Catalog

Core Body of Knowledge
Online
Credits awarded per Session. See individual Sessions for further details.
Credits awarded
Name
Sub type
Value
Certificate awarded

About this item

Prepare to become a quality leader (or refresh your knowledge-base) by completing the Core Body of Knowledge online course; a primer for the Health Care Quality and Management (HCQM) Certification Exam. Learn the basics of health care quality, risk management, accreditation, patient safety, and more.

In order to fulfill the education requirement for the certification examination, most examinees take advantage of the Core Body of Knowledge (CBK) Course. While the course is recommended as a valuable overview of Health Care Quality and Management (HCQM), it is not required and does not ensure successful completion of the examination.

Faculty includes:
American College of Physician Advisors
Nelhs Betancourt, MD, CHCQM
Susan Carr
Marie Cleary-Fishman, RN , MS, MBA, CHCQM
David L. Fishman, MD, FACC, CHCQM
Christopher J. Laney, JD, CHCQM
Cheri Lattimer, RN, BSN
Sunil K. Sinha, MD, MBA, CHCQM
Teresa M. Treiger, RN-BC , MA, CCME, CHCQM

About the Authors
Members of the CME Committee, Planners, and Faculty have disclosed to ABQAURP any relevant financial relationships. No relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest exist in regard to the content of this online activity except for:

Nelhs Betancourt, MD, disclosed he receives Premise Health consulting fees, who contracts B Braun International's services. This module has been reviewed and found to contain no bias. Dr. Betancourt has no other financial relationships to disclose regarding the content of this presentation.

ACCREDITATION & CREDIT
Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ABQAURP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 26.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABQAURP is an approved provider of continuing education for nurses. This activity is designated for 26.0 contact hours through the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider #50-94.

This program is approved for Category 2 credit by the American Osteopathic Association.

This activity is valid from November 9, 2020 through March 15, 2023. (Previously valid: February 15, 2018 through November 8, 2020 and reviewed November 8, 2020.)

Pricing:
Diplomate Members $300.00
Professional Members $395.00
Non Members $530.00

In recognition of dedicated service to our country, ABQAURP offers a 10% discount on the Exam application fee, the Exam fee, and Core Body of Knowledge online course to all active military and veterans. Please call Barbara Thomas at (800) 998-6030, extension 116 for details and ordering.

Course/Activity Information

The key concepts of the Core Body of Knowledge (CBK) Online Course include:

  • Quality Improvement, Quality Management, and Quality Assurance
  • Patient Safety
  • Clinical Resource Management
  • Case Management
  • Transitions of Care
  • Accreditation Organizations
  • Regulatory Environment
  • Credentialing and Privileging
  • Insurance and Managed Care
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Legal Issues in Risk Management
  • Physician Advisor Roles

At the conclusion of this activity, attendees should be able to:

  • Identify tools and processes used to determine quality of care issues in a variety of health care environments
  • Discuss the use of peer review in assuring quality of care in a variety of settings
  • Explore the purpose and programs of Risk Management
  • Discuss the evolution of the definition of error in medicine
  • Recognize patient safety cultures outside of health care
  • Explain various ways utilization is managed and costs are controlled
  • Explain the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) efforts to identify utilization issues
  • Explore basic concepts and frameworks of case management
  • Review legal and quality considerations specific to case management practice
  • Identify essentials of safe and effective transitions of care
  • Explore the rise in importance of community-based initiatives
  • Discuss the evolution and the benefits of accreditation
  • Discuss the differences between accrediting organizations and regulatory agencies
  • Identify the segments creating the health care regulatory environment
  • Discuss critical regulatory issues (Stark law, Anti-kickback statute, etc.)
  • Outline concepts essential for proper credentialing of health care providers
  • Specify how privileges are granted, maintained, and how they may be removed
  • Discuss publicly funded health programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and Indian Health Service
  • Examine the impact of managed care on quality and utilization
  • Define the role and functions of an Accountable Care Organization
  • Recognize Workers’ Compensation terminology and common definitions
  • Determine oversight in Workers’ Compensation and related programs
  • Discuss the importance of the HIPAA Privacy Rule
  • Recognize the importance of informed consent
  • Describe the roles and areas of potential influence for the experienced physician advisor
  • List and describe three classifications of the basic types of medical necessity reviews
  • Describe the application of the Two-Midnight rule as a requirement for inpatient level of care for Medicare beneficiaries
  • Describe how the definition of observation services differs from inpatient status

This course is intended for Physicians of all specialties, Nurses, and Other Health Care Professionals with appropriate CME / CE credit offered for each profession.

All participants must achieve a final assessment score of at least seventy percent (70%) for recertification and continuing education credits.

This activity is valid from December 16, 2020 through March 15, 2023. (Previously valid: February 15, 2018 through November 8, 2020 and reviewed November 8, 2020.) 

About The Authors
Members of the CME Committee, Planners, and Faculty have disclosed to ABQAURP any relevant financial relationships. No relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest exist in regard to the content of this online activity except for:.

Nelhs Betancourt, MD, disclosed he receives Premise Health consulting fees, who contracts B Braun International's services. This module has been reviewed and found to contain no bias. Dr. Betancourt has no other financial relationships to disclose regarding the content of this course.

Physician Advisor content provided by the American College of Physician Advisors. Individual author information is included in the course module(s).

In recognition of dedicated service to our country, ABQAURP offers a 10% discount on the Exam application fee, the Exam fee, and Core Body of Knowledge online course to all active military personnel. Please call Barbara Thomas at (800) 998-6030, extension 116 for details and ordering.

Other information

Additional Charges May Apply

Ratings and reviews

Close
joined