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.

2022 Salary & Benefits Survey Deadline Extended to November 30th

Participate in the NCMGMA Salary & Benefits Survey
EASIER Data Collection is Here!

Complete your survey by November 30th

We’ve made it easier to complete the NC survey by asking details by position, effectively reducing the time it takes to complete the survey! We’ve added in new benefits questions and provided instant practice data, making the survey an even better resource for our NC practices.

This comprehensive study is designed to bring our members the information they need to see trends specific to the healthcare industry, and provide comparative information your organization can use to assist in making crucial business decisions.

Data collection is now open through Wednesday, November 30th.
Complete 75% to gain access to complimentary reporting!

Access to the Site

  • Link:
  • Enter your Username & Password to begin entering in data
    • If you’ve forgotten your password, please use the prompt on the page to assist.
  • New User? Click here to get started.

Survey Information

  • Once logged in, check out the Support Page to find the:
    • Survey Positions listing: sort by Category, Department or Position.
    • Survey Worksheet, a downloadable spreadsheet used to help compile data to get you started prior to entering in data.
    • User Guide, which will help answer many of your how-to questions. It can also be found on the Support page in the survey, once logged in.
  • The Survey is divided into sections that contain categories of questions. You can begin in any section and complete the survey questions in any order.
  • The progress bar on the home page will track your overall progress and the icons will help you see any areas not completed.
  • Come back as often as needed to complete the survey. All data is saved as you go.
  • In order to access results when they are released (December), participants must complete all required questions and a minimum 75% of the survey.

Thank You to Our Survey Sponsor


If you have any questions about the 2022 Salary & Benefits Survey, please contact the NCMGMA offices at

MGMA Sends Congress Year-end Legislative Recommendations

Originally published in the November 17, 2022, issue of MGMA Washington Connection
Reprinted with permission from MGMA

On Monday, MGMA sent a letter to congressional leadership urging them to address significant Medicare cuts and other important healthcare policies before the end of this year. The letter highlights current issues with Medicare reimbursement that projected payment cuts will exacerbate and asks Congress to act by:

  • Offsetting the 4.47% reduction to the Medicare physician conversion factor;
  • Waiving the 4% statutory Pay-As-You-Go sequester; and,
  • Extending the 5% alternative payment model (APM) incentive payment for six additional years.

Further, MGMA encouraged Congress to pass additional commonsense legislation to address significant administrative burdens impacting group practices and improve the timeliness of clinical care delivery. These recommendations included passing the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act, extending telehealth waivers for at least two years after the conclusion of the public health emergency, passing the Saving Access to Laboratory Services Act, and appropriating additional funds to continue rewarding high performing clinicians within the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

Visit MGMA’s Contact Congress portal to send a letter to your legislators on these important issues!

Industry Recognition and Awards

Visit Our Newly Created Awards Page!

(L-R) Brandy Yeh and Nola Claiborne of Goldsboro Pediatrics are presented the 2022 Practice of the Year Award by Andy Shene of First Citizens Bank.

The North Carolina Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) has established several awards that are presented annually and bi-annually for outstanding achievement, both within our organization and practice management in North Carolina.

Browse our new “Industry Recognition and Awards” page to see all the awards we present, our recent recipients and the complete history of winners.

Visit our newly created awards page here.

Welcome New Members

Our membership continues to grow! Take a look at the list of healthcare professionals and students who have recently joined NCMGMA (October 8. 2022, through November 15, 2022):


  • Frances Castro, Advanced Sports & Spine, Charlotte, NC
  • Jacki Hawkins, Blue Ridge Health, Hendersonville, NC
  • Heather Latham, Odibo Medical Group, Wilmington, NC
  • Janet LeClair, Memory & Movement Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
  • Krista Poole, Midtown Pain and Spine, Raleigh, NC
  • Katie Sharp, Mertz MFM Center, Winston-Salem, NC


  • Valen Canoy, Graham Personnel Services, Greensboro, NC
  • Kara Schuler, Allscripts Veradigm, Garner, NC
  • Anthony Wade, Med USA RCM, Charleston, SC


  • Stephen Azaloff, Kansas State University, Charlotte, NC
  • Annabelle Mayhew, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Cornelius, NC

November 16th: Learn More About Our Exciting Trip to Europe in 2023

We’re Headed to Europe in 2023!
Learn next steps on November 16th

With all of the positive feedback we received from our questionnaire, we are moving forward with our 2023 European Trip to Geneva and Milan. Join us at 2:00 PM EST on November 16th as we are hosting a Q&A Zoom call to discuss the next steps of the trip.

To register for the Zoom call, please complete the online registration form at the button link below. To learn more about the details of the trip so far, please click here.

For questions, please contact the NCMGMA offices at

NCMGMA Conference Questionnaire

Take a moment to tell us what you think

NCMGMA is doing some research on how we plan our conferences and events. With over 500 members, we want to focus in on our members, to hear from you on what you want, how you want it and how it gets delivered! Complete the survey for a chance to win a $100 gift card.

If you’ve attended an NCMGMA Conference before or not: we want to hear from you!

2023 European Trip Virtual Q&A Session on November 16

We’re Headed to Europe in 2023!
Learn next steps on November 16th

With all of the positive feedback we received from our questionnaire, we are moving forward with our 2023 European Trip to Geneva and Milan. Join us at 2:00 PM EST on November 16th as we are hosting a Q&A Zoom call to discuss the next steps of the trip.

To register for the Zoom call, please complete the online registration form at the button link below. To learn more about the details of the trip so far, please click here.

For questions, please contact the NCMGMA offices at

Connect with NC’s Practice Administrators

Become an NCMGMA 2023 Alliance Sponsor

The NCMGMA 2023 Alliance sponsorship program delivers high-impact marketing and quality face-time with healthcare management decision-makers. Connect, support and engage with the practice managers of North Carolina!

Registration for the 2023 Alliance program is now open. Find participation details below and on our website, and click the button link to register today! Benefits take effect January 1, 2023!

How Alliance Works

Alliance provides a selection of core benefits that gain you access and exposure to the Active members of NCMGMA: the practice managers and administrators of NC’s healthcare industry. PLUS: you select the level-specific benefits package that best fits your marketing goals and objectives.

Alliance Core Benefits

2023 Alliance core benefits include: Affiliate membership in the NCMGMA; Annual Conference exhibit booth; recognition and link on the website and e-news site, NCMGMA News; NCMGMA News article submission; and access to the medical practice decision-makers in North Carolina.

How to Participate

2023 Alliance sponsorship registration is now open. To sign up today, follow the registration link below. 2023 Alliance benefits will take effect January 1, 2023.


If you have any questions about the 2023 Alliance program, please contact the NCMGMA offices at

Congratulations to the 2022 Fellows and Certified Members

The 2022 MGMA State Leaders Conference was held 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. During the conference, the 2022 American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) Fellows and Certified Members were recognized. Please help us in wishing congratulations to our NCMGMA members who earned these prestigious designations!

2022 Fellows

Also earning Fellowship but not pictured:

Trish Veneto
Carolina Kidney Associates PA

2022 Certified Members

  • Kimberly Flippin, Piedmont Stone Center
  • Elizabeth Harris, Coastal Children’s Services
  • Kelly Hermann, Pisgah Institute for Psychotherapy & Education PA (The)
  • Linda Hoppe, Mercy Medical Center
  • Rosalynne Lopez, Cone Health Medical Group
  • Richelle Phillips, Erlanger Health System

ACMPE Fellowship and Certification
To learn more about earning your ACMPE Fellowship or Certification, visit the ACMPE page of the MGMA website here.