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The Minnesota Medical Group Management Association (MMGMA) was founded in 1951 and is one of the largest state associations in the United States. MMGMA represents hundreds of members statewide. The MMGMA is able to offer its membership advocacy, education, information, and representation.


The MMGMA has a primary mission, which includes enabling medical practice executives and their organizations to recognize and improve the health status of the community of patients they serve. This is accomplished by promoting and delivering the physician/administrative team approach to health care and medical group management. The MMGMA also focuses on enhancing a member's professional role, knowledge and skills.


The MMGMA serves its membership by advocating with the legislative and regulatory bodies to advance the concept of group practice with the health delivery system as well as building and providing a repository of data, process and organization design tools.


The MMGMA annual conferences attract hundreds of members, and business partner exhibition allows attendees to compare services and products that may help in the efficiency and effectiveness of their practice operations. The two annual conferences also give opportunity and exposure to continuing education.



Mission & Vision

The Minnesota Medical Group Management Association serves medical practice executives, managers and their organizations, further enabling them to recognize and improve the health status of the community of patients they serve by:

  • Promoting the role of professional management and the physician/administrative team approach to health care delivery and medical group management
  • Enhancing members' professional roles, knowledge and skills
  • Promoting professional relationships and networking opportunities within the industry
  • Advocating with elected officials, regulatory agencies, and third-party payers to advance the value of group practice in providing accessible, sustainable and high quality health care in Minnesota  



Organizational Structure & Bylaws

The Minnesota Medical Group Management Association (MMGMA) consists of an Executive Committee, Board of Directors and its members (regular, student, lifetime and affiliate). The Executive Committee is comprised of a President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, and Past President. All officers are elected by the membership and act as the decision making body of the MMGMA.


The Board of Directors includes the Executive Committee members, chairpersons for all the committees and the liaison positions. The board makes recommendations to the Executive Committee and is also given direction from the Executive committee. For specific information, please consult the organizational Bylaws.


For further information regarding the organizational structure of the MMGMA, refer to the Organizational Chart.





Founded in 1951, Minnesota Medical Group Management Association (MMGMA) roots reach as far back as 1890 with the birth of group practice in southern Minnesota. The first meeting of the National Association of Clinic Managers in 1926 addressed problems of clinic administration.


Today, MMGMA claims diverse membership including administrators, CEOs, physicians, office managers, business partners, students and many others. MMGMA has earned a reputation as a premier professional organization.


In 1990, lifetime MMGMA member William E. Costello, FACMPE, published the association’s first history,L’Etoile du Nord: The First Forty Years of the Minnesota Medical Group Management Association. Learn more about MMGMA past and current work throughout this website.

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