Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Two of our own named Medical Practice Executive fellows


Originally appeared in St. Charles County Suburban Journal

Mary Ann Hackmeister, FACMPE, and Carol Pearson, FACMPE, both directors of practice management with the SSM Physicians' Organization, recently achieved Fellowship status in the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE).

ACMPE is the certification body of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), which has been the nation's principal voice for medical group practice since 1926. MGMA has 21,500 members managing 275,000 physician practices. Less than one-third of the membership has reached Fellowship status.
Fellowship in the ACMPE (FACMPE) is the highest distinction in the medical group practice management profession. Hackmeister and Pearson were formally recognized for this accomplishment at the ACMPE's 2010 conference in New Orleans.

To achieve Fellowship, Hackmeister and Pearson each first earned the Certified Medical Practice Executive designation by passing essay and objective examinations that assess knowledge of medical practice management. In addition, Hackmeister and Pearson each completed the presentation requirement and maintained continuing education credit hours.

Fellowship candidates must submit a professional paper documenting the objectives and results of an investigation into a health care management topic. Hackmeister submitted a paper titled "Transforming Into a Servant Leader: Welcoming Everyone to the Table of Success." Pearson submitted a paper on "Justice or Unfair Punishment Under HIPAA Privacy Rules."

Hackmeister has been with SSM for 12 years and has been the director of practice management for the 14 physicians at SSM St. Charles Clinic Medical Group's O'Fallon and Dardenne Prairie offices since 2006. She has a bachelor's degree in health care management and a master's degree in business administration, both from Lindenwood University.

Pearson has been with SSM for 10 years and has been the director of practice management for the 18 physicians at the SSM St. Charles Clinic Medical Group's Lake Saint Louis offices since joining the organization. She has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Fontbonne University and a master's degree in science from Lindenwood University.

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