Karen Massey, MHA, FACMPE, CPMSM
Executive Director, Northern Nevada Emergency Physicians
CMPE-ACMPE Committee- Chair: Jackie Shoupe. The committee will work together to forward the education and commitment of individual NVMGMA members to further their knowledge base and attain certification or fellowship. The committee is composed of CMPE and ACMPE members who will act as mentors to a member wishing to advance their certification. The committee from time to time might put together study groups for the exams.
ACMPE Forum Representative- The ACMPE Forum Representative is responsible for coordinating activities and communication between NV MGMA and national MGMA. The Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) credential confirms expertise and brings greater recognition from physicians, executives, industry professionals and peers. Board certification and Fellowship through the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE)* is based on a body of knowledge specific to medical practice management and is the only board certification and fellowship designation in medical practice management. ACMPE is the certification and fellowship authority of MGMA and has been certifying medical practice executives since 1956.
Education/Speakers Committee- The goal of the education committee is to provide educational opportunities for the members based on the National MGMA core body of knowledge. The body of knowledge identifies the various knowledge and skills required of today’s medical practice executive based on the eight identified competencies. The committee responsibilities include surveying the members to determine their areas of interest and then seeking qualified individuals as speakers or educators. Speakers may be local talents from various business backgrounds or nationally recognized speakers. Goals include creating a working list of past speakers and topics, having the membership complete evaluations of speakers and help make recommendations to the State Meeting education committee. In addition, the education committee might suggest a budget for paid speakers for board approval.
State Healthcare Forum Committee- Chair: Kim Grana. The NV Healthcare Forum is an annual event, held in October addressing the issues impacting Nevadans. Hosted by NV MGMA, HIMSS, ACHE, HFMA. Each Association assigns two of their members to sit on the NV Healthcare Forum steering committee on behalf of their association. There is a time commitment involved bi weekly conference calls Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30. Occasionally, we do have a face to face meeting. Once we get closer to the event the conference calls are scheduled weekly, same day, same time. Each association is responsible for making the speaking arrangements with their CEO/Leadership of each association, forming the National Panel every year. Each association is responsible for recruiting vendor sponsorship to support the event. We participate in the vendor sponsorship with an Association booth the day of the event. All the associations collaborate on the topics, panel questions, speakers and program arrangements etc. We gear this event to high level CEO’s, Hospital Administrators, Administrators/Practice Managers, Doctors, Nurses, Insurance Companies with in the Health Care Industry.
All Chairs are expected to participate on the monthly board meetings via teleconference.