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MOC Credit Opportunity: QI Poster Presentations

Maintenance of Certification at BCM

MOC Part 4 Credit Opportunity

QI Effort Type: QI Poster Presentation

Deadline: Sunday, September 18, 2022 @ 11:59 PM CT

For those seeking credit for the 2022 calendar year, their attestation of participation ("Attestation Form") must be received by the BCM MOC Program by the above deadline. The Attestation Form should be completed and signed by the physician/PA seeking credit, as well as approved and co-signed by the respective Project Leader (or by their Supervisor, if they are the Project Leader), in order to be processed for credit consideration.


EARN CREDIT FOR YOUR QI POSTER!

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.

Interested? Simply verify that all eligibility criteria are met, and follow the easy, 2-step process described below to request credit consideration.

Eligibility

Who Can Request Credit

To determine your eligibility to request credit consideration, review both sets of Eligibility Criteria below and verify whether all criteria have been met, as described:

SUBMISSION ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

For credit consideration, ALL poster eligibility criteria AND below criteria must be met:

  • You must be a BCM or BCM-affiliated physician or physician assistant, who is ABMS Board-certified (by a participating ABMS Member Board) or NCCPA-certified.
  • Any applicable fees or relevant member dues required by your respective ABMS Member Board or the NCCPA must be current.
  • The noted QI activity featured in your poster:
    • has not been submitted previously by you for MOC Part 4 credit/MOC points
    • was funded in compliance with ABMS Portfolio Program™ requirements regarding industry/commercial support*
  • Your QI activity/project meets all stated QI Activity Requirements.
  • Your participation in the QI activity/project meets all stated Meaningful Participation Requirements.

*Any 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 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.

POSTER ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

For credit consideration, ALL submission eligibility criteria AND below criteria must be met:

  • The presentation date of your QI Poster should be in the SAME calendar year for which you are seeking credit.
  • All of the following elements are required and must be clearly indicated on the QI Poster being submitted for credit consideration:
    • Aim Statement/SMART Goal
    • Measures that are aligned to determine if change occurs and relate directly to the Aim Statement/SMART Goal
    • Interventions that have been aligned to impact the measures and were implemented into practice

Attestation Notice

Who is Required to Do What

Each attestation and reflection ("Attestation Form") must be signed by the physician/PA seeking credit and by the Project Leader (or Supervisor, if applicable), as well as received by the deadline indicated above, in order for it to be processed for MOC Part 4 credit consideration. For planning purposes to ensure the Attestation Form is submitted on-time, review the following information to understand the attestation requirement of the physician/PA seeking credit and the associated attestation review process required of the Project Leader (or Supervisor, if applicable).

ATTESTATION REQUIREMENT

Required for Physicians & Physician Assistants

Each physician or PA seeking credit is required to complete a designated Attestation Form, which they must sign and submit to certify their attestation. Subsequently, the Attestation Form will be sent to and must be co-signed by the Project Leader of the noted QI effort (or by their Supervisor, if the Project Leader is the physician/PA seeking credit). This attestation review and confirmation/approval period by the Project Leader/Supervisor serves to confirm the physician's/PA's participation as indicated on the Attestation Form, which is required for the BCM MOC Program to verify and process the Attestation Form, along with other relevant documentation, for credit consideration.

Project Leaders (and Supervisors, if applicable) typically are asked to complete their review, sign, and return/submit the Attestation Form within FIVE (5) business days from the date of the email notification they received, requesting their review. Physicians/PAs are encouraged to notify their Project Leaders/Supervisors as early as possible of their intention to request credit and thus an upcoming attestation review request, and to follow-up with them as needed to ensure the review and confirmation/approval process is completed by the deadline indicated above for credit consideration.

Note: In order for an Attestation Form to be processed for credit consideration, it must be complete and signed by the physician/PA seeking credit, co-signed by the Project Leader/Supervisor, AND received (as submitted by the Project Leader/Supervisor) by the BCM MOC Program by the above deadline for credit consideration. As such, it is the responsibility of the physician/PA to ensure they complete and submit their Attestation Form with enough time, taking into account the required subsequent Project Leader/Supervisor review period, to meet the indicated deadline for credit consideration.

ATTESTATION REVIEW

Required by Project Leaders & Supervisors

If a Project Leader has any physicians/PAs on their project team, seeking MOC Part 4 credit/points for their participation on the respective project/QI effort, the Project Leader should keep in mind that EACH physician/PA is required to submit an attestation of their participation ("Attestation Form"), which cannot be processed for credit consideration until after the Project Leader's review and co-signed confirmation of the participation, as described, is received by the BCM MOC Program. If a Project Leader is attesting to their own participation, their attestation must be reviewed and co-signed by their Supervisor. An overview of the standard Project Leader/Supervisor attestation review process is provided below.

