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.
Completed modules may be submitted electronically to email@example.com.