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Alaska MGMA Annual Conference 2020
Thursday, April 02, 2020, 8:00 AM to Saturday, April 04, 2020, 5:00 PM AKST
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2020 AKMGMA Conference has been cancelled until further notice.

Please stay tuned for more information regarding the reschedule of this event. 

April 2nd - 4th, 2020

Alyeska Resort : Girdwood, AK

Register by clicking HERE!

Vendors registration available HERE!

Who Should Attend

All members of Alaska Medical Group Management Association (AKMGMA) and non-members, including physicians, administrators, business managers, supervisors, and staff members will gain valuable knowledge and insight by attending this conference. Attendance is highly recommended for administrators/managers and physicians teams. The opportunity to support one another and understand the challenges being faced in today’s economy and areas of healthcare regulation is critical.

Why You Should Attend

The annual meeting of AKMGMA provides an educational opportunity for all attendees.  Quality continuing education that supports and enforces the value of the administrator/manager to the group practice is key. It is the goal of AKMGMA to provide speakers of exceptional caliber from both a national level and from the local community. Additionally, you are presented with networking social events and opportunities to meet with prospective vendors and build your professional relationships.

Mission and Vision of Association

AKMGMA is a professional organization comprised of group practice administrators and managers, healthcare executives, consultants, and vendors located throughout Alaska.  AKMGMA’s mission is to provide educational and networking opportunities to healthcare leadership teams in Alaska. Our vision is to mentor and develop current and future leaders within the Alaska healthcare industry.AKMGMA shares the national MGMA vision of advancing leaders, advancing practices.TM

Registration: Registration can be completed at www.akmgma.org. All meals and social functions are included with the registration fee. When completing registration, you can pay by credit card or choose to have an invoice sent to you. Guests are encouraged and may attend for an additional fee per guest, per event. Hotel accommodations are not included in the registration fee but are available at a reduced rate.

Fees: Pre-Conference is Free for Members, $50 for Non-Members

Conference: $325 for Members; $445 for Non-Members (Includes Membership for 1 year, a $120 value!)

Hotel: The Alyeska Resort is our conference hotel. The group rate is $159.00. This rate has been guaranteed now through March 2, 2020.  Attendees must identify themselves as being part of AKMGMA Conference to ensure a reservation on the specified room block. Deposit is fully refundable up to 48 hours prior to 4:00 PM on the scheduled day of arrival. Guests may call Room Reservations to make individual reservations at 907-754-2111 or 800-880-3880.

Airfare: Alaska Airlines has provided a 7% discount for attendees traveling to Anchorage to attend the conference. See attached pages for the discount code.

Tickets and Name Badges

Your tickets and name badges will be available at the registration desk of the conference. Your registration packet will also include your guest information. Plan to wear your name badge during the conference and bring the appropriate ticket(s) to each event. Your guest must have paid a conference registration fee to be able to attend meeting sessions with you. 

Cancellation Policy

Our policy is no refunds or credits will be given for cancellations postmarked after April 1, 2020. All cancellation requests must be received in writing by the AKMGMA Treasurer in order to receive a refund. All cancellations are subject to a $50.00 processing fee.

 Special Needs

We wish to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated or otherwise treated differently because of the absence of auxiliary aids or services. If you wish to participate and have a special need, please contact Kristi Davis prior to March 15, 2020 ([email protected]) 

AKMGMA 2020 Annual Conference Schedule

Details:                April 2 ~ Pre-Conference

April 3-4 ~ General Conference

Where:                Alyeska Resort, Girdwood Alaska

Registration:        www.akmgma.org

Schedule – April 2nd Pre-Conference; 1pm – 5pm

Mergers & Acquisitions Tool Kit

It’s not where you’ve been – It's where you’re going!

Essentials, lessons and reflections to prepare for the       ever-shifting market.


Presented by: 

Rebecca Dean & Pat Hofstra



Friday, April 3rd ~ General Conference Day 1  

7:00am – 8:00am  

Breakfast and Registration  

8:00am – 8:30am  

Opening Remarks – Welcome!  

8:30am – 9:30am  

General Session  

Better Dashboards, Better Decisions: Revenue Cycle Management for Medical Practices - Nate Moore

9:30am – 10:00am  

Break with Exhibitors  

10:00am – 10:45am  

Breakout Sessions  

Beating the Benchmarks: Better Results with Practice Operations Data - Nate Moore

Misty Pfeifer - Human Resource Compliance

10:50am – 11:45am 

General Session  

Matthew Devino - MGMA Government Update

11:45am – 12:45pm 

Lunch with Exhibitors  

1:00 pm – 1:50pm 

Breakout Session  

MTA - Healthcare Technology 

Jocelyn Pemberton - ACMPE Update

2:00pm – 3:00pm 

General Session  

Carolyn Heyman - Contracting

3:00pm – 3:30pm 

Break with Exhibitors  

3:45pm – 4:45pm 

Breakout Session 

Erin Aklestad, Mountain Pacific Quality Health - Electronic Clinical Quality Improvement


Sapan Shah – Medical Malpractice Trends

4:45pm – 5:30pm 

Break for attendees to change and gather guests  

5:30pm – 7:30pm  

President's Dinner – TBA

7:30pm – 11:00pm  

Networking Party with Exhibitors – TBA


Saturday, April 4th ~ General Conference Day 2  

7:00am – 8:00am  


8:00am – 9:00am  

General Session  

Jim Mathis - Reinventing your management style

9:10am – 10:10am 

Breakout Sessions  

Finances for Medical Practices - BDO

Martha Wade - E&M coding

10:15am –10:45am 

Break with Exhibitors (Prize Drawings)  

11:00am – 12:00pm 

General Session  

Mike Haugen, ASMA - Alaska Outlook

12:30pm – 1:45pm 

Business Meeting Lunch  

All AKMGMA Active members invited – Vote for Secretary, Treasurer, Review MGMA agreement changes  

Separate lunch for non-members  

2:00 - 2:45pm 


Jim Mathis - Reinvent your practice

Nicholas Wiandt, HUB - Risk & Insurance coverage in healthcare

2:45 - 3:00pm 


3:00pm – 4:00pm 

General Session  

Marathon Mentality - Matt Jones

4:00pm – 4:30pm  

Closing Remarks & Grand Prizes