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In order for a QI Activity to qualify for MOC Part 4 or NCCPA Category 1 PI-CME credit consideration, the Project Lead must ensure it meets and is submitted in accordance with QI Activity Requirements, as described below. Additionally, all physician/physician (PA) participants (including the Project Lead) seeking credit consideration must meet stated Meaningful Participation Requirements.
To view a full description of the Project Lead's role and responsibilities (including those of the Project Participant and BCM MOC Program), refer to the MOC Roles and Responsibilities list.
Eligible QI activities/projects can address many facets of the health care continuum, including, but not limited to, the below areas. The scope of the activities can be large (e.g., to address systemic and clinical issues) or small (e.g., to improve a specific area of practice).
To qualify for MOC Part 4/NCCPA Category 1 PI-CME credit consideration, the QI Activity/Project1 must meet all of the following requirements:
1Some certifying bodies (including the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) may not accept projects that were completed in prior calendar years. Further, some may require the completion of more than one improvement cycle (not including baseline collection). For example, the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has other requirements (Table 2), in addition to those described above.
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). See below for examples of acceptable interventions and data sources.
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.
Types of interventions are too numerous to list, but some examples of typical interventions include the following:
A wide array of data are available and appropriate to drive improvement. When available, improvement work should incorporate appropriate, relevant, and evidence-based performance measures. The use of national measures may be used if appropriate. The best data sources are those that are the most accessible to providers.
Examples of common data sources include the following: