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ACMPE Board Certification Preparation Course

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SKU: S21ACMPE

Overview

06/01/2021 at 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM

If you experience issues registering for this webinar, please email or call the MGMA Service Center at 877.275.6462 ext. 1888 to register.

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Registration includes seven self-study session modules; one quarterly question and answer session; and one exam that allows you to claim continuing education credit. You must attend all sessions to claim ACMPE and CEU credit.


The ACMPE Board Certification Preparation Course is designed to help healthcare professionals prepare for the ACMPE exams. This comprehensive course helps examinees identify content necessary to meet board certification standards, including financial management, regulatory compliance, organizational governance and departmental operations management and transformative healthcare delivery. To best prepare applicants for the examinations, topics are reviewed from the perspective of a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals and ambulatory care settings.


Sessions 1 through 7 are self-study modules:
  • Session 1: Overview
  • Session 2: Operations Management Review
  • Session 3: Financial Management Review 
  • Session 4: Human Resources Management Review
  • Session 5: Transformative Healthcare Delivery
  • Session 6: Risk and Compliance Review
  • Session 7: Organizational Governance Review
Session 8: Board Certification Preparation: Live Question-and-Answer Session held quarterly at 1:00 – 1:30 pm ET (12:00 pm CT, 11:00 am MT, 10:00 am PT):
  • December 7, 2021
 
Session 8 is available on-demand after each recording.


Please see the agenda page for additional session details.

 

ACMPE: 5.5

CEU: 5.5

Sessions 1 through 7 are self-study modules.
Attend one quarterly-held Session 8 Q&A at 1:00 pm ET or on-demand:
  • June 1, 2021
  • September 7, 2021
  • December 7, 2021

Session 1: Board Certification Preparation Overview

This review session outlines the ACMPE board certification program eligibility along with the requirements to advance. We break down the preparation course materials for the next six review sessions as you get ready to complete your ACMPE exams.

This 30-minute session will provide you with the knowledge to:
  • Outline program eligibility
  • Examine the requirements to advance
  • Break down preparation course materials


Session 2: Operations Management Review: Building an effective business plan and managing daily operations

This review session focuses on optimizing practice operations through process improvement and project management. We explain the use of strategic planning and a master budget in a medical group practice. We discuss purchasing and asset management, why it is important to provide high-quality and safe environments, when to outsource business services, how to manage information technology in the practice and why marketing and communication plans are important. Common benchmarks for physician compensation and performance are discussed.

This 60-minute session will provide you with the knowledge to:
  • Distinguish a process improvement program
  • Outline strategic planning and budgeting in a group practice
  • Break down effective facility design for quality and safety reasons


Session 3: Financial Management Review: Maintaining financial systems to ensure a profitable practice

This review session focuses on financial management, including coding and billing concepts, payer reimbursement policies and revenue cycles, cash flow management, accounts payable management, payroll systems management, budget management and the audit processes. A list of key terms is included.

This 60-minute session will provide you with the knowledge to:
  • Break down the regulations of coding and billing
  • Outline revenue cycle and cash flows
  • Analyze the accounting and budget process


Session 4: Human Resources Management Review: Utilizing human resources to achieve and enhance organizational performance

This review session focuses on human resource management. We discuss staffing plans, clinical and nonclinical staff retention, training and development, staff compensation, benefit plans and staff performance evaluations.

This 60-minute session will provide you with the knowledge to:
  • Analyze staffing plans and strategies
  • Outline staff compensation and benefit plans
  • Examine the performance evaluation process


Session 5: Tranformative Healthcare Delivery Review

This review session focuses on Transformative Healthcare Delivery. We discuss the difference between various models, methods of care delivery, and immerging techniques.

This 30-minute session will provide you with the knowledge to:
  • Focus on the ever-changing landscape of healthcare and how it is and will be delivered.
  • Understand different types of care models,  their applicable methods to care delivery, and how to manage risks
  • Outline technologies and innovation in healthcare administration


Session 6: Risk and Compliance Review: Protecting organizations from medical malpractice and adverse legal events

This review session discusses risk management processes and how to handle adverse events. Also reviewed are specific federal and state laws and regulations and requirements for accreditation and licensure.

This 30-minute session will provide you with the knowledge to:
  • Examine policies and procedures that will reduce the potential for adverse events
  • Outline a compliance program that follows all laws and regulations
  • Point out accreditation and licensure requirements for providers and the practice


Session 7: Organizational Governance Review: Ensuring effective governance and leadership through policies and strategic direction

This review session focuses on an organization’s legal structure and governance and how to implement a corporate mission, vision and values statement.

This 30-minute session will provide you with the knowledge to:
  • Break down corporate legal structures and governance for organizations
  • Outline the corporate mission, vision and values statement in an organization
  • Examine change management


Session 8: Board Certification Preparation: Live Question-and-Answer Session on June 1, 2021, September 7, 2021 or December 7, 202 at 1:00 pm ET (12:00 pm CT, 11:00 am MT, 10:00 am PT)

This review session is a LIVE event during which we will review the steps on how to obtain ACMPE board certification, hold an open discussion to identify any personal gaps in knowledge and answer any outstanding questions attendees may have upon completion of the six ACMPE review sessions.

This 30-minute session will provide you with the knowledge to:
  • Outline the steps of how to become board certified
  • Examine any personal gaps in knowledge of the study materials
  • Analyze any personal post-session questions
Session 8 is available on-demand after each recording.

ACMPE is the certifying body of MGMA.

