• Frequently Asked Questions

    Does the module fee cover the cost of Performance Improvement Activities?

    No. The ABFM requires an additional fee. Please consult the ABFM website for more information.

    How will the ABFM know that I’ve fulfilled my Performance Improvement Activities requirement?

    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 one week of completion.

    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. The AAFP suggests family physicians who have questions about this issue contact the ABFM.

    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 and submit by email. A group must be activated before any of the participants complete their initial chart reviews.

    Is it possible to download patient data electronically from my EHR into METRIC?

    At this time, it is not possible to electronically upload or download data between METRIC and an EHR.

    What is the METRIC fee for Residents to participate?


    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.


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