Leadership to Improve Quality Outcomes, Safety, and Performance in Managed Care

1.0 CME Credit

1.0 CE Credit

ABQAURP sub-specialty credits: Patient Safety/Risk Management 1.0, Physician Advisor 1.0, Managed Care 1.0, Transitions of Care .5, Case Management 1.0

In Module One, hear Dr. Sunil Sinha discuss Leadership to Create and Sustain a Culture of Safety and High Performance.

Are You Leading Your Practice or Organization?

Assess whether you are leading the most efficient practice with these intriguing sessions. Integrated health can only be successful with an integrated and cohesive team. Whether you are the head of your organization or an integral part of the team, strong leaders must be dedicated to safe and high performing practices. Providers are the focus of these sessions as we investigate leadership qualities, performing in a culture of safety.

At the conclusion of the activity, attendees will be able to:
  • Within health care, identify the relationship between quality and safety
  • Discuss improvements that have been made toward making our health systems safer since the publication of “To Err is Human”
  • Assess the generational differences among physicians and nurses
  • Describe the essential characteristics for success for a clinical or physician leader

In Module Two, Dr. Richard Kaine will explore Improving Quality Outcomes in Managed Care

Get Back to Basics: Improve Quality Outcomes in Managed Care

No matter what environment is used to deliver the care, the care can always be improved. In fact, the reimbursement strategies are now providing a combination of incentives and disincentives related to the quality of health care outcomes.

Health care providers can find some degree of security in the knowledge that the tools for achieving improvements remain grounded in stable fundamentals. Quality assurance, quality improvement, continuous quality improvement, and total quality management provide the foundations for identifying areas for improvement.

At the conclusion of the activity, attendees will be able to:
  • Define four quality tools to improve outcomes in managed care
  • Identify four data collection approaches
  • Identify three investigative time frames
  • Create the most efficient sample sizes
  • Recommend quality indicators to maximize outcomes and reimbursement for 2017
These sessions were recorded live at our 2017 Annual Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Conference and are a portion of the online course entitled: A Multifaceted Approach to Health Care Quality and Patient Safety.

This course is intended for Physicians of all specialties, Nurses, and Other Health Care Professionals with appropriate CME credit and nursing contact hours offered for each profession.

The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. (ABQAURP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ABQAURP designates this online enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABQAURP is an approved provider of continuing education for nurses. This activity is designated for 1.0 contact hour through the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-94.

This program is approved for Category 2 credit by the American Osteopathic Association.

All participants must achieve a final assessment score of at least seventy percent (70%) for recertification and continuing education credits. You have 60 days to complete the course after ordering. Please note: Exam candidates taking the Core Body of Knowledge and Diplomates renewing their certification may have less time to complete, as determined by deadlines imposed.

This activity is valid from July 26, 2017 through March 15, 2020.

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COURSE FEES: Diplomate $29.00      Member $34.00      Non-Member $42.00

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About The Authors
Members of the CME Committee, Planners, and Faculty have disclosed to ABQAURP any relevant financial relationships. No relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest exist in regard to the content of this online activity.

Sunil K. Sinha, MD, CHCQM, MBA, FACP
Dr. Sunil Sinha is Chair of ABQAURP's CME Committee and is Director of Clinical Quality and Patient Safety with JenCare / ChenMed Neighborhood Medical Centers. Previously, he was Chief Medical Officer at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center and was a senior medical officer at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Veterans Administration. He is a board-certified internist and served as senior examiner and judge for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award program; he serves as a juror for the National Quality Forum’s National Health Care Quality Award and the Joint Commission’s Eisenberg Award.

Richard Kaine, MD, CHCQM
Dr. Richard Kaine is the Medical Director for Health Practice Management, a Florida MSO. He oversees 60 participating physicians working in 20 HMO contracted primary care practices. His approach to success is based upon thoroughly understanding the expectations, laws, regulations and quality measures governing success. His work focuses on eliminating chronic compliance issues with practical and easily-implemented solutions. He is a long-time ABQAURP board member, serving on a number of our committees.

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