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Improving Advance Care Planning


Release date: October 22, 2015
Expiration date: October 22, 2018
Estimated time to complete this activity: four months

Intended Audience
The intended audience for this activity are physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

  • Use advance care planning quality measures to assess current advance care planning performance.
  • Identify areas for improvement in performance measures associated with advance care planning.
  • Apply the performance improvement process to identify changes for continuous improvement in advance care planning.

Accreditation Statement
The Wisconsin Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The Wisconsin Medical Society designates this PI CME activity for a maximum of 20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification Statement
This Quality Improvement (QI) Effort meets Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV Standards and Guidelines for the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Multi-Specialty Portfolio Approval Program Organization (Portfolio Program) and is eligible for MOC Part IV though participating ABMS Member Boards.

As an approved Portfolio Program Sponsor, the Wisconsin Medical Society has been approved by the ABMS Portfolio Program to approve QI Efforts for MOC Part IV through Oct. 1, 2017.

Method of Participation
As part of this activity, participants will implement a performance improvement project in their practice. This activity allows 24 weeks to complete, but the pace of completion will be determined by participation of the physicians and staff.

Disclosure Statement
It is the policy of the Wisconsin Medical Society to ensure balance, independence and objectivity in all its educational activities. For all CME activities, planners, faculty and authors must disclose to participants prior to any educational activities the existence of any relevant financial interest or any other relationship that a planner, faculty, author or their spouse/partner may have (currently or in the past 12 months) with the commercial supporter or manufacturer(s) of any commercial product/service discussed in an educational presentation. The planners and faculty for this PI CME activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


  • John Barkmeier, MD, Family Physician and Geriatrician, retired from ThedaCare. Honoring Choices Wisconsin Steering Committee, Fox Valley Coalition for Advance Care Planning
  • Kelly Fehrenbacher, MD, Internal Medicine, Mercy Health System
  • Timothy Jessick, DO, Palliative Medicine, Aurora Health Care
  • Donn Dexter, MD, Neurologist, Mayo Clinic Health System

Privacy Statement
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Hardware and Software Requirements

  • Desktops/Laptops running Microsoft Windows 7 (or latest version) with at least 2GB of RAM
  • Supported Browsers: Latest version of Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Internet Explorer (IE 10 or higher)

Credit Issuance
Credits will be issued by Wisconsin Medical Society to participants who complete this PI CME activity. A certificate will be emailed upon completion.

Contact Information
Wisconsin Medical Society
P.O. Box 1109
Madison, Wisconsin 53701-1109
Phone: 608.442.3800 or 866.442.3800 (toll free)

The name “Honoring Choices Wisconsin” is used under license from Twin Cities Medical Society Foundation.

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