Jackson - The MGMA Performance and Practices of Successful Medical Groups: 2013 Report Based on 2012 Data identified (Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center) as a "better performer" because of superior operational performance compared with similar medical group practices nationwide.

Mississippi Sports Medicine's goal is to maintain the highest level of patient satisfaction.

The clinic uses specific metrics to help ensure a positive experience for each patient.

Some of the measures are maintaining adequate staffing levels to manage patient care, make sure accounts receivable and collections are followed up with in an appropriate manner.

When all these metrics are in place, the clinic can be more cost efficient which can command a better level of profitability.

This will be the eighth consecutive year that Mississippi Sports Medicine has been recognized by the MGMA.

The clinic is a full - service specialty orthopaedic practice and has sixteen board certified and fellowship trained orthopaedic specialist.

We have eight facilities throughout the state to offer convenience to our patients.

Bob Lodes, the Administrator of Mississippi Sports Medicine says, "The idea to be recognized eight years in a row is a tremendous statement about your organization.

It is through a strong administrative and physician commitment that we are able to have achieved this status.")

The MGMA report, a benchmarking standard among medical groups for more than a decade, was produced using data from respondents to the MGMA Cost Survey: 2013 Report Based on 2012 Data as well as data from a questionnaire that assessed management behaviors, practices and procedures of the better performers.

The report profiles medical practices that have demonstrated success in one or more areas: profitability and cost management; productivity, capacity and staffing; accounts receivable and collections; and patient satisfaction.