• METRIC® for AAFP Chapters


    The METRIC Performance Improvement Activity program will be eliminated on December 31, 2022. All modules, and the data, will be inaccessible after this date.

    The last day to register for any METRIC modules will be September 26, 2022, so that modules can be completed by December 31, 2022. 

    View the FAQs for more details. You may also contact the AAFP at (800) 274-2237 or email metric@aafp.org.

    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.

    Get Started

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

    AAFP Member: FREE
    Nonmember: $125
    Other Health Care Professional: $125

    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 Performance Improvement Activities 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.
    • To establish an AAFP account ID, and/or become a member, call the AAFP at (800) 274-2237. A current AAFP membership is required to avoid being charged with nonmember pricing.

    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 participants 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.

    Take a Test Drive

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

    Module Options

    METRIC: 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.

    METRIC: Hypertension
    Up to one-third of your adult patients may be experiencing hypertension. Identify changes that can improve the lives of your patients and your practice through this module.

    Review the performance measures for all METRIC modules.

    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.

    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.


    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.


    Results for your quality improvement initiative group can be viewed online within the METRIC program, 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. 

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


    Contact METRIC Staff
    (800) 274-2237