ABQAURP Renews Agreement with the National Board of Medical Examiners to Oversee Testing Methodology

October 22, 2013

The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. (ABQAURP) is pleased to announce the renewal of its agreement with the National Board of Medical Examiners® (NBME®) to collaborate and administer the ABQAURP professional certification exam in Health Care Quality and Management (HCQM).

(PRWEB) October 22, 2013

With certified members numbering nearly ten thousand, ABQAURP’s goal is to improve the quality of our nation's health care. Through its relationship with the NBME, ABQAURP, a non-profit organization, continues to deliver the highest quality educational components possible to support its certification activities in 2014 and beyond.

Arthur Broder, MD, CHCQM, Chairman of ABQAURP’s Board of Directors noted, "ABQAURP has led the field with a certification examination for health care professionals in patient safety, medical management, risk management, and quality-based knowledge. We are pleased to continue our work with the NBME, whose assessment programs follow a sound developmental model and incorporate the latest statistical and technological developments."

Nick Paslidis, MD, PhD, MHCM, CHCQM, Medical Director, Molina Healthcare and Vice Chair, ABQAURP Board of Directors stated, "The ABQAURP certification examination in Health Care Quality and Management (HCQM) is systematically reviewed by NBME's consultative, research, and analytic services. New questions are tested (but not scored) for over a year to identify and resolve potential methodological problems before formal inclusion in the examination. This reflects ABQAURP's dedication to establishing HCQM as a specialty with definable standards upheld by knowledgeable experts."

"Physicians and other health care professionals throughout the world are eligible to sit for ABQAURP's professional certification examination," noted Joel V. Brill, MD, AGAF, CHCQM, Board Member ABQAURP. "With the global focus on value-based health care and quality management, we encourage health care professionals worldwide to earn the Certified in Health Care Quality Management (CHCQM) credential and be recognized for their commitment to care."

For additional information about ABQAURP certification, conferences, and online educational courses, visit http://www.abqaurp.org.


Established in 1977, ABQAURP (http://www.abqaurp.org) is the nation's largest organization of interdisciplinary health care professionals. We are committed to maximizing patient safety and the quality of health care provided to the public by maintaining a culture of educational and certification excellence and making it available to all health care professionals.

About NBME

Founded in 1915, the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that serves the public through its high- quality assessments of healthcare professionals.

Medical specialty boards, other healthcare professions, and academic institutions call on the NBME to develop customized assessments, while online assessments help students and professionals identify their own strengths and weaknesses. Organizations can draw on the NBME’s expertise as consultants for their own assessment programs, test administration, and scoring. http://www.nbme.org/about/index.html

“National Board of Medical Examiners®” and “NBME®” are registered trademarks of the National Board of Medical Examiners.

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