Implementing and Increasing Virtual Visits MOC Part IV Project
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, family physicians and pediatricians needed to move quickly to reduce in-person patient visits in support of social distancing recommendations. At the same time, acute and chronic health needs of patients still needed to be addressed. This project addresses the initial adoption, problem solving, and improvement of the delivery of virtual health care by primary care family physicians and pediatricians in the medical home, through use of telephonic and video visits.
By actively participating in the Virtual Visits project and engaging in two Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA)* cycles, you are eligible to claim MOC Part IV credit. Click here for more information about how this project will be recognized by your certifying Board. Active participation includes:
- Actively participate in the project by reviewing the virtual health training materials found in the AAH COVID-19 Information Center for Team Members and Physicians. (Click here to access)
- Making an effort to increase the number of patients seen virtually while implementing the problem solving skills and lessons learned from the training to ensure high-quality delivery of care.
- Review billing data to determine your percentage of virtual visits held, and measure your progress by doing so once after the end of the first PDSA cycle, and once at the end of the second PDSA cycle.
- Register on this site and fully complete the attestation form. You will need to provide your NPI and your Board ID numbers.
To access virtual visit training tools click here to go to the AAH website. Find the tools by clicking "COVID-19 Toolkit", then select the "Virtual Health" tab.
The goal of this project is to increase the number of virtual visits by 75% during these peak months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
*PDSA is shorthand for testing a change by developing a plan to test the change (Plan), carrying out the test (Do), observing and learning from the consequences (Study), and determining what modifications should be made to the test (Act).
Jeffrey Britton, MD; Advocate Aurora Health
The planners and speaker(s) have indicated that there are no financial relationships with any commercial interests to be disclosed.
Advocate Aurora Health has been approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties as a portfolio provider for Part IV Credits towards Maintenance of Certification. This applies only to those Boards participating in the MSPP Program; please visit https://cme.advocateaurorahealth.org/content/moc-recognition for additional details about how each Board recognizes this project. Any fees relating to Board Certification still apply.
Upon successful completion and attestation, the Advocate Aurora CME Office will review your completed project. If it is completed satisfactorily, the CME Office will submit the project to the ABMS who will in turn submit the completion data directly to your certifying Board. It will take approximately one month for the completion to register with your Board. The attestations are frequently audited by the Boards, so please provide complete, thoughtful responses. Advocate Aurora Health CME Office reserves the right to reject any incomplete attestations.
This QI Effort meets MOC Part IV Standards and Guidelines for the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Multi-Specialty Portfolio Approval Program Organization and is eligible for MOC Part IV through participating ABMS Member Boards and for Category 1 PI-CME credits through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Physician Assistants: As an Approved Portfolio Sponsor, Advocate Aurora Health has been approved by the ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Approval Program Organization to approve QI Efforts for MOC Part IV (for physicians) and for Category 1 PI-CME credit (for PAs) through July 2020.
If you are certified by multiple Boards, this project will count towards all participating Boards (see https://mocportfolioprogram.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/abms-member-board-participation-and-recognition-for-moc-part-iv-rev-20190601.pdf for specific information). You will need to provide the names of the Boards as well as your certification number for each Board you list.
- 1.00 MOC Part IV ProjectAurora Health Care has been approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties as a portfolio provider for Part IV Credits towards Maintenance of Certification. This applies only to those Boards participating in the MSPP Program. Check with your certifying Board for specifics. Any fees relating to Board Certification still apply.
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This project is available to clinicians associated with Advocate Aurora Health (employed, independent, affiliates, APP) only. If you need help enrolling or logging in, please contact the CME Office at email@example.com.