MGMA's Dr. Jessee to step down

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted March 8, 2010

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William Jessee, MD, president and CEO of the Medical Group Management Assn., announced March 1 that he will retire in the fall of 2011.

MGMA and its certification body, the American College of Medical Practice Executives, experienced unprecedented membership and revenue growth during Dr. Jessee's 11-year tenure, the association said. With the announcement, MGMA said it soon will begin searching for new leadership for its 21,500 members, a process expected to take as much as a year.

Dr. Jessee's medical background includes training as a pediatrician and preventive medicine specialist. Before joining MGMA in 1999, he served as vice president for quality and managed care standards at the American Medical Association. He also holds academic appointments as clinical professor of preventive medicine and biometrics at the University of Colorado Health Sciences and as adjunct professor of health policy and administration at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health.

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