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  • 10/22/2019 9:45 AM | Mindy Zaubi (Administrator)

    CMPE registration for the exams opened October 21! www.mgma.com/certification/board-certification/...

    • Exam dates – December 7 – 21, 2019
    • Registration dates – October 21 – November 4, 2019


    The next ACMPE Board Certification Preparation Course begins this week but all sessions are recorded and available to watch online. Enroll for the ACMPE Board Certification Preparation Course by going to the link below:

    www.mgma.com/certification/board-certification/...

    Instructions: Click on link above and scroll down to ACMPE Board Certification Preparation Course, and "add to cart". This is free for MGMA members but you must “purchase” it to receive the link to the course.  

    The live kick-off is Thursday, October 24 but you will receive recorded sessions on each domain in the Body of Knowledge. There will be a live wrap-up with Q&A on Tuesday, December 3. When you register for this webinar series you will be added to the ACMPE Certification Preparation Network (formerly Tennessee ACMPE Study Group) in the MGMA Member Community.  Along with the webinar prep course they will post reading materials and sample study questions on the ACMPE Certification Preparation Network.

    As you study for the ACMPE Board Certification exams, both multiple choice and scenario based, keep in mind you might not find everything that you need to pass the exams in one place.

    The Body of Knowledge is the blueprint for the exam: www.mgma.com/certification/board-certification/...

    However the Body of Knowledge is not found in one set of review books. You are being examined on whether you meet the standard knowledge of practice administration and will need to dive deeper into best practices. You will need to utilize various areas of information found in the Review Series, MGMA fellow papers, MGMA Connection articles, government websites and more.

    There are lots of resources in the above links to help you study. Also, MGMA Advance is a member exclusive benefit that provides a professional development pathway customized to your individual education needs. It starts with a 90-question, multiple choice assessment based on the domains in the Body of Knowledge (BOK). Based on your scores, you will receive a personalized online course list that you can review at your own pace. www.mgma.com/mgma-advance


    Please let me know if I can help!

    Deb Bartel, FACMPEacmperep@omgma.com

    OMGMA ACMPE Forum Representative

  • 07/17/2019 12:06 PM | Mindy Zaubi (Administrator)

    STUDY GROUP

    The next ACMPE Study Group will begin July 29th and everyone is invited!

    Effective January 1, 2019, two board certification pathways are available:

    Pathway One

    Pathway Two

    Step 1 – Apply*
    Requirements to apply:
    1. Have two years of healthcare experience
    2. Hold a Bachelor’s Degree or 120 hours of college credit
    3. Be a current MGMA member
    4. Pay an application Fee

    Step 2 – Become Board Certified **
    1. Register and pass the multiple choice exam
    2. Register and pass the scenario-based exam
    3. Earn 50 continuing education (CE) credit hours (30 from MGMA national, state or local, of the 30, 12 must be LIVE learning from MGMA national, state or local; 20 from qualified sources that pertain to the medical practice management field or MGMA

    Step 3 – Maintain your credential
    1. Submit 50 CE hours every three years
    2. Remain an MGMA member

    Step 1 – Apply *
    Requirements to apply:
    1. Be a current MGMA member
    2. Pay an application fee

    Step 2- Become Board Eligible
    1. Register and pass the multiple-choice exam

    Step 3 – Become Board Certified **
    1. Earn a Bachelor’s Degree or 120 hours of college credit
    2. Obtain two years of healthcare experience

    Step 4
    1. Register and pass the scenario-based exam
    2. Earn 50 continuing education (CE) credit hours (30 from MGMA national, state or local, of the 30, 12 must be LIVE learning from MGMA national, state or local; 20 from qualified sources that pertain to the medical practice management field or MGMA

    Step 5 – Maintain your CMPE Credential
    1. Submit 50 CE hours every three years
    2. Remain an MGMA member

    *You will have THREE years from your application date to become certified.
    **Pending board approval
    .

    Sign up now! See the directions below.

    The self-paced online study group is open to anyone!

    Here is the schedule we will follow:

    • Week of July 29 – Operations Management
    • Week of August 5 – Financial Management
    • Week of August 12 – Human Resources Management
    • Week of August 19 – Organizational Governance
    • Week of August 26 – Patient Centered Care
    • Week of September 2 – Risk and Compliance Management and Review

    How to join the ACMPE Certification Preparation Network (formerly the Tennessee ACMPE Study Group):

    1. Log in using your member ID or username and password at www.MGMA.org.
    2. At the top right, Click My Dashboard.
    3. At the bottom left, in the My Networks tile, Click MGMA Member Community.
    4. Click Communities tab, then click All Communities
    5. Scroll down to ACMPE Certification Preparation Network, then click Join.

