METRIC® | An MC-FP Part IV Solution

METRIC for AAFP Chapters

GET STARTED

Complete and email or fax the Group Enrollment Form to get your Chapter started on the METRIC module of your choice.

AAFP Members: FREE
Nonmembers: $125
Allied Health Professionals: $125

The METRIC Experience

Hear from physicians who have used METRIC, and learn more about the process through this short video.

 

Take a Test Drive

Contact METRIC staff to arrange a preview any or all of the METRIC modules before you enroll.

Contact METRIC Staff

metric@aafp.org

(800) 274-2237 x6553

Enhance Your Educational Programming

The AAFP offers constituent chapters the tools to deliver a valuable and efficient Performance in Practice CME activity through the METRIC program.

METRIC provides:

  • A systematic approach to performance measurement and improvement using evidence-based guidelines and performance measures based on the  AMA's nationally standardized Performance Improvement CME format.
  • Improved grant opportunities through the clear demonstration of Moore’s Framework for Outcome Evaluation indicators for Level 5: Performance and Level 6: Patient Health.
  • Custom outcome reports to pinpoint the impact of your activity.
  • A seamless, dynamic experience for your learners, with faculty and promotional support from  METRIC staff.

Low-Cost, High-Value CME for Chapter Members

In addition to the overall benefit to your chapter, each chapter member can benefit directly from completing a METRIC module with your group.

  • METRIC is a free CME activity for AAFP members. Nonmember physicians and allied health professionals may participate for a fee.
  • Each module is approved by the ABFM toward the fulfillment of the MC-FP Part IV Maintenance of Certification requirement.
  • Physicians may earn up to 20 AAFP Prescribed credits upon completion of a METRIC module.
  • Other health care professionals in the clinical setting can participate in improving patient care with the physician, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Design a METRIC Experience for Your Chapter

Build Your Project Group

  • Your chapter can form a METRIC project group with as few as three participants.
  • In addition to physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants can benefit from this valuable performance improvement project as well.
  • An AAFP account ID number and valid email address are required for each participant. To establish an AAFP account ID, call the AAFP at (800) 274-2237.

Select Your Module(s)

Chapter groups may choose to complete one module together, or complete multiple modules in smaller sub-teams. For example, a chapter group with 12 particpants could decide to have three sub-teams of four complete three different modules, or sub-teams of three complete four different modules. Individual physicians may also choose an intervention to complete alone and still remain a part of the group.


Module Options

Physician helps child with inhaler for asthma

Asthma accounts for more than 10.5 million office visits each year. Identify changes to improve the lives of your asthma patients and your practice with this module.

Physician helps patient test blood glucose level

In the United States, more than 25.8 million people have diabetes. Identify changes that may improve the lives of your diabetic patients, as well as your practice.

Physician examines elderly woman

Eighty-eight percent of people older than 65 years of age have at least one chronic health condition. Improve the health of your geriatric patients and your practice through this module.

Physician monitors patient's blood pressure

Identify changes that can improve the lives of your patients and your practice through this performance improvement module. Updated to align with JNC-8 guidelines. Applicable to MC-FP Part IV.


Set Your Scope

While METRIC modules only require 10-15 patient charts per module, each participant may enter up to 50 patient charts during the baseline assessment (Stage A) and another 50 patient charts during the reassessment (Stage C), for a total of up to 100 patient charts. Simply note the number of charts your group would like to enter on your Group Enrollment Form.

Avoid Reset Fees: Review and complete each step of the module before moving forward. Failure to fully complete a step before continuing will interrupt your reporting and require a reset of your module. A reset, rollback, or edit to your module incurs a $75 charge for members and $150 charge for nonmembers, due upon request.

Choose Your Reports

Quality improvement initiative leaders can easily monitor the progress of the group throughout each stage of the program utilizing standard and customized reports.

Standard Group Tracking

The standard group tracking report includes a list of all physicians in the group, along with a date stamp for each stage in the METRIC module completed. View a sample standard group tracking report »
(1 page PDF)

Aggregated and Customized Data Reports

Results for your quality improvement initiative group can be viewed online within the METRIC progam, or by requesting specific data reports. For customized report options, contact METRIC staff by email at metric@aafp.org or by calling (800) 274-2237 x 6553. View a sample customized data report »
(4 page PDF)

Please note: At this time, raw data from the METRIC online program is not able to be downloaded electronically.

GET STARTED

Complete and email or fax the Group Enrollment Form to get your Chapter started on the METRIC module of your choice.

AAFP Members: FREE
Nonmembers: $125
Allied Health Professionals: $125

The METRIC Experience

Hear from physicians who have used METRIC, and learn more about the process through this short video.

 

Take a Test Drive

Contact METRIC staff to arrange a preview any or all of the METRIC modules before you enroll.

Contact METRIC Staff

metric@aafp.org

(800) 274-2237 x6553