Friday, October 18, 2013
Medical Administrators Reach Fellow Status
Matt Driskill and Lindsay Tubbs are part of a select group awarded fellow status in the American College of Medical Practice Executives.
Written by Suzanna Cisneros
Driskill (left) has been an administrator with the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences for more than 14 years. Tubbs (right) has been with TTUHSC since 2009.
Fellow status is the highest level of distinction one can reach in the medical practice management profession. Two School of Medicine administrators, J. Matthew Driskill, MBA (HOM), FACMPE, and Lindsey Tubbs, MBA, FACMPE, were named fellows in the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE).
Steven L. Berk, M.D., executive vice president, provost and dean of the School of Medicine, said since its inception in 1956, less than 600 individuals have attained and been awarded fellow status in the ACMPE.
“Fellow status is the highest level of distinction one can reach in the medical practice management profession,” Berk said. “We congratulate Matt and Lindsey for their commitment to reach fellow status.”
Driskill has more than 28 years in medical practice management, with more than 14 years of them spent as senior clinical department administrator for the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. He has been an active member in the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) since 1988, obtained Certified Medical Practice Executive status in 2002 and obtained fellow status in 2013.
Driskill is the author of the paper, “What Are They Thinking? – How Administrators Can Better Understand Physicians, How They Think, and How to Help Them Make Sound Business Decisions.” Tubbs wrote, “The Progression of Physician Compensation in Academic Medicine.”
Tubbs has been in health care administration for 14 years in Amarillo and Lubbock. She is an active member in the MGMA since 1999. She has been a senior clinical department administrator at TTUHSC since March 2009, currently in the Department of Internal Medicine and is a regional director for the Texas MGMA and the board liaison for the Texas MGMA Student Committee.
An ACMPE fellow has achieved board certification in medical practice management and the highest standards of performance in the field. The American College of Medical Executives recognizes an individual’s competence and advancement to fellow when the individual has passed objective and essay examinations, maintains a minimum of 50 continuing education credit hours every three years and has written an accepted professional paper or three case studies.
Founded in 1956, ACMPE is the board certification and standard setting body for the medical practice management profession, providing comprehensive certification, self-assessment and leadership development programs.
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