SCOPE Program Overview


What is SCOPE?

SCOPE is a voluntary, comprehensive patient safety review program for medical offices that provide obstetric and/or gynecologic services.

See the SCOPE website for comprehensive information on how SCOPE works, why it is important, and how to get involved.

SCOPE helps ob-gyns assess the implementation and use of patient safety concepts and techniques and distinguishes those offices with strong patient safety practices. Education and assistance is provided when office processes requiring improvement are identified.

SCOPE focuses solely on processes associated with enhancing the safety environment and reducing risk for patients in the office setting. SCOPE does not evaluate the quality of clinical care provided by an ob-gyn office.

You Can Now Meet ABOG MOC Part IV Requirements with SCOPE!

Ob-gyns who participate in SCOPE and achieve SCOPE certification for their offices by August 31, 2017 are eligible to receive ABOG ‘Improvement in Medical Practice’ (Part IV) MOC credits. These MOC credits will be valid for the duration of the three-year SCOPE certification period. Find out more.

Now a Recognized MIPS Performance Improvement Activity

Beginning in the 2019 Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance period, ob-gyns who participate in the MIPS program, achieve SCOPE certification, and receive Part IV MOC credits will be able to report SCOPE certification as a completed MIPS Improvement Activity. Find out more.


VRQC Program Staff 

SCOPE Program Staff


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188
Mailing Address: PO Box 96920, Washington, DC 20024-9998