MGMA/ ACMPE identifies CAPC as a "Better Performer"
For the second consecutive year, Central Arkansas Pediatric Clinic (CAPC) has received a Certificate of Superior Performance from the Medical Group Management Association. The MGMA Performance and Practices of Successful Medical Groups: 2013 Report Based on 2012 Data identified CAPC as a “better performer” because of superior operational performance compared with similar medical group practices nationwide.
CAPC was recognized in the operational areas of Cost Management, Accounts Receivable & Productivity Capacity. One of only 47 medical groups nationwide to be recognized in three separate categories, CAPC is the only medical group in Arkansas to be recognized in any category. Cheryl Arnold, Administrator of CAPC, uses MGMA data to benchmark CAPC’s performance in multiple areas regularly and feels this is a significant contributing factor to CAPC’s ranking this year. Managing practice overhead and turn-around times for insurance claims are two essential operational processes that position CAPC to maneuver the reimbursement changes that lie ahead. An ongoing challenge, appointment availability for our patients is evidenced by CAPC’s commitment to adding providers when needed and the expansion of the well-child area in the Spring 2013.
Efficiencies gained through technology applications has allowed CAPC to add capacity and to monitor compliance with quality metrics. Third party payers (Medicaid and private insurance payers) are increasing accountability to providers to produce high quality & cost-effective medical care. Benchmarking to MGMA data is one of the tools that CAPC uses to measure progress towards these goals.
The MGMA report, a benchmarking standard among medical groups for more than a decade, was produced using data from respondents to the MGMA Cost Survey: 2013 Report Based on 2012 Data as well as data from a questionnaire that assessed management behaviors, practices and procedures of better performers.
MGMA-ACMPE is the premier association for professional administrators and leaders of medical group practices. In 2011, members of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), and its standard-setting body, the AmericanCollegeof Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) voted to merge to form a new association. Since 1926, the association has delivered networking, professional education and resources, political advocacy and certification for medical practice professionals. The association represents 22,500 members who lead 13,600 organizations nationwide in which some 280,000 physicians provide more than 40 percent of the heathcare services delivered in the US.
MGMA-ACMPE’s mission is to continually improve the performance of medical group practice professionals and the organizations they represent, helping medical practices provide efficient, safe, patient-focused and affordable care. MGMA-ACMPE is headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and maintains a government affairs office in Washington, D.C.Please visit mgma.com.
All of Central Arkansas Pediatric Clinic physicians are accepting new patients. We are honored that you are considering us or have already chosen us as the pediatric care provider for your family. To have medical records transferred to CAPC from another healthcare provider, click here for a Medical Records Release form. If you have questions not covered in the topics presented on our website, please feel free to call (501) 847-2500 for additional information.
Asthma & Weight Control/Nutrition Education
Central ArkansasPediatric Clinic has expanded the availability of our Case Management Clinic to four days per week. This clinic is specifically designed for our patients affected with asthma and/or obesity. Amber McGuire, APN, is available for individualized education and patient consultations.. Call 501-847-2500 for more information or to schedule an appointment!
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