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How to Receive Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Credit for NCQA Recognition

Please review the following minimum criteria a physician must meet to receive MOC credit for NCQA recognition. Then, locate information pertaining to a specific board in the table below.  

  • The physician is board-certified by a board that currently provides credit for NCQA Recognition (The table below includes all boards currently providing credit.) 
  • The physician is or was recently working at a practice that achieved NCQA recognition (initial or renewal) after January 1, 2017 
  • The physician meaningfully participated in the quality improvement activity portion of the recognition (PCMH, PCSP only) 
  • The physician (or person completing NCQA application) fully and accurately completed MOC-related fields in the NCQA application, at a minimum, including the physician’s six-digit board ID number and date of birth.
Board Programs Eligible Cycle Type of Credit Points How to Receive Credit
American Board of Family Medicine DRP/HSRP/PCMH Initial; Renewal Performance Improvement 20 pts. each Physicians self-report participation. Requirements vary. See  https://theabfm.mymocam.com/ncqa/ for reporting tools and requirements. Contact Nichole Lainhart with questions.
American Board of Internal Medicine

PCMH 2014; PCMH 2017; PCSP 2013; PCSP 2016

Initial; Renewal Practice Assessment 20 pts. NCQA reports physician completion data directly to the ABIM within 30 days of recognition. Log in to your ABIM account to view awarded credit. Practices that neglect to submit required MOC data fields in their NCQA application will not receive credit or have completion data sent to the ABIM.
American Board of Pediatrics

PCMH 2014; PCMH 2017; PCSP 2013; PCSP 2016 

Initial; Renewal Part IV; Meets board patient safety requirement
40 pts. Submit NCQA recognition certificate to the ABP by  Logging into your ABP account
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation PCMH 2014; PCMH 2017; PCSP 2013; PCSP 2017 Initial; Renewal Part IV Meets Full Req. NCQA reports physician completion data directly to the ABPMR within 30 days of recognition. Log in to your ABPMR account to view awarded credit. Practices that neglect to submit required MOC data fields in their NCQA application will not receive credit or have completion data sent to the ABPMR.


To receive credit for your NCQA recognition, you must have achieved recognition after January 1st of the current year. (Boards will not award credit for old recognitions, but you can receive credit when you renew your recognition.) To ensure you are eligible to receive board credit for your NCQA recognition, please ensure all required MOC fields in the NCQA application are completed fully and accurately.

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Medical Boards Awarding Maintenance of Certification Credit for Recognition

For information on medical boards that may be offering maintenance of certification credit for recognition, please visit our Recognition Program Resources page.