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Performance Improvement CME (PI CME) - Biopsy

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  • Overview

    Performance Improvement CME (PI CME) Skin Biopsy Tracking and Follow-Up

    PI CME is a self-directed, web-based activity designed to help you evaluate your practice.

    The activity is comprised of 3 stages:
    Stage A - Perform 10 patient chart reviews from the condition selected, evaluate your results, and self-identify areas of improvement
    Stage B - Based on results of Stage A, develop and implement an improvement plan
    Stage C - Evaluate improvements and perform a second chart review for 10 additional patients with the condition selected seen after your improvement plan is implemented

    Learning Objectives
    Following participation in this activity, you should be able to, in your clinical practice setting:
    •Assess the current system you and your office team use for skin biopsies, inclusive of the use of patient identifiers, specimen labeling procedures, documentation of key information, tracking and follow-up, and communication of biopsy results to the patient (skin biopsy cycle) (STAGE A)
    •Analyze the results from the current system you and your office team use for the skin biopsy cycle (STAGE A)
    •Select and implement strategies and/or tools for optimizing the skin biopsy cycle (STAGE B)
    •Assess the skin biopsy cycle following implementation of the selected resources/tools (STAGE C)
    •Compare and contrast the results from STAGE A and STAGE C and make a decision whether or not to continue use of the resources/tools

    Patient Inclusion Criteria
    • Patient must have been biopsied in the last 12 months
    • Patient must have final histologic diagnosis

    CME only available to purchasers. CME Expires February 24, 2016.

    NOTE: Purchasing this PI CME activity does not enroll the purchaser in the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. For more information about MOC, please contact that American Board of Dermatology directly at (313) 874-1088 or visit www.abderm.org

    The American Academy of Dermatology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA PRA Credit Designation
    The American Academy of Dermatology designates this Performance Improvement CME activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    AAD Recognized Credit
    This CME activity is recognized by the American Academy of Dermatology for 20 AAD Recognized Credits and may be used toward the American Academy of Dermatology's Continuing Medical Education Award.

    American Board of Dermatology Maintenance of Certification Approval
    The Performance Improvement CME for Dermatology - Biopsy has been approved by the American Board of Dermatology to satisfy part of Component 4, Evaluation of Performance in Practice, of the Maintenance of Certification.