Medical Board Maintenance of Certification Credits

Many clinicians can receive board maintenance of certification credits for practicing within an NCQA-Recognized PCMH.

Many clinicians can earn maintenence of certification credits from medical boards just for practicing within an NCQA-recognized patient-centered medical home. 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 are completed fully and accurately when enrolling in recognition.

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