|MOC Part IV Assessment|
As one of four parts of ABPM's maintenance of certification (MOC) requirements, individuals are required to complete two practice performance assessments during their 10-year certification cycle. One assessment needs to be completed in the first 5 years of the certification cycle and one in the final 5 years.
This seven-step component of the MOC Program applies to those diplomates whose certificate expired in 2010 or later. This component utilizes a quality improvement model with opportunities for assessment of practice performance and improvement activities available in clinical practice, teaching, research, and administration. After enrolling, individuals will download the Diplomate Practice Assessment Plan and instructions explaining the seven-step process. An official copy of the assessment plan, required assessment tools (listed below), and other requirements listed in the instructions are then submitted to ACPM for review. The DPAP will walk you through the process of MOC Part IV listed below:
NOTE: Regardless of which MOC Part IV tool you choose, you will follow the same process.
Wendy Braund, Chair of the CME/MOC Committee, explains the MOC requirements and ACPM's Part IV Assessment program.
ACPM offers four tools, listed below, to complete the MOC Part IV requirement. Regardless of which MOC Part IV tool you choose, you must follow the seven steps listed above.
Clinical Practice Evaluation I & II –This tool includes medical records review (for adults or children) and includes a clinical system review. You must select this tool if greater than 10% of professional time is spent providing direct patient care.
360-Degree Feedback Evaluation – This tool is a compilation of feedback regarding fulfillment of selected competencies in a rating scale format from self, superiors, peers and subordinates.
Report Card Evaluation – This tool is a narrative-style self-assessment and feedback from supervisor regarding fulfillment of selected competencies.
Portfolio Evaluation – This tool is a compilation of diplomate-selected products from practice representing fulfillment of selected competencies.
To enroll in the ACPM MOC Part IV process, you need to complete the registration form and pay your MOC Part IV Fee. After payment, you will be able to download your DPAP and the Part IV tool of your choice. Completed documented should be sent to Jessica Bradshaw.
To ensure your application can be processed, reviewed, and submitted to the American Board of Preventive Medicine before January 31, 2018, all documents must be received by November 30, 2017. If you have any questions about the application process, contact Jessica Bradshaw.