MOC Part 4 Credit Opportunity
Completed Attestation & Poster Submission Forms are due by the 15th of each month, in order to be reviewed and processed for the respective month.
Physicians/PAs seeking credit consideration for the current calendar year must submit their completed Attestation & Poster Submission Form by no later than 11:59 PM CT on October 15, 2022.
Note: In maintaining ongoing alignment with any updates to ABMS Portfolio Program™ requirements, all stated BCM MOC Program deadlines are subject to change without notice. Please contact the BCM MOC program with any questions.
Eligible physician and physician assistant (PA) poster authors can earn Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 4 - Improvement in Medical Practice credit/points from participating American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Member Boards or the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) for qualified posters presented at recent academic or professional conferences/meetings.
Simplified & Abbreviated Process Now Available! BCM and affiliated physician/PA poster authors wishing to submit their QI Posters for credit consideration are no longer required to complete a separate review round by their respective Project Lead for approval signature. Simply follow the quick and easy 2-step process described below to request credit for your QI Poster today!Note: Non-BCM physicians/PAs are welcome to submit a request for credit consideration. Please review the eligibility criteria, as well as contact the BCM MOC Program for additional poster submission requirements and instructions.
Please Keep In Mind: All improvement efforts/projects being submitted for MOC Part 4 credit consideration should be registered in the QI Project Registry. Further, all sections and data fields of the QI Project Registry should be current and completed as thoroughly as possible for your noted QI effort. The information recorded in the QI Project Registry is used by the BCM MOC Program for documentation required for MOC Part 4 credit submissions.
For assistance, contact the BCM MOC Program.
Note: Deadlines and requirements are subject to change at any time per updates from the ABMS Portfolio Program™. Physicians/PAs will be contacted directly if any additional information is required regarding their submitted requests for credit consideration.
Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) is an approved and recognized Portfolio Program Sponsor (Program Sponsor) of the American Board of Medical Specialties Portfolio Program™ (ABMS Portfolio Program™). This achievement was coordinated through the BCM Institute for Continuing Professional Development in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (I-QIPS) and in partnership with the BCM Division of Continuing Professional Development, which oversees all Program Sponsor responsibilities, as conducted through the BCM Maintenance of Certification Program (BCM MOC Program), operated under the I-QIPS.
As a Program Sponsor, BCM works directly with the ABMS Portfolio Program™ to help BCM and BCM-affiliated physicians and physician assistants (PAs) earn MOC Part 4 credit/MOC points for their work in eligible QI efforts that promote the College's quality and safety aims. This is done through the BCM MOC Program, where physicians/PAs can request credit consideration via streamlined and facilitated processes. In coordination with the physician/PA, the BCM MOC Program prepares and submits on their behalf the necessary paperwork for credit consideration through the ABMS Portfolio Program™, ultimately resulting in less paperwork and more time for physicians and PAs to focus on delivering quality care to their patients.
The actual issuance of MOC Part 4 credit/points is not granted by the BCM MOC Program; rather, credit is granted through the BCM MOC Program (in accordance with the ABMS Portfolio Program™) by participating ABMS Member Boards or the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). If approved, credit is issued accordingly by the relevant ABMS Member Board or the NCCPA; as such, physicians/PAs should expect to see their credit issued directly to their respective Member Board or NCCPA profiles.
At this time, there is no cost to earn credit through the BCM MOC Program. However, any applicable fees required by the participating ABMS Member Boards or the NCCPA must be current in order for an eligible physician/PA to receive credit. Physicians/PAs should contact their certifying bodies directly with any questions in this regard.