Colorectal Cancer Screening Project

Increase Colorectal Screening Rates –
Information and PIP MOC Opportunity

Participate in the Practice Improvement Program for ABFM Maintenance of Certification Developed by NJAFP

The NYS Academy of Family Physicians in partnership with the Eastern Division of the American Cancer Society and funded by a grant from the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Chronic Disease Services, offers physician training and education to reinforce the importance of identifying patients at risk for colorectal cancer. The educational program is based on a toolkit developed by Mona Sarfaty, MD, at Thomas Jefferson University, “How to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in Practice: A Primary Care Clinician’s Evidence-Based Toolbox and Guide”, that Family Physicians can use in their practices to optimize existing resources to increase screening rates.

This activity has been approved by the American Board of Family Medicine as an external provider of Part IV Maintenance of Certification for Family Physicians credit. Term of approval is for two years from February 1, 2010, with the option for yearly renewal. Approval for the activity is for two years from the activity start date, February 1, 2010.This approval may be renewed annually. This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 20 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP accreditation begins 11-03-2008. Term of approval is for two years from this date. While there is no charge to complete the PIP program, ABFM Maintenance of Certification fees still apply.

To view PIP MOC tutorial click here

Four essentials for improved screening rates:
  • Your Recommendation – recommendation from a physician is consistently the single most important factor in a patient’s decision whether or not to screen
  • An Office Policy – office policies are the foundation of a systematic approach, addressing differing risk levels and incorporating the realities of local medical resources, insurance coverage and patient preference
  • An Office Reminder System – reminder systems can be used for both patients and providers
  • An Effective Communication System – Effective communication is the cornerstone of good practice, related to patient satisfaction, which affects outcome.
To view CRC webinar, click here (ppt)