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ABFM PRIME Support and Alignment Network (SAN) Sponsored Materials for use by AFP Chapters

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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.

For more information visit the PRIME SAN web page or email us at support@PRIMESAN.org

Special For PTN enrollees-Performance Improvement Activities Approved for ABFM Continuing Certification Credit-20 Points

ABFM board-certified family physicians who are enrolled in a Practice Transformation Network (PTN) as part of Medicare’s Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, may apply for 20 Family Medicine Continuing Certification/Performance Improvement activity points by completing a questionnaire on their PTN-related Performance Improvement activities–no uploading of quality measures necessary!

To complete this questionnaire, log in to your ABFM Physician Portfolio, click on “PTN Participation” located under the “Spotlight Programs” section on the left hand side of the screen, and follow the prompt to START the attestation process.

*Note that Residents are able to receive 20 Family Medicine Certification points for completion of this activity, however, this will not fulfill the “minimum of one (1) Performance Improvement Activity with patient population.” The 20 points will, however, help Residents reach their minimum 50 points requirement.

For more information visit the PRIME SAN web page or email us at support@PRIMESAN.org

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 the The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative website.

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 the American Medical Association website.

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Extended: Special Offer from the ABFM

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 patient care.

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 certification requirements.

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 prime@theabfm.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 approval.