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The Center and the American Board of Medical Specialties 

Through a collaboration with the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) board-certified physicians and physician assistants can now earn Improvement in Medical Practice (IMP) credit for their Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements by using one of the Center’s four Targeted Solutions Tools (TSTs) to improve quality and safety at their institutions.

Portfolio Program sponsors will, as they do for other improvement activities submitted through the Portfolio Program for MOC IMP credit:

  • Determine the mechanism of physician/physician assistant participation (individual vs. team)
  • Ensure and document that physicians/physician assistants are meaningfully engaged with at least one of the modules over multiple cycles
  • Submit notification of satisfactory completion to ABMS Portfolio Program staff

Joint Commission accredited hospitals that are not current Portfolio Program sponsors but wish to use the tools to help their physicians or physician assistants obtain MOC credit may do so by becoming a Portfolio Program sponsor, based on their meeting the Portfolio Program sponsor organization requirements. The pre-approval of the Targeted Solutions Tool® (TST®) modules will help streamline the Portfolio Program sponsor application process for these hospitals.

To learn more about the Portfolio Program, contact Teena Nelson at . For more information on the Center or the TSTs, contact John Cullinan at .