MOC Part IV QI projects can be done by individuals, a group of individuals, or department. There is no limit to the number of physicians that may participate in the QI effort. All physicians seeking
MOC Part IV credit must complete the Physician Attestation Form. The purpose of the attestation is to show the physician
has met the criteria for “meaningful participation”. Attestations may be submitted at the time of project review, or anytime after project approval if the QI effort is ongoing.
The CUSOM MOC Program
has defined the criteria for “meaningful participation” with the below
requirements. Physicians must
meet at least 2 of the 4 following criteria to receive credit
for MOC Part IV participation:
1. The physician is actively involved
in the initial project design, including
but not limited to identifying the
gap in quality, development of primary outcome measures and target improvement,
and development of plans for intervention.
2. The physician is actively involved
in the implementation of strategies
3. The physician is actively involved
in the data collection and/or analysis
to assess the impact of the
interventions, making appropriate course corrections in the improvement effort.
4. The physician actively participates
in meetings to continue the process
for improvement. There must be
documentation of meeting attendance; meeting minutes are encouraged, but not
At a minimum, the
activities must be of sufficient duration to allow for physician participation in at least one full cycle of
assessment, intervention, and re-assessment (e.g., PDSA cycle) for at least three months duration.
The timely submission
of attestation forms is essential for physicians whose certification period
will end in the year that the project ends. Attestation forms must be submitted to the CUSOM MOC Program by
November 30th in order for us to report credit to your ABMS specialty
board and have your credit count for that year.