This activity has been approved by the ABFM for Performance Improvement credit toward Family Medicine Certification Requirements. Term of approval is for two years that began on January 1, 2018, with the option for yearly renewal thereafter. Please note that once an activity is started, it must be completed within one calendar year. If the activity is not completed in that time, the activity must be restarted. In addition, for the alternate Performance Improvement activity to apply toward the Family Medicine Certification requirement, it must be completed in the stage the Diplomate wishes to receive the credit. To fully implement your practice improvement plan and analyze your results, it will take you a minimum of three months to complete the process. Please plan accordingly.
Although there is no cost to utilize this module, ABFM Diplomates who complete alternate Performance Improvement activities must submit the required Family Medicine Certification fees to the ABFM in order to receive credit for the alternate activity.
This Performance Improvement in Practice activity, Hypertension Quality Improvement Module, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 20.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the AAFP. Term of approval began January 1, 2018. Term of approval is for two years from this date.
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association (AMA) as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the following organizations: American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP), and American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).
Once the module has been completed, the OAFP will report final credit of the participating member physician to the AAFP and the ABFM so long as the physician’s ABFM and AAFP member numbers were accurately submitted in the profile record. Participants who successfully complete the module, including submitting the evaluation, will have a statement of credit made available immediately.
If you are not a member of the AAFP, your credit will NOT be reported for you upon completion of the program. It is your responsibility to report credit earned to your certifying institution.