The American Academy of Medical Administrators has established the American College of Managed Care Administrators to serve those executives' educational and networking needs.
Both organizations are headquartered in Southfield, Mich.
The largest single group in ACMCA's initial membership of 150 is hospital director of managed care, "a relatively new title," said Thomas R. O'Donovan, president of the AAMA. Membership is expected to expand to 2,000 within two years, he said.
The AAMA's membership comprises 4,000 hospital and federal healthcare executives. It formed the new academy to "serve as a major foundation for the entire integrated healthcare system for the future," Mr. O'Donovan said. "We're getting in on the ground floor to serve...managed-care administrators."
The ACMCA is headed by Eugene A. Migliaccio, chairman of the board's executive committee. Based in Washington, he is the managed-care coordinator for the U.S. Public Health Service's health services division.
The organization offers credentialing, with annual dues of $110 for nominees and $145 for members and fellows. It also plans educational conferences, the first of which is scheduled for Nov. 17-19 in Orlando, Fla.
For more information, contact Mr. O'Donovan at the AAMA, 30555 Southfield Road, Suite 150, Southfield, Mich. 48076-7747, or call 810-540-4310.