February is great time to start a self-directed quality improvement activity offered by the American Board of Family Medicine! This month is recognized by many organizations as “Heart Health Awareness” month, and coupled with our severe influenza season, this is a great opportunity to start quality improvement projects on both cardiac health and immunizations.
By participating in a cardiac or immunization improvement activity, you can meet both the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) criteria for an improvement activity and ABFM’s requirement for a Part IV Maintenance of Certification (MOC) activity. In addition, starting to use or improving use of GRITS (Georgia Registry of Immunization Transactions and Services) can add additional MIPS points.
For more information, resources, or free technical assistance with Alliant Quality’s cardiac health or immunization improvement initiatives for Medicare beneficiaries, contact Libby Massiah at Elizabeth.Massiah@alliantquality.org. You can also visit our website at http://www.alliantquality.org/ and view our Health Care Provider and QPP sections.