Attestation Review & Approval Process:

The physician/PA seeking credit is asked to indicate on their Attestation Form the name and email address for the Project Leader of the noted QI effort. If a Project Leader is attesting to their own participation, they should provide on the Attestation Form their Supervisor's name and email address. After the physician/PA signs and submits their completed Attestation Form, it will be routed to the indicated Project Leader (or Supervisor, of applicable) for review and co-signature.

Upon receipt of the submitted Attestation Form, the Project Leader/Supervisor is asked to complete the following steps:

  1. REVIEW: Consider the physician's/PA's responses (attestation) provided in their signed Attestation Form.
  2. APPROVE: Provide where indicated your approval decision regarding the stated attestation.
  3. SIGN: Certify your decision by signing the Attestation Form as instructed.
  4. SUBMIT: Complete your review by selecting the designated button at the end of the form to submit the reviewed/co-signed Attestation Form by the indicated Review Deadline*

The Project Leader's/Supervisor's certified/submitted response serves to confirm their agreement (or disagreement) with the stated attestation regarding the physician's/PA's participation in the QI effort/project as described (including having met or not met all stated meaningful participation requirements for the project).

*Review Deadline: Project Leaders (and Supervisors, if applicable) typically are asked to review, co-sign, and submit the Attestation Form within FIVE (5) business days from the date of the email notification they received, requesting their review. For more information, see "Attestation Requirement for Physicians/PAs".


Instructions

Requesting Credit for Your QI Poster

How to Request Credit

After verifying all above Eligibility Criteria have been met, complete the following steps to request credit consideration for your qualified poster presentation:

STEP 1: REGISTER YOUR QI PROJECT

  • Use the below button to access the I-QIPS QI Project Registry.
  • Follow the instructions to register the improvement project that was featured in your presented poster.
  • Ensure that all project information and data listed in the QI Project Registry are current.

Tips:
  • When accessing the QI Project Registry, use your BCM log-in credentials where prompted.
  • You will be asked in Step 2 to provide your project's unique Project ID # and Web Link (URL), as assigned by the QI Project Registry.

Please Keep In Mind: All improvement efforts/projects being conducted at BCM and affiliated institutions, and for which MOC Part 4 credit is being sought, should be registered in the QI Project Registry. Unless otherwise noted, all MOC-required elements for project tracking and credit submission preparations are conducted through and/or in alignment with the QI Project Registry.

STEP 2: SUBMIT DESIGNATED ATTESTATION FORM

  • Use the below button to access the QI Poster - Physician/PA Attestation & Reflection Form.
  • Follow the instructions provided to complete, sign, and submit your Attestation Form for review*.

Note: Upon accessing the Attestation Form, you will be prompted to create an account (or sign in, if you already have an account), through which you can save and return to your work as needed. Please be advised that you must select the "submit" button provided at the end of the form to submit your Attestation Form for review and co-signature. No changes can be made after the Attestation Form is submitted.

*Your submitted Attestation Form will be sent to the Project Leader for the noted QI effort (or to your Supervisor, if you are the Project Leader) for their review and co-signature. At the submission of their completed review, your Attestation Form will be routed automatically to the BCM MOC Program for verification and processing. With this in mind, please be sure to complete and submit your form with enough time, taking into account the subsequent time needed for Project Leader/Supervisor review and co-signature, to meet the indicated deadline for credit consideration. If you are seeking credit for the current calendar year, the BCM MOC Program must receive your approved and co-signed Attestation Form by the indicated deadline (above) for the noted MOC Part 4 credit opportunity. For more information, see Attestation Notice above.


Please Keep In Mind:
  • EACH certified physician/PA seeking credit must submit their own Attestation Form; no joint or team form submissions accepted.
  • If you are certified by more than one participating ABMS Member Board, a separate Attestation Form must be submitted for EACH Board, unless otherwise instructed.
  • This form serves to document your attestation of meaningful participation in a qualified QI effort/project (as featured in the presented poster) AND your reflection on the outcomes of the noted QI effort, per meaningful participation requirements.
Tips:
  • If relevant, upon accessing the form, you may be prompted to create a User ID and Password, allowing you to save your work and return, and in which case, your form will not be submitted for review unless you complete the form fully and select its designated "submit" button.
  • To complete the Attestation Form, you will need the following items:
    • ABMS Board ID # or NCCPA #
    • NPI #
    • Project ID # and Project Web Link/URL (as assigned by the QI Project Registry; see Step 1)
    • QI Poster (electronic version for upload)
    • Project Leader's Full Name and Email (or your Supervisor's Full Name and Email, if you are the Project Leader)


ABMS Portfolio Program Sponsor

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.

Credit Issuance & Fees

The actual 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 participating ABMS Member Boards or the NCCPA must be current in order for an eligible physician/PA to receive MOC Part 4 credit/MOC points. Physicians/PAs should direct any such inquiries to their respective Member Board(s) or the NCCPA.