Part 4 Module

MOC Part 4: Assessment of Practice Performance 

At the request of the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM), ACOEM developed a program to assist you in completing MOC Part 4 requirements, which is required for ABPM diplomates with time-limited board certificates expiring in 2011 and beyond. You should plan on completing the booklet over the course of at least six months.  

The MOC Part 4 booklet PDF will guide you through completion of the required practice performance self-assessment process: review of your current practice performance; identification of an area in your practice that you will target for improvement; development and implementation of a quality improvement plan; and a second assessment to verify improvement of your practice performance.  


MOC Part 4 – Frequently Asked Questions 

Who needs this?  

American Board of Preventive Medicine diplomates with time-limited board certificates expiring in 2011 and beyond. 

Why is this needed?  

Diplomates are required to complete the four parts of MOC: 

  • Part 1: Professional Standing 
  • Part 2: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment (LLSA) 
  • Part 3: Assessment of Cognitive Expertise 
  • Part 4: Assessment of Practice Performance 
What is the intent of ACOEM’s program?  

Completion of this program will result in fulfilling the Part 4 component of the MOC requirements. This does not apply to the other three component parts as administered by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. 

When should a diplomate complete this Part 4 process?  

Diplomates must complete all MOC requirements prior to the expiration date of their certificate. They can complete the Part 4 requirements at any time during the ten years of their certificate.

What does the ACOEM program involve?  

The diplomate will be guided through a self-assessment of their own practice using provided tools. The program is straightforward and practical. 

How do I get the PDF booklet and what is the cost?  

Pricing and purchase details are located here. Once purchased, the MOC Part 4 PDF can be accessed via ACOEM Connect, under Education > Access Online Education. 

How long will it take?  

While the time required to complete the activities themselves is minimal, the program should be completed over a minimum of a six-month time period. Please allow an additional 60 days for the formal review process of your module.  

Can I use a pre-existing quality improvement project to meet my Part IV requirement? 

ACOEM is currently not able to provide ABPM MOC Part 4 credit for pre-existing quality improvement projects. 

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