In January 2011 the ABMS Multi-specialty Portfolio Program approved the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) to have a “Portfolio Program” of QI projects with Part IV credit. UMHS can designate Part IV credit for qualified QI projects overseen by UMHS and award Part IV credit to physicians who meet participation requirements for those projects. Nationally, the UMHS Program was the second to be approved.
In 2017 the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) accepted the participation of physician assistants (PAs) in activities approved through the ABMS Portfolio Program as qualifying for credit in Performance Improvement CME (PI-CME) for PAs.
Functions. The primary functions of the UMHS QI MOC Program are to:
The Program’s functions are described in more detail on the UMHS MOC Page.
Organization. The UMHS QI MOC Program operates under and through the Chief Quality Officer of the University of Michigan Health System.
The Program personnel are:
R. Van Harrison, PhD, Co-Lead
Jeanne Kin, MHA, JD, Co-Lead
Ellen Patrick, MA, Administrator
Funding. The UMHS Part IV MOC Program is institutionally funded by UMHS.