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MACRA's QPP: Value-Based Payment and Diabetes

For AAFP members only

Physician checking patient's feet



Medicare Payment Reform and Patient Care

The Quality Payment Program (QPP) is changing the way physicians are paid by Medicare. Attend this free online activity to increase your awareness and knowledge of new health care regulations, while earning free CME. Discover how you can improve patient care and reimbursement potential. Create an action plan that follows CMS quality metrics for your diabetic patients.

Participate in this online learning activity and earn 1 AAFP Prescribed credit

About this CME Activity

Learning Objectives

After completing this CME activity, you should be able to:

  • Describe the implications of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization (MACRA) law and how the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) quality reporting requirements will impact primary care clinicians.
  • Identify the most appropriate diabetes quality measures for primary care clinicians to report to meet the new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements.
  • Implement an action plan with patients who have diabetes that appropriately considers the CMS quality metrics and improvement activities for this disease.

Estimated time required to complete the activity: 1 hour 

Original release date: May 31, 2017.

Presenting Faculty

Amy Mullins, MD, Medical Director, Quality Improvement Division of Practice Advancement, American Academy of Family Physicians, Leawood, Kansas

Ryan David Mullins, MD, CPE, CPHQ, Physician Executive, Population Health, Cerner Corporation, Kansas City, Missouri

Physician checking patient's feet




This CME activity is supported by an educational grant to the AAFP from Merck.


It is the policy of the AAFP that all CME planning committee, faculty, authors, editors, and staff disclose relationships with commercial entities upon nomination/invitation of participation. Disclosure documents are reviewed for potential conflict of interests and, if identified, they are resolved prior to confirmation of participation. Only those participants who have no conflict of interest or who agree to an identified resolution process prior to their participation were involved in this CME activity.

All individuals in a position to control content for this activity have indicated they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

CME Credit

This enduring material activity, MACRA's QPP: Value-Based Payment and Diabetes, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1 Prescribed credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of approval begins May 31, 2017. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The AAFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit. View more credit agreements »


The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note that medical information is constantly changing; the information contained in this activity was accurate at the time of publication. This material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily best, methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situations discussed. Rather, it is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the faculty, which may be helpful to others who face similar situations.

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