Maintenance of Certification Part IV: Improvement in Medical Practice

The American Board of Medical Specialties’ (ABMS) Multispecialty Portfolio Program (MSPP) offers an alternate Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV pathway that promotes broader physician involvement in systems-level maternal safety and quality improvement efforts.

Participation in quality improvement efforts approved by the ACOG MSPP allows physicians to earn MOC Part IV: Improvement in Medical Practice credit from their ABMS member board. To date, 20 out of 24 ABMS Medical Boards participate in the MSPP.

ACOG became an ABMS MSPP sponsor organization in October 2016. The initial ACOG MSPP quality improvement effort offered was the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM). Additional eligible quality improvement efforts have and continue to be added to the ACOG portfolio.

If you are interested in participating in the ACOG MSPP through AIM or another quality improvement effort, please email [email protected] for more information.

Learn more about ABOG’s Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV) MOC requirement.

MOC Pathways for Part IV: Improvement in Medical Practice (Quality Improvement Activity)

ABOG (Obstetrician–Gynecologists Only) ACOG MSPP (Obstetrician–Gynecologists and Multispecialty Physicians)

Meet Your ABOG MOC (Part IV) Requirement with ACOG’s Safety Certification in Outpatient Practice Excellence (SCOPE) Program

Obstetrician–gynecologists who participate in SCOPE and achieve SCOPE certification for their offices 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. 

Contact SCOPE staff directly at
[email protected] or (800) 266-8043 to learn how to apply your SCOPE certification toward MOC Part IV credit. Visit the SCOPE website for more information

Participating ABMS Member Boards

Contact ABOG at [email protected] to determine if your local quality improvement efforts are eligible for MOC Part IV credit.


Note: ACOG is currently accepting applications for additional ACOG MSPP-approved quality improvement efforts.

To participate in the ACOG MSPP pathway, AIM state or system lead coordinators must contact the ACOG MSPP administrator at [email protected].