Conference: Incorporating Appropriate Use Criteria into Clinical Practice
The Wisconsin Medical Society and WPS invite you to register for a special Continuing Medical Education (CME) conference on Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC).
The incorporation of AUC into clinical practice is intended to reduce geographic or unwarranted variation, and improve patient care.
Some recent state, federal, and private initiatives promoting AUC include:
- Congress has proposed legislation to include a requirement to incorporate AUC into high-end radiology test ordering as part of a the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) "sustainable growth rate (SGR) fix."
- CMS has recently granted Wisconsin a $15 million Innovation grant to deploy the SMARTCare program across five Wisconsin provider group sites. SMARTCare (developed by physicians in Wisconsin and Florida) incorporates AUC at the point of care for CAD patients.
- The Alliance (Employer Health Care Alliance Cooperative) is seeking to promote stronger adherence to evidence-based guidelines for knee and hip replacements through its QualityPath program.
Speakers will present evidence of geographic variation in the state, describe the results of strategies to incorporate AUC at the point of care, and discuss barriers to implementation. The conference will feature a keynote address by Rita Redberg, MD, MSc, FACC, editor JAMA Internal Medicine. This event has been approved for 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
At the end of this session, learners should be able to:
1. Identify geographic variation within their practice settings and understand how AUC can help reduce practice pattern variation that deviates significantly from evidence-based criteria.
2. Understand how AUC are developed.
3. Identify multiple barriers to the implementation of AUC into clinical practice and describe how some of the barriers have been overcome in the past and may be addressed in the future.
When: Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, Madison, WI
Who Should Attend? Primary care physicians, all specialty physicians, allied health professionals and health care executives
Cost: $49 per person
Go to https://www.wisconsinmedicalsociety.org/_WMS/professionalism/professional_development/continuing_medical_education/2014/pdf/2014_AUC_conference_reg_form.pdf to download a registration form or call 608-442-3796 if you have questions.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Wisconsin Medical Society and WPS. The Wisconsin Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Wisconsin Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.