PRACTICE VISITS

Flexible options to support good medical practice

Our focus is quality

A practice visit emphasizes targeted support and education to best help physicians grow good practice. When a licensed physician contacts us or is referred to the Continuing Competence program, we work together to develop the most effective support plan.

We offer trained assessors led by an experienced clinical team, supported by independent expertise when needed. These confidential Support Teams provide customized support to meet individual needs.

Let us know if we can connect you to tools and resources that can help you offer safe, effective care to your patients.

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“I’m interested in your practice, how you practise medicine, and how I can help you.”Dr. Monica Wickland-Weller, CPSA Senior Medical Advisor

CONFIDENTIAL SUPPORT TEAMS ARE STANDING BY

Before your visit

  • We review options collaboratively and develop a customized approach that meets your needs.

During your visit

  • A professionally trained assessor or team completes the assessment.

Following your visit

  • Follow-up expertise will be available for ongoing support and growth.
  • Once the assessment is complete, a collaborative action plan is developed to ensure the necessary tools and supports are in place for greatest success.
  • Costs that apply universally to all members are covered by your member fees.
  • Costs for individual supports are covered by individual members.
  • On-Site Practice Visit typically involves chart review and chart stimulated recall, and can take place in any variety of practice locations including remotely via technology.
  • Direct Observation or Workplace-based Assessment observes patient interactions (with consent) in any clinical environment like a community based office or hospital.
  • Comprehensive Multi-Faceted Competence Assessment uses physician testing experts, multiple choice exams, comprehensive clinical encounters, simulated office orals, therapeutics exams and others.
  • Neuro-Psychological Assessment is contracted out by the College to experienced neuropsychologists through the Physician Health Monitoring Program.
  • Comprehensive IPAC office inspection focuses on whether physicians/practices meet the College’s standards of practices around infection prevention and control.
  • Data Profiles  involve focused data review including items such as billing information, prescribing profiles, etc., which identifies specific physician data against normative peer groups.
  • Chart  audits review  patient  records  to  ensure physicians consistently meet or exceed standards.
  • Practice Audits gather information about practice processes, determining adherence to prevention and management best practice, and the College’s standards of practice.
  • Focused Interviews elicit feedback from selected individuals in person or via telephone Focused interviews with patients can also be conducted (with consent).

Rules for member participation in the Practice Visit Program: Physician Competence Assessment Program Rules.

Program Rules for Member Participation

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“We bring options to physicians, and help them choose solutions that are sensible, reasonable,
practical, doable.”Dr. Nigel Flook, CPSA Senior Medical Advisor

we can help

Kim Horricks-Bender, Program Administrator
Practice Visit Program
780-969-5023 or 1-800-561-3899 Ext. 5023
kim.horricks-bender@cpsa.ab.ca