Applications Now Being Accepted for the 2020 Health Care Quality and Management Certification (HCQM®) Exam

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The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP) Provides a Certification to Validate and Differentiate Today’s Health Care Quality and Safety Professionals

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Health Care Quality and Management Certification (HCQM®) Exam

Quote:HCQM Certification is the only health care quality and management certification administered through the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®).

The importance of health care quality and patient safety continues to be at the forefront of providing medical care. It is essential that health care providers and administrators demonstrate their expertise and commitment to health care quality and safety. According to ABQAURP Chairman of the Board, Dr. Arthur Broder, “Employers adopting HCQM Certification and education for their medical staff allows them to say to outside interests that they have the highest possible standards for their medical team by certifying them through an independent, non-profit organization (ABQAURP) that is dedicated to ensuring health care quality and management.”

In addition to concerns about patient safety, inappropriate services, and unnecessary readmissions, the rising costs of health care and its impact on families and business all solidify the need for Health Care Quality and Management (HCQM) Certification.

Validate your expertise with a certification that demonstrates knowledge and commitment to safety, health care quality, and effective care. HCQM Certification is a definitive benchmark of achievement signifying a higher level of proficiency; and is the only health care quality and management certification administered through the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®).

Teri Treiger, RN-BC, CHCQM-CM, CCM, ABQAURP Diplomate and Principal at Ascent Care Management, explains, “It is essential that health care professionals take a broad view of health care delivery. The ABQAURP CHCQM credential represents a pledge to health care quality first and foremost. The individual that successfully undergoes the rigorous application and testing process personifies the ‘best in class’ mentality that is so desperately needed to meet the challenges presented by the business of health care today.”

ABQAURP continues to deliver the highest quality certification process, bringing examinees a certification based on definable standards upheld by knowledgeable experts.

Dr. Genoveva Prieto, ABQAURP Diplomate and practicing Neonatologist, further supports this stating, "There is a sense of trust from other healthcare professionals...it means the qualification obtained adheres to the standards and ethics of a professional board. Certification with ABQAURP exemplifies expertise, dedication and commitment to quality and safety. I am honored to be a Diplomate of this prestigious organization."

Health care leaders can enhance their HCQM credential with additional sub-specialty certifications in the following categories:

  • Case Management
  • Managed Care
  • Patient Safety / Risk Management
  • Physician Advisor (Physicians Only)
  • Transitions of Care
  • Workers' Compensation

The HCQM Examination and Physician Advisor Sub-Specialty are endorsed by the American College of Physician Advisors. HCQM Certification and the physician advisor sub-specialty align with ACPA’s mission to promote and expand the prominent role of the Physician Advisor in today’s rapidly changing health care environment through education, certification, mentorship, and collaboration; as well as ABQAURP’s mission to improve the overall quality of health care provided to the public.

Dr. Charles Locke, President of the American College of Physician Advisors (ACPA), Senior Physician Advisor for The Johns Hopkins Hospital and ABQAURP Diplomate states, "I found the HCQM Certification with Physician Advisor sub-specialty to be invaluable in my development as a physician advisor. The certification process helped broaden and solidify my knowledge in so many areas including health care quality metrics, payer models, and the role of case management."

Prepare now for the 2020 HCQM Examination! Now accepting applications for the HCQM Test Window that will be open from August 15 through October 15, 2020. Early Registration Discount through January 28, 2020; register now to save $75 off the HCQM Exam Fee.

Visit the ABQAURP website at: http://www.abqaurp.org/Certification or call (800) 998-6030 to learn how HCQM Certification can validate your experience and set you apart from the rest!

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

About ABQAURP
Celebrating over 40 years of excellence in Health Care Quality Management and Patient Safety, ABQAURP is a premier professional association providing Health Care Quality and Management (HCQM) certification, ACCME-accredited continuing medical education, and membership to health care professionals worldwide. Learn more at: http://www.abqaurp.org.

About the ABQAURP and ACPA Alliance
ABQAURP and ACPA formed the alliance to offer the first Physician Advisor sub-specialty for the HCQM certification. HCQM Certification and the physician advisor sub-specialty align with ACPA’s mission to promote and expand the prominent role of the Physician Advisor in today’s rapidly changing health care environment through education, certification, mentorship, and collaboration; as well as ABQAURP’s mission to improve the overall quality of health care provided to the public.

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