A Multifaceted Approach to Health Care Quality & Patient Safety

8.0 CME Credits

8.0 CE Credits

ABQAURP sub-specialty credits: Managed Care 8.0, Physician Advisor 8.0, Patient Safety/Risk Management 8.0, Case Management 8.0, Transitions of Care 6.5, Workers' Compensation 1.0

ABQAURP’s 40th Annual Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Conference (HCQ&PS) will deliver multiple innovations, models, and best practices that have evolved to address the challenges you are facing. As we address our core competencies, high quality and safe health care still remain anchored to the partnership between patients and their health care providers.

Today’s health care is provided in multiple settings, relying on people with varied expertise and training, under a variety of payment scenarios. Volume to value, fee for service to capitated risk, acute “sick care” to prevention and chronic disease management are just a few of the situations health care providers must face. ABQAURP will demonstrate a multifaceted approach to streamline the management of health care and improve patient outcomes.

Explore strategies and emerging solutions to successfully implement into your daily practice or health care organization.


At the conclusion of the activity, attendees will be able to:

  • Utilize quality improvement tools to reduce harm and increase safety across the care continuum
  • Achieve data transparency while protecting your organization, patients, and providers
  • Assess leadership roles in your organization and identify practical steps to prepare for leading change
  • Evaluate the significant leadership role Physician Advisors are playing in the drive for cost-effective, high quality health care
  • Demonstrate the relationship between better care and higher reimbursement using new regulatory reporting systems
  • Analyze the impact of inadequate behavioral health and overcoming burnout in the health profession
  • Describe quality improvement tools that will improve both patient outcomes and reimbursement
  • Evaluate one health system’s care management model in determining risk and reintroduction to the community
  • Determine which quality measures will influence your practice in measuring quality of care

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 enduring material for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the 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 8.0 contact hours 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 19, 2017 through March 15, 2020. (Original release date: May 19, 2017.)

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COURSE FEES: Diplomate $230.00      Member $270.00      Non-Member $330.00

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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.

Full speaker biographies are contained within the course syllabus, found in the Resources tab of the course modules.    

Ronald J. Rejzer, MD, CHCQM-PHYADV - Parkland Health & Hospital System / American College of Physician Advisors
Dr. Ron Rejzer is Senior Vice President and Chief Physician Advisor for Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas. He is Board Certified in both Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine and has held various Physician Executive roles. He has served as a consultant for Hospitalist programs, in Utilization Management development and has participated in Physician Advisor roles for over thirteen years. As a founding member of ACPA, Dr. Rejzer is the past President of the American College of Physician Advisors and continues participating on their board.

Howard Stein, DO, MHA, CHCQM-PHYADV - CentraState Medical Center / American College of Physician Advisors
Dr. Howard Stein currently serves as the Associate Director of Medical Affairs of CentraState Medical Center in New Jersey. Acting as a full time Physician Advisor, he is also the President of CentraState Medical Associates. As a founding member, Dr. Stein has served on the Executive Board of the American College of Physician Advisors since its inception. Dr. Stein is board certified as a family physician, previously serving as a U.S. Air Force physician.

Edward Hu, MD, CHCQM-PHYADV - UNC Health Care System / American College of Physician Advisors
Dr. Edward Hu is the President of the American College of Physician Advisors. He is also a hospitalist and System Executive Director of Physician Advisor Services and the University of North Carolina Health Care System.

Barbara Youngberg, JD, BSN, MSW, FASHRM - Loyola University Chicago, School of Law
Barbara Youngberg has been a senior lecturer in residence at Loyola University Chicago, School of Law since 2009 after serving for 10 years as an adjunct professor for the Beazley Institute for Health Law & Policy. She also is the Academic Director for the online health law program, and the author of numerous textbooks and articles on health care risk management, patient safety, insurance, risk finance, nursing ethics and health care law.

Charisse Coulombe, MS, MBA - Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET)
Charisse Coulombe is the Vice President of Clinical Quality with the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) at the American Hospital Association. Charisse is the project co-director and has primary responsibilities for the oversight of all areas of the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) project including data collection and analysis, state relations, meeting content and operation logistics. This includes working with 32 state hospital associations and 1,600 hospitals. Charisse also oversaw the HEN and HEN 2.0 projects for HRET.

Nathan Bays, JD - Cain Brothers / The Health Management Academy
Nathan Bays is the Managing Director of the Cain Brothers’ Health Systems Mergers and Acquisitions Group. Mr. Bays’ responsibilities focus on strategic transaction advisory engagements with health systems, academic medical centers, community hospitals, and physician networks and groups. Nathan also serves as Senior Policy Advisor to The Health Management Academy.

Sunil K. Sinha, MD, CHCQM, MBA, FACP - ChenMed/JenCare Neighborhood Medical Centers
Dr. Sunil Sinha is Chair of the 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.

Edward Peck, III, PhD, ABPP-CN - Neuropsychological Services of Virginia / Virginia Commonwealth University
Dr. Edward "Ted" Peck has a group neuropsychological practice in Richmond, Virginia. He divides his practice among clinical and forensic related services in Neuropsychology and research involving medications for the management of dementia and other neurologic disorders. He consults nationally on the business aspects of private practice and is the author/coauthor of numerous articles, book chapters and presentations in the USA and other countries.

Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, MACP - NCQA
Dr. Michael Barr is a board-certified internist and Executive Vice President for the Quality Measurement & Research Group at NCQA. His portfolio at NCQA includes performance measurement development and testing, contract/grant management, research, and collaboration across NCQA on strategic initiatives, public policy, and program development. Prior to joining NCQA in May 2014, Dr. Barr was Senior Vice President, Division of Medical Practice for the American College of Physicians (ACP).

Cecile Davis, MSN, PHN, RN-BC - Sharp Grossmont Hospital
Cecile Davis has been a registered nurse for 34 years and is presently working at Sharp Grossmont Hospital as the Patient Safety Program Coordinator. Formerly, she was at Sharp HealthCare as the manager of the Community-based Care Transitions Intervention program. This community-based innovations award from Medicare was an effort to reduce readmissions of Medicare patients as they transition from hospital to home. She also manages a Care Transitions Program for the underserved at Sharp Grossmont Hospital.

Richard Kaine, MD, CHCQM - Health Practice Management / Quality Management Resources
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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