The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) include accredited CME as an improvement activity in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). These improvement activities are included in the current (PY2018) Clinical Practice Improvement Activities and are listed as Completion of An Accredited Safety or Quality Improvement Program (Activity ID IA_PSPA_28) under the Patient Safety and Practice Assessment category on the QPP website.
CME activities that meet the criteria for improvement activities in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) of QPP must:
More information about "CME for MIPS" is available from the ACCME website: https://www.accme.org/cme-for-mips
The ACCME has also provided a step-by-step guide around CME for MIPS
The following description is taken from the QPP website: https://qpp.cms.gov/mips/improvement-activities
Completion of an Accredited Safety or Quality Improvement Program
Completion of an accredited performance improvement continuing medical education program that addresses performance or quality improvement according to the following criteria: • The activity must address a quality or safety gap that is supported by a needs assessment or problem analysis, or must support the completion of such a needs assessment as part of the activity; • The activity must have specific, measurable aim(s) for improvement; • The activity must include interventions intended to result in improvement; • The activity must include data collection and analysis of performance data to assess the impact of the interventions; and The accredited program must define meaningful clinician participation in their activity, describe the mechanism for identifying clinicians who meet the requirements, and provide participant completion information.
Subcategory Name: Patient Safety And Practice Assessment
Activity ID: IA_PSPA_28
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