Medical practice insiders often compare a group merger to a marriage--meaning it takes compatibility, trust, communication and work to succeed. Two practices in the Louisville, Kentucky area are pretty sure they have what it takes, but will take the unusual step of actually "living together" before making their union official, according to an article from Louisville Business First.
This week, the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) recognized several of its members for excellence in medical practice management with a series of awards.
The recipients' achievements are impressive, to say the least. And several, such as Lifetime Achievement Award–winner Ron Menaker, EdD, FACMPE, administrator, division of cardiovascular diseases, department of internal medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, will share their insights and passion for medical practice management at the MGMA's annual conference next week in Las Vegas.
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