Cullman Primary Care Multi-Specialty Group 

Achieves MGMA “Better Performer” Status

Cullman, AL, November 5, 2012 –The MGMA Performance and Practices of Successful Medical Groups: 2012 Report Based on 2011 Data identified Cullman Primary Care Multi-Specialty Group as a “Better Performer” because of superior operational performance compared with similar medical group practices nationwide.  The medical group was recognized in the areas of Profitability and Cost Management, Accounts Receivable and Patient Satisfaction.  This is Cullman Primary Care Multi-Specialty Group’s 6th year to be selected as a Better Performer.  
        With the evolving and challenging future of health care, Cullman Primary Care Multi-Specialty Group has been a model for success.  The group’s leadership had a vision a number of years ago which guided them to its foundation as a comprehensive multi-specialty group.  The group currently has 25 physicians and 3 nurse practitioners that practice in 12 different specialties.  Additionally, the group provides advanced diagnostic imaging including MRI, CT, Nuclear Medicine, Digital Mammography, Ultrasound, and Bone Density Testing as well as a Clinical Laboratory, Physical Therapy, and Pharmacy.  The size and comprehensive nature of the group has positioned it to succeed during a time when many groups are uncertain about the future. It also allows the group to achieve higher levels of patient satisfaction, practice efficiency and cost management.     
        “We are pleased to be among such a successful assembly of our peer groups.  The success of Cullman Primary Care Multi-Specialty Group is based on the belief that the patient always comes first. The group’s vision has been to conveniently provide health care services to our patients so they do not have to travel lengthy distances for their medical care.  We are committed to providing comprehensive medical care that is community oriented in a compassionate and cost effective manner”, John Reynolds, CEO.  
        
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: 2012 Report Based on 2011 Data as well as data from a questionnaire that assessed management behaviors, practices and procedures of better performers. The report profiles medical practices that have demonstrated success in one or more areas: profitability and cost management; productivity, capacity and staffing; accounts receivable and collections; patient satisfaction; and managed care operations. 

 About Cullman Primary Care Multi-Specialty Group

Comprised of 25 physicians and 3 nurse practitioners practicing in 12 specialties, Cullman Primary Care Multi-Specialty Group is the area’s leading provider of medical services.  The group has been providing care to its patients dating back to 1975 and currently has over 70,000 active patients in the practice.  In addition to its board certified providers, the group provides advanced diagnostic imaging, clinical laboratory, pharmacy, and physical therapy. 

About MGMA-ACMPE

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 American College of 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 healthcare services delivered in the United States.

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

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