Achieve Success with PQRS – New CE Course

By Paula Hartman-Stein, PhD

Achieve Success with PQRS: Mastering the Measures, 2015 is a 2-hour continuing education (CE/CEU) course that will walk you through each step of the PQRS process.

Achieve Success with PQRSThe Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), the first step toward pay-for-performance, is part of a broad initiative from the federal government and private insurance companies aimed at advancing health care quality and value over volume. PQRS encourages clinicians to attend to issues such as safety, healthy lifestyles, and improvement of care coordination. Policy experts predict that PQRS will not be limited to Medicare but will be required by most third party payers in the near future. This 2-hour course will walk you through each step of the PQRS process, providing pragmatic clinical suggestions that will help you navigate the maze of regulations, provide guidance for successful participation, and ultimately improve quality of care of your patients. Course #21-06 | 2015 | 18 posttest questions

  • CE Credit: 2 Hours
  • Target Audience: Psychology | Social Work
  • Learning Level: Intermediate
  • Course Type: Test Only


This is a test only course
(2 DVDs, not included). The DVDs can be purchased from the publisher’s website.

This test-only course provides instant access to the CE test that enables you to earn CE credit for viewing a DVD presentation (NOT included in your course enrollment) or share the DVDs with colleagues. You get instant access to the CE test and a direct link to purchase the DVDs from the publisher if you choose. Successful completion of the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion. You can print the test (download test from My Courses tab of your account after purchasing) and mark your answers on while reading the course book. Then submit online when ready to receive credit.

Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for all programs and content. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB); the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA); the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA); the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR); the California Board of Behavioral Sciences; the Florida Boards of Social Work, Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology & School Psychology, Dietetics & Nutrition, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and Occupational Therapy Practice; the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board; the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs; and by theTexas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists and State Board of Social Worker Examiners.

About the Speaker:

Paula Hartman-Stein, PhD, a clinical psychologist, consultant, and Medicare correspondent for The National Psychologist newspaper, was the Chair of the first psychology and social work Expert Work Group to develop quality measures. Currently she serves on the expert panel for the Elder Maltreatment screen. Dr. Hartman-Stein graduated from Kent State University and obtained the interdisciplinary geriatric clinical development award through Case Western University. For over 20 years she has worked at the Center for Healthy Aging, a private practice in Kent, Ohio. A prolific writer, she has two edited books, Innovative Behavioral Healthcare for Older Adults (1998) and Enhancing Cognitive Fitness in Adults (2011), numerous book chapters and refereed publications on healthy aging and psychology practice issues, and over 100 news articles.

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