Preparing for MACRA: Achieving Quality in the Management of Heart Failure

1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Launch Date:
October 26, 2016
Expiration Date:
The accreditation for this activity has expired.

Primary Audience:

Primary Care Physicians, Hospitalists, Cardiologists, Quality Improvement Professionals, Pharmacists, Care Coordinators

Relevant Terms:

Heart Failure

Amit Singh Tibb, MD, FCCP

Amit Singh Tibb, MD, FCCP
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, AECOM
Chief Quality Officer, Valley Medical Group
Chief Palliative Care, Valley Hospital
Pulmonary, Critical Care & Interventional Pulmonary physician

Dr. Tibb is a front line clinician, researcher and educator. He joined Valley Health System in July 2014 and currently serves as Chief Quality Officer of Valley Medical Group in addition to being the Medical Director of Palliative Care at The Valley Hospital. Dr. Tibb is Board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care, Neurocritical Care and Palliative & Hospice Medicine. Dr. Tibb also completed a fellowship in Clinical Quality and Patient Safety and his work has been recognized both locally and nationally with several awards for Quality Improvement. In 2012-13 and 2013-14 he received the 'GAGE' award from America's essential hospitals for "Palliative Care Integration in the ICU" & "CAUTI reduction – Journey towards ZERO" respectively.
At Valley Medical Group, Dr. Tibb is involved with Population Health and is instrumental in using Quality Metrics to drive physician compensation.  He was formerly the Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit at Jacobi Medical Center in New York City where he also served as Attending Physician on the Pulmonary, Critical Care and Palliative Care services. He still retains faculty position as Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Tibb completed a fellowship in Medical Simulation and held faculty position at the Institute of Medical Simulation and Learning (IMSAL). Dr. Tibb has served as faculty for numerous medical societies including several Critical Care Ultrasound courses over the last 7 years and has given grand rounds on integration of Ultrasound in the Intensive Care Unit both nationally and internationally. He has several peer reviewed publications and his exemplary work as an educator has been recognized in the form of "Best Educator" award for 3 consecutive years from 2011-2014. He is a standing Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. He lives in New York City with his wife and 3 children.
1. List and evaluate evidence-based interventions shown to reduce heart failure readmissions
2. Describe effective methods of providing education to heart failure patients prior to discharge
3. Apply guideline-directed medical therapy for patients with heart failure
4. Recognize the leadership and interpersonal skills necessary for successful Quality Improvement initiatives
5. Describe alternative payment models based on value and quality

Instructions on How to Receive Credit
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  • In order to successfully complete this activity learners must achieve a minimum of 50% on the post-test.
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The Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education (Institute) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Institute designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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It is the policy of the Institute to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. All persons in control of content must disclose any significant financial interest or other relationships that may affect the content of this activity.
Faculty Disclosures
Amit Singh Tibb, MD, FCCP has no relationships to disclose.
Planning Committee Disclosures
Steven Haimowitz, MD, is a principal of Healthcourse, Inc. and has no relationships to disclose.
Cathy Pagano, CHCP is an employee of the Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education (the Institute) and has no relationships to disclose.
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