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.

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
MSL, FACMPE
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.

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!

ACMPE Updates Reminder

2022 ACMPE Changes Reminder

  • The ACMPE Certification Commission has recently approved updates to Board Certification and Fellowship that are available to all.
  • We want to support everyone with information for a successful roll out. Please visit our ACMPE Board Certification and Fellowship pages which has detailed information on how to apply and the requirements. As well as the overview landing page, recapping the changes and FAQ’s.
  • Important Note: These ACMPE changes are separate and distinct from the ongoing work of the Task Force on MGMA State Affiliate Membership Models, which is still in the discussion phase of any recommendations for any change to national/state membership requirements, including state membership requirement for those in ACMPE. Any questions about the State Task Force discussions, should be directed to Martha Huckaby.

Exam Schedule Notice Reminder

  • June 1-30 –Testing is available. We will have new exam forms, which means this is the most up to date based on their day to day with the most refined wording of questions. The scores will not be immediately available, as they will become available by August 5th to review all item performance.
  • July 1-August 7 – No testing, however, purchasing will remain open. We will be reviewing the new exam form item performance.

Important 2022 ACMPE Changes

The ACMPE Certification Commission has recently approved updates to the Certification and Fellowship programs as part of their multi-year strategy to ensure MGMA is upholding the ACMPE credentials as the gold standard for medical practice management. Through the work of a Strategic ACMPE Taskforce, the ACMPE Certification Commission, and with the support of the MGMA-ACMPE Board, we are excited to share this work with our MGMA State Leaders.

Please visit the ACMPE Board Certification and Fellowship pages which have detailed information on how to apply and the requirements for each. Visit the overview landing page for a recap of the changes and FAQ’s.

You may also reach out to our state ACMPE Forum Representative, Michelle Wallace, CMPE, at mwallace@gapgi.com, for additional help and support.

Apply Now for 2022 ACMPE Scholarships!

MGMA is excited to announce they are now accepting applications for their 2022 scholarships and grants.

MGMA awards scholarships to students with a current MGMA membership who are pursuing a career in medical practice management. MGMA awards grants to individuals who currently hold an ACMPE board certification and would like to pursue Fellowship.

MGMA offers several different scholarships, most contain the following eligibility requirements:

  • Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management, including public health, business administration, healthcare administration and other non-clinical related areas for the 2022-2023 academic year within the United States.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in medical practice management.

Grants available are applied to professional development and continuing education for individuals pursuing Fellowship.

ACMPE Fellowship can be a gamechanger for your career. Take the first step and earn a grant to begin this journey.

The deadline to apply is May 27, 2022. If you are not eligible to apply yourself, please feel free to forward this opportunity to individuals you think can benefit from pursuing ACMPE Board Certification or Fellowship.

MGMA Scholarships and Grants

MGMA is excited to announce they are now accepting applications for their 2022 scholarships and grants.

MGMA awards scholarships to students with a current MGMA membership who are pursuing a career in medical practice management. MGMA awards grants to individuals who currently hold an ACMPE board certification and would like to pursue Fellowship.

MGMA offers several different scholarships, most contain the following eligibility requirements:

  • Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management, including public health, business administration, healthcare administration and other non-clinical related areas for the 2021-2022 academic year within the United States.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in medical practice management.

Grants available are applied to professional development and continuing education for individuals pursuing Fellowship.

The deadline to apply is May 27, 2022.

Important ACMPE Updates

2019-2021 Continuing Education and Volunteer Hours Deadline Extended
The ACMPE Certification Commission has elected to extend the 2019-2021 Continuing Education and Volunteer Hours deadline to March 31, 2022. A notice was sent out on December 1st to all members who have not yet met their requirements.

Application Expiration
If you have an ACMPE application that is scheduled to expire at the end of December 2021, make sure to log your hours in and schedule your exam before December 31, 2021. Only for those expiring at year-end, MGMA has set up a code for $15 off an exam to use at checkout. You can access this code by contacting the MGMA Service Center. Please note that this code is ONLY for those expiring at year-end.

MGMA Service Center
Phone: 877.275.6462 ext. 1888
Email: service@mgma.com
Hours: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Mountain Time, Monday through Friday

Your Guide to ACMPE Credentialing Opportunities

MGMA offers professional accreditations from the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) ranging from Certificates to Board Certification and Fellowship to help you in any stage of your career.

Certificates: After completing an online seminar, you will receive a verified certificate and credential through MGMA’s certifying body proving completion and understanding of a topic or specific skill set. No membership, education, or experience required to complete a Certificate.

Board Certification: The Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) promotes professionals who possess the standard knowledge based on the Body of Knowledge (BOK) to lead each aspect of a practice. MGMA membership required.

Fellowship: After obtaining your CMPE, demonstrate your mastery of the healthcare practice industry and become a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives (FACMPE). Fellows are the thought leaders within healthcare organizations and demonstrate the ability to execute on dynamic solutions to business problems and contribute to the advancement of medical practice leadership.

Find the best fit for you and get started today!

MGMA Partners with Credly on ACMPE Digital Badging

We are so excited to announce our partnership with Credly on Digital badging! On July 7th, we sent out digital badges to all who are Certified, Fellow, and Certificate Holders. Digital badges are a web-enabled, verifiable version of their designations. They will be able to manage their badges through Credly and share their achievements on various platforms such as:

  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Zip Recruiter
  • Email Signatures
  • Personal Websites

All digital badges are now available with the date they completed their Board Certification, Fellowship, or Certificate Program. If someone has not received their instructions to claim their digital badge via an email from Credly, please direct them to reach out to acmpe@mgma.com.

Helpful links to learn more about digital badges: