David W. Price, MD, FAAFP, FACEHP, Executive Director of the ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program, talks about the benefits of participating in the program.
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.
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:
Learn more about Program Participation Equivalents per Member Board[PDF].
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:
Learn more about becoming an ABMS Portfolio Program Sponsor.