ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program Sponsor

Monroe County Medical Society (MCMS) is an approved sponsor of the Multi-Specialty Portfolio ProgramTM (Portfolio Program), a service provided through the American Board of Medical Specialties┬« (ABMS), that works with all types of health care organizations to support and recognize the work physicians are already doing to improve their practices and the care of their patients. 

As a ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program Sponsor, we will offer Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV credit to participating physicians in Performance/Quality Improvement projects initiated by MCMS,., as well as by external organizations seeking to offer improvement in medical practice credits to their board certified physician panels.

We are also able to offer Certified PAs free Category 1 PI-CME credit with NCCPA for participating in QI initiatives along with physician members of MCMS. Thanks to a collaborative agreement between NCCPA and the ABMS Multispecialty Portfolio Program – a program MCMS participates in – Certified PAs can receive this high-value CME credit for participating in patient safety and performance improvement activities to improve the quality of patient care.

If you are interested in having MCMS sponsor a QI project, please complete the form below and return to:  Nedra Keller, Director, Quality Initiatives.

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT EFFORT SUBMISSION FORM
FOR ABMS MOC PART IV CREDIT

Contact

Nedra Keller
Quality Initiatives Director
Monroe County Medical Society
(585) 473-7573
Fax: (585) 473-7642

FAQs for External Projects

Q: What are the initial steps to get started?

A: You will need to fill out and submit the Proposed QI Effort Submission Form for ABMS MOC Part IV Credit.  After the form is submitted, it will need to be reviewed and approved by MCMS’s Quality Collaborative.  The form can be found on our website under the Quality Collaborative tab, “Requests for Sponsorships of External Projects”.  Please submit the form to Nedra Keller at nkeller@mcms.org.

Q: What types of projects are approved for the MOC Part IV credit?

A: Any quality improvement project presented by a physician that meets the approval standards of the Quality Collaborative.

Q: How many PDSA cycles are physicians required to complete?

A: ABMS MOC Part IV credit attainment requires completion of a minimum of 2 PDSA cycles.

Q: Who is eligible to receive MOC Part IV/ PI-CME credit?

A: Any physicians certified by one of twenty ABMS Member Boards or a certified physician assistant (PA) through NCCPA.  For more information, go to http://mocportfolioprogram.org/about-us/abms-member-board-participation/ 

Q: Is there a fee for MCMS sponsoring MOC Part IV credit?

A: Yes, MCMS will provide a pricing sheet upon request. Please note that specialty boards charge additional fees to physicians for re-certification and those fees vary considerably; please see the ABMS Specialty Boards page for a link to each of the specialty boards’ sites for current fees.

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