NCMS “CQU” Clinical Quality Program


NCMS “CQU” Program

Helping you build a culture of quality in your practice.

Are you prepared to be paid based on the ‘quality’ of services you provide your patients? Do you even know what that means? If you’re unsure, and perhaps perplexed, anxious, frustrated or even a little angry about the changes taking place in our health care system, you’re not alone. That is why the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) Foundation in conjunction with the North Carolina Quality Center has developed CQU (short for Clinical Quality University). CQU will help you understand exactly what this ‘move to quality’ means, and give you the necessary tools to lead and succeed in this new environment.

Recently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) set new timelines and goals to move more aggressively toward a physician payment system based on the quality of services provided to patients, not the quantity. This announcement provides even more evidence of the historic changes already underway and gaining momentum in our country.

As a physician you understand the need to keep abreast of the latest treatment advances in order to help your patients. Shouldn’t your ability to proactively shape your practice environment be just as important to your professional life – and ultimately to the welfare of your patients?

CQU can help ease the discomfort of the changes underway, and position you to take a leadership role in shaping those changes as they affect your practice.

Program Highlights
  • 12-month program starting in the spring of 2015.
  • Sessions consist of a mix of face-to-face learning at the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) Center for Leadership in Medicine in Raleigh, NC, as well as webinars and coaching.
  • Participate in teams of three members (teams consists of at least one physician and two additional staff members of their choosing). Physicians and PA’s must be NCMS members.
  • Tuition is $4,600 per team and includes all course material and some meals
  • Class size is limited to 12 teams of three



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Deadline for applications is March 6, 2015.

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