Maryland Hospital Association Pierson Conference Center! Presented by J. Bryan Sexton, Ph.D., Associate Professor Director, Duke Patient Safety Center, Duke University System, this training will provide you with the tools needed to take better care of yourself. It's true, before you can take care of your work or improve the quality of your practice, you have to bring balance to your life.
Want To Make A Difference? Become A Grassroots Legislative Contact For MCMS!Legislative

2016 Legislative Breakfast - Wednesday, December 14, From 8:00 AM To 9:15 AM

On Wednesday, December 14 at MCMS headquarters, your elected state representatives will join leadership and staff for the Annual Legislative Breakfast from 8 am to 9:15 am.
 
The discussion, in part, will cover MedChi's Legislative Agenda for the upcoming session and include a discussion on any legislative initiatives the legislators are putting forward at the statehouse.
 
Learn more about how to get involved in the Society's Legislative Team, or this event, by contacting Susan D'Antoni, Executive Director, at sdantoni@montgomerymedicine.org or 301-921-4300.
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Lobby Day
2017 MCMS-MedChi Lobby Day


Details coming soon!
Event Date: Wednesday, March 8th
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