    Participation in this online study group is an eligible activity for ACMPE continuing education.

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    ACMPE Testing dates: September 7 - 21, 2019

    Test registration dates: Registration is open July 22 – August 7, 2019.

    Click here to register and get more details about the exams:

    https://www.mgma.com/acmpe-exam-registration

    About the examinations

    Multiple choice: Registration Fee $165
    A 175-item, multiple-choice test taken within three hours and 15 minutes. This exam assesses your on-the-job knowledge of the broad scope of group practice management principles and practices as described in the Body of Knowledge for Medical Practice Management

    Scenario: Registration Fee $165 
    A two-hour test with 90 items of multi-select, multiple choice, short answer, or drag and drop questions pertaining to 18-25 practice administration scenarios This exam assesses in-depth knowledge of medical practice management principles and issues, problem-solving and decision-making skills.


    You are responsible for keeping track of the time spent in content rich education and you should keep some documentation for your records. You can either make an entry each time you study the online information or add them all up and make one entry with the date of the last study group session.


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    HOW DO YOU LOG YOUR ACMPE CREDIT HOURS?

    The new ACMPE tracking portal makes it easy to manage your credit hours. Take a moment to review the instructions for steps on how to log in, view and enter your hours.

    1. Sign in to 
    mgma.com.
    2. Select “Manage My Account” found on the top left, under your name.
    3 . Select “ACMPE TRACKING” found on the left side to enter the portal.
    4. Click “Claim Education Credits” to review your total claimed credit hours and to request altering existing credit hours.
    5. Click “Add ACMPE Continuing Education Hours” to claim all qualified hours for ACMPE.

    To add hours for MGMA affiliates and external sources, click “Claim My Additional Credit”.

    To claim your completed MGMA events, click “Claim My Attended MGMA Events”.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please email us:

    ACMPE questions: acmpe@mgma.com
    General CEU questions: 
    continuinged@mgma.com
  • 06/13/2019 3:55 PM | Mindy Zaubi (Administrator)

    Description

    The OMA hosts a quarterly Practice Roundtable group comprised of OMA member practice managers who wish to talk about challenging legal and regulatory issues facing managers, physicians, and PAs. Join us in July for a Webinar-only edition of the Roundtable.

    This meeting is open to OMA members and their affiliated practice management staff.

    Date and Time

    Thu, July 18, 2019

    8:30 AM – 10:30 AM PDT

    Register HereAgenda Here

  • 01/16/2019 8:31 AM | Mindy Zaubi (Administrator)

    Sign up now! See the directions below. The self-paced online study group is open to anyone from any state.

    Oregon MGMA sincerely thanks Tennessee MGMA for opening their program up to anyone interested in earning certification.

    Here is their study schedule:

    • Week of January 28 – Operations Management
    • Week of February 4 – Financial Management
    • Week of February 11 – Human Resources Management
    • Week of February 18 – Organizational Governance
    • Week of February 25 – Patient Centered Care
    • Week of March 4 – Risk and Compliance Management and Review

     How you join the Tennessee ACMPE Study Group: 

    1. Log in using your member ID or username and password at www.MGMA.org
    2. At the top right, Click Member Community.
    3. Click on Communities, then click All Communities.
    4. Type Tennessee ACMPE in the Search box (also toward the right of the screen).
    5. Select Tennessee ACMPE Study Group
    6. Select green Join Community button
    7. Click Settings and select your message delivery option:
    • Real Time – one email for each message posted
    • Daily Digest – one email containing all posted messages from the previous day (RECOMMENDED)
    • Legacy – One email for each message in plain text with the ability to reply via email

    Please call the MGMA Service Center at 1-877-275-6462 x1888 if you have questions or need help navigating.

