Modules

In order to assess the professionalism component of the Maintenance of Certification process, ABAI Diplomates must complete the following module requirements.

A communication module must be completed once every ten years in order to assess the physician's interpersonal and communication skills (MOC Part II).

A Patient Safety module must be completed once every ten years (MOC Part II).

A practice assessment/quality improvement activity must be completed once every five years to help the physician investigate and evaluate their patient care practices, appraise and assimilate scientific evidence and improve their practice of medicine (MOC Part IV).

A recent advances module must be completed once every five years to demonstrate knowledge about evolving biomedical, clinical and cognate sciences and their application in patient care (MOC Part II).


Communication Modules

A communication module must be completed once every ten years in order to assess the physician's interpersonal and communication skills (MOC Part II).


  • ABAI Patient Survey Module
    sponsored by ABAI
    The ABAI Patient Survey module is a tool to assess interpersonal and communication skills. Surveys must be completed by patients, evaluating the doctor's interpersonal and communication skills. Aggregate responses from the surveys are presented for the physician to assess current practices and develop a quality improvement plan. The 10-12 question survey can be completed online or via telephone, take about five minutes to complete, and are available for adult and/or pediatric care. The cost of this module is $75.

      Requirements
    • 25 Patient Surveys
    • 1 Action Plan

    To register for this module via MedConcert, order here.

    To continue working on this module, sign in to Medconcert.

  • ABAI Peer Survey Module
    sponsored by ABAI
    The ABAI Peer Survey module is a tool to assess interpersonal and communication skills. Surveys must be completed by peers, evaluating the doctor's interpersonal and communication skills. Aggregate responses from the surveys are presented for the physician to assess current practices and develop a quality improvement plan. The 10-12 question survey can be completed online or via telephone and take about five minutes to complete. The cost of this module is $75.

      Requirements
    • 10 Peer Surveys
    • 1 Action Plan

    To register for this module via MedConcert, order here.

    To continue working on this module, order here.

  • Communication with Referring Physicians PIM
    sponsored by ABIM
    ABAI will grant Part II MOC credit to ABAI-certified physicians who complete an ABIM Communication with Referring Physicians Practice Improvement Module (PIM). This PIM may be completed individually by ABAI and/or ABIM-certified physicians. AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for successful completion of this ABIM PIM available if ordered on or after February 1, 2012.

    Electronic notification will be sent to ABAI within 24 hours of completion of this PIM.

      Requirements
    • 10 Peer Surveys
    • 1 Practice System Inventory

    *This is a brief description of the module, in order to receive MOC credit the module must be completed in its entirety.

    Order this PIM
    Physicians enrolled in both ABIM and ABAI MOC programs order here or continue your module here.
    Physicians enrolled in only the ABAI MOC program order here or continue your module here.

  • Communication-Recent Visit PIM
    sponsored by ABIM
    ABAI will grant Part II MOC credit to ABAI-certified physicians who complete an ABIM Communication-Recent Visit Practice Improvement Module (PIM). This PIM may be completed individually by ABAI and/or ABIM-certified physicians. AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for successful completion of this ABIM PIM available if ordered on or after February 1, 2012.

    Electronic notification will be sent to ABAI within 24 hours of completion of this PIM.

      Requirements:
    • 35 Patient Surveys (patients must be between the age of 18 and 110 inclusive)

    *This is a brief description of the module, in order to receive MOC credit the module must be completed in its entirety.

    Order this PIM
    Physicians enrolled in both ABIM and ABAI MOC programs order here or continue your module here.
    Physicians enrolled in only the ABAI MOC program order here or continue your module here.


Patient Safety Modules

A patient safety module must be completed once every ten years (MOC Part II). Complete one of the two ABAI-approved modules below to satisfy this requirement.

  • Patient Safety Foundations for ABAI Module
    sponsored by ABAI and ABMS
    The Patient Safety Foundations for ABAI module is a new quality improvement tool designed to enhance patient safety in the practice setting, with special emphasis on allergen immunotherapy. The web-based learning module focuses on specific ways to improve safety in a clinical environment by carefully examining particular aspects of a physician's practice and implementing improvements based on best practices and published practice parameters.

    NOTE: This module is only compatible with Internet Explorer on non-Macintosh computers.

    Learn more about this module.

    Register online for the Patient Safety Foundations for ABAI module.

    Continue working on the Patient Safety Foundations for ABAI module.

