HCQM News and Updates

Happy Holidays from ABQAURP!

ABQAURP's office will be closed the week of December 20, 2021, for the holiday week. We will reopen on Monday, December 27, 2021.

All of our online services will remain available during this time. You can: pay your dues, complete CME/CE courses, register for the conference, update your profile, etc.

If you need assistance during the break, you can email abqaurp@abqaurp.org or leave a message at (800) 998-6030 and a member of our team will respond upon our return. 

We wish everyone a happy holiday season!

ABQAURP's Annual Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Conference

Transformational Leaders: Redesigning Population Health Through Technology, AI, and Resilience 
Sheraton Sand Key Resort
Clearwater Beach, FL - October 6-7, 2022

Save $100 - Early Registration Discount through February 28, 2022!*

*$100 early registration discount will automatically be applied in your cart and cannot be used in conjunction with other offers - valid September 27, 2021 through February 28, 2022. 


Diplomates Recertify Now - Last Month for 2021 Cohort!

Those that completed the HCQM Certification Exam or last recertified in 2019 are due to recertify this year. The deadline to complete or submit 8 CME / CE hours is December 31st. This is the last month to meet your recertification deadline! 

Unsure of your current recertification date? Sign In to the website and click on the button with your name to access your profile or call Member Services at (800) 998-6030. Now is the time to update your profile information. 

Apply for Recertification Online!

Do you have CME / CE you have already earned this year that applies to your Health Care Quality and Management Certification? You can utilize credits earned from other organizations toward your CHCQM Recertification. You can now submit these hours online for your convenience! 

Simply review the Recertification Policy, choose Option 2, and click on the recertification period that applies to you to begin. 

FABQAURP Fellowship

Diplomate records will be evaluated in January to identify and recognize those Diplomates who have achieved and/or maintained Fellowship status for 2022. Please ensure your certification is current as of 12/31/2021 and 2022 Annual Fees are paid. 
Review the Fellowship Requirements here

Diplomates and Members: 2021 Member Referral Program

ABQAURP Diplomates and Professional Members are eligible to receive a referral bonus when referring new Professional Members and HCQM Exam Candidates. Earn a bonus for each referral and qualify for the $500 Visa gift card for the most referrals, includes a registration for the 2022 Annual Conference to receive your prize! 

View details in the Member’s Only section of the website: www.abqaurp.org/Members_Only.aspx

Not a Member Yet? Join Now - Get December Free

Join today and be recognized for your commitment to Quality Health Care! Professional Membership with ABQAURP was established for health care professionals devoted to the concepts of health care quality and patient safety. Many choose to utilize membership as a pathway to HCQM Certification, taking advantage of our discounts and educational opportunities while preparing for the certification exam. 

Professional Members can take advantage of the following benefits:

ACCME-accredited courses
Access to complimentary CE courses through our "CE Spotlight" program
Employment opportunities through ABQAURP’s Career Center
Networking opportunities
Discounts to the annual continuing education conference and online courses
Reduced pricing for the certification exam and study materials
Access to the “Members Only” section of the website
Listing in the Member Directory


Corporate Member Spotlight: Sound Physicians

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Explore a career as a physician advisor today. 

NTOCC Call to Action

This year the National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC) convened a special task force to review and provide recommendation/revision enhancements to the NTOCC Care Transition Bundle: 7 Essential Intervention Categories. The Care Transitions Bundle was first developed and launched in 2011 to support individuals and organizations with essential interventions for improving transitions of care for providers, patients, and their identified family caregivers. 

Providers, patients, and caregivers are invited to review the suggested revisions and provide comments or thoughts about the proposed changes. There are seven (7) individual sections to review and you do not have to review all seven, but it is encouraged. The public comment period is open for 30 days, ending on December 31, 2021. 

How to use the Now Comment platform: 

In order to include your comments on the proposed revisions to 2011 NTOCC Care Transitions Bundle 7 Essential Elements document, you must set up a new account, which will only take about 60 seconds. 

1. Click this link to go to NowComment.com and set up your account so it will be attributed to you. Anonymous comments cannot be considered.

2. Click the big orange "Sign Up (free!)" button on the Now Comment homepage, fill in email, name, and credentials.

Once you click the orange “Sign up” button at the bottom of the page you will receive an activation link via email from Now Comment. (If the email doesn't arrive within a few minutes, please check your spam filter and/or use the “back arrow” in your browser to check for a typo in your email address.) Click the activation link in the email (or copy and paste in your browser’s URL window). This will confirm your email address and let you do the last step of setting up a password. You are ready to start your review and comment on the documents. 

3. Click here to access all 7 of the the care transition bundle documents: https://nowcomment.com/blogs/296311 to see existing comments, reply, or start a new conversation.

NTOCC looks forward to your comments on the proposed revisions to the Care Transition Bundle: 7 Essential Intervention Categories. If you have any questions, please contact Val Emmons at (501) 712-8686 or valemmons@gmail.com

Is Your Continuing Medical Education Accredited?

ABQAURP welcomes applications for joint providership of educational activities for continuing medical education credit. ABQAURP accredits a variety of activities including live activities, enduring materials, and more.

As an accredited provider, ABQAURP works with each joint provider organization to ensure the accreditation process runs as smoothly as possible. 

For more information, please call Deborah Naser at (800) 998-6030, ext. 118 or Leaha French at (800) 998-6030, ext. 114. 

CLICK HERE to learn more about Accreditation and Joint Providership.

Diplomates and Members - Call for Articles

Do you have news to share or a recent accomplishment you would like to post in the ABQAURP Newsroom? Email abqaurp@abqaurp.org with your request. Please send your contact information along with your member ID# and information you would like to post. Visit this site often to see the latest additions from your 'cyber' colleagues. Don’t forget to follow us on the ABQAURP Facebook and LinkedIn pages. 

If you would like to submit an article for publication, review the ABQAURP Author Guidelines and complete the form. Email abqaurp@abqaurp.org with your contact information.

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