William R. Pupkis, CMPE, Healthcare Consultant

William R. Pupkis, CMPE, Healthcare Consultant

William R. Pupkis, CMPE, Healthcare Consultant

Mr. Pupkis was the CEO of Capital Region Orthopaedics from May 2001 to September 2012 when he retired.  During his tenure the group grew from 16 to 33 physicians, a 4 OR-ASC to 6 ORs and added an MRI Suite.  He began in the business of medicine in 1977 as the administrator of Orthopedic Associates of Worcester, MA, a four-physician group.

Mr. Pupkis was a consultant for ten years helping over 600 clients in nine states with virtually every aspect of the business of medicine.  He was an adjunct professor for five years at the University of New England where he taught undergraduates ambulatory care management.

Mr. Pupkis was the Executive Director of a PHO and IPA in Winston-Salem, NC, serving several counties with over 100,000 lives in global capitation.  He was a board director of the American Association of Orthopaedic Executives [AAOE] twice, the education chair for the AAOE, and the founder and past-president of NYS BONES, Inc.

Mr. Pupkis satisfied the examination and continuing education requirements for Americal College of Medical Practice Executives [ACMPE] certification and was granted the status as certified member in 1995.

In January 2013 Mr. Pupkis opened Mainelytwigs, a custom cabinet, furniture shop in his new hometown of Frankfort, ME.  This has been a passion since he was a teenager.  You can see some of his work at www.mainelytwigs.net


"As a benefit to members of the Irtho-Preferred Program, I am proud to write the Preferred Talk newsletter that focuses on achieving better performing Orthopaedic practices by addressing subjects such as EHR and ICD-10 compliance, to hiring employees, creating a patient process map, and marketing your practice"

-- William R. Pupkis, CMPE, Healthcare Consultant
(2014 Recipient of the AAOE Lifetime Achievement Award)