ACMPE Preparation: Essentials + Live Q&A

The ACMPE Preparation: Essentials + LIVE Q&A is designed to help healthcare professionals prepare for the ACMPE exams. This comprehensive course helps examinees identify content necessary to meet board certification standards, including financial management, regulatory compliance, organizational governance and departmental operations management and transformative healthcare delivery. To best prepare applicants for the examinations, topics are reviewed from the perspective of a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals and ambulatory care settings.

  • Courses cover the domains of the Body of Knowledge, Financial Management, Operations Management, Human Resources, Organizational Governance, and Risk and Compliance
  • Maximum scheduling flexibility, this course is divided into several short segments, allowing you to complete one or more at a time.
  • Multimedia, videos, and animation
  • Interactive quizzes and real-life problem-solving scenarios
  • Identification of learning gaps and additional resources to close those gaps
  • The ability to take notes within the course platform and print for future reference

Registration includes five self-paced sessions, one quarterly question and answer session and one exam that allows you to claim continuing education credit. You must attend all sessions to claim ACMPE and CEU credit.

Sessions 1 through 5 are the Essentials Courses:

Session 6: Board Certification Preparation: Live Question-and-Answer Session
This session is held quarterly and hosted by Debbie Hudson and Tracy Bird. This session will be held 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm ET (5:00 pm CT, 4:00 pm MT, 3:00 pm PT). The dates Session 6 is offered are as follows:

  • Wednesday, December 14
  • Wednesday, February 8
  • Wednesday, May 10
  • Wednesday, August 16

LIVE Q&A is available on-demand after each live recording. To learn more about ACMPE Preparation: Essentials + Live Q&A, follow this link.

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Introducing: ACMPE Fellowship Fast Track

If you’ve considered pursuing ACMPE Fellowship but have felt overwhelmed by the process or requirements, you’re in luck! Twelve MGMA State Affiliates are pleased to jointly offer you the opportunity to participate in our Fellowship Fast Track.

Designed by three former MGMA State Affiliate presidents who are Fellows of the American College of Medical Practice Executives, our Fellowship Fast Track provides you with 30 hours’ worth of the CEUs necessary to complete Pathway #2 – Leadership within 6 months. Additionally, you’ll benefit from the assistance of a dedicated MGMA State Affiliate ACMPE Representative and receive concierge service with program registration and on-going communication as you move through our educational program.

This program is limited to 40 participants to ensure a personalized approach, sign up today!

Fall 2022 Practice Management Career Panel

Fall 2022 Practice Management Career Panel
Presented by the Student Outreach Committee

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 | 7:00 PM EST | Zoom Meeting

Presented by NCMGMA’s Student Outreach Committee, make plans to join us at 7:00 PM on November 15th for a valuable virtual panel discussion with North Carolina healthcare leaders. Q&A session will follow the discussion.


There is not cost to sign up for this event. To register online today, please follow the link at the button below.


For questions and more information, please contact John Clement at, or Lee Katherine Ayerhart at

NCMGMA Well Represented at this Year’s MGMA State Leaders Conference in Boston

(L-R): NCMGMA Board Member Carrilee Andreu-Neel, Governance Committee Chair Steve Parker, NCMGMA Executive Director Melissa Klingberg and NCMGMA President-Elect Chad Ghorley

Earlier this month, representatives from NCMGMA travelled to Boston to attend the 2022 MGMA State Leaders Conference, October 8-9, at the Westin Boston Seaport District.  The State Leaders Conference was held in conjunction with the Medical Practice Excellence: Leaders (MPEL) Conference.

While at the Conference, NCMGMA Executive Director Melissa Klingberg and NCMGMA President-Elect Chad Ghorley participated in the State Leaders Panel Session: Making Great Ideas Happen.  Melissa and Chad sat on the panel with Rebekah Francis, Executive Director, Missouri MGMA & Tennessee MGMA, and discussed several of NCMGMA’s more successful initiatives, including the annual Impact Report and the inaugural Master Class series.

On Sunday, NCMGMA hosted a Meet & Greet with other NC delegates attending MGMA’s MPEL Conference and with over 15 in attendance, it was great to meet all our new friends and welcome back old friends. Thank you to everyone who ventured to Boston with us on behalf of NCMGMA.

2022 NCMGMA Fall Conference Wrap Up: Awards, Photos and More

2022 Fall Conference a Success!

We came together last week in Cherokee – September 14-16, 2022 – for our Fall Conference in the brand new event center of Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort. Over 100 attendees, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors enjoyed continuing education from some of healthcare’s finest thought leaders, participated in essential networking events with peers and old friends, honored outstanding industry achievement with our annual awards, and experienced the sold-out exhibit hall full of Alliance sponsor products and services.

