ACP Center for Quality
As the largest medical-specialty organization and second-largest physician group in the United States, two of ACP's most important priorities are helping our physicians provide the best possible care to their patients and reducing unnecessary costs to the health care system.
The College's High Value Cost-Conscious Care initiative is one example of how we are delivering resources to physicians to achieve these goals.
The Center for Quality is another important resource for our physicians. In 2012, the Center was designated as a Patient Safety Organization (PSO) by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Center's mission is to develop innovative tools and programs for healthcare professionals in order to improve patient care and to meet professional and reimbursement requirements, such as earning MOC Practice Assessment points.
ACP QI Resources - Adult Immunization
Immunization rates in the United States continue to fall well below federal goals and ACP is committed to helping internal medicine physician members and their practice teams increase adult immunization rates among their patients.
The Immunization Portal, Webinar Series, and Immunization App detailed below are resources for you and your staff to help increase immunization rates in your adult patients.
Most recently, ACP was awarded an initial $175,000 grant for 2012-13 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create a three-year, evidence-based program to increase adult immunization rates in five states. Read the Release
- ACP Immunization Portal
ACP's Immunization Portal contains the ACP Guide to Adult Immunization. This Guide will help you develop systematic processes for incorporating immunization in your day-to-day practice.
- ACP Immunization Webinar Series
Learn the latest vaccine recommendations for adults and also how to utilize the entire office team in organizing immunization services in your practice.
ACP Immunization App
The latest vaccine indications are now available at your fingertips with this free iPhone App. Any immunization provider can search by Age or Underlying Medical Circumstances, or browse the Vaccine Library to determine the vaccines their adult patients need.
Video: Immunization: Challenges and Solutions
In this video, Marie Brown, MD, FACP and Christine Sinsky, MD, FACP, interview their patients to understand their beliefs about immunization and challenges in immunizing their adult populations. Watch this video to hear the patientís perspective and to learn strategies for addressing the challenges your patients may present.
ACP QI Projects
The Center's mission is to develop innovative tools and programs for healthcare professionals in order to improve patient care and to meet professional and reimbursement requirements, such as ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Self-Evaluation of Practice Performance Points.
Multimedia Learning Resources
Earn CME Credits
Earn CME Credits through attending live meetings, working online, or watching course recordings on your own schedule.
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Use MKSAP 16 to earn MOC points, prepare for ABIM exams and assess your clinical knowledge. For a limited time save 10% when you use priority code MK16TOP2!
Will You be Stumped? Try the Consult Guys and Earn Free CME
The Consult Guys have another stumper! How would you handle this case? Watch the video and take the CME quiz.