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MIPS Improvement Activities Performance Category (Live Webinar)

Activity Type:

  • Live Event

Release Date: 12/14/2016

Expiration Date: 1/14/2017

  • AMA PRA Category 1: 1
  • Participation: 1



The Clinical Practice Improvement Activities (IA) Category is a component of the new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). IAs are intended to recognize and reward physicians for activities they routinely engage in that improve the quality of their patient care. This webinar will provide an overview of the reporting requirements under IA MIPS Performance category, as well as how the IA’s scoring methodology will affect clinicians’ reimbursement opportunities under the new Quality Payment Program.

This activity is a mechanism to claim credit for attending the live webinar held on 12/14/16. Credit must be claimed by 1/14/17. 


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

To claim CME credit as a free MEMBER benefit, enter the code during checkout that was provided via email following the event. If you have misplaced the code and are an APA Member who attended the live event, please email If you are a NOT an APA Member, please proceed through the checkout process to pay the enrollment fee. 

If you did not attend the live webinar, you should enroll in the archived version of the activity. 


Educational Objectives

  • Explain how the Improvement Activities performance category fits into MIPS
  • Identify the objectives of and reporting requirements for the Improvement Activities category.
  • Describe how the Improvement Activities category will be tabulated for purposes of determining MIPS performance

Target Audience


Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1 hour
Begin Date: December 14, 2016
End Date: December 14, 2016

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 event date 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 live CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures


  • Nevena Minor, American Psychiatric Association, Deputy Director, Payment Advocacy. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Program Planners

  • Eileen Carlson, American Psychiatric Association, Director, Reimbursement Policy. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Samantha Shugarman, American Psychiatric Association, Deputy Director, Quality Measures. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Nathan Tatro, American Psychiatric Association, Department of Practice Management and Delivery System Policy. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Hardware/Software Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration:

  • Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.3+ 
  • 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

Minimum Requirements:

  • 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
  • Macintosh:Mac OS X 10.4+ or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

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