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Quality Reporting 101: A How-To Guide for Psychiatrists

Activity Type:

  • On Demand

Release Date: 11/9/2016

Expiration Date: 11/9/2019

  • AMA PRA Category 1: 1
  • Participation: 1

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Key points of the presentation include the:

  • difference between accountability reporting vs. internal quality improvement reporting;
  • history of CMS quality reporting;
  • multiple benefits to quality reporting;
  • value of a quality measurement tool;
  • value of measure alignment;
  • various reporting mechanisms for solo, small, and group practices; and
  • efforts the APA is making to advocate in this area, on behalf of the APA-membership.


  • General Member - Free
  • Resident-Fellow Member - Free
  • Medical Student Member - Free
  • Non-Member - $25.00

Educational Objectives

  • Explain the difference between accountability reporting and internal quality improvement reporting
  • Describe benefits of quality reporting
  • Identify the value of measure alignment
  • Discuss the different participation methods at the solo or small group practice level and at the group practice level

Target Audience


Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1 hour
Begin Date: November 9, 2016
End Date: November 9, 2019

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. A multiple choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 60% must be achieved. Retakes are available for the test. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the date of completion and hours earned.

Continuing Education Credit

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The APA designates this enduring CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures


  • Nathan Tatro, American Psychiatric Association, Department of Practice Management and Delivery System Policy. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Program Planners

  • Eileen Carlson, American Psychiatric Association, Director, Reimbursement Policy. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Nevena Minor, American Psychiatric Association, Deputy Director, Payment Advocacy. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Samantha Shugarman, American Psychiatric Association, Deputy Director, Quality Measures. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.

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  • Browser: Firefox (latest version), Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 7.0+, Microsoft Edge (latest version) or Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+ 
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

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  • Windows PC: 500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Macromedia Flash Player 10.3 or higher; Sound Card at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
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