Maintenance of Certification Program for Quality Improvement (ABMS Part IV, AAPA PI-CME)

The Michigan Medicine Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program for Quality Improvement (QI) helps affiliated physicians and physician assistants understand and meet requirements of their specialty boards to improve care for patients and maintain certification in their specialties. The Michigan Medicine Program is administered through the Clinical Quality and Training Division of the Quality Department, reporting to the Chief Quality Officer.

The Michigan Medicine MOC Program for QI has been approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) MOC Portfolio Program to develop, monitor, and approve quality improvement efforts for ABMS MOC Part IV credit. Most ABMS Member Boards recognize this participation as an option to meet Part IV requirements.

The Michigan Medicine MOC Program for QI has been approved by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) in a pilot program to award performance improvement credit (AAPA PI-CME) to physician assistants who participate in efforts to improve care for patients that meet the requirements of the ABMS Program. The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) accepts this credit for MOC for physician assistants.

The MOC Program for QI assures that documentation if QI projects within Michigan Medicine meets ABMS Program requirements and awards MOC credit to physicians (ABMS Part IV) and physician assistants (AAPA PI-CME) who participate as required in qualifying projects.

The MOC Program provides: