ABQAURP Announces Health Care Quality and Management (HCQM) Certification Exam Window for 2014

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The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. (ABQAURP) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2014 HCQM Certification Exam. The HCQM testing window for the coming year will be open from August 15th until October 15th with an application deadline of June 30th.

Quality, patient safety, and improved outcomes have been the cornerstone of ABQAURP education and certification for over 35 years.

With their renewal of an agreement with the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®), to collaborate and administer this exam, ABQAURP continues to deliver the highest quality educational components possible in support its mission to improve the quality of our nation's health care.

Arthur Broder, MD, CHCQM, Chairman of ABQAURP’s Board of Directors noted, "ABQAURP has led the field with a certification examination for health care professionals in patient safety, medical management, risk management, and quality-based knowledge. We are pleased to continue our work with the NBME®, whose assessment programs follow a sound developmental model and incorporate the latest statistical and technological developments."

Nick Paslidis, MD, PhD, MHCM, CHCQM, Medical Director, Molina Healthcare and Vice Chair, ABQAURP Board of Directors stated, "The ABQAURP certification examination in Health Care Quality and Management (HCQM) is systematically reviewed by NBME®'s consultative, research, and analytic services. New questions are tested (but not scored) for over a year to identify and resolve potential methodological problems before formal inclusion in the examination. This reflects ABQAURP's dedication to establishing HCQM as a specialty with definable standards upheld by knowledgeable experts."

“One aim of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) introduced in 2010 is to reduce costs and improve health care outcomes by shifting the system towards quality over quantity,” said Renee Willoughby, Managing Director, ABQAURP. “Quality, patient safety, and improved outcomes have been the cornerstone of ABQAURP education and certification for over 35 years. HCQM-certified health care leaders effectively address accountability by demonstrating their understanding of quality techniques and tools to reduce medical errors, ensure patient safety, eliminate wasteful spending and unnecessary services, while avoiding potentially harmful delays in care.”

For additional information about ABQAURP HCQM Certification, conferences, and online educational courses, visit http://www.abqaurp.org.


Established in 1977, ABQAURP (http://www.abqaurp.org) is the nation's largest organization of interdisciplinary health care professionals. We are committed to maximizing patient safety and the quality of health care provided to the public by maintaining a culture of educational and certification excellence and making it available to all health care professionals.

About NBME

Founded in 1915, the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that serves the public through its high- quality assessments of healthcare professionals.

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