  • National Patient Safety Curriculum
    sponsored by National Patient Safety Foundation®

    The NPSF Online Patient Safety Curriculum is a 10-module, self-paced course that provides fundamental background and essential knowledge about the science of patient safety, systems thinking and design, measurement and outcomes, risk management, policy and regulatory matters and other relevant topics.

    The modules are aligned with educational standards for patient safety competencies and anchored by didactic audio/PowerPoint lectures given by a distinguished faculty of patient safety leaders and experts. They also include recommended readings, videos and quizzes to focus learners on key patient safety principles.

    For more information about the course modules, faculty and the registration process, please visit www.npsf.org/abms. Enter registration code ABMSPSC to enroll in the course at the reduced rate of $100.00.


  • Practice Assessment/Quality Improvement Activities

    A practice assessment/quality improvement activity must be completed once every five years to help the physician investigate and evaluate their patient care practices, appraise and assimilate scientific evidence and improve their practice of medicine (MOC Part IV).


    • ABIM Asthma PIM
      sponsored by ABIM
      ABAI will grant Part IV MOC credit to ABAI-certified physicians who complete an ABIM Asthma Practice Improvement Module (PIM). This PIM may be completed individually by ABAI and/or ABIM-certified physicians. AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for successful completion of this ABIM PIM available if ordered on or after February 1, 2012.

      Electronic notification will be sent to ABAI within 24 hours of completion of this PIM.

        Requirements:
      • 25 Patient Surveys (patients must be between the age of 15 and 90 inclusive)
      • 25 Chart Reviews
      • 1 Practice System Inventory

      *This is a brief description of the module, in order to receive MOC credit the module must be completed in its entirety.

      Order this PIM
      Physicians enrolled in both ABIM and ABAI MOC programs order here or continue your module here.
      Physicians enrolled in only the ABAI MOC program order here or continue your module here.

    • ABIM Completed Project PIM
      sponsored by ABIM

      ABAI will grant Part IV MOC credit to ABAI-certified physicians who complete the ABIM Completed Project Practice Improvement Module (PIM). The Completed Project PIM is for physicians who receive sufficient clinical performance data from sources included in the ABIM Measures Library and have COMPLETED QI projects in their practice within the past 24 months using nationally recognized quality measures.

      *ABIM has compiled a library of over 500 clinical measures. All measures are nationally recognized by a wide range of quality improvement organizations (e.g., IHI, PCPI, PQRS). YOU must have performance data for measures contained within the library. Most likely, you will find relevant sets under the "Allergy and Immunology" category. In rare cases, ABIM Diplomates may apply for approval of measure sets not found in the ABIM Measures Library; however, this option is not open to other Boards at this time.

        Requirements:
      • at least 3 performance measures with data from 25 or more patients
      • Restrictions:
      • projects must have been completed within the past 24 months
      • you must have performance data for measures contained within the ABIM Measures Library

      This PIM may be completed individually by ABAI and/or ABIM certified physicians. Electronic notification will be sent to ABAI within 24 hours of PIM completion. AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) are available upon successful completion of this PIM.

      Order this PIM
      Physicians enrolled in both ABIM and ABAI MOC programs order here or continue your module here.
      Physicians enrolled in only the ABAI MOC program order here or continue your module here.

    • ABIM Self-Directed PIM
      sponsored by ABIM

      ABAI will grant Part IV MOC credit to ABAI-certified physicians who complete the ABIM Self-Directed Practice Improvement Module (PIM). The Self-Directed PIM is for physicians who receive sufficient clinical performance data from sources included in the ABIM Measures Library and physicians who plan to begin a QI project in their practice using nationally recognized quality measures contained within the ABIM Measures Library.

      *ABIM has compiled a library of over 500 clinical measures. All measures are nationally recognized by a wide range of quality improvement organizations (e.g., IHI, PCPI, PQRS). YOU must have performance data for measures contained within the library. Most likely, you will find relevant sets under the "Allergy and Immunology" category. In rare cases, ABIM Diplomates may apply for approval of measure sets not found in the ABIM Measures Library; however, this option is not open to other Boards at this time.

        Requirements:
      • at least 3 performance measures with data from 25 or more patients
      • Restrictions:
      • baseline data must be less than 12 months old
      • you must have performance data for measures contained within the ABIM Measures Library

      This PIM may be completed individually by ABAI and/or ABIM certified physicians. Electronic notification will be sent to ABAI within 24 hours of PIM completion. AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) are available upon successful completion of this PIM.

