IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VHA Inc.’s Rose Wagner was recently recognized by Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) as an innovator in healthcare redesign and named as a “MGMA Game Changer” for her work in developing effective strategies that increase patient access to care, enhance the efficient delivery of care, and the level of patient satisfaction and improve population health in medical group practices. Wagner was also a presenter at MGMA’s annual member conference, October 11-14 in Nashville.
MGMA has been the leading association for medical practice administrators and healthcare executives for nearly 90 years. MGMA provides the essential education, legislative information and data and career resources to help improve patient services and operational efficiencies. Through its national membership and 50 state affiliates, MGMA represents more than 33,000 administrators and executives in 18,000 healthcare organizations in which 385,000 physicians practice.
The MGMA Game Changer concept was developed as a way to highlight MGMA members who are successfully creating change and adopting new models in the healthcare industry. From developing their own health plans to implementing care guides, MGMA Game Changers are leading the charge in reframing the national conversation surrounding healthcare.
“I am honored to be selected by MGMA as a Game Changer and present at their annual conference. The changes occurring in our health care system are having a profound effect on the traditional physician practice model. Physicians are dealing with new value-based payment models, new payer network strategies and increasing patient volumes,” said Wagner. “I am excited to be able to share my experiences as well as strategies that can be applied to medical group practices to help solve access and efficiency challenges to meet patient expectations, payer requirements and take care of the population served.”
Wagner, RN, MA, FACMPE is a lead consultant at VHA Inc. with more than 25 years of experience in health care administration, management, and consulting in physician group practices. Wagner partnered with Kimberly Bridges, RN, BSN, vice president, Community Memorial Hospital, Ventura, Calif. to present “Can Improved Access Lead to Improved Performance Metrics?” at the MGMA conference.
About VHA Inc.
Effective April 1, 2015, VHA Inc., the national health care network of not-for-profit hospitals, and UHC, the alliance of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, combined into a single organization. The combined organization is the largest member-owned health care company in the country and is dedicated to leading health care innovation, creating knowledge and fostering collaboration to help our members thrive. The company serves more than 5,200 health system members and affiliates as well as 118,000 non-acute health care customers. Members range from independent, community-based health care organizations to large, integrated systems and academic medical centers, and it represents more than $50 billion in annual purchasing volume. Headquarters are in Irving, Texas, with locations in Chicago and other cities across the United States.