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Practice Quality Improvement/Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

The Practice Quality Improvement Program at Connecticut Children’s is a shared vision with a focus on implementing quality improvement (QI) initiatives within the institution and bridging sustained improvements in the delivery of care to the practicing pediatric community. Physicians who participate in Connecticut Children’s portfolio projects and meet ABP and/or ABMS completion requirements will receive credit for the Performance in Practice component of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 4. Those who participate are also eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as well as MOC Part 2 credit.

Portfolio Sponsor

American Board of Pediatrics

Connecticut Children’s is a Portfolio Sponsor for the American Board of Pediatrics. Connecticut Children’s has the authority to approve quality improvement (QI) projects and submit the names of participants to the ABP for MOC Part 4 credit. To see a list of ABP Pediatric Portfolio Sponsors click HERE (login required)

 

Get MOC credit for the QI work you are already doing

American Board of Medical Specialty

Connecticut Children’s is a Portfolio Sponsor for the American Board of Multi-Specialty. Connecticut Children’s has the authority to approve quality improvement (QI) projects and submit the names of participants to the ABMS for MOC Part 4 credit. To see a list of ABP Pediatric Portfolio Sponsors click HERE (login required)

 

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MOC consists of four primary parts:

  • Part 1: Evidence of professional standing
  • Part 2: Evidence of lifelong learning and self-assessment
  • Part 3: Evidence of cognitive expertise
  • Part 4: Evidence of satisfactory performance in practice

Physicians must fulfill all four parts to maintain their certification. Connecticut Children’s Practice Quality Improvement Program supports physicians in obtaining MOC Part 4 credits. The MOC Part 4 requirements address the following core competencies:

  • Patient Care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health
  • Practice-based Learning and Improvement that involves investigation and self-evaluation, appraisal and assimilation of scientific evidence, and improvements in patient care
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills that result in effective information exchange and collaboration with patients, their families, and other health professionals
  • Professionalism as manifested through a commitment to professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population
  • Systems-based Practice as manifested by actions that demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care and the ability to use system resources to provide optimal care

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FAQ

Why should I participate in the Connecticut Children’s Practice Quality Improvement Program?

Engage in customized Quality Improvement (QI) projects that are relevant to your practice. Many of our approved QI/MOC projects are open to physicians not directly affiliated with Connecticut Children’s.

Which projects am I eligible to participate in?

Each project has specific participation criteria. For instance, some projects are specified for Connecticut Children’s staff, while some projects are for board-certified pediatricians in the state of CT as well as other states.

How long does it take to complete a project and receive MOC/CME credit?

The length of projects varies depending on the nature and needs of the project. Most QI/MOC projects require 6 to 12 months of participation to complete objectives.

Is there a fee for registering?

The Connecticut Children’s Practice Quality Improvement Program charges a $50.00 registration fee per project for each participant. The registration fees support the development and maintenance of new QI/MOC projects.

Who gets credit?

Some projects are individual-based and some are practice-based. Any physician who registers and actively participates in a practice-based project is eligible to receive credit. However, a physician in a participating practice may choose not to register and not receive credit.

How many credits will I receive for participating in a QI/MOC project?

All Connecticut Children’s QI/MOC projects are approved to award 25 MOC Part 4 credits. . All Connecticut Children’s QI/MOC projects are approved to award AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. To see how many AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ a project offers, please contact us for project details.

Contact Us

For general questions about the Connecticut Children’s Practice Quality Improvement Program, please contact us at:

moc@connecticutchildrens.org
Connecticut Children’s
Office of Continuing Medical Education
10 Columbus Blvd 5th FL
Hartford, CT 06106

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