JUST SO YOU KNOW!
ACMPE accepts credit hours for programs that have relevant content directed toward improving your competence and knowledge development in medical practice management. Refer to The Body of Knowledge for relevant topics.
ACMPE recognizes that numerous professional activities require significant time and commitment, and that those activities contribute to your growth and management effectiveness. However, to have an assignment system that is open but subject to identifiable boundaries, ACMPE accepts credit hours only for the following types of continuing education programs and activities:
Education programs sponsored by MGMA and any of its constituent bodies, including MGMA state and local affiliates (hour-for-hour credit)
Education programs sponsored by other recognized professional associations and organizations (hour-for-hour credit)
College and university coursework (variable credit hours)
Books, articles and online course content published under your name, with partial credit granted for chapter authorship and co-authorship (five to 50 credit hours)
Editorship of published books (50 credit hours)
Formal oral presentations that are at least 30 minutes long (The first time you give a presentation, you will receive two hours of credit for each presentation hour. For each additional time you give the same presentation, you will receive hour-for-hour credit. Whenever you give a presentation with another speaker or as a panel participant, you will receive credit for the exact time of your portion of the presentation, as long as it is at least 30 minutes.)
Assessments taken in conjunction with published materials, including professional journals, books or stand-alone assessment products (Credit will be granted only for the amount of time required to complete the assessment. Time spent reading associated material is not eligible for credit. Types of assessments eligible for credit include multiple choice questions, short answer, essay and other standard assessment formats.)
Poster presentations at conferences and meetings, allotted for only the number of clock hours that the authors are scheduled to staff their poster, according to the conference brochure (Credit hours will not be accrued for times during which the author is not present with the poster. The first time you give a poster session, you will receive two hours of credit for each presentation hour.)
Distance-learning activities (e.g., audio conferences, self-study, Internet courses) in which a separation of place and/or time between the instructor and learner exists. To qualify for ACMPE credit, distance-learning activities must meet the following criteria:
Credit hours are not assigned to program activities such as informal discussion sessions, opening and closing remarks, business meetings, board/committee meetings or attendance at in-house meetings such as orientation sessions at an institution for its employees.