• METRIC® for Practice Groups

    Improve Performance and Patient Care -- As a Team

    Share the benefit of performance improvement across your team when you complete a METRIC module as a practice group.

    Together, you'll benefit from:

    • A systematic, linear approach and resources to help you achieve your goals efficiently and effectively
    • Cohesive, relevant, national clinical measure to evaluate performance, both individually and as a team
    • National performance comparisons to help identify improvement opportunities
    • Customized data reports, baseline and follow up (Additional fees may apply.)
    • Standard tracking for project leaders, including participant progress and dated milestones to help you stay on track
       

    Design a METRIC Experience for Your Practice Group

    Build Your Project Group

    • You can form a METRIC project group with as few as three participants. 
    • Physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants can all benefit from this valuable performance improvement project.
    • 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.
       

    Get Started

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

    REGISTRATION FEES

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

    ADMINISTRATIVE FEES
    Groups 3-6: $19.95 per person
    Groups 7-12: $11.95 per person
    Groups 13+: $5.95 per person

    Take a Test Drive

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

    Select Your Module(s)

    Practice groups may choose to complete one module together, or complete multiple modules in smaller sub-teams. For example, a practice 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.

    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 in accomplishing each step in the program through standard and customized reports.

    STANDARD GROUP TRACKING

    The standard group tracking report is a list of all physicians in the group along with a date stamp of each stage in the METRIC module they completed. View a sample standard group tracking report.

    AGGREGATED AND CUSTOMIZED DATA REPORTS

    Results for your quality improvement initiative group can be viewed 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, ext. 7012. View a sample customized data report.

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

    Invoicing Available
    Practice groups may pay individual enrollment fees and any administrative fees from customized reporting via invoice.

    Questions?

    Contact METRIC Staff
    metric@aafp.org
    (800) 274-2237, ext. 7012