Closing the Gap: Diabetes Care is a team-based QI program aimed at identifying and addressing gaps in diabetes knowledge and practice among physicians and their staff members to ultimately improve the care of patients who suffer from diabetes care.
Participants will report on performance measures that focus improvement in a variety of clinical areas including smoking cessation, foot and dilated eye examination, blood pressure measurement, lipid profile screening, influenza and pneumococcal immunization. Enrollment in Closing the Gap: Diabetes Care is available through 2014. To enroll, email acpQI@acponline.org with the subject line “Enroll in Closing the Gap”.
- A Web-based educational program that offers the entire practice team the opportunity to implement QI plans through practice measurement of diabetic patients
- Development of tools to assist with implementation of team-based QI plans
- Access to real-time data reports available following online submission
- Enroll in the Closing the Gap program.
- Submit baseline measurement data for 25 patient visits.
Register and attend a Coaching Call with expert faculty to develop a Quality Improvement plan to implement in your practice. Please note, all of your baseline measurement data should be submitted prior to the Coaching Call.
Faculty Coaching Call dates include:
July 12, 2013
July 24, 2013
August 6, 2013
August 22, 2013
September 9, 2013
There is a limited number of space for each call so reserve your spot early!
- Approximately 3 months after implementation, collect follow-up data on 25 patients and submit online.
- Upon completion, apply for ABIM MOC Self-Evaluation Practice Performance points* and CME.
- Identify barriers to and practice gaps in diabetes care
- Help physicians analyze their practice patterns
- Increase awareness diabetes care recommendations
- Teach team-based systems change and the chronic care model for improving quality of care Help practices achieve quantifiable improvement in diabetes care
CME and MOC Credit
Physician participants in this program will qualify for offers up to 28 CME credits and 20 American Board of Internal Medicine’s Maintenance of Certification Self-Evaluation of Practice Performance Points*.
The American College of Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Physicians designates this PI CME activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American College of Physicians designates this live activity, the coaching call, for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American College of Physicians designates this enduring material, on-line educational materials, for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity is approved through the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Approved Quality Improvement (AQI) Pathway and is eligible for 20 points toward the Self-Evaluation of Practice Assessment requirement of Maintenance of Certification (MOC).
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