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2020 MIPS IA_PSPA_2: Participation in MOC Part IV

Activity ID

IA_PSPA_2

Activity Weighting

Medium

Subcategory Name

Patient Safety and Practice Assessment

Activity Description

In order to receive credit for this activity, a MIPS eligible clinician must participate in Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV. Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV requires clinicians to perform monthly activities across practice to regularly assess performance by reviewing outcomes addressing identified areas for improvement and evaluating the results.

Some examples of activities that can be completed to receive MOC Part IV credit are: the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Approved Quality Improvement (AQI) Program, National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) Clinical Quality Coach, Quality Practice Initiative Certification Program, American Board of Medical Specialties Practice Performance Improvement Module or American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Simulation Education Network, for improving professional practice including participation in a local, regional or national outcomes registry or quality assessment program; specialty- specific activities including Safety Certification in Outpatient Practice Excellence (SCOPE); American Psychiatric Association (APA) Performance in Practice modules.

Validation

Participation in MOC Part IV including a local, regional, or national outcomes registry or quality assessment program and performance of monthly activities to assess and address improvement in medical practice

Suggested Documentation

1) Documentation of participation in Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV from an American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) member board such as the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Approved Quality improvement (AQI) Program, National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) Clinical Quality Coach, Quality Practice Initiative Certification Program, American Board of Medical Specialties Practice Improvement Module or American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Simulation Education Network, including participation in a local, regional or national outcomes registry or quality assessment program; and specialty- specific activities including Safety Certification in Outpatient Practice Excellence (SCOPE); American Psychiatric Association (APA) Performance in Practice modules; and
2) Monthly Activities to Assess Performance - Documented performance of monthly activities across practice to assess performance in practice by reviewing outcomes, addressing areas of improvement, and evaluating the results.

Examples of Additional Activities that Qualify for Attestation

Completing these alternate activities can fulfill the requirements of this Improvement Activity; and Notes

Sub-IA-1: Implement Performance Improvement Module (Performance Improvement in Practice or Practice Biopsy);
Sub-IA-2: Use of the NCDR Clinical Quality Coach;
Sub-IA-3: Participate in the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI)
Sub-IA-4: Certification Program (QCP);
Sub-IA-5: Participate in the American Board of Optometry's Performance in Practice activities.   

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