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  • Part 4: Assessment of Practice Performance

    At the request of the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM), ACOEM has developed the program outlined within a booklet to assist you in completing MOC Part 4 requirements, which is required for ABPM diplomates with time-limited board certificates expiring in 2011 and beyond. You should plan on completing the booklet over the course of at least 6 months.

    This booklet will guide you through completion of the required practice performance self assessment process: review of your current practice performance; identification of an area in your practice that you will target for improvement; development and implementation of a quality improvement plan; and a second assessment to verify improvement of your practice performance.

    To purchase ACOEM’s Part 4 booklet, visit the ACOEM Product Catalog.

    MOC Part 4 – Frequently Asked Questions

    Who needs this? 
    American Board of Preventive Medicine diplomates with time-limited board certificates expiring in 2011 and beyond.

    Why is this needed? 
    Diplomates are required to complete the four parts of MOC:
    Part 1: Professional Standing
    Part 2: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment (LLSA)
    Part 3: Assessment of Cognitive Expertise
    Part 4: Assessment of Practice Performance

    What is the intent of ACOEM’s program? 
    Completion of this program will result in fulfilling the Part 4 component of the MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION© requirements. This does not apply to the other three component parts as administered by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

    When should a diplomate complete this Part 4 process? 
    Diplomates must complete all MOC requirements prior to the expiration date of their certificate.  They can complete the Part 4 requirements at any time during the ten years of their certificate.

    What does the ACOEM program involve? 
    The diplomate will be guided through a self assessment of their own practice using provided tools.  The program is straightforward and practical.

    What is the cost? 
    ACOEM members will be charged $295 and non members will be charged $395.  The Part 4 booklet may be purchased online through the ACOEM Product Catalog.

    How long will it take? 
    While the time required to complete the activities are minimal, the program should be completed over a minimum of a 6-month time period. Please note that the review process of completed modules may take up to an additional 60 days.

    Can I use a pre-existing quality improvement project to meet my Part IV requirement?
    At this time, ACOEM is not able to provide ABPM MOC Part 4 credit for pre-existing quality improvement projects.