Louisiana Medical Group Management Association

American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE)

This page contains information compiled by our ACMPE Forum Representative Tara Allen, MBA, FACMPE. She additionally serves as an Ex Officio member of the MGMA-Louisiana Board of Directors. Read more about ACMPE below.

One of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey is to “begin with the end in mind”. My role as your ACMPE Forum Rep is to support your professional goals, so let’s “begin with the end in mind”. Some of you are CMPEs, some Nominees, and some ready to start this process. YOU can do it!

Tara Allen, MBA, FACMPE
Louisiana ACMPE Forum Representative
225-237-1525 (office)
225-324-1270 (cell)


(Source:  The Body of Knowledge for Medical Practice Management | A framework for success)

About MGMA

The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) helps create successful medical practices that deliver the highest-quality patient care. As the leading association for medical practice administrators and executives since 1926, MGMA helps improve members’ practices through exclusive member benefits, education, resources, news, information, advocacy, and networking opportunities, and produces some of the most credible and robust medical practice economic data and data solutions in the industry. MGMA advances the profession of medical practice management with its industry leading board certification and Fellowship programs through the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE).

Partner with MGMA and take the next step in your professional development.

Get board certified or become a Fellow through the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) and get the professional recognition you deserve. The Body of Knowledge performance objectives are the basis for the board certification exams and define the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in the practice management profession. Apply today to join 6,600 of your peers who are contributing to the profession and transforming medical practice management. Learn more about this professional development opportunity and how to apply at mgma.org/certification or mgma.org/fellowship

Let's start preparing!      2015 Exam dates are shown below:

    • Feb 23-March 7 (Register Jan 8-20)
    • May 18-30 (Register April 2-14)
    • Aug 17-29 (Register June 29-July 14)
    • Nov 9-21 (Sept 24-Oct 8)

Exam sites can be found online. click here
Please note we are only using Castle Worldwide's US sites(international sites are also listed on this page).

Registration including registration deadline information is located online. click here

Please see below for a listing of exam preparation resources and release timeframe:

Knowledge Assessment 3rd ed. is now available for purchase online.
Questions are linked to resources that can be used for further study. The assessment can be taken more than once to track your knowledge development.

The Body of Knowledge web portal (www.mgma.org/bok)* is live and hosts a number of free, online resources related to the updated exam blueprint.

Addendum to the Exam Workbook and Body of Knowledge Review Series*: Now available online here

This addendum to the current Exam Workbook and Body of Knowledge Review Series will be free and available in October. The addendum highlights what’s new and what’s changing based on the recent Body of Knowledge and exam blueprint update.

Body of Knowledge brochure*: Now available online here

Exam Workbook: Spring 2015

* Free resources

How about pursuing Fellowship in 2015?

Streamlined Fellowship options in 2015:

Beginning in 2015, the three-case study option will no longer be available; a new professional paper option, the focus paper, will be implemented. This new option is of the same rigor and quality of the existing professional paper options.

More information on the focus paper option will soon be available at www.mgma.com/fellowship

Keep the 2015 deadlines in mind to walk the stage in Nashville at MGMA Annual Conference. Please remember, however, that manuscripts are accepted year round.

    • May 1: Recommended outline deadline
    • Aug 14: Final manuscript deadline
    • Oct 11-14: New Fellow Recognition at MGMA Annual Conference in Nashville

Questions? Want additional information on study groups?
Please contact our Louisiana ACMPE Forum Rep…

Tara Wilson Allen, MBA, FACMPE
Baton Rouge General Physicians
Louisiana ACMPE Forum Representative
225-237-1525 (Office)
225-324-1270 (Cell)
tara.allen@brgeneral.org (email)

 Tips from one of your fellow members
by Mary Alice Stanford, CMPE; Administrator of Renal Associates of Baton Rouge, LLC
It was often difficult to devote the time, and force myself to be disciplined in preparing to take the ACMPE Board Certification Exam. However, passing the test on the first attempt made every moment worth it. Because I worked so hard to earn the certification, I am proud to place "CMPE" behind my signature.
I suggest you:
(1) Take the practice test to help identify sections of the Body of Knowledge where you might need additional study.
(2) Read the Body of Knowledge Books, focus on areas where you need to study, and read selected chapters in the books for the other areas.
(3) Write 2-3 short essays on sample questions, and have your mentor read them and give you feedback.

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