Activity ID



March 31, 2020

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

American Medical Association


Increasing administrative responsibilities due to regulatory pressures and evolving payment and care delivery models reduce the amount of time physicians spend delivering direct patient care. Health coaching is a team-based approach to care that helps patients “gain the knowledge, skills, tools and confidence to become active participants in their care.” Not only does it reinforce the physician’s care plan to promote adherence, it incorporates health goals that patients set for themselves. The physician can delegate the personalized planning to a partner who engages, educates and manages patients with complex health needs. Health coaching programs utilize a series of techniques, such as motivational interviewing and “repeat back,” to ensure patient comprehension of their care plans and help them achieve their goals. Having a health coach as part of the team may help the practice meet quality metrics, improve patient satisfaction and adherence and free up physician time. Health coaches are necessary for engaging and activating patients in their care. They typically use population health processes and techniques, which makes them ideal for helping patients self-manage chronic conditions. They provide patients with resources to improve their health, reduce their risk for future conditions, and achieve desirable outcomes overall. It is necessary to have a module on this topic so that practicing physicians are taking advantage of every opportunity to engage their patients in their care encounters.

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Educational Objectives

Develop and implement the health coaching model for their practice
Recruit, train and mentor health coaches
Evaluate and track their progress over time


Patient Satisfaction


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement, Professionalism, Systems-based Practice

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

MIPS Approved

This activity qualifies for the CMS Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), where you can earn a performance-based payment adjustment to your Medicare payment

Physician Well-being activity

Efficiencies in Medical Practice

Practice Setting

Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban

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