Improving Developmental Screening in Early Childhood

If you need MOC Part 4 performance improvement recognition in 2021, please complete the project and your attestation by November 30, 2021.

The American Academy of Pediatrics updated its recommendations for developmental screening of young children in January 2020. These guidelines include general developmental screening at age 9, 18, And 30 months This project is aimed at improving the rates of general screening using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire, 3rd Edition (ASQ-3) at ages 9, 18, and 30 months and this project will help improve and track your success in performing this screening at the proper age groups. 

The goal of this project is to increase the percent of children receiving an ASQ-3 developmental screen at ages 12, 24, and 36 months to 75% within 3 to 6 months from starting the project. This will be called the ASQ-3 compliance percentage, which is the percentage of children seen with one completed ASQ by age 12 months, 2 completed ASQs by age 24 months, and 3 completed ASQs by age 36 months.

This online module has 3 stages requiring you to complete 2 Plan Do Study Act (PDSA) cycles, and you need to complete all three stages in order to claim credit. It will take approximately 3 months to fully complete this program.

Stage A: Participants will identify their current ASQ-3 compliance percentage and they will set their goals for improvement.

Stage B: Participants will watch a presentation on developmental screening, coding for developmental screening, and documentation of ASQ-3. They will complete their first PDSA cycle and report their gap score after the first cycle.

Stage C: Participants will record their final gap score and reflect on the project. 

Target Audience

This course is intended for AAH providers in pediatrics and family medicine.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, learners should be able to:

  1. Understand the difference between developmental surveillance and developmental screening
  2. Know the appropriate ages for doing developmental screening and specific ASD screening
  3. Understand the recommended additional workup and referrals for children found to have abnormal screening
  4. Understand the available evaluation, treatment, and family support services in Wisconsin and Illinois for children found to have developmental problems
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 30.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Aurora Health Care is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Aurora Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 30.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 30.00 Attendance
    Attendance Credit
    • 30.00 Approved AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 MOC Part IV Project
    Aurora Health Care has been approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties as a portfolio provider for Part IV Credits towards Maintenance of Certification. This applies only to those Boards participating in the MSPP Program. Check with your certifying Board for specifics. Any fees relating to Board Certification still apply.
Course opens: 
01/07/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2022
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Faculty

Jeffrey W. Britton, MD, FAAP; Aurora Children’s Health – Sheboygan; Advocate Aurora Health

Disclosure

The planners and speaker have indicated that there are no financial relationships with any commercial interests to be disclosed.

Accreditation Statement: Advocate Aurora Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: Advocate Aurora Health designates this PI-CME activity for a maximum of 30.00 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification: Advocate Aurora Health has been approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) as a Multi-Specialty Portfolio Provider (MSPP). This allows Advocate Aurora Health to award Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV credits to those participants in this program who demonstrate active participation in this course. After verifying completion of all requirements and active participation, the Advocate Aurora CME Office will review and forward the form to the ABMS who will then transfer your credits to your Certifying Board. 

  • If you are certified by multiple Boards, this project will count towards all participating Boards (see https://cme.advocateaurorahealth.org/content/moc-recognition for specific information). You will need to provide the names of the Boards as well as your certification number for each Board you list.
  •  The attestations are frequently audited by the Boards, so please provide complete, thoughtful responses. 

Upon successful completion and attestation, the CME Office will review your completed project. If it is completed satisfactorily, the CME Office will submit the project to the ABMS who will in turn submit the completion data directly to your certifying Board. It will take approximately one month for the completion to register with your Board.

PAs: This QI Effort meets MOC Part IV Standards and Guidelines for the ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Approval Program Organization and is eligible for MOC Part IV through participating ABMS Member Boards and for Category 1 PI-CME credits through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. 


 

Available Credit

  • 30.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Aurora Health Care is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Aurora Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 30.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 30.00 Attendance
    Attendance Credit
    • 30.00 Approved AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 MOC Part IV Project
    Aurora Health Care has been approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties as a portfolio provider for Part IV Credits towards Maintenance of Certification. This applies only to those Boards participating in the MSPP Program. Check with your certifying Board for specifics. Any fees relating to Board Certification still apply.
 
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First enroll in Improving Developmental Screening in Early Childhood. Then you will be able to begin with Stage A. 

This project is available to Advocate Aurora providers (employed and independent) only. If you need help enrolling or logging in, please contact the CME Office at cme@aah.org.