Thank you to everyone who pulled away from their busy practices to join us. Thank you to all our speakers and exhibitors for sharing your knowledge and expertise and thank you to our sponsors for your continued support of our organization: we couldn’t do it without you. And, lastly, thank you to our volunteers for leading the organization and keeping us moving in the right direction: your hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed.

Please browse this post to see all that took place last week and to see what’s in store for NCMGMA—thorugh the end of 2022 and beyond.

Practice of the Year Award

Goldsboro Pediatrics, P.A.

(L-R) Brandy Yeh and Nola Claiborne of Goldsboro Pediatrics are presented the Practice of the Year Award by Andy Shene of First Citizens Bank.

Each year, NCMGMA and First Citizens Bank recognize a medical group practice that has made a significant contribution to their community, patients and/or staff. For our 9th annual award, we are proud to recognize Goldsboro Pediatrics as our Practice of the Year! The award also includes a $3000 donation to the winner’s foundation of choice. Goldsboro Pediatrics selected Communities Supporting Schools of Wayne County as their designated foundation. Congratulations Goldsboro Pediatrics!

President’s Award

Renee Schneider

2021-22 NCMGMA President Matt Johnson presents the President’s Award to Renee Schneider

The President’s Award is given to an individual of NCMGMA for outstanding service and contribution to the association, its members and medical practice management. This year’s award was presented to Renee Schneider of the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association offices.

Service Awards

Meritorious Service Award and Kim Harrah Becker Volunteer Award

(L-R): Fran Sembert, CMPE, 2022 Meritorious Service Award winner, NCMGMA Executive Director Melissa Klingberg, and Steve Parker, 2022 Kim Harrah Becker Volunteer Award winner.

Congratulations to Fran Sembert, CMPE, our 2022 Meritorious Service Award winner and Steve Parker of Curi, our 2022 Kim Harrah Becker Volunteer Award winner. The Meritorious Service Award is given for outstanding service and contribution to the NCMGMA, its members, and medical practice management; and the Kim Harrah Becker Volunteer Award highlights the true meaning of volunteerism for NCMGMA. Both Fran and Steve are outstanding champions of NCMGMA and our many programs and initiatives and we thank them for their selfless dedication to our organization.

Community Service Project

Snack Packs for MANNA FoodBank

Fall Conference attendees, exhibitors, sponsors and volunteers assemble snack packs for children in need in Western North Carolina.

At the close of the morning educational sessions on Thursday, September 15th, NCMGMA teamed up with MANNA FoodBank to make snack packs for children in need in Western North Carolina. MANNA FoodBank is a private, not-for-profit service organization working to end food insecurity in the 16 counties of Western North Carolina, including the Qualla Boundary. In the end, attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, and NCMGMA staff made over 200 snack packs for MANNA FoodBank. Thank you to everyone who participated in this essential service project!

Event Photo Album

NCMGMA member Sandra Jarrett participates in a self-defense demonstration with speaker Johnathan Frisk during his “Surviving an Active Shooter” general session.

Thank you, again, to all our attendees, sponsors/exhibitors, speakers and volunteers for helping to make the 2022 Annual Conference another successful NCMGMA event!

October Zoom Webinar
Using Your Data to Drive Practice Optimization & Growth
October 6, 2022 | 12pm – 1pm

Join us as we explore the most common barriers to analyzing and optimizing data and how to address these barriers in your practice. Presented by Curi Advisory. Click here to register for this free webinar.

Customer Service Interactive Workshop
Customer Service with
Emotional Intelligence

October 25, 2022 | 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm

Support staff is vital to patient care and every role makes a difference. In this session we explore techniques that promote a compassionate, welcoming, and respectful culture. Click here to register for this workshop.

2023 Master Class
February 23-24, 2023
Graylyn Estate, Winston-Salem, NC

This two-day program is designed to give practice managers a deep dive into professional development in a thoroughly engaging and relaxing setting. Watch for more details coming soon!

Advocacy Days
March 28-29, 2023
Raleigh, NC

Packed full of legislative action and information, Advocacy Days is a great opportunity to hear about the local issues, meet the experts and make your voice heard in Raleigh. Watch for more details coming soon!

2023 NCMGMA Annual Conference
May 17-19, 2023
Marriott Charleston
Charleston, SC

Join us in the heart of downtown Charleston as we go to the Marriott Charleston for our 2023 Annual Conference! Watch for more details coming soon!

October 6th Webinar: Using Your Data to Drive Practice Optimization & Growth

Using Your Data to Drive Practice Optimization & Growth
Presented by Curi Advisory

October 6, 2022 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Practice leaders face a number of barriers when it comes to effectively tracking, analyzing, and leveraging their own data to make meaningful improvements for their businesses, their staff, and their patients. This presentation will explore the most common barriers and how to address them in your practice. With a deeper understanding of opportunities to maximize your data (and some tools to help along the way), practice leaders will uncover new ways to drive patient volume, increase margin per patient, and optimize the overall performance of your practice.

