Advanced Physician Advisor Certification - CPHYADV


ABQAURP is excited to announce we are now taking applications for the Advanced Physician Advisor Certification!

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The Advanced Physician Advisor Certification was developed to validate the knowledge and skills of physician advisors fulfilling leadership roles in advising the medical team and ultimately improving patient care, quality, utilization, and patient safety. After working tirelessly with our esteemed panel of seasoned Physician Advisor subject matter experts and psychometricians, we have completed development of this new ABQAURP board certification and are now taking applications. 

With well-defined topics identified through a robust job task and competency analysis, the certification exam blueprint and exam items were written by a team of credible experts serving in a variety of Physician Advisor roles throughout the country.

The Advanced Physician Advisor Certification consists of 175 multiple choice questions administered during an annual testing window. Candidates may test in-person at a testing center or utilizing a secure remote proctoring system to test at a location convenient for you.

Candidates who successfully complete the board certification exam will earn the credential of Certified Advanced Physician Advisor (CPHYADV).

Earning this advanced credential leverages Physician Advisors for professional opportunities and allows you to stand out amongst your peers in this competitive job market.

The Advanced Physician Advisor Certification aligns with ABQAURP’s goal to promote health care quality and patient safety through education and certification!

The Advanced Physician Advisor Certification Domains Include:

  • Medicare Compliance and Regulatory Obligations
  • Utilization Review
  • Care Management/Coordination
  • Quality Measures and Metrics
  • Clinical Documentation Integrity
  • Leadership, Ethics, and Regulatory Guidance

Advanced Physician Advisor Exam Candidate Handbook
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We are grateful to these Diplomates who participated on the panel of subject matter experts whose contributions have been immeasurable in the development of this exam:


Chowdry-Mujahid Bashir, MD, CHCQM
Kettering Medical Center

Catherine Pesek Bird, DO, MBA, CHCQM
Lakeland Regional Hospital

Melissa M. Buchner-Mehling, MD, CHCQM         
Sound Physicians

Lisa A. Burgess, MD, CHCQM
Eastern State Hospital

Alan Butler, MD, MBA, MS, CHCQM
Northwell Health

Natasha L. Chen, MD, CHCQM

Jonathan B. Cohen, MD, CHCQM
Adventist Healthcare

Timothy P. Connelly, II, MD, MBA, FACP, CHCQM
HCA Healthcare

William J. Frederick, III, MD, PhD, CHCQM
Stanford Health Care

Victor Freeman, MD, MPP, CHCQM
Medstar Health

Hemant Gupta, MD, MSc., CHCQM
United Healthcare

Maliha Iqbal, MD, SFHM, CHCQM
Beacon Health System

Uzma Irfan, MD, MPH, CHCQM
U-Star Quality Consulting

Anthony Joseph, MD, CHCQM
HCA Healthcare

Dinesh J. John, MD, MMM, CHCQM
Molina Healthcare

Matthew P. Landler, MD,CHCQM
Northwestern Medical Center

Leah Elizabeth Low, MD, CHCQM
University of Texas-Galveston

Diahann F. Mosley, MD, CHCQM

Diana M. Nims, MD, CHCQM
Sarasota Memorial Health System

Frederick H. Opper, MD, CHCQM
Hanover Gastroenterology

Gopikrishna Paladugu, MD, CHCQM
Sanford Health

Lara E. Pena, DO, CHCQM
Sutter Health

Natania Yvette Piper, DO, CHCQM
Ensemble Health Partners
Kathy Ellen Seward, MD, CHCQM
Independent Physician Consultant

Eligibility Requirements
ABQAURP provides equal opportunity/access to all eligible exam candidates. Candidates must meet the following criteria:
  • Hold a current, non-restricted license in each state or territory of the United States in which the candidate is licensed (as applicable to the candidate’s profession)
  • Provide documentation of active involvement fulfilling the role of a physician advisor within the past four years, minimum of 500 hours (5-10 hours per week for one-two years) in any of the exam areas
  • List two colleagues or supervisors as references on the exam application
  • Complete a minimum of fifty (50) hours of ABQAURP-approved continuing education within the past four years OR 25 hours in addition to HCQM Certification (comparable certifications may apply toward eligibility requirement)
  • Have knowledge of the English language, as the exam is only provided in English
  • Submit payment of application and exam fees. Fees are non-refundable unless the candidate is determined by ABQAURP to be ineligible to take the exam. Candidates that fail to submit documentation and/or successfully complete the exam will forfeit the fees.
The eligibility requirements are mandatory, no exceptions.

Advanced Physician Advisor Exam Candidate Handbook

Download the Advanced Physician Advisor Exam Candidate Handbook, CLICK HERE