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Selecting a Practice Management System Toolkit

AMA-MGMA selecting a Practice Management System toolkit

For many physician practices, purchasing an appropriate practice management system (PMS) can be a daunting task. Yet most physician practices will be required to significantly upgrade or replace their current practice management system software in response to health care industry developments like the Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record incentive program and the ongoing transitions to ICD-10-CM and the 5010 version of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) electronic standard transactions.

That’s why the AMA and the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) have collaborated to develop this toolkit. Here you’ll find a roadmap for selecting and purchasing the most appropriate PMS software for your practice. You can use this information to establish your practice’s organizational needs and take advantage of recent improvements in automation.

Watch a free archived webinar on selecting a practice management system.

This practice management system toolkit is strictly an informational tool for your use. The practice must use its own independent judgment when selecting a practice management system that best meets the needs of the practice. The practice is encouraged to consult with its own experts and/or consultants when making this decision. Neither the AMA nor MGMA accepts liability with respect to the use of the toolkit resources or any decision that is made by the practice based on the resources in the toolkit.
Selecting a Practice Management System toolkit for AMA members

Practice management system criteria checklist

This comprehensive checklist of PMS software features and functionalities can help you determine which are essential to your practice and which may enhance your claims revenue cycle. You may complete the assessment at the end of the document “How to select a practice management system.”   AMA members may also opt to complete the checklist online.

Sample Request for Proposal (RFP)
Vendor RFP functionality response

Vendor survey

Selecting a Practice Management System Toolkit for MGMA members

MGMA members can visit www.mgma.com to access this AMA-MGMA joint toolkit.

Vendors: List your practice management system in the directory

Showcase your practice management system product offerings to an influential audience of physicians and practice managers. Complete a questionnaire to participate in our online directory.

If you do not already have an account with MGMA, please follow the link to "Create a New Account." You will be prompted to provide the e-mail address and password you will use to complete the survey and make future updates.

LinkedIn Discussion Group
Join discussions in the AMA Administrative Simplification LinkedIn Group.