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Part IV: Practice Assessment / Quality Improvement

ABAI Quality Improvement Program

A practice assessment/quality improvement activity must be completed once every five years to help the physician investigate and evaluate their patient care practices, appraise and assimilate scientific evidence and improve their practice of medicine (MOC Part IV).

Practice Assessment/Quality Improvement Activities

A practice assessment/quality improvement activity must be completed once every five years to help the physician investigate and evaluate their patient care practices, appraise and assimilate scientific evidence and improve their practice of medicine (MOC Part IV).

Diplomates will complete one of the following activity options in order to satisfy the Part IV requirement of MOC.

  • AAAAI Internet Point-of-Care Learning 2021

    Spending time researching patient conditions and treatments? The AAAAI’s Internet Point-of-Care Learning 2021 is an online educational tool, geared toward assisting physicians when they research patient conditions and treatments using JACI or JACI: In Practice. For additional information click here.

    To receive MOC Part IV credit, the following must be completed beginning 01/01/2020 or later;

    • A minimum of 5 searches (identify, research and document) must be completed within a rolling calendar year (example: 01/01/2020 through 01/01/2021)
      *Searches prior to 01/01/2020 cannot be counted towards the 5 completion minimum
    • All searches must be completed within your current 5 year MOC cycle to be considered
      *AAAAI will forward completion data to the ABAI
    • To ensure review/approval of MOC Part IV credit prior to yearend (December 31st), all MOC requests must be entered into the AAAAI system by September 30th. Request entered after September 30th may not be processed by the end of the year.
  • AAAAI QCDR (Quality Clinical Data Registry)

    With the AAAAI Registry you can satisfy:

    • MOC Credits for CME Activities: The AAAAI Registry has been approved for MOC Part IV for up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™. Requirement details
    • Three Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) categories: In 2018, Quality, Promoting Interoperability (formerly known as Advancing Care Information) and Clinical Practice Improvement Activity (CPIA) compromise 90% of the composite performance score.
    • The AAAAI Registry can help you to fulfill these requirements.
    • The AAAAI Registry offers either individual or group reporting options for groups of 2 or more eligible providers.
  • ABAI Approved Activities

    Organizations other than ABAI may develop, or may already have in existence, activities that meet the requirements for MOC Part IV: Practice Assessment/Quality Improvement. Such activities must meet all of the essential standards for approval. ABAI Diplomates who complete an ABAI approved Practice Assessment/Quality Improvement activity will receive credit for MOC Part IV: Practice Assessment/Quality Improvement.

    View a list of approved activities.

  • Applying Choosing Wisely® Recommendations

    Applying Choosing Wisely® Recommendations is an online education series consisting of three courses that include virtual patients and complementary resources. The goal of the course series is to support A/I professionals in their application of specific Choosing Wisely® recommendations. The recommendations have been set forth by the AAAAI in conjunction with the ABIM Foundation.

    *All three courses in Applying Choosing Wisely® Recommendations series must be completed for MOC Part IV credit.

    Please click here to learn more about, register for, or continue working on Applying Choosing Wisely® Recommendations.

  • Atopic Dermatitis (AD)

    The Atopic Dermatitis (AD) Practice Improvement Module (PIM) is designed to help practicing allergist/immunologists improve the quality of care for their patients with atopic dermatitis.

    The PIM will have practitioners assess how their current care for AD aligns with evidence-based measures of quality at baseline. The practitioner will enter data from at least 25 previous visits from AD patients. Then, areas of strength and opportunities for improvement will be identified and educational resources and tools will be provided to the practitioner to develop and implement a quality improvement plan which can impact patient care and outcomes. The practitioner will determine the success of their quality improvement plan by reassessing their practice through at least two more measurement cycles.

    Please click here for additional information and to register for the PIM, or continue working on this module.

  • EQIPP: Immunizations

    This eQIPP module is an online interactive educational activity designed to help pediatricians improve the care they provide to their patients. Please click here to learn more about, register for, or continue working on the eQIPP.

  • EQIPP: Asthma

    This EQIPP module is an online interactive educational activity designed to help pediatricians improve the care they provide to their patients. Please click here to learn more about, register for, or continue working on the EQIPP.

  • Medical Home for Pediatric Primary Care (eQIPP)

    This eQIPP module is an online interactive educational activity designed to help pediatricians improve the care they provide to their patients. Please click here to learn more about, register for, or continue working on the eQIPP.

  • Providing Enhanced Medical Support for PID Patients

    The course consists of four brief online modules that cover best practices for communicating with patients and links to patient and practitioner resources. It includes a pre-test, to measure your baseline knowledge; modules on recognizing the symptoms of PIDD and effective strategies for providing care to PIDD patients using telemedicine; and two patient case simulations, where you can practice your diagnostic and treatment skills. Return 30 days later to complete a post-course assessment to complete the quality improvement activity for MOC Part IV. Please click here to learn more, register for or continue working on Providing Enhanced Medical Support for PID Patients.

  • Virtual Quality Improvement with Simulated Data: Performance Improvement Module

    To earn MOC Part IV credit, diplomates must demonstrate their knowledge of quality improvement principles and methods through the successful completion of:

    • A 25-item multiple choice self-assessment on quality improvement (passing score 100% unlimited attempts)
    • Quality improvement simulations in two different topic areas (Improving Group A Streptococcus Pharyngitis Management; Improving Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV) Rates; Improving Consenting Patients Process for Research or Decision-Making; Improving Access and Efficiency to Healthcare)
    • A self-reflection
    • An activity feedback survey to examine what you have learned about quality improvement through the module

    **Module completions are reported directly ABAI.**

    Please click here for additional information, register for the PIM or continue working on the PIM

  • Alternatives to Practice Assessment Quality/Improvement Modules

    ABAI recognizes there are many avenues in which MOC Part IV credit can be awarded and has recently approved numerous activities for MOC Part IV credit. Diplomates can earn Part IV credit for activities being performed on a regular basis. These activities range from the ABAI Mentorship/Supervision Module, Service to the Profession, Service to Improve Safety and Patient Care, Development and Transmission of Knowledge and Service for Self-Improvement.

    If you have an activity (with supporting documentation) that has met the goals of process improvement and it is not listed, ABAI will review these activities on a case by case basis.

    ** PLEASE NOTE: All activities must have been completed within your current 5 year MOC cycle. To ensure review/approval of your request for MOC Part IV credit prior to yearend (December 31st), all paperwork must be received at the ABAI office by October 1st.  Request received after October 1st may not be processed by the end of the year.

    Click here to view the list of activities.