Collaboration: Key to Large-Scale Portfolio Program
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Collaboration: Key to Large-Scale Portfolio Program

Quality Improvement professionals are joining forces with medical and surgical department staff, physicians, hospital executives, researchers, continuing medical education and continuing professional development staff, policymakers, and patients to build robust improvement efforts for their organizations that qualify for Maintenance of Certification credit through the American Board of Medical Specialties Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program™.

ABMS Endorses NPSF Call to Action
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ABMS Endorses NPSF Call to Action

As a reflection of ABMS’ commitment to advancing safe care and elevating patient and workforce safety as a core value, ABMS is among the early endorsers of the National Patient Safety Foundation’s (NPSF’s) Call to Action: Preventable Health Care Harm Is a Public Health Crisis and Patient Safety Requires a Coordinated Public Health Response issued during Patient Safety Awareness Week.

Building a Team-based Culture
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Building a Team-based Culture

While quality is a team sport and Board Certification is an individual pursuit, the two can align in a team-based culture, according to speakers at a session entitled Team-based Culture and Improvement in Continuing Certification at the 2016 Organizational QI Forum.

Taking Physician Performance Measures to the Next Level
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Taking Physician Performance Measures to the Next Level

Meaningfully using health care data requires a more robust infrastructure than what currently exists to leverage clinical data and support population-based payment models, according to speakers at a session entitled What We Know, Don’t Know, and Need to Learn About Measuring Physician Performance at the 2016 Organizational QI Forum.

AAMC and ABMS to Transition MOC Directory
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AAMC and ABMS to Transition MOC Directory

In 2017, the AAMC will be transitioning to a new technical platform and updating its suite of online products and services. As a result, AAMC will no longer provide the Continuing Education and MOC Directories as a service offering, effective April 1, 2017.

PQRS Reporting Update
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PQRS Reporting Update

PQRS (formerly PQRI) was developed by CMS in 2007 as a voluntary pay-for-reporting program offering a financial incentive to physicians and other eligible professionals who report data on quality measures for covered services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries. For the current reporting period (CY 2016) there is no positive reporting incentive, but eligible diplomates who do not satisfactorily report data in 2016 will incur a 2% payment penalty in 2018. 

White House Symposium Briefing Session on Addiction
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White House Symposium Briefing Session on Addiction

On Tuesday, October 25, 2016, the White House hosted its second symposium briefing session on addiction, titled “Medicine Responds to Addiction II.” The symposium brought together federal partners and national leaders from medical schools, residency, and fellowship programs to advance addiction medicine education and training.