NTOCC TOC Pharmacy Outcomes Survey Results

In 2023, the National Transitions of Care Coalition’s (NTOCC) Transitions of Care (TOC) Pharmacy Advisory Committee and its Sub-Committee on Value-Based Care & Outcomes created and sent out the NTOCC Transitions of Care Pharmacy Outcomes Survey to the NTOCC Community and their social media followers, including some ABQAURP members. 

The committee will use participant responses (see infographic below) in an effort to understand where there are opportunities to improve transitions and care coordination and integrate pharmacists within clinical care teams. NTOCC acknowledges that while no one discipline is wholly responsible for care transitions and coordination, they do advocate that a larger involvement by pharmacists beyond medication reconciliation will help realize an improved standard of care, including medication management services and overall quality of care as well as patient satisfaction and safety.


In support of this initiative, and to address issues and concerns that providers, patients, and their family caregivers continue to face with transitions of care, NTOCC offers a Lunch & Learn webinar series at no cost to the public and the NTOCC community.  Sessions are recorded and made available for a limited time, most offering CME/CE credit. To see available complimentary courses in ABQAURP’s Center for Continuing Education,

ABQAURP 2024 Member Referral Program

Spread the Word on Quality! Referrals are the number one source of new ABQAURP Members!

You are our strongest and most valuable resource. Your involvement in the 2024 membership referral campaign plays an essential role in ensuring the vitality of your organization. A strong membership foundation ensures a strong association!

ABQAURP rewards existing members who recruit new members and will credit your account $25.00 for each referral you submit that joins as a Professional Member, Corporate Member, Joint Provider, or applies for the HCQM Exam. The member who recruits the most will receive a "Member Spotlight" on the home page of ABQAURP's website, one complimentary 2025 annual conference registration, and win $500!* The prize will be awarded at the Annual Conference. A complimentary conference registration will be provided to the winner to attend. ABQAURP is not responsible for travel or hotel costs. 

*The prize is awarded as a $500 Visa gift card. If the winner is unable to attend conference, the prize will be awarded as a $500 credit on your ABQAURP account for future use.

Don't miss this opportunity to advance your association's goals and save money on your annual dues!

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Registration is Open to Attend ABQAURP’s 47th Annual Conference!

EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT! Save 10% by March 15, 2024.
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NEW for 2024! Two-day track:
Thursday, September 12 – 7:45 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
Friday, September 13 – 7:45 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.

As the future of health care advances with emerging technology, the collaborative care team must forge ahead to provide quality patient care. Gaining the knowledge and practical tools to incorporate new technology, like artificial intelligence (AI), while maintaining the ethical resolve to care for all patients will empower professionals to stand up as leaders!

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ABQAURP's 47th Annual Conference to gain insight into emerging technology and advancements from other quality leaders. Learn how organizations are committed to advocating for patients and providers as we traverse into the future. Discover how new strategies can be incorporated without losing sight of the return on investment.
Why Attendees Value ABQAURP's Annual Conference

"Quality speakers with excellent, relevant topics and engaging conversations."

"It was a very comprehensive conference. I had an opportunity to meet with a lot of administrative leaders and understand how the health care industry works."

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46th Annual Conference Courses Available in ABQAURP's Center for Continuing Education!

Were you unable to attend the 2023 Annual Conference? Don't miss out on the engaging and informative sessions presented at the annual conference.

Purchase the full 7-hour online course HERE, or purchase sessions as one-hour online courses individually.

Key Trends in Federal Quality and Safety Policy
Akinluwa Demehin, MPH
Senior Director, Quality & Patient Safety Policy - American Hospital Association

Protecting Patients, Practice, License, and Livelihood!
Hospitalist - Advocate Aurora Medical Center - Bay Area

Geriatric Emergency Departments Improving Quality and ROI
Kevin Biese, MD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine (EM) and Internal Medicine - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Patient Centered Care within the Value-Based Care Model
Douglas Keith Fernandez, MD
Chief Clinical Officer - Privia Health

Stabilize, Optimize, Energize: Next Level Performance
Jeff Doucette, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN
Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer - Press Ganey

Left Behind Again-Addressing SDoH Barriers of Digital Equity
Ann Ingraham, PhD
CEO - Exponential HealthTech Advisors, LLC

Complimentary Conference Course!
Federal Health Quality Measurement
Ron Kline, MD, FAAP
Chief Medical Officer - Quality Measurement and Value-based Incentives Group Center for Clinical Standards and Quality Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service

Courses may be taken individually to earn incremental CME/CE credits. However, if you plan on taking the full 7-hour course, you will not be able to claim credit for individual courses.

