Physicians – How to Earn MOC Part IV Credit for your Current Projects

Announcing New Approved UNC Projects for MOC Part IV Credit and New Advisory Board Members. The following improvement initiatives were recently approved by the NC Maintenance of Certification program (MOC). Physicians and PAs who meet participation requirements can earn MOC Part IV credit for work they do in support of these initiatives.

1. Preventing Patient Harm is focused on preventing hospital-acquired conditions.

Project Manager: Megan Miller
Physician Lead: Tom Ivester

2. Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) pathways aim to maintain physiologic function and facilitate early post-operative recovery.

Project Manager: Lyla Hance
Physician Leads: Katherine Cobb, Ravindra Prasad, Rob Isaak, and Harendra Arora

3. Opioid Stewardship’s goal is to implement Standard Opiate Prescribing Schedules to guide responsible prescribing.

Project Manager: Nathan Woody
Physician Lead: Brooke Chidgey

The NC MOC program approves UNC improvement initiatives that meet American Board of Medical Specialties’ (ABMS) standards for Maintenance of Certification Part IV. Physicians and Physician Assistants who participate in approved initiatives can earn MOC Part IV credit.

For more information on MOC Part IV approved projects and to learn how to apply for MOC Part IV credit, see NC MOC.

In addition to the recently approved projects, the NC MOC Advisory Board has added several new members:

Dr. Darren Dewalt
Dr. DeWalt is Chief of the Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, leader of the UNC Department of Medicine’s Value Care Action Group, and works closely with UNC Health Care’s Population Value Care leaders. Dr. DeWalt was recently appointed Director of the Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI).

Dr. Matt Nielsen
Dr. Nielsen is Associate Professor of Urology, Director of the Division of Urologic Oncology, co-director of the Cross Institutional Quality Improvement Implementation efforts with the High Value Practice Academic Alliance and Associate Director with IHQI.

Dr. Chris Walsh-Kelly
Dr. Walsh-Kelly is a Professor of Pediatrics at UNC and a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician. Current ongoing improvement initiatives include pediatric sepsis recognition and management in the emergency department, timely asthma care for pediatric patients in the emergency department and effective discharge process for pediatric inpatients among others.

Welcome Drs. DeWalt, Nielsen and Walsh-Kelly to the NC MOC Advisory Board.

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