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2019 Fellowship Program Enhancements

We want our Fellows to clearly demonstrate the skills and abilities that contribute to the advancement of medical practice leadership and the healthcare industry, therefore, we will be introducing new Fellowship requirements in 2019.

This new criteria includes new eligibilty, professional submission, continuing education and volunteer hour changes.


Enhanced program criteria — Begins Jan. 1, 2019

 
Step One Step Two Step Three
QUALIFY & APPLY PREPARE A BUSINESS PLAN & VOLUNTEER MAINTAIN YOUR CREDENTIAL
  • Earn the Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) credential.
  • Be a current MGMA member.
  • Pay a one-time application fee.
  • Submit your Fellowship program application
  • 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. Business plan must meet approved format.
  • Complete six volunteer hours.

NOTE: All tasks must be completed within TWO years of your program acceptance date.











 
  • Submit 50 continuing education (CE) hours every three years.*
  • Complete six volunteer hours.
  • Remain an MGMA member.

* Includes 30-hour minimum from MGMA resources (12 hours required from MGMA national/state face-to-face events) and 20 additional hours from qualified outside sources















 


Program enhancement highlights:


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.

Business plan proposals: Fellows are thought leaders within healthcare organizations and should be able to demonstrate 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. NOTE: Fellowship applicants can begin submitting a strategic business plan in place of the professional paper starting as early as Jan. 1, 2018.

Continuing education requirements: To ensure the highest quality of education for our Fellows, we will require that the 50 hours of continuing education now include 30 hours from MGMA state and national learning, including at least 12 face-to-face hours. The remaining 20 hours may come from either MGMA or qualified outside sources. This will also apply to the 50 hours of continuing education required every three years to remain certified.

Volunteer hours: To showcase a commitment to their industry, Fellows will be required to complete six volunteer hours beginning in January 2019. These hours must include three hours from healthcare related opportunities and three hours from community service.

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

Please remember these changes will not go into effect until Jan. 1, 2019. Until then, we still encourage all interested applicants to apply for Fellowship under our current program requirements.

If you have any questions about these new enhancements, please contact us.
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