ECHO Autism STAT and QI Cohort
STAT Training and Quality Improvement Cohort
The Screening Tool for Autism in Toddlers and Young Children (STAT) is a specialty screening method that can help qualified health care professionals diagnose autism in young children.
ECHO Idaho has teamed up with Missouri’s Project ECHO Autism to bring Idaho MDs, DOs, NPs and PAs the opportunity to receive their STAT certification training for free as part of a new quality improvement project. Benefits of participation include:
- Free Maintenance of Certification credit (MOC-Part IV) / AAPA Category 1 PI-CME and Continuing Medical Education credits, including nine hours for STAT training and up to two hours per month for ECHO Idaho session attendance
- Free STAT training and kit (valued at over $1,500)
- Ongoing specialist support
- Ability to evaluate and diagnose autism in children under 48 months with obvious autism spectrum disorder (ASD) symptoms
To learn more about this 20-person cohort, please contact us at ECHO Idaho.
Participation Requirements and Commitments
ECHO Idaho’s STAT Training and Quality Improvement Cohort is available for Idaho MDs, DOs, NPs and PAs.
To participate in this project, participants must be able to commit to the following events and deadlines, to occur between March 7, 2023 and April 2024:
- Attendance at live STAT Training, March 7 and 8, 2023. Join in-person in Boise. Travel compensation is available
- Complete STAT certification process:
Step 1 - View course materials, and receive instructions from trainer;
Step 2 - Submit Administration Video #1, and await feedback from trainer;
Step 3 - Submit Administration Video #2, and await feedback from trainer;
Step 4 - Submit additional Administration Videos as needed/requested, and await feedback from trainer
- Participation in a 1-hour kick-off meeting with the Quality Improvement cohort
- Participation in three of four virtual 30-minute ECHO Autism Quality Improvement cohort meetings
- Participation in 16 of 22 live or asynchronous ECHO Autism sessions (April 2023-March 2024)
- Complete a retrospective chart review and submit data
- Present at least one patient case at a regular ECHO session between April 2023 and March 2024
- Completion of pre- and post- series surveys
- Complete the attestation form
Registration for ECHO Idaho’s STAT Training and Quality Improvement cohort is now open and will remain so until the cohort’s first meeting on March 7, 2023 OR until the cohort’s 20 available spots are filled.
If more than 20 participants register, registrants will be added to a waitlist in the order that they register. Non-Idaho providers may register, but will be automatically waitlisted to prioritize in-state (Idaho) providers.
1. Why is this training being offered?
Primary care physicians (PCPs) are essential to screening for and taking initial steps to manage common co-occurring conditions in the ASD population. Many pediatricians and PCPs report they are not knowledgeable about the conditions that commonly co-occur with ASD and report a lack of self-efficacy in applying standards of care to this population.
2. Can I receive the STAT Certification Training without participating in the full year-long cohort?
No. Successful completion of the requirements as stipulated in the QI protocol is mandatory to receive STAT certification.
3. Can I receive MOC Part IV credit or Category 1 PI-CME for participating in the quality improvement cohort of my choice, without participating in the STAT training?
No. Completion of the STAT certification requirements is mandatory to receive MOC Part IV and Category 1 PI-CME.
4. It sounds expensive. Is all this really free?
Yes. Thanks to support provided by Missouri’s ECHO Autism and a generous donation provided by Optum Idaho, ECHO Idaho is able to offer this special training at no cost to 20 interested, eligible clinicians in Idaho on a first-come first-serve basis.
5. I have another question that’s not listed here.
Send additional questions to email@example.com, or call us at 208-364-4072.
Free Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV Credits and Continuing Education
The University of Idaho Office of Continuing Education is an approved Portfolio Sponsor through the American Board of Medical Specialties, which serves as a single-point system for 18 different medical specialty boards. Each medical board requires and certifies MOC activities for different amounts of credits. Please see the Portfolio Program Credit Translation handout to see a list of all participating accreditation board and understand how participating in a Portfolio program-sponsored activity translates to for your accreditation board.
In support of improving patient care, University of Idaho, WWAMI Medical Education Program is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
All participation in live or asynchronous material will be available for free continuing education credit. You can learn more about credit types and offerings on our CE page.