Lead a Project
At any point in this process, the task force members are willing and available
to answer any questions.
MOC Oversight Task Force
Chief Quality Office, ABP MOC Portfolio Manager
Outcomes and Data Specialist, ABP MOC Portfolio Administrator
Tammy Van Dyk
Director of Quality Management
Ameeta Lall, MD
Continuing Medical Education Chairman
Accredited Education Manager
Preparing the Project Application
1. Identify a QI opportunity.
- The most meaningful projects address a gap, significant variation in practice,
or an improvement effort based on new evidence or practice guidelines.
- Each project should have a clear aim or objective you wish to achieve and
a specific timeframe in which to achieve those goals.
- For MOC credit, the minimum timeframe is 6 months and you must go through
two cycles of improvement efforts.
- It is not necessary for a project to show significant improvement, just
clear interventions designed to help you achieve your goals.
- NOTE: If project is an ongoing improvement effort, points will only be
awarded yearly if a new PDSA cycle has begun with separate AIMs and interventions.
2. Review the
ABP Small Group QI Project Application Checklist.
3. Complete the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School
Online Course: QI 102: How to Improve with the Model for Improvement (You
will need to provide the certificate of completion with your application.
These only need to be completed once per applicant.)
Initial Project Application Submission
4. Submit your
application. You may download the application questions to work offline.
- Application fee is $50 per project, to be submitted with the initial application.
- If you are submitting a completed project for awarding of points initially,
you will need to provide your data and interventions with your initial
You will be contacted within 1 week by the MOC Oversight Task Force with
any follow up questions or information regarding next steps. NOTE: It
is our goal through coaching and mentoring that 100% of the projects will
meet ABP standards. Once accepted, the MOC Oversight Task Force will notify
the ABP and your project will be posted to their website under the East
Tennessee Children's Hospital portfolio.
Conduct the Project
5. Run your project as planned, incorporating any changes suggested by
the task force.
6. Oversee physician participation.
7. Oversee MOC project
- Lead team meetings and establish global and specific aims.
- Lead design of intervention(s).
- Evaluate the impact of intervention(s) to achieve aims.
- Oversee data collection and analysis.
Completed Project Report and Awarding MOC Points
8. When the project has met the requirements for completion, submit project
documentation including data, interventions, and physician attestation forms.
The MOC Oversight Task Force will review the project and if accepted as
complete, project completion data will be submitted to the ABP for awarding
of points. (Points will not be awarded until the East Tennessee Children's
Hospital MOC Oversight Task Force has approved and submitted to the ABP.)
You will be notified by Children's Hospital that the project was approved
and points awarded.