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 important?

Optimal management of diabetes reduces complication rates. Care of patients with diabetes requires preventive treatment across multiple domains, frequent monitoring, and recognition of potential disease complications. The core of preventive care in diabetes centers around management of three well-known risk factors: blood pressure, lipids, and blood glucose. Early microvascular complications such as diabetic retinopathy, nephropathy, and neuropathy, as well as macrovascular complications, require early detection and management in patients with diabetes.  

How will these tools help?

The templates and tools included in this module will help your practice to deliver optimal diabetes care.