ABQAURP Announces Newly Updated Certification and Core Body of Knowledge Course

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The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. (ABQAURP) is pleased to announce a completely updated Core Body of Knowledge course (CBK) in support of their newly updated certification exam in Health Care Quality and Management (HCQM).

ABQAURP has led the field with a certification examination for health care professionals in patient safety, medical management, risk management, and quality-based knowledge.

Both the CBK course and the HCQM Certification are under constant review and assessment to ensure up-to-date information. Both are subjected to peer and committee review as well as a psychometric evaluation to determine content viability.

The CBK course is intended as a primer for the certification exam and was designed to focus on key concepts and elements of Health Care Quality and Management, providing a solid framework of information for study before taking the exam.

With their renewal of an agreement with the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®), to collaborate and administer their certification 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.

The HCQM credential sets ABQAURP Diplomates apart from non-accredited individuals seeking positions in the medical-administrative arena. Application to sit for the HCQM certification is open to all Health Care Professionals aspiring to be leaders in their medical community. Medical professionals involved in management need to have a strong background in the structure and function of the health care system. Understanding provider and payer models is critical to the success of a medical practice. Recognizing and comprehending policy and regulatory direction on federal and state levels is essential. Those professionals involved in Quality Improvement and Utilization Review (including appeals) are key candidates for certification.

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."

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.

Medical specialty boards, other healthcare professions, and academic institutions call on the NBME to develop customized assessments, while online assessments help students and professionals identify their own strengths and weaknesses. Organizations can draw on the NBME’s expertise as consultants for their own assessment programs, test administration, and scoring. http://www.nbme.org/about/index.html

“National Board of Medical Examiners®” and “NBME®” are registered trademarks of the National Board of Medical Examiners.

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