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Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

ABP MOC Part 4 Portfolio Sponsor Program

Welcome to Miami Children’s Health System/Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Part 4 MOC Portfolio Program

Miami Children’s Health System/Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (MCHS/NCH) is approved as a Portfolio Sponsor for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit through the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). This relationship enables MCHS/NCH to review and approve ongoing quality improvement projects within the Health System that meet the requirements set forth by the ABP and the Health System’s Portfolio Program Internal Review Committee (IRC).

Faculty applying for MOC Part 4 credit benefit in multiple ways. Once a project is approved by the internal IRC, MOC credit can be granted to any faculty member who participates and meets minimal requirements for participation. Project applications will be submitted directly to the IRC (instead of the ABP), streamlining the application process for work that we all do to improve patient care. The IRC is available to provide feedback on project proposals to help them reach ABP MOC standards, if the initial application doesn’t meet the requirements. There is no fee for providers associated with this application for internal projects. Some projects are designated by the Project Leader as restricted for participation to NCH physicians, and some projects may be opened to external physicians.

Please note, each project is worth 25 points towards MOC Part IV. Recertification for MOC requires >25 points, so you will likely have to complete more than one project during your 5 year cycle to meet ABP requirements.

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