The ABFM invites board-certified family physicians to
enroll in PRIME Registry™ free for the first three years!
PRIME Registry is a practice and population data tool
developed by the ABFM that safely extracts patient data* from your electronic
health records (EHRs) and turns it into actionable measures, presented in
an easy-to-use, personalized dashboard, maintaining its full confidentiality.
PRIME not only simplifies quality reporting for payment programs such as MIPS
and CPC+, but also allows you to better evaluate aspects of your practice,
patient groups, and individual patients, illuminating gaps or successes in
Another bonus for ABFM Diplomates: the integrated
Performance Improvement (PI) activity tool allows Diplomates to easily use EHR
data to complete PI activities and earn points toward the ABFM continuous
Coming this summer, PRIME will add social determinant and
community resource data, showing clusters of disease, poor outcomes, and
community resources for patients and clinics via the new Population Health
Assessment Engine (PHATE ™).
By enrolling in PRIME now, you will secure free MIPS
reporting through PRIME in 2019, and you will be able to take advantage of all
the features PRIME has to offer.
Ready to get started? Enroll at primeregistry.org. Have
questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-223-7437.
* All registry data are maintained in compliance with
HIPAA, subject to a Business Associates Agreement, but the ABFM has gone
farther to protect your data. The registry vendor has no rights to use
identified data without your permission, and the ABFM purposefully cannot touch
patient data except for research purposes and after Institutional Review Board
Call for Papers: Learning From Practice Transformation - Annals of Family Medicine
We know many state chapters are participating in practice transformation efforts or know of exemplar practices among their membership. The ABFM, via its role as a Support and Alignment Network for the TCPI, is sponsoring a special issue of the Annals of Family Medicine focused on sharing lessons in practice transformation. The Annals link can be found here http://www.annfammed.org/content/16/3/199.
Papers are due August 31st and publication is anticipated in June of 2019. Please feel free to share this with your members or other colleagues who you think may have useful lessons to share.
PATIENT-CENTERED PRIMARY CARE COLLABORATIVE SUPPORT AND ALIGNMENT NETWORK RESOURCES
The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) offers the following customized training, resources, and technical assistance to support the improvement of Patient and Family Engagement (PFE) programs:
- Coaching calls with PFE subject matter experts
- Virtual trainings and webinars customized to meet Practice Transformation Network (PTN) and clinicians’ specific needs
- On-site workshops or technical assistance
- Assistance with developing community partnerships with local YMCAs that align with TCPi aims
- Support for patient and family advisors through the IPFCC’s PFCC
- Connect, an online portal for patients and family members, clinicians, health care staff, and administrative leaders.
For more information, visit https://www.pcpcc.org/tcpi
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION SUPPORT AND ALIGNMENT NETWORK
STEPS Forward includes the American Medical Association's (AMA's) Practice Improvement Strategies and Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 Quality Payment Program (MACRA/QPP) resources.
It is a free, online platform offering education, process improvement initiatives, metrics, and tools with the goal of enhancing practice transformation. The AMA’s STEPS Forward practice improvement educational modules help physicians prevent burnout and address common practice challenges to achieve happier and healthier patients and lower costs.
What does it offer?
- 50 modules of content
- Free CMEs
- Real-life case studies
- Downloadable tools
- The AMA’s MACRA/QPP resource, Navigating the Payment Process, includes tools and resources for physicians such as the MIPS Action plan and Payment Model Evaluator
For more information, visit stepsforward.org and d8.ama-assn.org/topic/navigating-payment-process
Performance Improvement Activities Approved for ABFM Continuing Certification Credit-20 Points
The ABFM’s PRIME Support and Alignment Network, in collaboration with the University of Colorado-Denver, Department of Family Medicine’s e-Learning team have leveraged the power of Bodenheimer’s 10 Building Blocks of Primary Care and best practices from the landmark, federal Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative to help you improve in three areas:
- Person- and Family-Centered Care
- Cost and Value of Care
- Care Across the Medical Neighborhood
Create your own PDSA cycle intervention using PRIME Registry or other data for tracking your improvement.
Complete one of these three activities—hosted on the University of Colorado’s e-Learning platform—for 20 ABFM PI activity credit points.
Click Here to access activities, then select Register and use the code: ABFM, if Diplomate, otherwise, non-ABFM certified clinicians use the code: TCPI
Completing one of these modules will satisfy requirements for Performance Improvement Activity/MOC Part IV for family medicine physicians and possibly other specialties.
* The project described was supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1L1-15-002 from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.
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