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Ratti Achieves Fellowship in the American College of Medical Practice Executives

Pukar Ratti, MSChE, MSHCM, CIM, CCRP, FACMPE

Houma Pukar Ratti, MSChE, MSHCM, CIM, CCRP, FACMPE, has become a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE). He is Department Head/Research Coordinator for the Office of Research & Sponsored Projects at Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center (LJCMC).

Ratti is one of only seven ACMPE Fellows in Louisiana and the only one in LSU Health.

ACMPE Fellowship (FACMPE) is the highest distinction in the medical group practice management profession. ACMPE will formally recognize Ratti's accomplishment later this month at the ACMPE Business Meeting Luncheon and Fellows Convocation, held in conjunction with the 2010 annual conference of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) in New Orleans.

Ratti first earned the Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) designation by passing rigorous essay and objective examinations on medical practice management, including business operations, financial, human resources and information management, organizational governance, patient care systems, quality management and risk management. He also completed the CMPE presentation requirement and maintained continuing education credit hours.

To earn Fellowship, Ratti submitted to ACMPE his healthcare management investigation entitled "Promoting Medical Research in/for Rural America: A Realistic Magnum Opus."

Ratti joined LSU in March 2005 and has been instrumental in establishing and developing the LJCMC Office of Research & Sponsored Projects. With graduate degrees in healthcare management, biochemistry and chemical engineering and certifications as an IRB manager and clinical research professional, Ratti has nearly seven years of medical research experience.

Founded in 1956, ACMPE is the standard-setting and certification body of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). Through ACMPE, medical group administrators can earn the Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) designation and, its highest distinction, FACMPE.

MGMA, founded in 1926, is the nation's principal voice for medical group practice. MGMA's nearly 21,000 members manage and lead 12,500 organizations, in which almost 270,000 physicians practice. MGMA strives to improve the effectiveness of medical group practices as well as the expertise of those who manage and lead them.