Performance Improvement

2020 RISE Practice Improvement


Expires Dec. 31, 2020

Program Information

CME: 20.0     MOC: 20.0

The 2020 RISE Practice Improvement activity is an online performance improvement activity by which evidence-based performance measures and quality improvement interventions/changes are used to help providers identify patient care areas for improvement and positively change their performance.

Current RISE registry users will be able to assess their current Quality measure performance in their 2020 RISE dashboard, select measures in which they would like to improve their performance, implement changes within their practice for 90 consecutive days in order to improve measure performance, and reassess their measure performance to see if and how their performance changed. The last day providers can begin implementing changes in their practice is October 1, 2020.

Target Audience
This course is designed for rheumatologists, physicians and other healthcare providers who care for patients with rheumatic diseases and those interested or engaged in research in the field of rheumatology.

Important Notes:

  • Only current RISE registry users are eligible to participate in this activity. If you are not a current RISE registry user, contact the ACR at to learn how to participate in the registry.
  • Providers must log in and register via their own ACR account. Practice administrators cannot register via their practice administrator account as the registration must be in the providers name.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Assess their performance on Quality measures and identify which measures need performance improvement.
  • Identify and implement change(s) in their practice to improve their Quality measure performance.
  • Reassess their Quality measure performance after implementing the change(s) and summarize the outcome that resulted from implementing the change(s).

Registration Fees

This activity is complimentary.

CME and MOC Information

Accreditation Statement
The American College of Rheumatology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The ACR designates this performance improvement activity for a maximum of 20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activities.

MOC Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 20.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Faculty and Disclosures

ACR Disclosure Statement
The ACR is an independent, professional organization that does not endorse specific procedures or products of any pharmaceutical/biotech concern. Educational activities provided by the ACR must demonstrate balance, independence, and scientific rigor. All those in a position to control the content of an activity must disclose all relevant financial relationship(s) with commercial interest(s). For this educational activity, all conflicts of interest have been resolved through peer review and revisions to ensure independence, evidence base, fair balance, and absence of commercial bias.

Faculty participating in an ACR-sponsored activity must disclose to the editorial team and audience any financial or other relationship(s) including, but not limited to:

  1. Stock, stock options or bond holdings in a for-profit corporation or self-directed pension plan
  2. Research grants
  3. Employment (full or part-time)
  4. Ownership or partnership
  5. Consulting fees or other remuneration (payment)
  6. Non-remunerative positions of influence such as officer, board member, trustee, or public spokesperson
  7. Receipt of royalties
  8. Speakers' bureau
  9. Other

The 2020 RISE Registry Practice Improvement Activity Planning Committee reported the following disclosures.

  • Delamo Bekele, MBBS - No relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Bryant England, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Virginia Reddy, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

2020 MIPS Quality Payment Program

By participating in this activity, you may be eligible to report on Improvement Activity IA_PSPA_28 - Completion of an Accredited Safety or Quality Improvement Program for 2020 MIPS. This improvement activity entails completing an accredited performance improvement continuing medical education (CME) program that addresses performance or quality improvement.
View Improvement Activity Requirements

Contact Info / Inquiries
404-633-3777, ext. 812

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