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e-Reports, August 23, 2010
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CME to PQRI: Everybody must demonstrate change

Friday, Sept. 24, 10 am – Noon (NO CHARGE for AIDME/AMEI members!)

This program will benefit physicians and hospital or practice staffs involved in either continuing medical education (CME) or the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI). CME and PQRI face a singular challenge: Demonstrate behavior change.

The Tax Relief and Health Care Act in 2006 mandated a physician quality reporting system and authorized incentive payments for voluntary participation, sparking creation of PQRI. Also in 2006, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education implemented a new set of CME criteria that requires evidence of change in competency, practice improvement and/or patient outcomes – as preparation for evidence-based medicine.

This program will include an overview of PQRI and show how that pay-for-reporting program compares to CME through similar mandates for proof of changed behavior.

At the end of this program, participants should:

  • Comprehend the need to change medical outcomes and document results
  • Learn how CME and PQRI can benefit their hospitals, clinics or medical practices
  • Recognize the various requirements for identifying and reporting change
  • Identify the purposes and expected results of CME and PQRI – now and in the future

The ISMA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
The ISMA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

EHRs: Getting to the meaning of meaningful use

Friday, Sept. 24, 2:45-4:45 pm

Presenters: David Groves, HealthBridge Tri-State Regional Extension Center, Monica Arrowsmith, Indiana Health IT Extension Center,, and Andrew VanZee, FSSA Statewide Health Information Technology Director

With all the talk about electronic health records (EHRs) and incentive payments, you’re wondering: Is it worth it? What would my practice have to do to qualify for an incentive payment? How do I know if I can achieve meaningful use? Should I qualify under Medicare or Medicaid? Regional Extension Centers (RECs) in Indiana are set up to respond to those questions. This program will provide you with details about how the RECs can assist you and “hold your hand” through the process of vendor selection, EHR implementation, meaningful use, certification processes – and more. Physicians and their practice staff members are welcome.

At the end of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the potential of an EHR and how to take the first step toward selection/implementation
  • Define meaningful use, as part of the EHR incentive program
  • Describe how EHR payments will be made and who will make them
  • Identify what is required for the two tracks (Medicare and Medicaid) and which one is best for their work setting
  • Learn how to report the measurements
  • Know how to determine if an EHR is certified

The ISMA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM The ISMA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.For further information about CME accreditation and disclosure statements, visit the ISMA education page.

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