INDIVIDUAL PRACTICE REVIEW

Quality in Practice

INDIVIDUAL PRACTICE REVIEW (IPR)

Individual Practice Review (IPR) provides members with timely, relevant feedback about their practices to inform quality improvement.

An IPR emphasizes targeted support and education to best help physicians grow good practice. When a physician is selected or referred, 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 necessary to meet individual physician needs. Our assessors are peer physicians who use the R2C2 feedback model to help physicians reflect on their practice and identify opportunities to improve.

All physician participants will be eligible for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits through the College of Family Physicians of Canada or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Member participation in Continuing Competence programs is confidential under sections 52 and 53 of the Health Professions Act.

The Individual Practice Review is a quality improvement process.Leanne McKenzie, IPR Program Manager
Individual Practice Review (IPR) Provides Timely, Relevant Feedback To Benefit Both Physicians And Patients

TARGETED SUPPORT TO MEET INDIVIDUAL NEEDS

Your IPR may involve any of the following competency assessment options (click the tabs to learn more). Let us know if we can connect you with tools and resources that can help you offer safe, effective care to your patients.

A review of key administrative processes; recordkeeping and chart-stimulated recall conducted by a trained peer physician (practice visitor). Can take place in a variety of practice locations.

What to Expect:

  • A practice visitor will attend the selected practice location for approximately 4 to 5 hours.
  • During this time, the practice visitor will tour the practice location, interview administrative staff, review practice processes and review between 15 to 25 patient records.
  • The practice visitor will select 4 to 5 patient records for discussion with the participating physician.
  • The practice visitor will require a private place to work and the participating physician will be asked to remain available throughout the scheduled visit.
  • The practice visitor will discuss findings with the physician throughout the visit, and follow up with a final report that provides feedback about the practice and identifies potential areas for practice improvement.

Tools

The Office & Practice Overview and Chart Review tools are both used for onsite Practice Visits. For remote review of Electronic Medical Records, only the Chart Review tool is used.

Resources

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Fees

The Individual Practice Review Program operates on a cost recovery model. Physicians are responsible for administrative fees and fees associated with competence support (plus applicable taxes). Administrative fees fall into one of three categories. Review the tabs below to learn more.

Applied to minor program reviews and covers the cost of supports such as: completing requests for information, an in-person meeting or a review of an individual patient record.

Here are some estimates for regularly used IPR supports:

  • Standard Practice Visit in an urban practice location: $2,000 – $4,000
  • Standard Practice Visit in a rural practice location: $3,000 – $6,000
  • Specialist Practice Visit (2 practice visitors required): $4,000 – $6,000
  • Remote EMR Chart Review: $1,500 – $2,500
  • Standard of Practice Nurse Review: $1,000 – $2,500
  • Nurse Chart Audit $1,000 – $2,500
  • Prescribing Mentoring $500 – $1,000/yr

FAQ

Yes, regulated members are mandated by the Health Professions Act to complete a quality improvement initiative at least every five years.

This includes the Practice Checkup for all physicians, and Individual Practice Review (IPR) and Group Practice Review (GPR) for selected or referred physicians. Rules for Member Participation

Member participation in Continuing Competence programs is confidential under sections 52 and 53 of the Health Professions Act.


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Individual Practice Review

Phone: 780-969-5023 or 1-800-561-3899 Ext. 5023  | Email: CC.inquiries@cpsa.ab.ca