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HQ-US and the American Board of Medical Specialties Program

 

HIVQUAL-US (HQ-US) is approved as an ABMS Portfolio Sponsor beginning September 2011 through December 2013, with physician participation limited to those who are practicing in facilities/practices participating in HQ-US. Please click here for program materials.
 
The medical specialty boards currently participating in the program are: 
 
o The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) - www.theabfm.org
o The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) - www.abim.org 
o The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) - www.abp.org 
o The American Board of Allergy and Immunology - www.abai.org
o The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - www.abog.org
o The American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - www.abpmr.org
o The American Board of Surgery - www.absurgery.org
o The American Board of Otolaryngology - www.aboto.org
o The American Board of Preventive Medicine - www.theabpm.org
o The American Board of Dermatology - www.abderm.org
o The American Board of Emergency Medicine - www.abem.org/public/
o The American Board of Medical Genetics - www.abmg.org/
o The American Board of Anesthesiology - www.theaba.org
o The American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - www.abpn.com
 
HIVQUAL-US is approved for 20 points of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV Self-Evaluation of Practice Performance credit. 
 
Participating physicians must be enrolled in their respective Board’s MOC program at the time MOC credit is requested.
 
Physician participation is expected to take approximately 50 hours/year.
 
Enrollment must occur no later than June 1 with annual report and participation verification documentation to be submitted by November 1 in the calendar year for which you are seeking credit.
 
Physician must currently provide diagnostic and hospital or clinic treatment services to HIV-positive patients in the physician’s clinics.
 
Physician must demonstrate active participation as a lead or as a member of the quality improvement team.
 
Physician must implement at least one quality improvement project.