Ambulatory Health Care Data

NAMCS - Continuing Education Information

WB2719 NAMCS: WHAT CLINICIANS NEED TO KNOW

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: In completing this online education activity, we expect our participants to increase their understanding of the purpose, scope, and design of NAMCS among physicians, mid-level providers, and other healthcare professionals. By reinforcing NAMCS’ key concepts in a web-based activity, our goal is to improve prospective NAMCS participant’s perception of the usefulness and value of resulting survey data by demonstrating how NAMCS data are collected and used. 

OBJECTIVES:

At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to:

  1. State the purpose of the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS).
  2. Identify one of the strengths of National Center for Health Statistics survey designs.
  3. List the five different ways that NAMCS data are reported.
  4. Describe a reason why physician involvement is important to the accuracy of NAMCS findings.
  5. Identify the two policies that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention uses to ensure confidentiality of data that is collected via the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS).

FACULTY/CREDENTIALS: Brian W. Ward, PhD, Health Statistician, National Center for Health Statistics

ORIGINATION DATE: June 12, 2019

EXPIRATION DATE: June 12, 2021

HARDWARE/SOFTWARE: Computer Hardware; Internet connection; Browser

MATERIALS: Participants only need a computer or laptop and an internet connection. 

TARGET AUDIENCE: The target audience will be office-based clinicians, since NAMCS surveys that environment. 

PREREQUISITES: There are no prerequisites for this course. 

FORMAT: Online presentation.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Division of Health Care Statistics, (301) 458-4568

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS: 

  • CME: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
  • CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
    This activity provides 1.0 contact hours.
  • CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU’s for this program.
  • FOR CERTIFIED PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (CPH): The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 1.0 CPH recertification credit for this program.

DISCLOSURE: In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, content experts, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias. Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR OBTAINING CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) 

In order to receive continuing education (CE) for WB2719- NAMCS: What Clinicians Need to Know please visit TCEO and follow these 9 Simple Steps before 06/12/2021, 11:59 PM (ET). 

Complete the activity located here.

Complete the evaluation and pass the posttest at 70% located here.

FEES: No fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities.

Page last reviewed: April 29, 2019