Our Commitment
SDMGMA leads the medical profession by assisting all members, no matter the group size. This is done through information, education, networking and advocacy. Our core purpose is to improve the effectiveness of medical group practices to the public. Our commitment is to do this by increasing the knowledge and skills of the individuals who manage and lead medical group practices.

Education
The greatest support you can receive is education about things that are important in your industry. South Dakota Medical Group Management Association provides a wide range of educational programs to fit your needs on topics that all medical group practices need to know.

  1. Seminars — Make sure you stay current on issues that are essential to making your medical practice successful. During our seminars, we explore business, clinical, legal and financial concerns and their solutions.

  2. Conferences — Attend our exciting conferences and gain valuable insight from your colleagues experiences.

Support
SDMGMA helps members with management concerns in the medical office that seem to change daily. Among these concerns are issues of compliance and continued changes in insurance reimbursement. The South Dakota Medical Group Management Association (SDMGMA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to quality health care management. SDMGMA helps to enhance the quality of health care is SD by assisting their members in developing effective and efficient practices.

All members of the SDMGMA receive:

  1. Promotion of professional growth and development

  2. Semi-annual conferences provide great opportunities for education and networking. The conferences also help members find resources and solutions for the challenges they face.

  3. Visibility of the medical group manager

  4. Targeted educational opportunities including our annual conference.

  5. Access to vital information such as medical practice management tips, legislative & regulatory developments, library research, industry trends and important news releases.

  6. Provide opportunities for members to share and disseminate information of mutual interest

  7. Maintain an active liaison with other key public and private organizations that affect the management, funding, and delivery of quality health care services

  8. Online resources including our member directory with contact information. Talk with other medical practice administrators who are dealing with the same challenges and frustrations that you face.

Insurance Representation
We have an active role with Insurance companies and the state legislature because we believe it is much more effective than each manager attempting to be heard on an individual basis.

SDMGMA works closely with:

  • Avera Health Plans

  • Sanford Health Plan

  • Indian Health Services

  • Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Medicare & Medicaid

  • America's PPOs

  • Midland Choice

  • DAKOTACARE

  • The South Dakota State Legislature

Professional Relationships
There is of course a social component to SDMGMA. The personal and professional relationships developed through the organization have led to invaluable interaction on a regular basis between members. No matter the size of your health group or how long you have been serving the public, everyone gleans valuable information from others in their field.