METRIC® Module


An MC-FP Part IV Solution

Physician helps patient test blood glucose level

In the United States, more than 25.8 million people have diabetes. Family physicians know the burden that diabetes can cause for patients and their families. Often, it seems the bulk of diabetes visits are spent urging patients to make lifestyle changes that will result in improved outcomes and, in turn, help them feel better. But what changes can you make to improve outcomes? METRIC aims to help you identify changes—big or small—in your practice that will make life better for your patients who have diabetes and for you.

Identify changes that will improve the lives of your diabetic patients, and your practice, through this METRIC diabetes module. It takes you step by step through a performance improvement project aimed at improving patient diabetes care. This program uses your own patient data to evaluate your current quality of patient care and to compare with your peers. It helps you develop an action plan and offers tips, templates and resources to implement that plan, then measures the improvement to patient outcomes. Access to this online performance improvement program is available from any computer and allows you to work individually at your own pace or with other physicians in a group. The program can be used in large quality improvement initiatives across multiple practice sites and METRIC program staff is available to create group data reports and provide other administrative group needs.

METRIC is also a valuable tool for residency program tracking and quality improvement, eliminating project design time on your part. This program builds critical skills in practice-based learning and improvement, an ACGME requirement for residency programs.

This METRIC module will take a minimum of 3 months to complete. To meet the MC-FP Part IV requirement, it must be completed within 12 months.

About this Module

  • Easy to follow, step by step performance improvement program 
  • Designed for physicians in office-based family medicine practices
  • Individual or group participation (CME credits awarded on an individual basis)
  • Confidential data collection
  • Links to additional resources, evidence-based guidelines, and quality improvement methodologies
  • Approved by the ABFM as an alternative program to fulfill Maintenance of Certification Part IV (MC-FP Part IV)

Reset Fees

Review and complete each step of the module before moving forward. Failure to fully complete a step before continuing may interrupt your reporting. A reset, rollback, or edit to your module incurs a $150 charge, due upon request.

CME Credit

Approved for 20 AAFP Prescribed credits; 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. CME credit approved through December 31, 2017.

Completion of assessment is required in order to claim CME credit.

Computer Requirements

Internet Connection
This activity is best viewed with a high-speed Internet connection (e.g. Cable, DSL).

Web Browsers
To participate in the activity, you will need a current Web browser. The latest versions of Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Safari are all compatible with METRIC.

Current versions of Adobe Reader and Windows Media Player are needed to view course materials.

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Diabetes METRIC®

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

Physician Assistants: Please purchase this module through AAPA's Learning Central(

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