NCMS “CQU” Program
Helping you build a culture of quality in your practice.
Are you prepared to be paid based on the ‘quality’ of services you provide your patients? Do you even know what that means? If you’re unsure, and perhaps perplexed, anxious, frustrated or even a little angry about the changes taking place in our health care system, you’re not alone. That is why the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) Foundation is working to provide high-level executive education for physicians and their staff at an affordable cost. The Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership (KIPL) is currently updating the CQ’U’ (short for Clinical Quality University) program. We will offer two levels; one for organizations interested in starting to implement Quality Improvement (QI) and a second level for ACOs. CQU will provide the necessary tools to lead and succeed in this new environment.
Recently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) set new timelines and goals to move more aggressively toward a physician payment system based on the quality of services provided to patients, not the quantity. This announcement provides even more evidence of the historic changes already underway and gaining momentum in our country.
As a physician you understand the need to keep abreast of the latest treatment advances in order to help your patients. Shouldn’t your ability to proactively shape your practice environment be just as important to your professional life – and ultimately to the welfare of your patients?
CQU can help ease the discomfort of the changes underway, and position you to take a leadership role in shaping those changes as they affect your practice.
- Interested organizations, please contact Erin Grover, Project Manager, at (919) 833-3836 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Participate in teams of three members (teams consists of at least one physician and two additional staff members of their choosing). Physicians and PAs must be NCMS members.
- Tuition is TBD
- Class size is limited to 12 teams of three