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Part IV: Quality Improvement

ABAI Quality Improvement Program

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).

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).

Diplomates will complete one of the following activity options in order to satisfy the Part IV requirement of MOC.

  • AAAAI QCDR (Quality Clinical Data Registry)

    With the AAAAI QCDR (Quality Clinical Data Registry) you can satisfy:

    • NEW! MOC Credits for CME Activities: The AAAAI QCDR has been approved for MOC Part IV for up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™. Requirement details
    • Three Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) categories: Starting in 2017, Quality, Advancing Care Information (ACI) and Clinical Practice Improvement Activity (CPIA) compromise 90% of the composite performance score. The AAAAI QCDR can help you to fulfill these requirements.
    • Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program: The AAAAI QCDR can still be used for the 2016 PQRS reporting before the 2017 MIPS reporting is in effect.
    • PQRS Reporting Options: The AAAAI QCDR offers either individual or Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) for groups of 2 or more eligible providers.
    • Meaningful Use (MU) public health reporting: The AAAAI QCDR can be used as a specialized registry for allergen/immunology.
  • ABAI Approved Activities

    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.

  • Asthma IQ: Patient Assessment Module

    Based on the previous Asthma-IQ module, the AAAAI has developed two new modules built from the recommendations in the EPR-3 guidelines. The new offerings each focus on a specific aspect of care for:

    • Patients with asthma - for more information about Asthma IQ: Patient Assessment, click here.
    • Patient management and outcomes - for more information about Asthma IQ: Patient Management and Outcomes, click here.

    Each module offers up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™ for physicians and can be accessed through the AAAAI Continuing Education Center https://education.aaaai.org at no cost.

  • Asthma IQ: Patient Management and Outcomes

    Based on the previous Asthma-IQ module, the AAAAI has developed two new modules built from the recommendations in the EPR-3 guidelines. The new offerings each focus on a specific aspect of care for:

    • Patient management and outcomes - for more information about Asthma IQ: Patient Management and Outcomes, click here.
    • Patients with asthma - for more information about Asthma IQ: Patient Assessment, click here.

    Each module offers up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™ for physicians and can be accessed through the AAAAI Continuing Education Center https://education.aaaai.org at no cost.

  • Atopic Dermatitis (AD)

    The Atopic Dermatitis (AD) Practice Improvement Module (PIM) is designed to help practicing allergist/immunologists improve the quality of care for their patients with atopic dermatitis.

    The PIM will have practitioners assess how their current care for AD aligns with evidence-based measures of quality at baseline. The practitioner will enter data from at least 25 previous visits from AD patients. Then, areas of strength and opportunities for improvement will be identified and educational resources and tools will be provided to the practitioner to develop and implement a quality improvement plan which can impact patient care and outcomes. The practitioner will determine the success of their quality improvement plan by reassessing their practice through at least two more measurement cycles.

    Please click here for additional information and to register for the PIM, or continue working on this module.

  • Eliminate Tobacco Use and Exposure (eQIPP)

    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)

    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)

    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.

  • Multi-Specialty MOC Portfolio Approval Program

    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

  • PI PRO: Food Allergy

    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.

  • SAMPRO™: Improving Asthma Management in Schools

    The AAAAI’s School-based Asthma Management Program (SAMPRO™) provides healthcare providers with the tools they need to optimize their care of pediatric patients with asthma. This practice improvement module assesses the implementation of these principles into patient care, and supports their use with all pediatric patients. Physicians who complete this module can earn 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and satisfy the quality improvement (Part IV) requirement of the ABAI’s MOC program. Please click here for additional information, register for the PIM or continue working.