MGMA19 | The Annual Conference


Why Attend

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


MGMA18 | The Annual Conference Recordings Continuing Education Credit

Maximum credit hours*:
ACMPE Credit: 6.5 | AAPC Credit: 7.5 | CME Credit: 6 | CEU Credit: 6.5
*Dependent on total participation hours.

MGMA18 Annual Conference Financial Disclosure Notification

Claiming Credit: 
If you wish to claim continuing education credit, you must first view the recorded session and pass the associated exam with a score of 80% or higher. 
  • ACMPE, medical practice administrators in certification and Fellowship through ACMPE
    • Credit must be requested no later than: Feb. 1, 2020
  • AAPC, Certified professional coders and other AAPC designations 
    • Credit must be requested no later than: March 31. 2019
  • CME, Licensed physicians (MD/DO) 
    • Credit must be requested no later than: Feb. 1, 2020
  • CEU, generic continuing education unit 
    • Credit must be requested no later than: Feb. 1, 2020

Exams are included with the recordings and can be found at the end of the recorded session. 

Participants who want to claim continuing education credit must be individually registered for the recorded session. If participants would like to view the recorded sessions as a team using one person’s log-in credentials, the person who launched the program will need to email a list (first and last names) of all participants to 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.

Team participation is not allowed to claim CME credit for this program. 

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:   

American 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. The new cycle begins January 1, 2019, and concludes December 31, 2021.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.

Physician 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 internet activity enduring  material for 6 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 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.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) requires 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 the conference recordings.

For additional information regarding continuing education credit offered at MGMA18, email us at or call 877.275.6462, ext. 1836.