METRIC® | A Performance Improvement Activities Solution
Frequently Asked Questions
No. The ABFM requires an aditional fee. Please consult the ABFM website(www.theabfm.org) for more information.
When the final step of Stage C has been completed in the online METRIC tool, you must complete the seven (7) evaluation questions to have your 20 CME credits applied. Your completion record will be electronically transmitted to the ABFM within 1 to 2 business days.
I don’t work in a traditional primary care setting. How do I complete Performance Improvement Activities?
Diplomates who do not have continuity of care with patients (e.g., physicians working as hospitalists or in ERs) must complete a different type of Performance Improvement Activities through the American Board of Family Medicine(www.theabfm.org). The AAFP suggests family physicians who have questions about this issue contact the ABFM.
I am a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). Will METRIC help me fulfill my MOC Part IV requirement?
Yes. The ABIM accepts completion of the METRIC program under the Self-directed PIM(www.abim.org) for MOC Part IV.
I work in a primary care or multi-specialty medical group. Can my colleagues and I complete the METRIC program as a group?
Multi-physician offices may register for METRIC as a group. This allows the group to join efforts for improving patient care by concentrating on specific quality improvement interventions. The group may also choose to view a group comparison report in addition to the individual assessment report. In order for each physician to receive CME credits, he or she must separately enroll in and complete the METRIC program.
You may request participation as a group by completing the Group Enrollment Form(3 page PDF) and email or fax the form to (913) 906-6102. A group must be activated before any of the participants complete their initial chart reviews.
At this time, it is not possible to electronically upload or download data between METRIC and an EHR.
AAFP Member Resident: Free
Nonmember Resident: $125
Groups 3-6: $19.95 per resident
Groups 7-12: $11.95 per resident
Groups 13+: $5.95 per resident
*Includes group registrations and standard tracking reports. Only one AAFP nonmember faculty for every ten (10) residents will be at no charge. Additional nonmember faculty will be charged $125.
To reset, rollback, edit, correct, modify, or amend any information and/or steps is to move you back to the prior step within your METRIC module. Contact AAFP if you need a reset of your module. A $150 charge is due at the time of request. You may avoid this fee by ensuring that you have fully completed each step before progressing in the module.