MGMA19 | The Annual Conference


Why Attend

09/30 at 8:00 AM to 10/03/2018 at 12:00 PM

Sunday, Sept. 30 - Wednesday, Oct. 3

Preconference program clock hour range:

ACMPE Credit: 1.75-5.25 | AAPC Credit: 2-5 | ACHE Credit: 1.75-4.25 | CME Credit: 1.75-4.25 | CNE Credit: 1.7-4.2 | CPE Credit: 2-5 | CEU Credit: 1.75-5.25

Conference maximum clock hours:

ACMPE Credit: 15.75 | AAPC Credit: 16 | ACHE Credit: 15.25 | CME Credit: 15.25 | CNE Credit: 15.2 | CPE Credit: 18 | CEU Credit: 15.75

Instructions on claiming your credit Oct. 24th

AAPC Code Card

MGMA Solution Stage Agenda and Credits 

MGMA18 Annual Conference Financial Disclosure Notification

Upcoming Continuing Education Opportunities 

This activity is jointly provided by The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) and is eligible for ANCC credit, see final CNE activity announcement for specific details.

Earn ACMPE, AAPC, ACHE, CME, CNE, CPE and CEU credits for attending sessions.
  • ACMPE, medical practice administrators in certification and Fellowship through ACMPE
  • ACHE, American College of Healthcare Executives Qualified Education
  • AAPC, Certified Professional Medical Coders and other AAPC designations
  • CME, licensed physicians (MD/DO) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • CNE, ANCC Continuing Nurse education
  • CPE, continuing professional education for accountants        
  • CEU, generic continuing education unit  

Target Audience

This activity is targeted to individuals who are interested in learning best practices for leading a medical practice.


The conference sessions are categorized by the content areas below. Each content area reflects current challenges for today’s health business professional and is informed by MGMA’s Body of Knowledge for Medical Practice  Management, 3rd Edition.

Strategy and Planning
  • Integration, partnerships
  • Strategic planning of business/care
  • Taking risks and making it work
  • Change management
  • Innovative practice models
  • Practice valuation/FMV
Best Practice in Operations
  • Implementing change/decisions
  • Executing strategy
  • Policies and procedures
  • Process improvement
  • Utilizing technology to maximize operations
  • Judging success/failures
  • Data analytics
  • Utilizing non-physician providers effectively
  • Integration
Patient Centered Care
  • Patient engagement
  • Patient satisfaction
  • Team based care
  • Patient safety
  • Population health
  • Engaging patient through technology
  • Price transparency
Federal Laws, Regulations and Advocacy
  • Risk analysis and compliance
  • Government regulations and programs

Government Affairs

  • The quality, cost and EHR components of Medicare’s new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
  • Learn about MGMA’s advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C
  • How to succeed in an era of significant payment reform
  • Opportunities for practices interested in Alternative Payment Models (APMs)
Financial Management
  • Financial audit and internal controls
  • Medical coding and documentation 
  • Revenue cycle management (RCM)
  • Cost and expense management
  • Contracting and reimbursement
  • Budgeting
  • Financial analytics and reporting
  • Value based payment models
  • Total cost of care 

Professional Development and Leadership
  • Developing as a leader
  • Physicians as business leaders/owners
  • Professional development 
  • Staff training and development 
  • New staffing models
  • Physician recruitment, engagement and retention 
  • Staff hiring, retention and engagement
  • Culture
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Career development 


Basic / Overview
Education designed to improve your recall and general understanding of a topic or knowledge area.

Intermediate / Update
Education designed to improve your application and analysis skills in order to develop a working knowledge of a topic or knowledge area and build on a basic curriculum.

Education designed to improve your problem-solving skills and develop in-depth expertise in a topic or knowledge area.


Basic / Overview
No prerequisites.

Intermediate / Update
A fundamental knowledge of medical group practice management.

A working knowledge of medical group practice management.


There is no advance preparation required for this conference.


Traditional sessions feature either a speaker sharing his or her knowledge in a lecture-style presentation or a panel of speakers with a moderator facilitating a discussion. Traditional sessions include limited question-and-answer time with the audience.

An expert facilitator guides participants through interactive learning formats such as hot topic discussions and case study applications, all designed to foster the sharing of ideas, solutions and best practices.

The extended learning format is designed for in-depth education about a variety of important practice management topics. Extended sessions are 90 to 150 minutes in length and combine traditional and interactive elements.

Official Continuing Education Statements and Availability:   

ACMPEAmerican College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE):

Continuing Education 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 January 1, 2016, and concludes December 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. One ACMPE credit is earned for every 60 minutes of educational contact, rounded down to the nearest 0 .25.

American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC): This program has the prior approval of AAPC for continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

One AAPC credit is earned for every 60 minutes of educational content, rounded down to the nearest 0.25 or as determined by AAPC.

ACHE Qualified Education:
By attending the MGMA18 Annual Conference offered by the Medical Group Management Association, participants may earn up to 19.5 ACHE Qualified Education Hours toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) designation.

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

ACCMEPhysician Continuing Medical Education:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) The Medical Group Management Association in accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Medical Group Management Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. One CME credit is earned for every 60 minutes of educational content, rounded down to the nearest 0.25.

Continuing Nursing Education Credit (CNE): 

Joint Accreditation Statement 
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and The Medical Group Management Association.  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 19.4 contact hours. 

Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advance Practice Registered Nurses will be designated on your certificate.  

CPEContinuing 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

Continuing education units (CEU):

Generic CEU certificates of attendance are available to registered attendees for each session that they attend. One CEU credit is earned for every 60 minutes of educational contact, rounded down to the nearest 0.25.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (i.e., physical, dietary, etc). Please include this information prior to the conference in your profile when you register and MGMA can accommodate.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to MGMA policy. The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.

Complaint Resolution Policy

Please contact the MGMA Service Center toll-free at 877.ASK.MGMA (275.6462) for issues or concerns with this conference.
For additional information regarding continuing education credit offered at MGMA18, visit, email us at or call 877.275.6462, ext. 1836.


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