Seattle Children's participates in the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Multi-Specialty MOC Portfolio Approval Program (Portfolio Program). The Portfolio Program offers a single process for healthcare organizations to support medical staff involvement in quality-improvement and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) across multiple ABMS specialties.
This pathway offers a streamlined approach for organizations, such as Seattle Children's, that sponsor and support multiple well-designed quality-improvement efforts involving medical staff across multiple disciplines to work with participating ABMS member boards to grant Part 4 MOC credit to physicians (and Category 1 PI-CME credit to physician assistants) who are involved in those improvement efforts. (View a list of ABMS member boards involved in the ABMS Portfolio Program.)
Step 1: Bring your ideas to us. We will help move your idea into a project that will meet ABMS standards.
Step 2: Prepare and application and present to our community. Our staff will provide coaching as needed.
Step 3: Run your project as planned, incorporating any changes suggested by our committee. Our staff will provide coaching as needed.
Step 4: Renew your project annually for continued PDCA cycles.
MOC project leaders must be able to lead and teach quality improvement by doing one or more of the following:
MOC project leader duties include:
Would you like to lead a MOC-approved project at Seattle Children's Hospital? Please contact the MOC team for more information and next steps.
Step 1: Select a project and sign up using our online system.
Step 2: Attend required project meetings. Complete project interventions.
Step 3: Complete a final attestation form.
Step 4: We will submit your participation directly to your board. Credit will be issued in 4 to 6 weeks.
To receive Part 4 MOC credit (e.g., 25 American Board of Pediatrics points)/Category 1 PI-CME credit from Seattle Children's MOC Program, all physicians/physician assistants must complete the following:
We are excited to offer many opportunities for physicians to learn how to continuously improve the delivery of care to their patients. See the list of approved projects.