    Next CMPE Testing dates: March 9 – 23, 2019  Test Registration opens January 22 – Feb. 7, 2019 so mark your calendar and register early

    Click here to register and get more details about the exams: www.mgma.com/acmpe-exam-registration

    About the examinations:

    • Multiple choice: Registration Fee $165
      A 175-item, multiple-choice test taken within three hours and 15 minutes. This exam assesses your on-the-job knowledge of the broad scope of group practice management principles and practices as described in the Body of Knowledge for Medical Practice Management
    • Scenario: Registration Fee $165 
      A two-hour test with 90 items of multi-select, multiple choice, short answer, or drag and drop questions pertaining to 18-25 practice administration scenarios This exam assesses in-depth knowledge of medical practice management principles and issues, problem-solving and decision-making skills.

    Participation in the Tennessee ACMPE online study group is an eligible activity for ACMPE continuing education hours.  Those who’ve already achieved certification but need additional credit hours are welcome to participate in any study group.

    Remember, you are responsible for keeping track of the time spent in content rich education and you should keep some documentation for your records. You can either make an entry each time you study the online information or add them all up and make one entry with the date of the last study group session.

    How You Log Your ACMPE Credit Hours:

    The new ACMPE tracking portal makes it easy to manage your credit hours. Take a moment to review the instructions for steps on how to log in, view and enter your hours.

    1. Sign in to mgma.com.

    2. Select "My Dashboard" found on the top right corner.

    3. Select "ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT" found on the top right corner.

    4. Select "ACMPE TRACKING" found on the left side to enter the portal (Suggestion:  Bookmark this page for easier access next time!)

    5. Click "Full ACMPE Continuing Education Listing" to review your total claimed credit hours and to request altering existing credit hours.

    6. Click "Add ACMPE Continuing Education Hours" to claim all qualified hours for ACMPE.
     

    • To add hours for MGMA affiliates and external sources, click " Claim My Additional Credit".
    • To claim your completed MGMA events, click "Claim My Attended MGMA Events".


    If you have any questions or concerns, please email us:

    ACMPE questions: acmpe@mgma.com
    General CEU questions: continuinged@mgma.com

    Oregon MGMA ACMPE Forum Rep:  Deb Bartel, FACMPE:  acmperep@omgma.com

  • 12/27/2018 2:29 PM | Mindy Zaubi (Administrator)

    FINAL RULE PUBLISHED which:

    Establishes reimbursement rates for out-of-network services provided at in-network health care facilities. These permanent rules are effective 1/1/19.

    Download documents of this filing below.

  • 04/04/2018 11:03 AM | Mindy Zaubi (Administrator)
    Now is the time to continue your journey and earn your Fellowship in the American College of Medical Practice Executives.


    Education and experience eligibility: Starting in January 2019, to participate in the Fellowship program candidates must either have a Bachelor’s degree AND seven years of healthcare experience, OR a Master’s degree AND five years of healthcare experience. At least two years of this experience must be in a leadership role.


    Volunteer hours: From January 2019 onwards, Fellows will be required to complete six volunteer hours to showcase commitment to our industry. These hours must include three hours from healthcare related opportunities and three hours from community service.


    Business plan proposals: Our Fellows should be seen as the thought leaders within healthcare organizations, which means demonstrating the ability to execute on dynamic solutions to business problems. In that spirit, we will be phasing out the professional paper submission and moving towards the submission of innovative business plan proposals.  We believe this move will better support our Fellows to concretely demonstrate practical skills to current and potential employers.


    Fellowship deadline: Candidates who enter the Fellowship program in 2019 will have two years from their application date to complete their Fellowship requirements.


    Please join us for a webinar next week on Thursday, April 12 at 4:30pm where we'll address the upcoming changes to the Fellowship program and answer any additional questions you may have.  Send me your interest by sending an email to acmperep@omgma.com. I'll send you the Go To Meeting information for the webinar. 


    In the mean time, feel free to reach out with questions or let me know if there are materials that would assist you.


    Sincerely,  

    Deb Bartel FACMPE

    acmperep@omgma.com

    (503) 274-4949

     To help you on your journey, I have a suggestion to inspire you:

     Fellowship Archive:

    ·         Browse relevant professional manuscripts written by Fellows through ACMPE.

  • 03/21/2018 12:58 PM | Mindy Zaubi (Administrator)

    Check out the latest Legislative Update from our friends at OMA posted March 20, 2018

    Oregon’s 2018 Legislative Session adjourned sine die on Saturday, March 3 at 4:54 p.m. OMA has completed work on their full OMA 2018 Legislative Report. The report details the association’s efforts and positions surrounding numerous pieces of legislation tracked by our government relations team.

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