Continuing Education

MicrophoneAMGA Education Mission Statement
AMGA’s continuing education program delivers high-quality learning activities to respond to the educational needs of medical group leaders. AMGA’s continuing education activities enable its members to share information and innovations in order to remain current and continually improve patient care by advancing the medical group model as the preferred method of healthcare delivery. The association accomplishes this goal by offering timely, unparalleled learning activities including an annual conference, regional meetings, and distance learning tools. Medical group leaders who participate in activities offered by AMGA can apply for credits to complete their requirements in CME, CPE, and ACHE.

CME Credit for Physicians
AMGA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. AMGA takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity. AMGA designates this continuing medical education activity, AMGA’s Annual Conference, for a maximum of 10.5 hours in Category 1 of the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent in the educational activity.

CPE Credit for Accountants
AMGA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: learningmarket.org. AMGA designates this continuing professional education activity for a total of 12.6 CPE credits. This learning activity is a group live meeting, providing an overview of topics presented. There are no advance preparations or pre-requisites to attend this meeting.

ACHE Credit for Healthcare Executives
AMGA is authorized to award 10.5 hours of pre-approved Category II (non-ACHE) continuing education credit for this program toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward Category II credit should indicate their attendance when submitting application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.

AMGA’s Full Disclosure Policy for CME Activities
As an accredited provider of continuing medical education activities, it is the policy of AMGA to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its individually sponsored educational activities. All faculty participating in any learning activity sponsored by AMGA are required to disclose to the participants any actual or potential conflicts of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the CME activity. This requirement pertains to relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, consulting companies or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation. Speakers are also expected to openly disclose inclusion of any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices in their presentations.

The AMGA 2019 Annual Conference activities will not include discussions of any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices in their presentations.

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