ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program
Monroe County Medical Society (MCMS) is an approved sponsor of the Multi-Specialty Portfolio ProgramTM (Portfolio Program), a service provided through the American Board of Medical Specialties® (ABMS), that works with all types of health care organizations to support and recognize the work physicians are already doing to improve their practices and the care of their patients.
For more information, please contact Shana Carter, Quality Initiatives.
Requests for Sponsorship of External Projects
If you are interested in having MCMS sponsor a QI project, please complete the form below and return to: Nedra Keller, Director, Quality Initiatives.
FAQs for External Projects
Q: What are the initial steps to get started?
A: You will need to fill out and submit the Proposed QI Effort Submission Form for ABMS MOC Part IV Credit. After the form is submitted, it will need to be reviewed and approved by MCMS’s Quality Collaborative. The form can be found on our website under the Quality Collaborative tab, “Requests for Sponsorships of External Projects”. Please submit the form to Nedra Keller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: What types of projects are approved for the MOC Part IV credit?
A: Any quality improvement project presented by a physician that meets the approval standards of the Quality Collaborative.
Q: How many PDSA cycles are physicians required to complete?
A: ABMS MOC Part IV credit attainment requires completion of a minimum of 2 PDSA cycles.
Q: Who is eligible to receive MOC Part IV/ PI-CME credit?
A: Any physicians certified by one of twenty ABMS Member Boards or a certified physician assistant (PA) through NCCPA. For more information, go to http://mocportfolioprogram.org/about-us/abms-member-board-participation/
Q: Is there a fee for MCMS sponsoring MOC Part IV credit?
A: Yes, MCMS will provide a pricing sheet upon request. Please note that specialty boards charge additional fees to physicians for re-certification and those fees vary considerably; please see the ABMS Specialty Boards page for a link to each of the specialty boards’ sites for current fees.