Home Study Courses


ABQAURP continuously strives to offer today's health care professionals convenient ways to increase and maintain their continuing education. Offering home study versions of our conferences provides access to our content with flexibility, allowing them to customize their education style and timeline. Additionally, Diplomates may utilize these courses to maintain their Diplomate status and meet recertification requirements.

All audio CD-Rom courses include a CD-Rom course syllabus (for viewing and/or printing). You may purchase a printed syllabus separately, if desired. To meet the requirement for recertification, you must complete the online final assessment within 60 days of beginning the course (or prior to your recertification deadline, whichever is first). You must score 70% or above to maintain your board certification.  This product is sent via the USPS; please allow up to 14 business days for shipping and handling.


Florida Nursing Credit: You must provide your current Florida License number to ABQAURP to ensure proper reporting to CE Broker.

The following home study CE courses are now available:


"Quality Under the Affordable Care Act: Keys to Success"
39th Annual Health Care Quality and Patient Safety Conference


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 outcomes and health care practice value. Be among the leaders who have a winning Affordable Care Act-era practice.

At the conclusion of the activity, participants should be able to:
  • Identify quality measures to accurately reflect practitioner outcomes
  • Realize coding and documentation challenges for optimal reimbursement
  • Evaluate various evolving payment methodologies for the reimbursement of quality metrics, patient experience, and efficiency
  • Define areas of risk from the delivery of care, billing, and documentation perspectives in a changing medical-legal environment
  • Demonstrate how Physician Advisors are playing a significant leadership role in the drive for cost-effective health care
  • Recognize the role of the Accountable Care Organization in improving care quality for both inpatient and ambulatory settings
  • Describe emerging roles and opportunities for physician leaders and practical steps to prepare for leading change
  • Categorize new steps to improve population health, one patient and one community at a time
  • Demonstrate the value of the patient-centered medical home
  • Analyze the impact of inadequate and fragmented behavioral health care services
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.

Please note: ABQAURP is going paperless! This home study syllabus is available on CD-Rom for you to view or print from your computer and will be shipped with the audio CDs. (If you wish to purchase a printed book, a $25 printing fee will be added to your order.) Please see product details when ordering. This product is sent via the USPS; please allow up to 14 days for shipping and handling.

Accreditation & Credit
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 enduring material for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABQAURP is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing to provide continuing education for nurses. ABQAURP designates this activity for 8.0 contact hours through the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-94.

ABQAURP sub-specialty credits: Managed Care 6.75, Patient Safety/Risk Management 6.5, Case Management 8.0, Transitions of Care 5.75, Physician Advisor 8.0

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

This activity is valid from May 1, 2016 through March 15, 2019.

Audio CDs - Diplomates $230 - Professional Members $270 - Non-Members $330


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"High Quality and Affordable Care through Accountability"
38th Annual Health Care Quality and Patient Safety Conference


Health care entities and providers are grappling with the fact that the care delivery landscape continues to evolve and reimbursement is now clearly tied to “outcomes, value, and customer service” versus the traditional “productivity and volume”. As readmission and value based purchasing penalties hit the bottom lines of hospitals and health systems across the country, it has also become clear that the continuum of care responsibilities are stretching beyond traditional boundaries and forging many new, and previously unimagined, collaborative partnerships. Health care delivery is now a community responsibility with growing emphasis on population health improvement.

With a few years of experience now under our belts, health care systems and providers are getting a better idea of what is expected of them by payers and consumers.  Professional responsibility and quality improvement efforts are clearly tied to effective communication and coordination of care. Providers are now in a position to better identify gaps in quality, safety, and customer service; in turn allowing them to provide high-quality, cost-effective care on a consistent basis. The bottom line appears to be holding ourselves, and each other, accountable for every transaction of care. 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

At the conclusion of the activity, participants should be able to:
  • Determine the value of models of performance excellence for improving efficiencies and providing world class customer service
  • Discuss reimbursement for patient engagement
  • Reiterate lessons learned from high performing ACOs and the value of physician alignment
  • Recognize underlying legal framework needed for successful Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Clinically Integrated Networks (CINs)
  • Discuss population health focus and innovative collaborations 
  • Leverage the legal risks of the Medicare Shared Savings Program
  • Express the importance of documentation, particularly with the increasing rate of adoption of the EMR and impending implementation of ICD-10 
  • Evaluate the impact of inadequate behavioral health services on our communities
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.

Please note: ABQAURP is going paperless! This home study syllabus is available on CD-Rom for you to view or print from your computer and will be shipped with the audio CDs. (If you wish to purchase a printed book, a $25 printing fee will be added to your order.) Please see product details when ordering. This product is sent via the USPS; please allow up to 14 days for shipping and handling.

Accreditation & Credit
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 enduring material for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABQAURP is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing to provide continuing education for nurses. ABQAURP designates this activity for 8 contact hours through the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-94.

ABQAURP sub-specialty credits: Managed Care 6.5, Patient Safety/Risk Management 6.5, Case Management 8.0, Transitions of Care 3.75, Physician Advisor 8.0

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

This activity is valid from June 15, 2015 through March 15, 2018.

Audio CDs - Diplomates $230 - Professional Members $270 - Non-Members $330


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