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MOC Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment

The following components must be completed to satisfy Part II of the MOC process.

CME Credits

Diplomates must attest to obtaining 25 hours of Allergy/Immunology CME credits from accredited organizations every year in order to fulfill the lifelong learning and self-assessment component of MOC. Copies of CME certificates are not required, however, diplomates are required to log onto their diplomate web portal and attest to completing the 25 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits in allergy and immunology. It is suggested that of the 25 credits, six be in a Self-Assessment activity. Recognizing state licensing and institutional requirements and in the desire to reduce redundancy in demands upon our diplomates, ABAI will accept up to six CME credits for non-self-directed state and institutional mandated CME activities (i.e. pain management, elder abuse, substance abuse).

The ABAI will audit 10% of diplomates participating in the MOC program for CME. Diplomates will only be chosen for an audit one time during the 10-year MOC cycle. If selected for an audit, diplomates will be required to submit CME certificates for the previous year.

Please note that only AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM in allergy/immunology will be accepted.

Patient Safety Modules

Designed to assess and enhance patient safety in the practice setting, all diplomates must complete an ABAI-approved Patient Safety Module once every 10 years.

Diplomates will complete one of the following activity options in order to satisfy the Patient Safety requirement:

  • IHI Patient Safety Curriculum

    The IHI Open School’s updated Patient Safety Curriculum is packed with new multimedia and the latest thinking in the field. The PS 101: Introduction to Patient Safety course consists of 3 lessons, a post course survey and there is no cost for the course. In this course, you’ll learn why becoming a student of patient safety is critical for everyone involved in health care today and you will learn a framework for building safer, more reliable systems of care. The estimated time to complete this course is 1 hour 15 minutes.

    * PLEASE NOTE: Upon completion, you must forward a copy of the course completion certificate to the ABAI (abai@abai.org) in order to receive MOC Part II – Patient Safety credit.

    To access the course you must create an account, after creating your account enter “PS 101: Introduction to Patient Safety” in the search field. To begin the process click here.

  • Patient Safety Foundations for ABAI Module

    The Patient Safety Foundations for ABAI module is a quality improvement tool designed to enhance patient safety in the practice setting, with special emphasis on allergen immunotherapy. The web-based learning module focuses on specific ways to improve safety in a clinical environment by carefully examining particular aspects of a physician's practice and implementing improvements based on best practices and published practice parameters.

    Register online for the Patient Safety Foundations for ABAI module.

    Continue working on the Patient Safety Foundations for ABAI module.

  • Safe Steroid Use

    ACAAI’s self-assessment module on Safe Steroid Use is designed to reinforce best practices for safely treating patients with steroids. This activity first ascertains an allergist/immunologists’ current level of competence in this area, and then provides education through comprehensive discussions and PubMed-linked references. After reviewing the 30 case-based, multiple-choice questions, allergists/immunologists should improve their knowledge and competence in the following content areas: Optimal Dosing, Side Effects--Prevention and Treatment, Adverse Reactions, and Patient Management.

    There is no module fee for college members and member fellows in training. However, there is a fee of $179 for non-members. Upon successful completion of the module you will be eligible to receive patient safety module credit and 11 MOC Self-Assessment credits from the American Board of Allergy & Immunology.

    For further information, please visit https://education.acaai.org/safesteroiduse.