On October 1, 2012, the Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program granted approval to the UCSOM to award MOC Part IV credit to physicians participating in quality improvement (QI) projects. QI is a requirement for MOC re-certification.
The Maintenance of Certification Portfolio Approval Program (MOCPAP) within the School of Medicine (CUSOM) helps physicians understand and meet the requirements of their specific American Board of Medical Specialty’s (ABMS) standards for Maintenance of Certification (MOC). The CUSOM MOC program helps reduce the administrative burden for physicians seeking MOC Part IV credit. At the same time, we ensure QI activities are meaningful and meet the high standards for self-evaluation necessary for receiving credit.
According to ABMS, in 2000 MOC was adopted as a policy with general standards for all of its member boards. Subsequently, the 24 specialty boards began issuing time-limited certificates for physicians. Of the 24 specialty boards, 20 participate in the national Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program within ABMS. This program acts as a hub for MOC activity between the participating specialty boards and the local institutions, like CUSOM, providing standards and continuity for MOC requirements.
All physicians, including project leaders, participating in any MOC Part IV project must submit a physician attestation to receive credit. If approved, participation will be reported to the national Multi-Specialty MOC Program and the participating specialty boards or the NCCPA. Participants must be part of an approved project and may submit an attestation at any time as long as the QI effort is ongoing.