ED: New Sullivan Group courses for 2014

By Steven Gamburg, MD, Chair, Emergency Medicine

The 2014 curriculum of the Sullivan Courses is now available on-line. Please go to https://www.thesullivangroup.com  to sign into The Sullivan Group (TSG). For difficulties signing in, contact Jody at TravisJ@MLHS.org.

These courses:

  • count as accredited Level II CME;
  • fulfill some of the CME requirements of MLH and the Commonwealth
    of Pennsylvania;
  • are free;
  • take between 1-2 hours to complete and most count as 2 CME credits;
  • fulfill our mandated requirement by HPIX to take Risk Management
    courses; and
  • fulfill the CMS PQRS* documentation and action plan requirement
    that gives incentive payment to physicians for quality care.

Please be reminded that Pennsylvania requires a total of 100 CME hours in two years, and that 20 have to be in the field of “Safety.”  Only TWO CME credits are needed per year to fulfill requirements for Stroke Center, and you can take both from the available list via The Sullivan Group.

These TSG courses will help you fulfill that requirement. Alternatively, you can select any other educational source, but when you have completed it let Jody Travis (phone: 484-337-3583; fax: 484-337-3614) know so she can track it for when Joint Commission surveys.

For TSG sign in, click “My curriculum-Begin Taking Courses”

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If  you have any questions regarding the Sullivan Group courses – please call me.

*The Physician Quality Reporting system (PQRS) has been using incentive payments, and will begin to use payment adjustments in 2015, to encourage eligible healthcare professionals (EPs) to report on specific quality measures. Why PQRS?  PQRS gives participating EPs the opportunity to assess the quality of care they are providing to their patients, helping to ensure that patients get the right care at the right time.  By reporting PQRS quality measures, providers also can quantify how often they are meeting a particular



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