      Order this PIM
      Physicians enrolled in both ABIM and ABAI MOC programs order here or continue your module here.
      Physicians enrolled in only the ABAI MOC program order here or continue your module here.

    • Asthma Specialist Tool to Help Manage Asthma and Improve Quality (ASTHMA IQ) sponsored by AAAAI
      The AAAAI Asthma IQ is a web-based tool designed for physicians to understand and apply asthma guidelines developed by the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) called Expert Panel Report 3(EPR-3).

      Please contact AAAAI to request a registration key. There is no charge for AAAAI members.

    • Chronic Urticaria sponsored by AAAAI & American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
      This free module was developed by the AAAAI in collaboration with the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). Based on the latest evidence on the diagnosis and management of urticaria, allergist/immunologist can identify areas for improvement of care for these patients and use a set of online patient simulations to practice implementing these new clinical skills.

      PLEASE NOTE: This module is not hosted on the AAAAI website and users who are not AAD members will be asked to establish a username and password to register for this activity and there is a 30 day wait period in the quality improvement component so plan time accordingly.

      Click here for additional information. To begin the process of establishing a username and password, click "Sign In" in the top right corner of the "Performance Improvement CME (PI CME) Chronic Urticaria" information screen. Once logged in, add the PI Module to your Shopping Cart and click "View Cart". In your Shopping Cart select "Proceed to Checkout" to finish registration.

    • Eliminate Tobacco Use and Exposure (eQIPP)
      sponsored by AAP

      This eQIPP module is an online interactive educational activity designed to help pediatricians improve the care they provide to their patients. Please click here to learn more about, register for, or continue working on the eQIPP.

    • Give Your Immunization Rates A Shot in the Arm (eQIPP)
      sponsored by AAP

      This eQIPP module is an online interactive educational activity designed to help pediatricians improve the care they provide to their patients. Please click here to learn more about, register for, or continue working on the eQIPP.

    • Medical Home for Pediatric Primary Care (eQIPP)
      sponsored by AAP

      This eQIPP module is an online interactive educational activity designed to help pediatricians improve the care they provide to their patients. Please click here to learn more about, register for, or continue working on the eQIPP.

    • PI PRO: Food Allergy
      sponsored by AAAAI
      This module is based on the NIAID Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the United States. Allergist/immunologists can analyze their diagnosis and management of food allergy patients and implement tools to enhance patient care and education. Please click here for additional information and to register for the PIM, or continue working on this module.

    • Quality Improvement in Practice for ABAI
      sponsored by ABMS
      A comprehensive toolset and resource library are presented for the physician to learn and apply quality improvement methods in order to improve clinical performance in allergen immunotherapy as well as general patient safety issues. Please be aware that there is a mandatory 30 day wait period in the immunotherapy quality improvement component of the module so plan time accordingly.

      NOTE: This module is only compatible with Internet Explorer on non-Macintosh computers.

      Learn more about this module.

      Register for Quality Improvement in Practice for ABAI module.

      Continue working on the Quality Improvement in Practice for ABAI module.

    • Multi-Specialty MOC Portfolio Approval Program
      sponsored by various organizations

      The American Board of Allergy & Immunology (ABAI) recognizes that many physicians already participate in quality improvement efforts in their local practice. The Multi-Specialty MOC Portfolio Approval Program (Portfolio Program) is an alternative pathway for healthcare organizations that support physician involvement in quality improvement and MOC to have their quality improvement efforts be approved for MOC Part IV credit. To find out more about the Portfolio Program, visit www.mocportfolioprogram.org.

    • ABAI Approved Activities
      sponsored by various organizations

      Organizations other than ABAI may develop, or may already have in existence, activities that meet the requirements for MOC Part IV: Practice Assessment/Quality Improvement. Such activities must meet all of the essential standards for approval. ABAI Diplomates who complete an ABAI approved Practice Assessment/Quality Improvement activity will receive credit for MOC Part IV: Practice Assessment/Quality Improvement.

      View a list of approved activities.


    Knowledge Self-Assessment Module

    A recent advances module must be completed once every five years to demonstrate knowledge about evolving biomedical, clinical and cognate sciences and their application in patient care (MOC Part II).


    • Recent Advances Module
      sponsored by ABAI
      The ABAI recent advances module is an open book examination administered via the Internet consisting of 30 questions. Examination items test clinically-relevant concepts based on recent findings in professional literature.

      Learn more about this module.

      Register for this module via the ABAI Web Portal.