Performance in Practice (PIP): Physician Practice Assessment Tools
STAGE A, STAGE B, STAGE C
Completion of stages A,B,C in sequence is designated for up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. The APA’s PIP modules are guided practice improvement programs created for psychiatrists and are approved by ABPN for MOC Part 4. Modules follow a three-stage Performance Improvement CME structure that takes place within a 24-month period.
Enrollment in Stage A provides subsequent enrollment in STAGES B and C as each stage is completed. Work is done on printed PDF forms.
In STAGE A - Chart Review, the physician compares his or her current practice (through a review of chart documentation) to guidelines and measures provided for the topic area. No patient/chart data is submitted. (5 credits)
In STAGE B – Improvement, based upon the results of chart review, the physician then selects an area where improvement is needed and documents his or her strategy for improvement. Educational resources are suggested that can assist with the improvement plan. (5 credits)
In STAGE C – Second Chart Review, the physician reassesses his or her performance with review of 5 patient charts, and determines the results of his or her performance improvement effort. (10 credits) The complete module, three stages in sequence within 24 months, earns the participant a total of 20 CME credits.