HMA was founded in 1985 by medical practice managers as a forum to exchange ideas and information. Over the years, HMA has provided excellent networking opportunities not only within the medical community, but with other local services that support the growth and development of HMA. To remain competitive in this rapidly evolving environment requires a manager that is aware of these trends and changes and is prepared to deal with them. The Health Management Association (HMA) is one of the best tools available to medical practice managers in Southwest Florida.