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ACMPE: The American College of Medical Practice Executives

Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) is one of our profession’s most respected credentials.  Attaining CMPE certification shows a strong commitment to your professional development. Following the steps of advancement through the certification process will increase your knowledge and enhance your job performance. These credentials are recognized by the medical community and consistently being required in job postings. CMPE certified practice administrators can earn 10% and 40% more than non-certified managers (depending group size and location) when compared to non-CMPE certified practice administrators. Obtaining certification alone won't account for the increase in wages; the commitment to continuing education and increased networking opportunities when combined with the credentials of certification add value and competency to your personal management portfolio.

I know we’ve been talking about this nearly non-stop for the past couple of years but the updated CMPE and FACMPE requirements begin January 1, 2019. For those of you who’ve already earned FACMPE certification, please take a quick look at the changes for maintaining the certification you’ve worked so hard to achieve.

To become Board Certified through ACMPE, here are the new requirements:

  • Have two years of healthcare management experience
  • Have earned a bachelor’s degree or have at least 120 hours of college credit toward a BA/BS
  • Be a current MGMA member
  • Pay an application fee
  • Pass a multiple choice exam (OMGMA has study groups available to help you prepare for this)
  • Pass a scenario based exam (OMGMA can help you with this one, too)
  • Earn 50 continuing education hours
    • 30 must be from an MGMA/OMGMA resource
      • 12 of these hours must be at a face-to-face event
      • Live webinars hosted by MGMA/OMGMA count as face-to-face
    • 20 may be from other qualified sources

To maintain your CMPE certification, here are the requirements:

  • Submit 50 continuing education hours
    • 30 must be from an MGMA/OMGMA resource
    • 12 of these hours must be at a face-to-face event
    • Live webinars hosted by MGMA/OMGMA count as face-to-face
    • 20 may be from other qualified sources
  • Remain an MGMA member

To achieve FACMPE certification, here are the new requirements:

  • Earn your CMPE certification
  • Be a current MGMA member
  • Submit your Fellowship program application and pay a fee
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree with at least seven years of healthcare experience including two years in a leadership role OR
  • Hold a master’s degree with at least five years of healthcare experience including two years in a leadership role
  • Identify a relevant problem in healthcare which requires an innovative solution and is tied to the Body of Knowledge for Medical Practice Management
  • Develop a strategic business plan for implementing an innovative solution to the chosen problem or issue in an approved format.
  • Complete six volunteer hours (3 related to healthcare, 3 in community service)

For those currently holding FACMPE certification, here are the UPDATED requirements for maintaining this designation:

  • Submit 50 continuing education hours
    • 30 must be from an MGMA/OMGMA resource
    • 12 of these hours must be at a face-to-face event
    • Live webinars hosted by MGMA/OMGMA count as face-to-face
    • 20 may be from other qualified sources
  • Complete six volunteer hours (3 related to healthcare, 3 in community service)
  • Remain an MGMA member

Interested in joining a study group or have any other questions? Just send an email to acmperep@omgma.com

Deb Bartel FACMPE

ACMPE Form Rep, Oregon



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