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Medical Group Management Association

The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), founded in 1926, is the principal voice for medical group practice management professionals in the United States. MGMA’s nearly 21,000 members manage and lead 12,500 organizations representing almost 270,000 practicing physicians.

MGMA leads advancements in the medical practice management profession and advocates on its behalf. The association's core purpose is to elevate the effectiveness of medical group practices and to enhance the knowledge, skills and professionalism of individuals. MGMA, along with its certification and standard-setting body, the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE), is headquartered in Englewood, Colo.

ACMPE

The American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE), the standard-setting and certification body of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), promotes the professional growth of leaders. By developing the Body of Knowledge for Medical Practice Management, ACMPE provides a central framework for MGMA resources. Members of the ACMPE may obtain recognition for their knowledge and experience by becoming Certified Medical Practice Executives (CMPE) or a Fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives (FACMPE).

Certification (CMPE) requires candidates who have the requisite two years of relevant experience to demonstrate their proficiency through objective and essay examinations and presentations that include content from the Body of Knowledge for Medical Practice Management. Fellowship (FACMPE) requires the submission of a professional paper or series of case studies by members who have already earned the CMPE designation. Both the CMPE and FACMPE status require the maintenance of continuing education credit hours.

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