The Value of Group Purchasing to Reduce Cost - on demand




Registration includes the recorded webinar, held Oct. 30, 2018 and the exam that allows you to claim continuing education credit. This webinar is eligible for ACMPE and CEU credit. 

From vaccines and diagnostic equipment to computers and waiting room furniture, the costs associated with running a medical practice can be overwhelming. Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) are a resource that provides physician practices access to competitive pricing for a variety of supplies and devices. Join MGMA BestPrice they describe this free member benefit that connects independent physician offices and surgery centers with cost savings on medical and non-medical supplies through the GPO, HealthTrust.

This 30-minute webinar will provide you with the knowledge to:
  • Explain the group purchasing model
  • Describe how to participate in a GPO program
  • Identify opportunities for cost reduction

Sponsored by MGMA BestPrice

ACMPE: 0.5

CEU: 0.5

Continuing Education Information

Delivery method: group-on-demand | ongoing | self-paced-study
Learning level: Basic 
Learning format: Traditional  
Prerequisites: None
Advance preparation: None
Duration: 30 minutes

Claiming Credit: 
If you wish to claim continuing education credit, you must first view the webinar recording and pass the associated exam with a score of 80% or higher. 
  • ACMPE, medical practice administrators in certification and Fellowship through ACMPE
    • Exam must be completed no later than: Oct. 30, 2020
  • CEU, generic continuing education unit 
    • Exam must be completed no later than: Oct. 30, 2020

Official Continuing Education Statements and Availability

American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE)

ACMPE credit continues to be a free member benefit and is available to registered webinar attendees who purchase and complete both the webinar and exam.

A cumulative total of 50 ACMPE continuing education credit hours is among the requirements for advancement to Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) status. 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.

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) 

Generic CEU credit is available to registered webinar attendees who purchase and complete both the webinar and exam.

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

Brennan O’Brien

Brennan O’Brien, MBA

Vice President, MGMA BestPrice

Brennan O’Brien is Vice President, Business Development for MGMA’s BestPrice program. Brennan delivers value to the MGMA by supporting members’ role to lower supply and operating costs to improve financial performance for physician offices, clinics and surgical facilities. 

Brennan has worked in the healthcare procurement and supply chain industry for 20 years as a distributor with PSS (now McKesson), Cardinal Health and two of the three largest national group purchasing organizations. He now supports the MGMA BestPrice program through MGMA’s new channel partnership with HealthTrust’s (HPG) AdvantageTrust program. 

Brennan has a BS from Florida State University and an MBA from Drexel University. Brennan has worked closely with hundreds of medical facilities to achieve significant savings across multiple categories of spend. 

This webinar recording consisted of a 30-minute presentation, interactive polls and a question-and-answer session.

You will receive informational emails with log-in instructions, handout materials and the recording.

Technical requirements
To participate you will need: View the technical requirements page for mobile device information as well as operating system, browser and software requirements. 
This webinar is sponsored by MGMA BestPrice. There is no registration fee.

On-demand Exam
On-demand exams purchased, but not yet started are eligible for a refund minus a $30 processing fee. On-demand exam refunds will be processed within 90 days of the cancellation date. Registration fees cannot be refunded once an exam is started or completed.

If for any reason MGMA must cancel this on-demand webinar prior to the expected expiration date, MGMA will notify participants by email of the cancellation no less than five business days prior to the cancellation. Full exam refunds will be processed within 90 days of the cancellation. Exam fees cannot be refunded if the exam has been started or completed.

Contact the MGMA Service Center for cancellations or refunds:
Toll-free: 877.275.6462, ext. 1888
Complaint resolution policy
Please contact the MGMA Service Center toll-free at 877.ASK.MGMA (275.6462) for issues or concerns with this webinar.


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