How do I earn MOC?

To complete this module and earn 20 points towards Self-Evaluation of Practice Performance for ABIM’s MOC Program, you will:

1.  Begin by selecting 25 of your recent diabetic patient visits for entry into your baseline chart review survey. You will assess your performance of diabetic foot exams, eye exams, and nephropathy assessments.

2.  Once you complete that chart review, you will be able to review your performance and target an area for improvement. Then, using the practice biopsy tool and resource library in this module, you will create a plan of action for improvement.

3.  After you have implemented your plan for improvement, you will come back and reassess your performance with a follow-up set of 25 of your recent diabetic patient visits three months after initiating the improvement activity. You will then be able to compare your baseline performance with your follow-up performance and reflect on your experience.

4. After completion of the second assessment, you can attest to your participation and receive 20 Self-Evaluation of Practice Assessment points by submitting a report to ABIM through your Physician Homepage on www.abim.org.  Simply login using your ABIM ID and password and click "Submit AQI Project Report."  ABIM will grant MOC points after the sponsor, ACP, verifies your participation in the activity.

For any questions about this process, please email acpQI@acponline.org. ACP also provides extensive information on the American Board of Internal Medicine recertification requirements.

Why is this Topic Important?

Optimal management of diabetes can reduce complication rates, but care is complex, requiring preventive treatment across multiple domains, frequent screening, and the potential for a variety of adverse disease complications that must also be diagnosed and treated. The core of preventive care in diabetes centers around management of three well-known risk factors: blood pressure; lipids; and blood glucose. Screening for complications, particularly early microvascular complications such as diabetic retinopathy, nephropathy, and neuropathy is also required for most patients.

How will these tools help?

While some content will be familiar to those knowledgeable about the Chronic Care Model, the templates and tools included in this module will help your practice organize to deliver optimal diabetes care.