Maintenance of Certification

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) and American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) recognize Children’s Hospital and Medical Center as a Pediatric Portfolio Sponsor for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) activities.

The sponsorship gives pediatricians and pediatric trainees a seamless opportunity to earn MOC credit for work they are already doing while participating in Children’s quality improvement (QI) activities.

As a Pediatric Portfolio Sponsor, Children’s evaluates local and institutional QI projects against the ABP’s and ABMS’s QI activity standards and then approves projects for MOC credit. All physicians actively participating in the projects can earn this credit.

Understanding the Process

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American Board of Pediatrics Submission Guide

To submit your Quality Improvement Project to submit for ABP credit, complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the QI Notification for ABP MOC Credit
  2. Send completed QI Notification and any additional tools or data for the project to MOC@childrensomaha.org
  3. Small Group QI Project Application Checklist

Additional Resources

American Board of Medical Specialties Submission Guide

To submit your Quality Improvement Project for ABMS credit, complete the following steps:

  1. Download and complete the QI Notification for ABMS MOC Credit
  2. Send completed QI Notification and any additional tools or data for the project to MOC@childrensomaha.org

Current Portfolio Projects

VTE Prevention”]

Aim Statement: Decrease number of VTEs and CVC related VTEs occurring in the organization.

Project Leader: Amy Vacek
Start Date: 2018
Estimated Completion Date: Ongoing
Date To Join By: Please contact Amy for more information

Secondary Traumatic Stress Reduction for Employees”]

Aim Statement: Decrease the level of burnout and increase resiliency of and support offered to CHMC employees through Critical Incident Stress Debriefing.

Project Leader: Melissa Schiessler
Start Date: December 2018
Estimated Completion Date: 3rd Quarter, 2019
Date To Join By: February, 2019

Lead Screening in Pediatric Clinics”]

Aim Statement: We will improve lead screening through the standardized utilization of a lead screening questionnaire that is a positive predictor of children poisoned by lead in our communities. We will increase the number of lead testing at missed opportunity well visits (15 and 18 month well visits if not performed at 12 month visit) and measure the number of positive lead screening test and if these patients had a positive lead screening questionnaire by January 2020.

Project Leader: Dr Chris Youngman
Start Date: December, 2018
Estimated Completion Date: January, 2020
Date To Join By: December 14, 2018

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