Fellowship in the ACMPE (FACMPE) is the highest distinction in the medical group practice management profession. ACMPE will formally recognize this accomplishment in October at the ACMPE Business Meeting Luncheon and Fellows Convocation, held in conjunction with the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) 2010 Annual Conference in New Orleans.
To achieve Fellowship, Bowman first earned the Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) designation by passing rigorous essay and objective examinations that assess knowledge of the broad scope of medical practice management.
This includes business operations, financial management, human resources management, information management, organizational governance, patient care systems, quality management and risk management.
In addition, Bowman completed the presentation requirement and maintained continuing education credit hours to achieve CMPE status. To earn Fellowship, Bowman submitted three case studies — Moving Forward When the Unexpected Happens, Taking Control of Accounts Receivable and Improving Transcription While Cutting Overhead Expenses, documenting the objectives and results of an investigation into a health-care management topic.
Today, ACMPE membership comprises more than 6,600 individuals who have attained CMPE or Fellow status or who seek certification.
Bowman has served as practice manager with Gastrointestinal Associates of Cleveland, PC since 2004. The practice has two physicians, Dr. William Buchner Jr., and Dr. Paul Brundage along with nurse practitioner Shelia Trew.
Bowman is also a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and a Certified Medical Office Manager (CMOM).
Bowman and her husband, Steve, have a daughter, Heather and grandson, Cameron. They also have a son, Zachary, who was passed away in March 2007.