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Register for the webinar, held on August 7, 2019. This webinar is eligible for ACMPE, AAPC Core A and all specialties except CIRCC and COMS, CME and CEU credit.

In this climate of significant regulatory changes reshaping Medicare, MGMA Government Affairs staff will present a 2019 mid-year update about the state of federal healthcare policy and a review of the proposed rules for 2020. The webinar will provide up-to-the-minute details about the potential new changes to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and alternative payment models (APMs), including MGMA’s continuing efforts to improve both tracks and reduce the regulatory burden on physician group practices. Attendees will also gain insights about the latest potential congressional efforts to reform the healthcare system.

This 60-minute webinar will provide you with the knowledge to:
  • Analyze federal regulatory initiatives affecting medical group practices
  • Examine MGMA’s current advocacy priorities
  • Point out additional resources available to assist you



CME: 1

CEU: 1

Continuing Education Information

Delivery method: Self-paced study | Internet Activity Enduring Material
Learning level: Intermediate – Education that builds on a basic curriculum, designed to improve your ability to analyze and apply skills learned to a topic or knowledge area.
Learning format: Traditional  
Prerequisites: A basic understanding of the topic or knowledge area.
Advance preparation: None
Duration: 60 minutes

Claiming Credit

Required Exam

If you wish to claim the following credit, you must first attend the webinar, then pass the associated exam with a score of 80% or higher. Registration is required for BOTH the webinar and the exam.

  • ACMPE, medical practice administrators in certification and Fellowship through ACMPE
    • Exam must be completed no later than: August 7, 2020
  • AAPC, certified professional coders and other AAPC designations
    • Exam must be completed no later than: May 31, 2020
  • CME, licensed physicians (MD/DO)
    • Exam must be completed no later than: August 7, 2020
  • CEU, generic continuing education unit
    • Exam must be completed no later than: August 7, 2020

After you register for the exam, instructions on how to access the exam will be emailed to you.

Team Participation

Participants who want to claim continuing education credit must be individually registered for the webinar and subsequent exam. If registered participants attend as a team, the person who launched the webinar will need to email a list (first and last names) of all participants to after the webinar has concluded. Each participant will be required to complete the exam under his/her own account.


Official Continuing Education Statements and Availability

Continuing education credit is granted to registered attendees who purchase and complete both the webinar and exam.

American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE)

This program is approved for ACMPE continuing education hours. A cumulative total of 50 ACMPE continuing education credit hours is among the requirements for attaining the Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) credential. To maintain CMPE or Fellow status, you must earn 50 hours of qualifying credit hours every three years, of which 30 hours must come from MGMA national, state or local offerings, including 12 from a live learning event.

Learn more about the ACMPE certification program.

One ACMPE credit is earned for every 60 minutes of educational content, rounded down to the nearest 0.25.


This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC for the programs content or the programs sponsor.

One AAPC credit is earned for every 60 minutes of educational content, rounded down to the nearest 0.5 or as AAPC deems appropriate.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The Medical Group Management Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Group Management Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

One CME credit is earned for every 60 minutes of educational content, rounded down to the nearest 0.25.


Continuing Education Units (CEU)

A certificate of attendance will be provided to healthcare professionals requesting generic CEUs for professional development, certifications through other professional associations or specialty societies.

One generic CEU credit is earned for every 60 minutes of educational content, rounded down to the nearest 0.25.

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest

MGMA requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in the position to control the content of this activity to disclosure any real or apparent conflicts of interact (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI’s are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to MGMA policy. The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participates prior to the start of each activity.

Drew Voytal

Drew Voytal, MPA

Associate Director, Government Affairs, MGMA

Drew Voytal is an associate director for MGMA Government Affairs in Washington, D.C. In his primary role as a government affairs member liaison, he works to inform membership of the federal rules and regulations impacting medical group practices nationwide. He works closely with MGMA state affiliate chapters to organize grassroots efforts and is a frequent speaker at state and national meetings.

When he is not meeting with members or speaking at conferences, Drew manages programs that create learning resources for MGMA members, as well as policymakers in Congress and the administration.

Drew has a bachelor’s in political science and a master’s in public administration, with a healthcare administration focus, from Western Michigan University.

Joseph Lazar

Joseph Lazar, JD

Associate Director, Government Affairs, MGMA

Joseph Lazar is an associate director for MGMA Government Affairs in Washington, D.C. In this position, he represents medical group practices, coordinates grassroots efforts and serves as a regulatory resource for physician group members. Before joining MGMA, Joe was the senior legislative associate for a 2,000-member independent physicians association in New York. Joe has a bachelors’ in political science and economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a law degree from American University Washington College of Law.

This webinar consisted of a 60-minute presentation, interactive polls and a question-and-answer session. You will receive informational emails with log-in instructions, handout materials and the recording.

Technical requirements

To participate you will need:
View the technical requirements page for mobile device information as well as operating system, browser and software requirements.

This is a member-exclusive webinar. There is no registration or exam fee.

On Demand Cancellation Policy

If for any reason MGMA must cancel this on-demand program prior to the expected expiration date, MGMA will notify participants by email of the cancellation no less than five business days prior to the cancellation.

Contact the MGMA Service Center for cancellations or refunds:

Toll-free: 877.275.6462, ext. 1888
Complaint resolution policy
Please contact the MGMA Service Center toll-free at 877.ASK.MGMA (275.6462) for issues or concerns with this webinar.