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2016 Fellows Class

Meet the individuals who achieved fellowship through ACMPE in 2016.

These individuals have attained the highest distinction in the field of medical practice management: Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives (FACMPE). Achieving Fellowship through ACMPE demonstrates an individual's willingness to embrace greater challenges and drive practice performance to new levels through the completion of a professional paper or three case studies.
Linda W. Alexander, FACMPE "An Examination of the Benefits and Challenges of Healthcare Organization Acquisitions and Mergers"
Dave O. Anderson, FACMPE, FACHE "Culture Change in the Integration of Physicians and Hospitals"
Samantha Beatty, FACMPE "Implementing a Scribe Program – Setting up for Success"
Katherine Beavers, MS, FACMPE "The Impact of Team Development on Customer Service"
Georgia Brogdon, DHSc MBA FACMPE FACHE "Teaching Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents Practice Management Knowledge and Skills"
Lauren Budesa, MBA, FACMPE "An Incremental Process to Prepare for Value-Based Contracting: Implementing Medicare Annual Wellness Visits to Improve Quality & Practice Income"
Bruce Budmayr, FACMPE "Improving the Patient Experience through Implementation of a Priority Clinic Program"
Michelle J Burris, FACMPE "The Evolution of Reimbursement from Volume to Value: How does primary care succeed in this environment of uncertainty?"
Ryan B Campbell, FACMPE
  • "Provider Compensation: No “One Size Fits All” Solution"
  • "A Retrospective Look at the Physician Practice Executive’s Role in Transitioning Providers from Paper Records to a Single EMR System"
  • "Rural Health Clinics: More Opportunities Then Challenges"
Tim Cloninger, MBA, FACMPE "Physicians as Employees: Fostering Physician Engagement"
Dawn M. Dauchy, FACMPE "ObamaCare A Retrospective. Can It Sustain Itself?"
Steven R Davies, MS, MBA, FACMPE "Patient Privacy: The Evolution of Protecting Health Information"
Kristi Davis, FACMPE "Management & Leadership Styles in the Medical Industry – What’s right for you?"
Holly M. Deiter, FACMPE
  • "General Surgery Patient Call Coverage Demand in a Community Hospital with a Limited Number of General Surgeons"
  • "Facilitating Physician Engagement to Support Strategic Goals in a Multispecialty Medical Services Organization"
  • "Electronic Health Record (EHR) Optimization in a Multispecialty Medical Services Organization"
Cindy Dormo, FACMPE
  • "Aligning Practice Goals with Health System Goals: Developing a tiered accountability model and revised organizational structure"
  • "Decision and Transition of a Community-Based Emergency Department to an Urgent Care Center"
  • "Urgent Care: Planning a Regional Model"
Michelle R. Dujardin, JD, FACMPE "Physician Disclosure and/or Apology: Does it Help or Hinder the Physician-Patient Relationship"
Laurie M. East, CPA, MBA, FACMPE "Applying Systems Thinking to Physician Alignment: Doing the Smart Thing and the Right Thing--Meeting the Moral Obligation to Patients, Community and Physicians"
Diana Everage, MHA, BSN, RN, FACMPE "Mergers and Acquisitions in Healthcare: The current trend and how a physician organization can be prepared"
Kristy L Fresh, MBA, FACMPE "Managing Hospitalist Patient Surge"
Alejandro Galindo, MHA, FACMPE
  • "EMR Implementation: Benefits of Getting Staff Trained on the Basics"
  • "Integration of Old Records into an EMR/PM: A Plan Gone Awry"
  • "Selling the Idea of Sunday Hours to the Staff"
Renee Glanzman, MS, FACMPE "The Era of Value: Navigating the Transition from Volume to Value"
Kyle Gustafson, MHA, FACMPE "The IHI Triple Aim Journey"
Susan Hawes, CMA, AAMA, MBA, FACMPE "Physical Therapy Department, Does The Orthopedic Practice Need One?"
Katherine F Johnston, MS, FACMPE "The Impact of the Press on Medical Practices During a Potential National Health Crisis"
Mountasser Kadrie, PHD, FACHE, FACMPE, BPE, CAF "Pursuing High Reliability Organization in the Healthcare Industry A Model for Excellence, Innovation, and Sustainability"
Sarah V Lindsay, MHA, MBA, FACMPE
  • "MiCare and the Importance of Sustainment Strategy"
  • "Women’s Health Clinic: Balancing Organizational Priorities to Manage Access"
  • "Adapting to New Electronic Health Record Processes"
Lisa A Mallory, FACMPE, PASCO, WAA
  • "A Merger of Three Practices: Integrating Private and Employed Providers into a new Health System Based Practice"
  • "Lessons learned and the process of bringing the billing operations back in-house"
  • "Independent Practice to System Ownership: Did Future Results achieve what the Practice had wanted with this change?"
Donald Edwin Moore Jr, FACMPE
  • "Pay Scale Development and Implementation"
  • "Retirement Plan Administration Best Practices and Compliance"
  • "Developing a Sliding-Fee Discount Scale"
Michelle B Moore, MBA, FACMPE "Women in Healthcare-How Can Women Be Successful?"
C Aaron Nichols, MHSA FACMPE
  • "Succession Planning in a Single Owner Physician Practice"
  • "Positioning a Sub-Specialty Anatomic Pathology Practice Following the Sunset of the Technical Component Grandfather Clause"
  • "Decreasing Practice Expenses Through Implementation of Voice-to-Text Software"
Kyle Phillips, FACMPE
  • "Influencing 30 Day Readmission Rates through Improved Care Transitions"
  • "Preparing Two Distinctly Different Family Medicine Practices for Merger"
  • "Safeguarding Financial Viability While Transitioning to a Quality Based Payment Environment"
Rachel M Pugmire, MHS, FACMPE "High Self-Awareness As A Desirable Trait For Medical Practice Leaders"
Erica Marie Roccario-Thorpe, FACMPE, MBAH "Care Coordination Programs: Are they Imperative to Achieving the Triple Aim in Healthcare?"
Monica Russo, MHA, FACMPE
  • "Referral Management through the Eyes of the Patient"
  • "Back to the Basics - Achieving a Culture of Service Excellence"
  • "Finding Common Ground in Values"
Aaron Ryan, FACMPE "Improving Profit Through Operational Process Analysis in the Medical Office Setting"
Jeffry S Sears, MBA, FACMPE, CMA, CFM "Linking Physician Compensation to Reimbursement in an Environment of Evolving Reimbursement Methodologies"
Christi R Siedlecki, MSN RN FACMPE "Political Influence: Why and How Healthcare Leaders Must Get Involved"
Andrew Thomas Smith, MHA, FACMPE "Leading Millennials in the Workplace: Recruitment, Retention and Integration"
John L Thorp, FACMPE "Improving the Quality of Wound Care Delivery through the Development of Collaborative and Comprehensive Organizational Structure"
Chris Varani, FACMPE MSF MBA CPC-A "What is Care Coordination and How Does it Impact My Practice?"
Jason Wilson, FACMPE "Clinical Integration, A Roadmap for the Future?"
Anne E Zaccheo, FACMPE, MBA "Survival of the Small Medical Practice in the Evolving American Health Care System: Flourish or Fold?"
Maureen A Zampella, RN, APN-C, FACMPE "Telemedicine: When to embark on an alternate care delivery model?

View all Fellows papers

Fellows manuscripts are archived online for three years. To obtain a manuscript older than three years, please contact fellowship@mgma.com with the manuscript title and author.
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