Activity ID



April 24, 2023

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

American Medical Association


The Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) method provides a straightforward, iterative approach to quality improvement in your practice. The PDSA framework is easy to adopt regardless of practice size or resources. As ongoing quality improvement becomes part of your practice’s culture, your team will continue to find opportunities to improve existing processes.

1. This activity is part of the AMA STEPSForward initiative.
2. This activity is free to AMA members.


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Educational Objectives

At the end of this activity, you will be able to:
1. Identify how to plan a quality improvement initiative;
2. Describe how to implement a quality improvement initiative;
3. Explain how to evaluate the performance of a quality improvement initiative;
4. Recognize how to adjust a quality improvement initiative based on the results.


Leading Change


Medical Knowledge, 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

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