MOC Part IV: Improvement in Practice
Board certification reflects a commitment to continual, lifelong learning, and the maintenance of certification (MOC) process assists Diplomates in honoring that commitment. A crucial component of the MOC process is Part IV: Improvement in Practice, which encourages Diplomates to apply what they’ve learned in ways that enhance patient care and contribute to the success of their clinical practices.
Previously, MOC Part IV required the completion of a Performance in Practice Module (PPM). With the introduction of CAP in 2019, the mandatory PPM was replaced with a Quality Improvement Activity (QIA). The QIA is simpler, more flexible, and less time-consuming than the PPM, while still encouraging Diplomates to engage in ongoing quality improvement activities.
ABO recently updated its description of the QIA to provide a clearer explanation, more detailed instructions, and several examples of properly-documented, complete QIAs. Click here to review this updated information.
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