Relevant Activities. Unified Process.


Organizations that sponsor and support quality/performance/practice improvement (QI/PI) efforts involving physicians across multiple specialties now have a streamlined approach to working with the ABMS Member Boards. This promotes organizational effectiveness and efficiency through team-based initiatives that are directly related to the physicians’ practice. In doing so, the Portfolio Program delivers a more meaningful, relevant MOC experience for physicians.

Participation that Counts for MOC Credit
Portfolio Program Sponsors create an environment where physician involvement in QI/PI and MOC is supported. Sponsors can help their physicians earn Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV) credit for participating in approved initiatives that align with organizational priorities such as communication, efficiency, and patient safety. Examples of particular project areas include:

  • Advanced care planning
  • Cancer screening (breast, cervical, colon)
  • Cardiovascular disease prevention
  • Depression
  • Immunizations
  • Obesity
  • Transitions of care

Learn more about the program participation equivalents per Member Board.

Benefits for Patients, Families, and Communities
Patients and their families expect their physicians to be up-to-date on the most recent treatments for their ailments as well as best practices for preventive care. ABMS MOC plays a vital role in making sure physicians critically evaluate their current practices, acquire new skills, and adapt their practices to changing patient and community health needs. When physicians participate in Portfolio Program activities, they fulfill these commitments by providing:

  • Better communicative relationships built on listening and sharing
  • Demonstrated clinical knowledge concerning a patient’s medical condition
  • Coordinated care from inter-professional teams and integrated systems of care

Learn more about becoming a Program Sponsor.

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