Immunization Performance Improvement CME

Increasing immunization rates across the state of Kansas has been a focus of the KAFP since December 2021. Thanks to the Immunization Enhancement Partner grant through KDHE, KAFP can offer the Immunization Performance Improvement CME (PI-CME) free to our members!

The PI-CME activity is worth a total of 20 CME. Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn twenty (20) Performance Improvement points in the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Family Medicine Certification program.

CME Aims to Boost Vaccination Rates in Kansas

The CDC recently released the 2022 NIS-Teen vaccination data. Kansas data mirrored national data but is still showing a decrease in the MenACWY and Td/Tdap immunization rates for adolescents. There is a slight increase in the HPV vaccination rates, but Kansas’ ranking is still extremely low compared to the other forty-nine states.

During this CME members will focus on adolescents ages 11-18 and specifically work on increasing immunization rates for HPV, MenACWY, and Td/Tdap. This PI-CME will consist of three stages and each stage is worth 5 credits. A maximum of 20 credits are awarded for this activity. To earn all 20 credits, members must complete all three stages in their entirety and set sequence. 

Goals of PI-CME Activity:

  1. Evaluate immunization rates of adolescents ages 11-18, specifically focusing on HPV, MenACWY, and Td/Tdap.  
  2. Focus on improving the immunization rates throughout the duration of this activity for adolescents ages 11-18.
  3. Provide adequate preparation and patient education before immunizations are administered. Ensure that all the patient and parent/guardian questions are thoroughly answered before immunizations are administered.

CME Credit Statement:

The AAFP has reviewed Immunization Performance Improvement CME Activity and deemed it acceptable for up to 20.00. Performance Improvement AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 10/30/2023 to 10/30/2025. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.