Continuing Education Information

Delivery method: Internet Activity Enduring Material
Learning level: Intermediate – Education that builds on a basic curriculum, designed to improve your ability to analyze and apply skills learned to a topic or knowledge area.
Learning format: Traditional  
Prerequisites: A basic understanding of the topic or knowledge area.
Advance preparation: None
Duration: 5.5 credit hours total NOTE: You must participate in the entire series to claim credit, and you cannot claim credit until after you attend session 8 held quarterly (June 1, 2021, September 7, 2021 or December 7, 2021).

              

Claiming Credit

Required Exam

If you wish to claim the following credit, you must attend the entire series then pass the single associated exam with a score of 80% or higher. Registration includes all eight sessions and one exam.

 
  • ACMPE, medical practice administrators in certification and Fellowship through ACMPE
    • Exam must be completed no later than: One year from purchase date
  • CEU, generic continuing education unit
    • Exam must be completed no later than: One year from purchase date

After you register for the exam, instructions on how to access the exam will be emailed to you.
 

Team Participation

Participants who want to claim continuing education credit must be individually registered for the webinar and subsequent exam. If participants would like to attend the webinar as a team using one person’s log-in credentials, the person who launched the webinar will need to email a list (first and last names) of all participants to continuinged@mgma.com after the webinar has concluded. MGMA will mark these individuals’ status as “completed” within five business days to allow each team participant to claim his or her desired continuing education credit.
 

 

Official Continuing Education Statements and Availability

Continuing education credit is granted to registered attendees who purchase and complete both the webinar and exam.
 

American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE)

This program is approved as a live learning event for ACMPE continuing education hours. A cumulative total of 50 ACMPE continuing education credit hours is among the requirements for attaining the Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) credential. To maintain CMPE or Fellow status, you must earn 50 hours of qualifying credit hours every three years, of which 30 hours must come from MGMA national, state or local offerings, including 12 from a live learning event.

Learn more about the ACMPE certification program.

One ACMPE credit is earned for every 60 minutes of educational content, rounded down to the nearest 0.25.

 

Continuing Education Units (CEU)

A certificate of attendance will be provided to healthcare professionals requesting generic CEUs for professional development, certifications through other professional associations or specialty societies.

One generic CEU credit is earned for every 60 minutes of educational content, rounded down to the nearest 0.25.
 

Jimmie Holland

Jimmie Holland, MBA, MHA, FACMPE

Performance Improvement Manager, HCA Physician Services

Jimmie completed his undergraduate education at West Point. Following graduation he served in the United States Army for 5 years including combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan as a combat engineer. After his 5 years he transferred to the Tennessee National Guard and began civilian life as a Practice Manager for HCA. He spent 4 years managing Centennial Heart at StoneCrest and then Centennial Heart at Summit. Next Jimmie joined the Performance Improvement team where he serves as an internal consultant to physician practices that are part of the HCA system. His current focus is on helping practices better manage their labor and patient throughput in the practice. Additionally, he is active in the Nashville affiliate of the MGMA as President. Jimmie earned his MBA from Middle Tennessee State University and MHA from Colorado State University. Jimmie is married to Jamie Holland and lives in Spring Hill, TN. They have daughter, a son, and a dog who is 8 and should be calm by now but definitely is not. Jimmie enjoys competing in marathons and hiking as often as he can steal away for the weekend.



Deborah Hudson

Deborah Hudson, FACMPE

Business Development Representative, State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company

Deborah Hudson is the MGMA liaison to Alabama, Georgia and Kentucky. She is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives (FACMPE) and a past president of the Tennessee MGMA. She is a former Tennessee ACMPE Forum Rep and now serves on the ACMPE Certification Commission. Hudson was a practice manager in Northeast Tennessee for 10 years before becoming a business development and account executive for State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company.



Mona E. Miliner

Mona E. Miliner, MHA, NHA, FACHE, FACMPE, FHFMA, FACHCA

Vice President, Operations, Penn State Health, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Mona Miliner is a passionate and seasoned health care executive with over 24 years of industry experience. She currently serves as the Vice President of Operations at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center providing executive leadership and oversight for Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Patient and Guest Experience, Family and Community Medicine, Pathology and Clinical Labs, Penn State Cancer Institute, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Radiation Oncology, and Radiology. Some of Mona’s prior leadership experiences include Chief of Operations and Finance for the University of Cincinnati Physicians and the Executive Director of Business and Administration for the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Business Director of Home Care Services and Radiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, just to name a few. Mona is a life-long learner with a track record of improving operational outcomes.

Mona holds a Master of Health Administration degree from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio with emphasis in management of hospital and long-term care facilities. Additionally, she has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health with a Minor in Business Administration from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Mona is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator (NHA) in the State of Ohio. She is board certified in health care management, medical practice management, and health care finance and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE), Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA). Mona is currently serving on the ACMPE Certification Commission, a national health care committee of ACMPE. She also serves on the board for ACHE of Central PA. In 2019, Mona received ACHE’s Regent award for Outstanding Service as well as the Medal of Merit Award from Ohio University for achieving distinction in her chosen field of study

The live webinar is delivered live using Zoom, which allows you to interact directly with presenters and colleagues through your web browser.

The seven self-study modules are interactive recordings in MGMA's Learning Management System.

You will receive informational emails with log-in instructions and handout materials.
This is a member-exclusive series. There is no registration or exam fee.

Live Instructor Cancellation Policy

If for any reason MGMA must cancel this program, MGMA will notify participants by email of the cancellation no less than 48 hours prior to the expected start time.
 
Contact the MGMA Service Center for cancellations or refunds:
 

Toll-free: 877.275.6462, ext. 1888
Email: service@mgma.com
 
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