Physicians and PAs: If you need 2020 credit for Specialty Board Certification attest by Dec 4, 2020 with NC MOC.
Physicians and PAs: If you need 2020 credit for Specialty Board Certification, attest to your participation in approved Quality Improvement Activities by Dec 4, 2020 and NC MOC will process your credit and notify your Specialty Board. The attestation form takes less than 10 minutes.
What are approved Quality Improvement Activities?
- Approved UNC Health Quality Improvement Projects/Initiatives listed here (more info below)
- NEW in 2020: Participation in a COVID-related Quality Improvement Activity (see below)
- NEW in 2020: Serving as an officially-recognized QI or Patient Safety Leader (see below)
Approved UNC Health Projects/Initiatives
Over 40 UNC Health quality improvement projects/initiatives are approved for Board Certification credit. Check the list here. Includes initiatives related to organizational improvement goals (sepsis, care transitions, reducing patient harm, etc.) If you have completed the approved activity’s Participation Requirements, complete the attestation to earn credit.
Participation in COVID-related Quality Improvement
Due to the pandemic, many Physicians and Physician Assistants have made changes in workflows, screening processes, clinical processes, patient education, virtual patient visit options, etc. These improvement activities/interventions are included under a general COVID-related QI project. If you participated in COVID-related improvements, complete the attestation to earn credit.
Qualifying Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Leadership
Officially-recognized Quality Improvement or Patient Safety Leader roles that qualify:
- Chief Quality or Safety Officer
- Director or Vice Chair for Quality and Safety in a department, division, or section
- Quality and Safety Committee Chair
- Quality and Safety Coach
- Advisor/mentor/preceptor to learners conducting quality and safety work
- Member of:
- UNC Health Quality Improvement Oversight Committee
- Entity-level Improvement Council or Committee
This list is not exhaustive. If you are serving as a quality and safety leader in a role not listed above, please talk with the NC MOC program manager about whether the role qualifies.
Contact Monecia Thomas, NC MOC Program Manager, to process credit for QI and Patient Safety Leadership.
Information Needed to Complete the Attestation
- Dates You Participated in Qualified Improvement Activity
- Medical Specialty Board Identification Number
- Your MOC Cycle Dates
If needed, log into your Specialty Medical Board for specific information about your MOC Cycle Dates, credits you need, etc.
About NC MOC
The purpose of the NC MOC program is to enable UNC Health Physicians and Physician Assistants to demonstrate to specialty medical boards that they are actively engaged in improving the quality and safety of care at UNC Health. You can earn credit for your specialty Board’s certification by participating in UNC Health-based activities to improve healthcare quality and safety. NC MOC is approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties as a Portfolio Program Sponsor.
How Much Credit Can I Earn?
Eighteen Medical Specialty Boards participate in the ABMS Portfolio Program. Here are a few examples of the credit you can receive (based on your Certifying Board):
- As an ABFM Board Certified Physician, you will receive 20 MOC Performance Improvement points.
- As an ABP Board Certified Physician, you will receive 25 MOC Part IV points.
- As an ABIM Board Certified Physician, you will receive 30 Quality Improvement/Performance Improvement points.
- Physician Assistants can earn up to 50 points per QI project through the NCCPA.
Contact Monecia Thomas, NC MOC Program Manager, for more information.