Yes, ABP MOC points may be earned in differing amounts by the learners and may be reported in quarter hour increments, if appropriate. Further, accredited providers may report ABP MOC credit for learners in PARS at one time or via multiple entries depending on how/when the credit is earned. Please note, a diplomate can only receive credit for completing an activity (unique ACCME Activity ID) once per day (date completed), with the exception of completion credit for journal-based CME activities.
The ABP will verify the participant’s ABP ID number, as well as First & Last Name. If the First & Last Name do not match, the participant’s date of birth (mm/dd) will be used to verify the participant’s information. The ABP will also check and enforce granting credit to a diplomate only once per day (date completed) per activity, with the exception of completion credit for Journal-based CME activities.
If requested by the participant, the provider must provide the participant with written documentation (eg, that could be downloaded or provided in hard copy), to include the name of the activity and the provider; the participant name; the date of completion of the activity; and the PARS activity identifier; in addition to a statement that the activity has been approved for ABP MOC Part 2 credit along with the number of MOC points awarded.
Per ACCME data reporting instructions, accredited providers should report multi-session regularly scheduled series (RSS) (e.g., grand rounds, tumor boards, or morbidity and mortality conferences) as a single activity in the Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). If the entire RSS or a portion of the series meets the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) requirements, it can be registered for Maintenance of Certification (MOC). When completing the fields for ABP MOC program in PARS, provide the total number of MOC points that are available to the participants who attend the entire series.
Note: If not all of the RSS sessions meet the ABP requirements, report the total number of MOC points for the sessions that do meet ABP requirements. For example, if the RSS meets for 1 hour monthly (12 hours total for the year), but only 5 of the sessions meet ABP MOC requirements, you would report 12 hours of instruction for the activity but enter 5 points in the data field asking for the number of MOC points.
For most CME activities that are registered for ABP MOC Part 2 points, the number of CME credits will be equal to the number of MOC points offered for an activity. However, it is possible that an activity might only have certain sessions or parts that qualify for MOC points. In that case, the number of MOC points may be less than the total number of CME credits that could be earned by the learner.For most CME activities that are registered for ABIM MOC points, the number of CME credits will be the same as the number of MOC points. However, it is possible that a large activity might only have certain sessions that qualify for MOC points. In that case, the number of MOC points will be less than the number of CME credits that could be earned. For most CME activities that are registered for ABIM MOC points, the number of CME credits will be the same as the number of MOC points. However, it is possible that a large activity might only have certain sessions that qualify for MOC points. In that case, the number of MOC points will be less than the number of CME credits that could be earned.
Yes, activities outside of pediatrics may be registered for ABP MOC credit provided that the activity is relevant to physicians certified by the ABP, as demonstrated by the professional practice gap(s) and content of the activity.
Please see Table 2 in the ABP Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment for MOC Part 2 CME Provider Program Manual for a detailed list of materials you will need to submit if your activity is audited. Accredited Providers should complete the ABP’s audit checklist (see Appendix B of the ABP MOC Program Manual) for each activity registered for MOC credit and retain this document along with any other relevant materials in the event the activity is selected for audit.
Any CME provider accredited directly by the ACCME, by a Recognized State Accreditor, or by Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education can register a CME activity for the ABP Lifelong Learning and Self-assessment for MOC Part 2 CME Provider Program in PARS by attesting that the activity meets the requirements and policies of the program. See the Program Manual for further information.
No, the ACCME has the expectation that accredited providers evaluate the impact of their activities on learners’ knowledge, strategies/skills, performance, and/or patient outcomes. Different assessment approaches can be found in Appendix A of the ABP’s Lifelong Learning and Self-assessment for MOC Part 2 CME Provider Program Manual.
ABP diplomates must meet yearly reporting requirements related to completion of activities, as such accredited providers are asked to submit learner completion data to the ACCME within 30 days of the completion date and no later than December 1 of the calendar year. Activities completed after December 1 must be entered immediately into PARS.