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The Quality Alliance 2012-2013 Year in Review is a celebration of the many accomplishments that were achieved over the last year. The Quality Alliance has moved from a concept into reality as a result of efforts dedicated to educating, collecting data, building metrics, reporting and introducing physicians to a new way to manage patients. This is an overview of the work completed and of the goals set forth as the program moves into the next phase of improving compliance results, introducing care coordination techniques and beyond.

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2012 has been the year of fundamental accomplishments for the Quality Alliance (QA). Those activies have been related to network development, data collection, EMR implementation, metric adoption, compliance reporting, and implementation of an incentive plan. The aim has been creating the infrastructure for the program upon which we can build and move forward.

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Improving Adult Vaccination Practices – An Educational Grant

New Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Requirements for PCPs

The MOC process has expanded to include a quality improvement step required for physician certification:
 

  • The American Board of Internal Medicine certification process requires the completion of at least one approved MOC activity by December 31, 2015, and every two years after.
  • The American Board of Family Medicine requires participation in either a Practice Performance Module or an Approved Alternative Module every three years.

 
The Quality Alliance is pleased to offer PCPs the
Adult Vaccine Improvement project as an opportunity to earn up to 20 MOC credits.
 
Improving Adult Vaccination Practices, is a performance improvement (PI) continuing medical education initiative aiming to increase pneumococcal and influenza vaccination rates, thereby reducing the risk of outbreaks, serious illness, hospitalization, and death, as well as reducing direct medical costs of adult patients. 
 
The activity has been designed to support learning through a structured three-stage activity:

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Participation Benefits:

  • Physicians earn 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • Will fulfill ABIM’s Approved Quality Improvement (AQI) Pathway requirements and ABFM Approved Alternative Module requirement for MOC.
  • Access to a learner portal which will showcase targeted online webcasts by Dr. Susan Rehm, Vice Chair, Department of Infectious Disease at Cleveland Clinic and Dr. William Schaffner, Chairman, Department of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt University. Additionally the portal will provide access to a collection of supplemental strategies and resources.
  • Best practices will be shared at the conclusion of the project and disseminated publicly. (Note: all data will be blinded throughout the activity)
     
    Please call 216.986.1277 or email TheQualityAlliance@ccf.org to register.
    Applications will be accepted through August 15, 2014.