Lancaster, PA, July 1, 2015 — Michelle J. Burris, MBA, CMPE, Executive Vice President & Chief Business Officer, Innovative Healthcare Teams, has earned the professional designation of Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) by the American College of Medical Practice Executives, the certification entity of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
The designation of CMPE demonstrates that Burris has achieved board certification in medical practice management. Through industry-leading board certification and Fellowship programs, ACMPE certifies an individual’s professional competence when s/he passes rigorous essay and objective examinations that assess knowledge of the broad scope of medical practice management skills sets as outlined in the Body of Knowledge for Medical Practice Management. These include business operations, financial management, human resource management, information management, organizational governance, patient care systems, quality management and risk management. The individual must also earn a minimum of 50 continuing education credit hours.
Today, MGMA membership is comprised of more than 6,600 individuals who have attained CMPE or ACMPE Fellow status or who seek certification.
Burris has held a variety of high-profile leadership positions in the health care industry, including CFO/VP of Operations at Reading Health Physician Network and CFO at both Heritage Medical Group and Lancaster General Medical Group. She began her 18-year health care career with Meridian Health Resources where she ultimately held the role of Controller. Ms. Burris has a marked proficiency in the healthcare industry as a skilled financial and operational expert.
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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. Through its industry-leading ACMPE board certification and Fellowship programs, MGMA advances the profession of medical practice management.
Through its national membership and 50 state affiliates, MGMA represents more than 33,000 medical practice administrators and executives in practices of all sizes, types, structures and specialties. MGMA is headquartered in Englewood, Colo., with a Government Affairs office in Washington, D.C.