Part 4 Module

MOC Part 4: Assessment of Practice Performance 

At the request of the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM), ACOEM developed a program to assist you in completing MOC Part 4 requirements, which is required for ABPM diplomates with time-limited board certificates expiring in 2011 and beyond. You should plan on completing the booklet over the course of at least six months.  

The MOC Part 4 booklet will guide you through completion of the required practice performance self-assessment process: review of your current practice performance; identification of an area in your practice that you will target for improvement; development and implementation of a quality improvement plan; and a second assessment to verify improvement of your practice performance.  


MOC Part 4 – Frequently Asked Questions 

Who needs this?  

American Board of Preventive Medicine diplomates with time-limited board certificates expiring in 2011 and beyond. 

Why is this needed?  

Diplomates are required to complete the four parts of MOC: 

  • Part 1: Professional Standing 
  • Part 2: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment (LLSA) 
  • Part 3: Assessment of Cognitive Expertise 
  • Part 4: Assessment of Practice Performance 
What is the intent of ACOEM’s program?  

Completion of this program will result in fulfilling the Part 4 component of the MOC requirements. This does not apply to the other three component parts as administered by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. 

When should a diplomate complete this Part 4 process?  

Diplomates must complete all MOC requirements prior to the expiration date of their certificate. They can complete the Part 4 requirements at any time during the ten years of their certificate.

What does the ACOEM program involve?  

The diplomate will be guided through a self-assessment of their own practice using provided tools. The program is straightforward and practical. 

How do I get the booklet and what is the cost?  

Pricing and purchase details may be found in the ACOEM product catalog

How long will it take?  

While the time required to complete the activities themselves is minimal, the program should be completed over a minimum of a six-month time period. Please allow an additional 60 days for the formal review process of your module.  

Can I use a pre-existing quality improvement project to meet my Part IV requirement? 

ACOEM is currently not able to provide ABPM MOC Part 4 credit for pre-existing quality improvement projects.