CHCQM Digital Credentials!

Health Care Quality & Management Certification – Issued by American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians© (ABQAURP)

Validate your ABQAURP credential with a digital badge. Your HCQM Certification can be instantly verified by anyone clicking on your digital badge on your LinkedIn profile, Facebook page, on your website, or in your email signature. 

Your digital badge contains verified metadata that describes your qualifications and the process required to earn them.
View verified ABQAURP credentials by simply clicking on the badge to immediately verify when the credential was issued and when it expires.
The secure and fully digital format displays credentials in real-time and eliminates the need to request credential verification from ABQAURP. 

Click here to get your digital badge. 

Member Dues Reminder - Don't Delay!

If you have not done so already, please pay your member dues online now! 

ABQAURP is grateful for your membership and ongoing support of our shared goal to improve the quality of health care provided to patients. We recommend paying your membership dues online through our secure payment system. Please call Membership Service at (800) 998-6030 if you have any questions or need assistance.

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Attention Diplomates – Recertification Reminder

Recertify now and avoid delays!

We recommend completing your recertification early in your cycle instead of waiting until the deadline to recertify. Diplomates are required to complete a minimum of 8 CME / CE credit hours of applicable continuing education every two years and remain current with all account balances.

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2024 HCQM Certification Exam – Early Registration Discount Extended!

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Validate your expertise with a certification that demonstrates your knowledge and commitment to safety, health care quality, and effective care. ABQAURP's Health Care Quality and Management (HCQM) Certification is a definitive benchmark of achievement, signifying a higher level of proficiency.

The 2024 Exam Window is open from April 1 through September 30, 2024. Test at Meazure Learning Test Center or remote testing via the MonitorEDU remote proctoring system. MonitorEDU allows you to test safely, reliably, securely, at any time, and from any location, through a proven remote online assessment platform.

Sub-Specialty Certifications

Diplomates may further validate their knowledge and experience by achieving Sub-Specialty certification. Sub-Specialty certification reflects dedication to the many associated areas of Health Care Quality and Management.

Additional Sub-Specialties:
  • Case Management
  • Managed Care
  • Patient Safety/Risk Management
  • Physician Advisor (physicians only) 
  • Transitions of Care
  • Workers' Compensation

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Already registered for the 2024 HCQM Certification Exam? Click HERE to download the 2024 Exam Application to apply today.

Prepare Now with the Core Body of Knowledge Online Course!
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To prepare for the certification exam, we have developed the Core Body of Knowledge (CBK) online course focusing on the key concepts and elements of HCQM.

In the CBK Online Course, you will learn the basics of health care quality, risk management, accreditation, and patient safety, including:

  • Identify tools and processes used to determine quality of care issues in a variety of health care environments
  • Discuss the use of peer review in assuring quality of care in a variety of settings
  • Recognize patient safety cultures outside of health care
  • Explain various ways utilization is managed and costs are controlled
  • Explore basic concepts and frameworks of case management
  • Identify essentials of safe and effective transitions of care
  • Discuss the differences between accrediting organizations and regulatory agencies
  • Discuss critical regulatory issues (Stark law, Anti-kickback statute, etc.)
  • Specify how privileges are granted, maintained, and how they may be removed
  • Examine the impact of managed care on quality and utilization
  • Recognize Workers’ Compensation terminology and common definitions
  • Describe the roles and areas of potential influence for the experienced physician advisor
  • Describe how the definition of observation services differs from inpatient status
This course is intended for Physicians of all specialties, Nurses, and Other Health Care Professionals with appropriate CME / CE credit offered for each profession.

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Call (800) 998-6030 or click HERE to learn more about HCQM Certification. Never stop your quest for Excellence!

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 26 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 26 contact hours through the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider #50-94.

*While MonitorEDU allows an exam candidate to test anywhere, it is recommended that your work network not be utilized due to firewall and other security concerns.

As a member of ABQAURP, you receive the benefit of being listed in our online directory. To ensure you do not miss out on any member materials, discounts, promotions, or special offers, we request you check your member profile and update your contact information, if necessary. You can easily make any changes by signing into the ABQAURP website, clicking on the button with your name, and using the pencil icon to edit.

If you need any assistance, please feel free to reach out to us via email at abqaurp@abqaurp.org or call us at (800) 998-6030.

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