Continuing education credit

Credit opportunities at MGMA/AMA 2017 Collaborate in Practice Conference

Earn ACMPE, AAPC, CME, CPE and CEU Credits for attending CiP17 sessions and preconferences.

Preconference maximum clock hours: ACMPE: 3-3.75 | AAPC: 4 Core A and all specialties except CIRCC, CDEO, CPEDC and CPMS | CME: 3-3.75 | CPE: 3.5-4.5 | CEU: 3-3.75

Conference maximum clock hours: ACMPE: 12 | CME: 12.25 | CPE: 14.5 | CEU: 12

Official Continuing Education Statements and Availability

American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE)

A cumulative total of 50 ACMPE CE credit hours is among the requirements for advancement to Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) status. You may receive credit for continuing education taken up to one month prior to your nominee acceptance date. Once you have advanced to CMPE or Fellow status, you must earn and submit 50 hours of qualifying credit hours every three years to maintain your designation. All members are on the same three-year cycle; the current cycle began Jan. 1, 2016, and concludes Dec. 31, 2018. MGMA will calculate a prorated requirement for CMPEs who advance after the beginning of a cycle. Be sure to check your transcript regularly to see how many hours you still need to fulfill.

Not in the board certification program? If you enter the program at the conference, you will be able to count the credits you earn at the conference toward the continuing education requirement for board certification.


One AAPC credit is earned for every 60 minutes of educational contact, rounded down to the nearest 0.5 or as AAPC deems appropriate.

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for continuing education hours. Granting of this prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC for the program's content or the program's sponsor.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) for MD or DO:

Accreditation Statement: The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: The American Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement: The content of this activity does not relate to any product of a commercial interest as defined by the ACCME; therefore, there are not relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Ashley Cummings, MBA—AMA, Project Administrator, Professional Satisfaction and Practice Sustainability
Halee Fischer-Wright, MD, MMM, FAAP—MGMA, President
Joan Hablutzel, MBAHA—MGMA, Assistant Director, Project Managment
Laura Jacobs, MA, MS—AMA, Client Account Manager II, Enterprise Communications and Marketing
Rita LePard—AMA, CME Program Committee Advisor
Lisa Lipinski—AMA, Manager of Care Delivery & Payment Engagement
Maria Nienhaus—AMA, Events Coordinator, Professional Satisfaction and Practice Sustainability
Michael Tutty, PhD—AMA, Vice President of Physician Satisfaction and Practice Sustainability
Tracy Watrous—MGMA, Vice President, Organizational Content Development

Phone: (312) 464-5913

Continuing Nurse Education (CNE):

This activity has been submitted to the Western Multi-State Division for approval to award contact hours. The Western Multi-State Division is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, and Utah Nurses Associations are members of the Western Multi-State Division of the American Nurses Association.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

MGMA-ACMPE is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

  • In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour. This program is in the Specialized Knowledge and Applications field of study.
  • The type of instruction is group-live.
  • National Registry of CPE Sponsors ID: #103652.

Credits are granted to certified public accountants (CPAs) who are registered for the live educational activity and have verified attendance to each session.

Continuing Education Units (CEU)

A Generic CEU certificate of attendance are available to registered attendees.

For additional information regarding continuing education credit offered at the MGMA/AMA 2017 Collaborate In Practice Conference, call 877.275.6462, ext. 1836 or email

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