Overview

ABQAURP Mission Statement:
The primary purpose of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. (ABQAURP) is to improve the overall quality of health care that is provided to the consuming public.

CME Mission Statement:
The Continuing Medical Education (CME) program will be continually reviewed and improved by incorporating traditional adult educational methods with non-educational strategies. The program will focus on barriers to physician change and develop activities in the context of desirable physician attributes as described in standards such as the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competencies.


“In the Crosshairs”: US Healthcare in the Era of ACA

Health care today expands beyond treating the patient. Practitioners, health plans, patients, and administrators are all seeking ways to measure care, find the value, and improve upon outcomes. This activity features dynamic content from the leaders of this transformative era, giving you the information you need to provide the best care possible to our population. Now is the time to gain an in-d...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Baldrige Criteria and Sustained Organizational Transformation

Implement world class results with the Baldridge framework overview, transformational change and recognize why the Baldridge criteria is preferred. Dr. Hertz will present a structured approach to performance improvement, common language for facilitating communication and share best practices including a framework for a systems view of performance management. Create outstanding customer exper...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Creating a Just and Accountable Culture in Health Care

This course will describe the necessary components of a just and accountable culture and the distinction between human error, at risk behavior, and reckless behavior. Participants will learn the importance of aligning the goals of a just culture with organizational codes of conduct, provider based peer review systems, and human resource policies and practices. We will also discuss the import...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

DSM-5 and ICD-10: Uses, Challenges, and Documentation

Explore DSM-5 Coding issues, uses and misuses in the world of ICD-10. Dr. Peck will define the clinical dilemmas in the use of DSM-5 or ICD-10 and the important changes Psychologists need to know in certain clinical diagnoses. Examine clinical documentation improvement efforts in transitioning to ICD-10. MHMD Memorial Hermann’s journey to improve documentation and coding. At the conclu...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Evolving Practices in Patient Health & Safety

Learn about two initiatives that seek to improve patient health and safety by targeting practitioners. Huddle for Care is an online environment that brings health care professionals together to collaborate on transitional care. Psychological assessment is then discussed as it pertains to predicting outcomes and how this can contribute to safety for both the practitioners and the patients. No...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

ICD-10 & Accountable Care- Financial and Legal Implications

Address the new financial and legal implications introduced by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and ICD-10. Expand your understanding of the legal responsibilities faced by ACOs working with CMS data, discover tools for ACO success, evaluate the financial implications of the ACA, review ICD-10, and recognize the importance of documentation Now is the time to gain an in-depth understanding of wh...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Leveraging Physician Engagement

Discover what motivates physicians and health care professionals to work together to create an improved patient experience. Physician engagement seeks to reduce suffering for patients and improve upon safety and quality measures. This session discusses the importance of culture and communication in driving physician engagement, and how to measure success. Now is the time to gain an in-depth ...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Physician Leadership Development and Challenges

Physician leaders are essential to improving the safety, efficiency, and accessibility of health care. Where do you find such a leader and what are the keys for success? This session advises on the selection, development, support, challenges, and accountability of successful physician leaders. Now is the time to gain an in-depth understanding of what is required to be a successful practition...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Quality Measures Deliver Quality Care

Discover Duke University’s quality initiatives. Duke’s priorities began by incorporating the STEEEP criteria, Baldridge initiatives all while maintaining Duke University Values. Duke’s vision included quality/safety, patient experience, work culture and their financial position for growth. Transforming their patient-centered facilities with a strong teamwork structure, complex care plans a...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Quality Under the Affordable Care Act: Keys to Success Online Course

Be in the forefront of medical practice as it changes under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Protect your practice and improve the health of both your patients and community in this new environment. Now is the time to gain an in-depth understanding of what is required to be a successful practitioner under the ACA. Understand what is being measured and how to demonstrate improved patient outc...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

The ACO Journey, Legal Environment, & Peer Review Risks

The formation of the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) fosters the concepts of providing quality, safe, financially secure care; as such fulfilling the ethical responsibility the AMA requires for practitioners. Discuss the MSSP proposed rule on assignments, data sharing, financial benchmarks for ACO’s. Reduce your risks during an ACO Peer Review by preparing an internal audit. Improve you...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

The Expanding Role of the Physician Advisor and Utilization Management

As the landscape and focus on health care changes, key players will emerge as important factors in securing safer, more effective practices in the realm of quality and patient safety. In support of our alliance with the American College of Physician Advisors and in conjunction with the Physician Advisor sub-specialty of the HCQM Certification, this activity explores the importance and roles of t...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

The Value of Customer Service and Patient Engagement

Maximize patient experiences while maintaining quality & safety. Mr. Deao will demonstrate evidenced-based practices while preserving your commitment to improving your patient’s experience. Discover the Vision for Patient Alignment and the necessary polices to support reimbursement and technology. Ms. Hall will uncover strategies implementing patient relationships between systems and appli...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

What is Sepsis?

There are currently multiple definitions of sepsis in use, and each continues to drive certain aspects of research, quality, and improvement. This course covers the evolving definitions of sepsis, and the controversies therein, to aid providers in understanding the diagnosis, coding, and regulatory aspects of sepsis. At the conclusion of the activity, attendees will be able to: Define the s...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

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