If you meet all stated submission and poster eligibility criteria described below, follow the participation submission process in the subsequent section to request credit consideration for your involvement with a qualified QI Poster.
1Reminder: Some participating ABMS Member Boards and the NCCPA may require the completion of more than one improvement cycle. Refer to stated credit translations and requirements (see Tables 1 and 2) for more information regarding project and/or participation standards relevant to your respective certifying body(ies).
2Any commercially supported QI efforts/activities or education-related interventions (that offer AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™) are deemed acceptable IF compliant with ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education (effective 01/01/2022), which replaced the former ACCME Standards for Commercial Support. As such and for those physicians/PAs seeking MOC Part 4/NCCPA Category 1 PI-CME credit and to which this applies, the physician/PA is responsible for contacting the BCM MOC Program to discuss their intended QI effort in ensuring their understanding of and compliance with current ACCME standards, as well as for including all related and required documentation in this regard (per ACCME standards) when submitting QI activity/project information to the BCM MOC Program for their attention and processing for credit consideration.
The QI Project Registry is used by the BCM MOC Program to manage and track BCM-affiliated QI Activity documentation required for MOC Part 4/NCCPA Category 1 PI-CME submissions for credit consideration.
As such, the Project Lead and/or team may be asked to enter project details in the QI Project Registry, as well as other additional information, including project updates, progress reports, etc. throughout the duration of the project and after project completion.
The project data entered in the QI Project Registry, as well as provided via required forms submitted by the physician/PA participants, will be used by the BCM MOC Program as supporting documentation required for assembling/preparing and ultimately submitting project completion notifications to the ABMS Portfolio Program for credit consideration.
If needed (such as for auditing purposes), the BCM MOC Program may be required to have select QI Poster - Physician/PA Attestation & Poster Submission Forms reviewed and signed-off by the Project Lead (or by a Supervisor, if the Project Lead's form is selected).
Project Lead: If you are asked by the BCM MOC Program to review/sign-off on any Attestation & Reflection Forms submitted by physician/PA participants on your project team, a timely response is required in order for the forms to be processed for credit consideration.
When a QI Poster - Physician/PA Attestation & Poster Submission Form is submitted, it is reviewed by the BCM MOC Program. Data from the form is used to inform/prepare completion notifications for submission to the ABMS Portfolio Program, who works directly with participating ABMS Member Boards and the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) to approve and issue MOC Part 4 or NCCPA Category 1 PI-CME credit. If approved, credit is issued and recorded directly by the relevant ABMS Board(s) or the NCCPA.