New Alliance and New Sub-Specialty Certification!



We are pleased to announce our formal alliance and collaboration with the American College of Physician Advisors, Inc. (ACPA).

ABQAURP and ACPA formed the alliance to offer the first Physician Advisor sub-specialty for the HCQM certification. The HCQM certification and new sub-specialty align with ACPA’s mission to promote and expand the prominent role of the Physician Advisor in today's rapidly changing healthcare environment through education, certification, mentorship, and collaboration; as well as ABQAURP’s mission to improve the overall quality of health care that is provided to the consuming public.

The Physician Advisor Sub-specialty is endorsed by the ACPA, and will only be awarded to those physicians who have first achieved certification in HCQM.

ACPA President, Ronald J. Rejzer, MD, CHCQM, says, “This will allow ACPA to offer its membership a meaningful and formal Board Certification process with a sub-specialty option for Physician Advisors.” He also adds, “Now, ACPA membership, with the added qualifications of a HCQM Board certification and the sub-specialty designation (Physician Advisor), will augment any physician’s qualifications for a leadership role as a Physician Advisor, quality and utilization medical director, or many other related positions. It is a great honor to collaborate with an established and prestigious organization, such as ABQAURP, and we look forward to a long-term relationship as we continue to provide quality healthcare education and certification for our future healthcare leaders.”

Arthur I. Broder, MD, CHCQM, FABQAURP, Chairman of the Board of Directors at ABQAURP added, “We are truly excited about this new collaboration and expect many great things to come. It is through joint ventures like this that we break new ground, forge greater relationships, and increase health care quality and patient safety leading ultimately to better, safer care for our patients.”

The Physician Advisor sub-specialty is available as of April 22, 2015, for anyone that wishes to apply for this sub-specialty.

Learn more about our HCQM Certification and Sub-Specialty options:  CLICK HERE

ACPA Special Incentive
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Key Benefits include:
  • Network with Physician Advisor leaders from across the country.
  • Membership access to key areas including the first ever Physician Advisor compensation survey results.
  • Educational resources and information specific to the Physician Advisor profession.
  • Member discounts to ACPA-endorsed CME events.
  • Access to recent job postings and Physician Advisor job descriptions.