PRIME Registry Was Originally Launched with a Mission to Benefit ABFM Diplomates

The American Board of Family Medicine is the only certifying board to run a QCDR. When it was launched in 2016, there was not already a resource to help small practices stay viable as reporting requirements ramped up.

Today, PRIME Registry supports thousands of clinicians, across 47 states, with patients across all 50 states.PRIME is committed to helping relieve burden, protect practice revenue, improve patient outcomes, and support and advocate for primary care.

PRIME Registry is FREE to ABFM Diplomates for the First Reporting Year

Because we value Diplomates’ contributions to the value of family medicine and to primary care, we want to make the registry affordable. The ABFM Foundation continues to subsidize Diplomates’ participation in the registry. The Diplomate’s first year of participation is always free. Funding is evaluated on an annual basis and is often provided for additional participation years.

After the first year, registry participation is $500 per clinician per year.

Now PRIME Registry participants have even more ways to earn ABFM PI Activity credit!

You can earn credit for your Making Care Primary, MIPS, PCF, and MIPS Value Pathways participation…or with the NEW IMPROVED Population Health PI Activity!

Here’s how:

Choose from “Registry Favorites” for MIPS Improvement Activities and Earn ABFM PI Activity Credit

ABFM Diplomates who use the PRIME Registry Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) dashboard to submit their data for that payment model can now choose from a list of ‘Registry Favorites” in the Improvement Activities (IA) category and use that activity for both MIPS and ABFM certification points. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) improvement activities should be submitted as Self-Directed activities.

Check out the guide to self-directed PI activities and the PHATE PI activity here. For questions about PI Activities, contact Ann Williamson.

Earn Credit for MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs), Primary Care First (PCF) Model Options and the NEW Making Care Primary (MCP) program.

ABFM Diplomates can receive Performance Improvement (PI) Activity credit for participating in Making Care Primary, Primary Care First or submitting an MVP (we recommend the Optimizing Chronic Disease Management MVP). Attestation for all programs is available in your physician portfolio. Don’t miss this opportunity to get credit for the valuable work you are already doing!

New Population Health PI Activity—Faster, Simpler and Easier to Complete:

We listened to your feedback and have just released the revised the Population Health PI Activity option. This activity utilizes the PHATE tool in your PRIME Registry dashboard to help deepen physicians’ understanding of Social Determinants of Health and social deprivation risk levels in their patient population. You can access this PI Activity in your ABFM Physician Portfolio.

Measures That Matter

PRIME Registry has become an important platform for developing and testing high-value primary care measures and getting them endorsed by CMS for MIPS reporting. The PRIME Registry measure set currently includes two MIPS-approved measures developed as part of the Measures That Matter initiative, the Person-Centered Primary Care Measure (PCPCM) and the Continuity of Care measure. For more information, see the Measures That Matter brochure.


PRIME Registry is an increasingly important research platform, enabling primary care to tell its story about the epidemiology, quality, and effectiveness of front-line practices, and attract resources to primary care sufficient to support comprehensive, relationship-rich care. More information about the Registry’s research and advocacy efforts may be found on the Center website at