Maintain Certification

Self-Assessment Modules

ABAI Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program

In order to assess the professionalism component of the Maintenance of Certification process, ABAI Diplomates must complete the following module requirements.

Communication Modules

A communication module must be completed once every ten years in order to assess the physician's interpersonal and communication skills (MOC Part II).

Diplomates may complete one of the following activities in order to satisfy the communication module requirement:

  • ABAI Patient Survey Module

    The ABAI Patient Survey module is a tool to assess interpersonal and communication skills. Surveys must be completed by patients, evaluating the doctor's interpersonal and communication skills. Aggregate responses from the surveys are presented for the physician to assess current practices and develop a quality improvement plan. The 10-12 question survey can be completed online or via telephone, take about five minutes to complete, and are available for adult and/or pediatric care.

    REQUIREMENTS
    • 25 Patient Surveys
    • 1 Action Plan

    To register for this module via MedConcert, order here.

    To continue working on this module, sign in to Medconcert.

  • ABAI Peer Survey Module

    The ABAI Peer Survey module is a tool to assess interpersonal and communication skills. Surveys must be completed by peers, evaluating the doctor's interpersonal and communication skills. Aggregate responses from the surveys are presented for the physician to assess current practices and develop a quality improvement plan. The 10-12 question survey can be completed online or via telephone and take about five minutes to complete.

    REQUIREMENTS
    • 10 Peer Surveys
    • 1 Action Plan

    To register for this module via MedConcert, order here.

    To continue working on this module, sign in to MedConcert.

  • Request communication module credit for office/hospital survey

    Diplomates can submit a copy of their office/hospital patient/peer survey and feedback report to the ABAI for review and possible communication module credit. The survey must have all of the questions that appear on the ABAI survey in order to be considered for communication module requirement credit.

Patient Safety Modules

A patient safety module must be completed once every ten years (MOC Part II). Complete one of the two ABAI-approved modules below to satisfy this requirement.

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

  • 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.

  • National Patient Safety Curriculum

    The NPSF Online Patient Safety Curriculum is a 10-module, self-paced course that provides fundamental background and essential knowledge about the science of patient safety, systems thinking and design, measurement and outcomes, risk management, policy and regulatory matters and other relevant topics.

    The modules are aligned with educational standards for patient safety competencies and anchored by didactic audio/PowerPoint lectures given by a distinguished faculty of patient safety leaders and experts. They also include recommended readings, videos and quizzes to focus learners on key patient safety principles.

    For more information about the course modules, faculty and the registration process, please visit www.npsf.org/abms. Enter registration code ABMSPSC to enroll in the course at the reduced rate of $100.00.

  • 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.

    The cost of the module is $149 for college members; $119 for member fellows in training; $179 for non-members. Upon successful completion of this module you will be eligible to receive patient safety module credit and 11 MOC Self-Assessment credits.

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

Knowledge Self-Assessment Module

A recent advances module must be completed once every five years to demonstrate knowledge about evolving biomedical, clinical and cognate sciences and their application in patient care (MOC Part II).

  • Recent Advances Module

    The ABAI recent advances module is an open book examination administered via the Internet consisting of 30 questions. Examination items test clinically-relevant concepts based on recent findings in professional literature.

    Learn more about this module.

    Register for this module via the ABAI Web Portal.