Performance Based CME for Physicians

Unlimited Access for until 12/31/2019 CME Articles Created by Nationally Recognized,
Clinical Practice Experts and Financial Advisors for Only $79.

(only $8.77 per credit hour)

About the Performance-Based Medicine CME Library

Thrive in new era of Performance-Based Medicine. Learn how to make more money while improving patient care. Purchase unlimited access to our new Performance-Based Medicine CME activities. These independently developed activities are designed to help you stay abreast of critical policies and regulations that could affect your practice and livelihood. Take one or all 9 key AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ activities (9 total credit hours available) listed below, for the one-time fee of $79.00.

The healthcare industry is rapidly shifting towards a pay-for-performance, value-based model. Performance-Based Medicine relies on the use of metrics to formalize best practices, improve outcomes, and reduce the cost of healthcare. These non-clinical CME activities are designed to provide physicians the tools to better their practice, outcomes, and income, while helping you navigate the Affordable Care Act and today's performance-driven healthcare environment.

What's Included in Your Package Purchase

  • Unlimited access to all available Performance-Based Medicine CME activities created by leading financial, legal, and clinical experts
  • CME certified activities covering key topics, such as: Navigating the Affordable Care Act; Fundamentals of Performance-Based Medicine; and The Intricacies of HIPAA and HITECH Compliance
  • All activities are available to you 24/7 for 2 years, so you can get credits whenever you need them
  • CME activities are continually updated and added to assure 9 credits are always available to you

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List of Activities (minimum of 9 CME credits always available)

The Fundamentals of Performance-Based Medicine

The term performance-based medicine (PBM) refers to a range of approaches intended to help healthcare providers improve the efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and quality of healthcare. These new approaches require systemic changes that affect individual physicians, clinics, and hospitals. This activity provides detailed information on implementing PBM within your practice.

1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Fundamentals of an Accountable Care Organization

The concept of the accountable care organization (ACO) evolved with the theory that high healthcare costs result from a fragmented, pay-for-volume system, and that transitioning to coordinated care will reduce healthcare costs without compromising quality. This activity will help readers understand the essential qualities of an ACO, explain how the ACO structure can benefit physicians and patients, and explain how the ACO model can reduce overall healthcare costs.

1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

10 Ways Your Office is Being Mismanaged, And What to Do About It

Physicians are required to stay current on medical training and medical advancements in order to ensure clinical effectiveness and finely honed decision-making abilities. The same holds true for managers. A lack of desire to learn is the first of 10 common ways that physician practices are being mismanaged. This activity details 9 other important signs that your practice is being mismanaged and how to rectify them.

1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Federal Anti-Kickback Laws: What Physicians Need to Know

There are 5 federal fraud and abuse laws that are relevant to practicing physicians. It is essential that physicians be familiar with these laws. Violations can result in levied criminal penalties, loss of reimbursements from federal programs, and even medical license revocation. This activity reviews the anti-kickback statutes and ways to ensure that your practice is adherent.

1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

The Intricacies of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act What You Don't Do May Harm You

The HIPAA and HITECH acts place a number of information security burdens on physicians and medical practices. This activity provides guidance for developing policies regarding the use of email and social media and for performing data and device destruction. It also provides guidelines for using text messaging with patients and practical advice for evaluating vendor agreements to assure that they are compliant.

1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Physician Self-Referral (Stark Law)

The first initiative to address the issue of physician self-referral occurred in the context of the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) of 1972. The AKS of 1972 criminalized the exchange of anything of value in return for referrals. However, as it became evident that the Anti-Kickback Statute may not have sufficient reach to effectively control physician self-referral, the stage was set for the introduction of legislation more specific to the healthcare industry. This activity examines that new legislation in detail and offers techniques for physicians and practices to comply with the Stark Law.

1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Building a Compliance Program

The goal of a compliance program is to establish standards within an organization to prevent, detect, and resolve conduct that does not conform to the hospital's policies and ethical standards, State and Federal law, and requirements of private, State, and Federal healthcare programs. This activity walks the reader through the essential qualities of a modern compliance program, describes organizational changes that can help institute a compliance program, and explains the benefits of having a compliance program, as well as some of the road blocks that are frequently encountered in building an effective program and how to circumvent them.

1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Contract Basics

Contracts are a part of everyday business dealings. Businesses regularly engage in contracts with employees, consultants, vendor, and company executives. A well-written contract ensures that every party to the contract understands his or her duties and obligations and what is considered acceptable conduct. This activity describes the essential contracts for a medical practice and some of the essential components of those contracts.

1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

How to Resist Hospital Aggregation

Dealing with rising overhead; complying with ongoing reimbursement changes; handling sticky personnel issues; and overseeing technologic innovation; Running a private medical practice can require a good deal more of physicians than simply delivering patient care. These factors have brought many independent physicians to consider joining a hospital or healthcare system. Although being saved by the hospital may seem appealing, especially if you are in financial straits, collecting that steady paycheck may come at a price. Some of the disadvantages of joining a hospital system are described in this activity.

1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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