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Earn MOC Part 4 Credit | Maintenance of Certification at BCM

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QI Effort Types & Deadlines
The BCM MOC Program offers several pathways (or QI Effort Types, as described below) for physicians and physician assistants (PA) to earn MOC Part 4 credit/points or NCCPA Category 1 PI-CME credit, respectively, for qualified QI activities.

When submitting requests for credit consideration, time is of the essence. As such, physicians/PAs are responsible for ensuring they meet BCM MOC Program participation submission requirements and associated deadlines for the respective QI Effort Type through which they are seeking credit.


PARTICIPATION SUBMISSION DEADLINES

IMPORTANT DATES

Unless otherwise indicated, the BCM MOC Program accepts participation submissions on a monthly basis from physicians/PAs to request credit consideration for their engagement in qualified QI activities. However, any physician/PA seeking credit for the CURRENT calendar year, must submit their participation submission by its respective year-end deadline. Monthly and year-end deadlines are indicated below.

The submission process typically requires the physician/PA to attest to and reflect on their participation in the QI activity (via a Physician/PA Attestation & Reflection Form); however, other information also may be required for certain QI Effort Types. Each QI Effort Type has its own respective Attestation & Reflection Form, which must be completed/signed by the physician/PA seeking credit and submitted by its associated deadline (which may vary across QI Effort Types), in order to be processed for credit consideration.*

The BCM MOC Program uses the form data to prepare completion notifications and other documentation required for submission to the ABMS Portfolio Program for credit consideration. If approved, credit is recorded by the relevant participating ABMS Member Board(s) or the NCCPA for the year in which they receive the physician/PA completion notification.


MONTHLY DEADLINE
Physician/PA Attestation & Reflection Forms
YEAR-END DEADLINE
Physician/PA Attestation & Reflection Forms
15th Day of the Month*
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 @ 5:00 PM*
(applicable if seeking credit for 2023 calendar year)

*PLEASE NOTE:
  • QI Effort Types and associated requirements and deadlines for credit are subject to change without notice.
  • Attestation & Reflection Forms are QI Effort Type specific; participation submission deadlines and required items may vary by QI Effort Type. See section below for submission instructions, requirements, and deadlines per QI Effort Type.
  • If a year-end deadline is missed, contact the BCM MOC Program to determine what steps (if available) are required to obtain credit in the subsequent calendar year.



PATHWAYS TO EARN CREDIT

QI EFFORT TYPES

The BCM MOC Program currently offers the following pathways (or QI Effort Types) for physicians and physician assistants (PA) to earn MOC Part 4 credit/points or NCCPA Category 1 PI-CME credit, respectively, for their involvement in qualified QI activities.

QI EFFORT TYPE
QI POSTER

Earn Credit With Your QI Poster

  • Authored a QI Poster?
  • Participated in Project Featured in QI Poster? (Non-Poster Authors)


  • QI EFFORT TYPE
    QI ACTIVITY

    Earn Credit With Your QI Activity

  • Currently Participating in a QI Project?
  • Want to Participate in a QI Project?

  • SPECIAL TOPIC

    For a limited time, an abbreviated submission process is available for completed improvement projects related to the following topic area:

    COVID-19 QI ACTIVITY
    • Participated in a QI Project related to COVID-19?


    QI EFFORT TYPE
    INSTITUTIONAL QI/PS LEADERSHIP

    Earn Credit for Your Leadership Role in an Institution-Wide QI/PS Initiative
  • Served in a QI/PS Leadership Role at the Institutional Level?
  • Led an Institution-Wide QI Training or QI/PS Initiative?