Body of Knowledge for Medical Practice Management

Assess and develop your expertise in medical practice management 

Group practice management is unique, and the profession’s nuances make it unlike any other. That’s why the Body of Knowledge (BOK) for Medical Practice Management is so essential to success. It serves as a repository of industry knowledge, a guide to practice management, an assessment of competency and a learning tool.

A tool developed for practice managers by medical practice managers, the BOK helps professionals design and maintain efficient and effective operations that support the delivery of patient-centered care. It also serves as the exam blueprint for MGMA members who are pursuing certification and Fellowship through the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE), the certification and standard-setting entity of MGMA.

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The Body of Knowledge Brochure for Medical Practice Management, 3rd Edition is now available.

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Thank you to the members of the ACMPE Commission who wisely guided the 2013-2014 update to the Body of Knowledge for Medical Group Practice:

Ronald Menaker, FACMPE, CPA, Ed.D
Thomas Ludwig, RN, FACMPE
Alan J Beason, MS, FACMPE
Julie A Lineberger, MBA FACMPE
Debra C. Swing, MHA FACMPE
Daniel T. Kasinec, FACMPE
Todd D Grages, FACMPE, FACHE
Lee Ann H Webster, CPA FACMPE


And further thanks to these MGMA members who lent their expertise as subject matter experts to update the Body of Knowledge framework.

Robert G Bush, FACMPE
Barbara L Daniels, CMOM, CMPE
Heidi M Fabiano, CMPE
Samantha Fleifel, MBA, CMPE (member of the 2007 BOK Review Task Force)
Todd D Grages, FACMPE, FACHE (ACMPE Certification Commission member)
Rick Janss, MBA, CMPE
Sean Robert Kamber, MHA, CMPE
Frank MacLeon, FACMPE (ACMPE Examinations Committee member)
Laura Palmer, FACMPE
Suresh Sharma, CMPE
Lori S Stelma, CMPE, CPC