Continuing Education Credit

AMGA Education Mission Statement
AMGA’s continuing education program delivers high-quality learning activities to respond to the educational needs of leaders within integrated systems of care. 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 high performance health model as the preferred method of healthcare delivery.  Activities within the program address the values of AMGA:  transparency and accountability; integrated, efficient, patient centered care; continuous improvement of patient care systems; physician leadership; team work and total coordinated care.  The association accomplishes this goal by offering timely, unparalleled learning activities including an annual conference, regional meetings, leadership council activities 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, ACMPE, and ACHE, and nurse administrators can earn continuing education credits.

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 15.5 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: www.learningmarket.org. AMGA designates this continuing professional education activity for a total of 18.6 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.

CE Credit for Nurses
Continuing Education credits (CEs) are available through the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #11816. This educational activity, AMGA’s Annual Conference, has been designated for a maximum of 15.5 contact hours. Conference participants wishing to receive credit must provide their license number and Social Security number upon successful completion of the program(s).

ACHE Credit for Healthcare Executives
AMGA is authorized to award 15.5 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.

ACMPE Credit
This program may qualify for continuing education credit for the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE). To apply for ACMPE credit, submit the ACMPE generic credit hour form with a copy of this brochure.

AMGA 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, ACMPE, and ACHE, and nurse administrators can earn continuing education credits.

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.

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