An MC-FP Part IV Solution
NOTE: Hypertension Module Update
The METRIC Hypertension module is temporarily unavailable for use pending a complete review of the recently released JNC-8 Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension. The AAFP is reviewing the JNC-8 Guidelines and will make an official decision about its possible endorsement within the next few months. The AAFP uses a rigorous endorsement methodology.
Please check back in the spring of 2014 for the METRIC Hypertension module reflecting the most recently AAFP-endorsed guidelines.
Up to one-third of your adult patients may be experiencing hypertension. Identify changes to improve the lives of these patients, and your practice, with this METRIC hypertension module that takes you step by step through a performance improvement project aimed at improving patient hypertension 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 one month 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 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)
Approved for 20 AAFP Prescribed credits; 20 AMA PRA Category 1 credits.™ CME credit approved through May 4, 2015.
Completion of assessment is required in order to claim CME credit.
This activity is best viewed with a high-speed Internet connection (e.g. Cable, DSL).
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.