Webinar Speaker

Richelle Cox
Curi Advisory

Richelle Cox is a Principal with Curi Advisory, Curi’s business unit focused on delivering data-driven business solutions and consulting services that help practices protect, optimize, and grow. She is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history working in both the healthcare practice operations space and the information services industry.  Prior to Curi, Richelle served as the Chief Operating Officer for Arrowlytics, a practice analytics tool that is now part of Curi Advisory and helps practices pull their data from various sources into a single platform for total practice insight.


Registration is complimentary for NCMGMA members and non-members. To register please click the link below and follow the instructions. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


If you have any questions, please contact the NCMGMA offices at

August Lunch & Learn Webinar Recording

Strengthening the Provider-Payer Partnership from Onboarding to the Point of Care

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Lunch & Learn Webinar on August 16th. BCBSNC discussed how they are reimagining its partnership with the provider community through multiple initiatives that redesign the onboarding process to improve the provider experience and “meet care teams where they are” with actionable data, technology tools, and hands-on support to impact care outcomes. At the button below, you will find a link to the webinar video recording.

Follow this link to view the transcript of the webinar’s Q&A session.

Thank you again for participating. Watch your email and the website for more webinars coming soon.

Still Time to Join Us for Our Free August 16th Webinar

August Lunch & Learn Webinar:
Strengthening the Provider-Payer Partnership from Onboarding to the Point of Care

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT | Zoom

BCBSNC is reimagining its partnership with the provider community through multiple initiatives that redesign the onboarding process to improve the provider experience and “meet care teams where they are” with actionable data, technology tools, and hands-on support to impact care outcomes.

In this 60-minute webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How BCBSNC is redesigning the provider onboarding experience through its new Provider Partnerships Program
  • A care transitions collaborative initiative focused on improving care transitions through ADTs, technology, and education/learning support at no cost to the provider
  • Quick steps for maximizing efficiency in BCBSNC provider onboarding program including key process steps, common bottlenecks, timelines, and how to maintain provider status
  • Recent legislative updates impacting providers

Our Presenters

Lynda McMillin
Director of BCBSNC Provider Data Management

Carrie Spunar
Principal Strategic Advisor, Provider Data Management

Danny Zajac
Sr. Business Systems Analyst, Provider Data Management


This webinar is free but you must be registered to attend. Space is limited so register early! After you register, you will receive an emailed confirmation with webinar and phone-in instructions. Please check your spam/junk folder if you do not see the confirmation email after you register.

Continuing education credit may be granted through your professional organization (MGMA, PAHCOM, AHIMA, etc.). Please self-submit for these organizations.


For questions or more information please contact the NC Medical Society Foundation offices at

Top 5 Reasons to Join Us for the Fall Conference in Cherokee

The Fall Conference is just a little more than a month away and our hotel and registration discounts expire in two weeks. This year’s event is an excellent opportunity to engage with practice management colleagues, thought leaders and exhibitors; sharpen leadership skills through professional development experiences; and enjoy the fall in one of North Carolina’s most beautiful mountain settings.

But if you are still on the fence, we’ve pulled together the top five reasons you should join us September 14-16 at Harrah’s Cherokee!

1. Professional Development

Get timely and relevant continuing education from practice management thought-leaders and industry experts. Just Announced: a new session by management expert Larry R. Jurgens addressing the latest on physician compensation plans. See our full agenda here.

2. Productivity and Innovation

The exhibit hall is your one-stop-shop for the products and services making a difference in healthcare. Our 2022 Alliance sponsors can help you and your practice reach the next level of service and performance. See who’s joining us in Cherokee!

3. Connection and Engagement

Peer connections are essential to your success and that or your practice, and the Fall Conference is full of engagement opportunities. See our agenda for the full list of networking opportunities available.

4. Brand New Luxury Facility

Harrah’s luxurious Cherokee Casino Resort is set amid the beautiful mountain setting of western North Carolina. We’re excited to hold our conference in Harrah’s brand-new convention center. Learn more about the facility and our discounted room rate here.

5. Blue Ridge Beauty

Cherokee is one of the most beautiful fall destinations in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains. From majestic waterfalls to breath-taking vistas, Cherokee provides an idea backdrop for engagement and relaxation. Learn More

Register Today

Full conference costs start at $325 for members. See all of our conference pricing here. To register today, please follow the online registration link below. Early registration discounts end August 23rd.


If you have any questions about the Fall Conference, please contact the NCMGMA offices at