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HCQM Core Body of Knowledge Online Course
24.0 CME Credits
24.0 CE Credits
ABQAURP sub-specialty credits: Managed Care 14.0, Patient Safety/Risk Management 24.0, Case Management 19.75, Transitions of Care 13.0, Physician Advisor 24.0, Workers' Compensation 9.5
Prepare to become a quality leader by completing the Core Body of Knowledge online course; a primer for the Health Care Quality and Management (HCQM) Board Certification Exam. Learn the basics of health care quality, risk management, accreditation, patient safety, utilization management and more.
In order to fulfill the education requirement for the certification examination, most examinees take advantage of the Core Body of Knowledge (CBK) Course. While the Board recommends this course as a valuable overview of Health Care Quality and Management (HCQM), it is not required and does not ensure successful completion of the examination.
This course is intended for Physicians of all specialties, Nurses, and other Health Care Professionals with appropriate CME/CE credit offered for each profession. This course is available online for your convenience. You can work from the comfort of your own home at a time you choose. When you have successfully completed your course, you will be able to immediately print your CME/CE certificate.
You will have access to the course for as long as it is active allowing you to save, exit, and return to the course as many times as you wish during the active period. You
must complete the post-test
in order to meet the education requirement of the HCQM Exam, if using this course to do so. Please print the course modules prior to submitting the post-test to retain as a study guide, however you will continue to have access to the course after the post-test is completed.
In recognition of dedicated service to our country, ABQAURP offers a 10% discount on the Exam fee and Core Body of Knowledge online course to all active military personnel. Please call Barbara Morris at (800) 998-6030, extension 116 for details and ordering.
The key concepts of the Core Body of Knowledge (CBK) Online Course include:
Transitions of Care
Physician Advisor Roles
Insurance and Managed Care
Clinical Resource Management
Credentialing and Privileging
Quality Improvement, Quality Management, and Quality Assurance
The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. (ABQAURP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
ABQAURP designates this enduring material for a maximum of
24.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ABQAURP is an approved provider of continuing education for nurses. This activity is designated for 24.0 contact hours through the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-94.
This program is approved for Category 2 credit by the American Osteopathic Association.
All participants must achieve a final assessment score of at least seventy percent (70%) for recertification and continuing education credits. You have 60 days to complete the course after ordering. Please note: Exam candidates taking the Core Body of Knowledge and Diplomates renewing their certification may have less time to complete, as determined by deadlines imposed.
This activity is valid from February 15, 2018 through February 14, 2021. (Previously valid: November 17, 2015 through February 15, 2018 and reviewed February 15, 2018.)
Please read the ABQAURP
and we suggest strongly that you read the
COURSE FEES: Diplomate $300.00 Member $395.00 Non-Member $530.00
In recognition of dedicated service to our country, ABQAURP offers a 10% discount on the Exam application fee, the Exam fee, and Core Body of Knowledge online course to all active military personnel. If applying for Professional Membership at the same time, the discount will also be applicable.
Please call Barbara Morris at (800) 998-6030, extension 116 for details and ordering.
About The Authors
Members of the CME Committee, Planners, and Faculty have disclosed to ABQAURP any relevant financial relationships. No relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest exist in regard to the content of this activity.