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Increasing Annual Prescription Renewal for Patients on Chronic Medications

Learning Objectives
1. Describe the benefits of increasing the number of patients with annual prescriptions
2. Implement interventions designed to save time and improve clinical practice
3. Assess what did and did not work
20 Credits CME

This activity is part of the Practice Efficiently: Save Hours Each Day in your Clinical Practice series. Each activity is designed to remove obstacles in your practice that interfere with patient care. You will review and implement best practices to increase the number of annual prescriptions you are prescribing to your patients in this activity. By applying these best practices, you will spend more uninterrupted time with patients and finish work at work.

In support of physicians' board certification, this Performance Improvement - Continuing Medical Education (PI-CME) activity is designed to support medical practices quality improvement (QI) initiatives for the purpose of earning CME credits and MOC Part IV points. During this activity, the learner will actively work towards improving their practice by assessing their current practice, learning best practices and guidelines relevant to the content, implementing changes to their practice, and evaluating and reflecting on the changes they made to their practice.

Each activity is divided into separate assessment stages:

  • Baseline measurement and intervention planning stage - 5 AMA PRA Category I Credits™ awarded upon completion.

  • Interventions implementation stage. At least 7 days of intervention implementation is required - 5 AMA PRA Category I Credits™ awarded upon completion.

  • Evaluation measurement and reflections - 5 AMA PRA Category I Credits™ awarded upon completion.

  • Completion and submission of final quiz - 5 AMA PRA Category I Credits™ awarded upon completion.

Learners will earn a separate CME certificate for each stage completed.

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Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:

20 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;

20 Self-Assessment points in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program;

20 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;

20 Lifelong Learning points in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification program; and

20 CME points in the American Board of Surgery’s (ABS) Continuing Certification program.

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.

Activity Information

Credit Designation Statement: The American Medical Association designates this Performance Improvement – CME (PI-CME) activity for a maximum of 20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Disclosure Statement: Unless noted, all individuals in control of content reported no relevant financial relationships.

If applicable, all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Click here for more information about AMA PI-CME activities that qualify for MOC Part IV points.

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