MGMA19 | The Annual Conference


Why Attend

10/13 at 8:00 AM to 10/16/2019 at 12:00 PM

Continuing Education Credits

Program maximum credit hour*: 

ACMPE: 15 | AAPC: 15 | ACHE: 15 | CME: 15 | CNE:15 | CPE: 18 | CEU: 15

*Additional credits will be added soon. Total number of credits available are subject to change and dependent on total petrification hours. 

Earn ACMPE, AAPC, ACHE, CME, CNE, CPE and CEU Credit for attending educational sessions: 
  • ACMPE, medical practice administrators in certification and Fellowship through ACMPE
  • AAPC, certified professional coders and other AAPC designations
  • ACHE, American College of Healthcare Executives Qualified Education 
  • CME, licensed physicians (MD/DO)
  • CNE, licensed Registered Nurses (RN’s) 
  • CPE, Continuing Professional Education for accountants 
  • CEU, generic continuing education credit 

Target Audience

This activity is targeted to individuals who are interested in learning how to master the business of healthcare.

Content Areas

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 the Body of Knowledge for Medical Practice Management.

Professional Development & 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 

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

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

Federal Law, Regulations & Advocacy
  • Risk analysis and compliance
  • Government regulations and programs

Learning Levels 

Basic / Overview
Education designed to provide a general understanding of a topic or knowledge area. 

Intermediate/ Update 
Education that builds on a basic curriculum, designed to improve your ability to analyze and apply skills learned to a topic or knowledge area. 

Education that builds on an intermediate curriculum, designed to help you synthesize and evaluate complex concepts to create outcome-based solutions.


Basic / Overview
No prerequisites 

Intermediate/ Update 
A basic understanding of the topic or knowledge area. 

The ability to apply the topic or knowledge area.

Learning Format 

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 questions-and-answer time with the audience. 

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

Advance Preparation 

There are no advanced preparations required for this conference. 

Official Continuing Education Statement and Availability


American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE): 

Receive ACMPE Credits at MGMA19 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.

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


Receive AAPC Credits at MGMA19This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 15 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC for the program's content or the program's sponsor.

One AAPC is earned for every 60 minutes of educational content, rounded down to the nearest 0.5 or as AAPC deems appropriate.

ACHE Qualified Education:

By attending MGMA19 | Live offered by the Medical Group Management Association, participants may earn up to 15 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.

Continuing Medical Education (CME): 

Earn ACHE Credits at MGMA19This 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 is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Medical Group Management Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 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):

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.
Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 15 contact hours.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE): 

Earn CPE Credits at MGMA19MGMA-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. Rounded down to the nearest 0.5.
  • This program is in the Specialized Knowledge field of study. 
  • The type of instruction is group-internet-based.
  • National Registry of CPE Sponsors ID: #103652.


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.

Disclosure of conflict of interest 

The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and the Post Graduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) require instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in the position to control the content of this activity to disclosure any real or apparent conflicts of interact (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI’s 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.