To support the professional development of the members of the California Medical Group Management Association through a broad range of practice leadership, professional development, educational opportunities and networking activities.
The California Medical Group Management Association (CMGMA) is a non-profit association comprised exclusively of medical group administrators and other professionals engaged in medical group practice management administration.
CMGMA provides a forum for the exchange of ideas among health care professionals and educational programs geared to enhancing the understanding of medical group management.
Founded in 1965 and incorporated in 1970, CMGMA meets annually and is governed by an elected board of directors comprised of medical practice administrators representing all regions of the state.
- Advance the profession of medical group practice management.
- Sponsor educational programs that supplement the informational needs of the membership
- Provide a forum for participation in the state legislative process
- Cooperate with other allied health organizations of improve health delivery to the general public.
The state association has been in existence for many years. It was once known as Medical Administrators of California or ‘MAC’. During those years, the state association placed heavy emphasis on interaction with government at the State level. At the time, the annual meeting of MAC was frequently held in Sacramento with visits to the Legislature encouraged.
In the mid 1990’s, discussions began with the National Medical Group Management Association for an affiliation with that organization, which was a strategy consistent with MGMA’s planning at that time. Also, simultaneous to the development of a national association relationship, the newly named California Medical Group Management Association sponsored regional associations which had either not existed in some areas, or if in place, not formally associated with the State Association. This successful endeavor was the beginnings of the model our State MGMA follows to the present.
Today, the California MGMA is comprised of Ten Regions: Far Northern, Sacramento, Northern California, Central Valley, Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire, San Diego, Mid-State, and Central Cosat. These Regions, while functioning independently, have legally constituted relationships with the State Association. On a National basis, California is known as one of the high national membership States and one of few state MGMA’s with local Region Associations, a most valuable asset to its Membership. As we look forward, it is hoped that our CAMGMA will grow in membership, grow in its value and importance to its members, and grow with development of new Regional Associations throughout California.