The Atlanta Medical Group Management Association (AMGMA) held their annual Educational Session on November 12th. Lynn Wolff, the 4th president of the organization began the meeting with a brief introduction for newcomers and went on to introduce the two guest speakers.
Patrick Lail of Sapp & Wilson, LLP introduced his topic on Employee On-Boarding, the process by which new hires get adjusted to the social and performance aspects of their jobs. He began with the legal aspects of an efficient policy, then elaborated on the importance of benefits and workplace culture.
Cheris Craig, AMGMA member and the Chief Administrative Officer of Urology of Greater Atlanta, LLC was the next speaker. Craig’s presentation was titled “Leveraging Technology to Combat Patient Responsibility Challenges,” which explained in detail how prevent a disaster in the workplace. Deductibles, co-payments, out-of-pocket, and TOS collections were all examined in depth and she explained solutions for each method based on her professional experiences.
After a round of applause from the attendees of Cheris’ presentation, president Lynn Wolff once again took the stage.
Wolff began the discussion by explaining the gradual decrease of member participation since AMGMA’s founding in 2000. The president explained that in 2005 the organization had over two hundred active members, as of November 2015 the AMGMA was down to 42 members, half of which are consistently inactive.
After numerous discussions, Wolff and the other AMGMA board members have regrettably decided to disband the Atlanta Medical Group Management Association as of December 31, 2015.
The AMGMA will donate any remaining funds to Georgia MGMA in the form of a scholarship.