So her office decided to think a bit differently about a PI program they were doing on atopic dermatitis. They had previously submitted an application for MOC Part IV for a different program to the American Board of Pediatrics. That was turned down, but the board had been supportive in working with National Jewish Health on it. By the time they heard their submission was turned down, it was too late in the process for that project. But that wasn’t the end of it. “One of the best things that could have happened is that the appropriate board for this particular project was the American Board of Pediatrics,” she says.

When Meadows and her colleagues heard that then-ABP vice president Paul Miles, MD, was coming to Denver to speak at the Colorado Alliance for CME Annual Meeting, she asked if he would sit down and talk about how they could align what her organization was doing in other PI CME projects and ABP’s MOC Part IV process. “Dr. Miles said there seem to be so many alliances between PI and MOC, but it would be unique to incorporate MOC Part II and Part IV in a PI CME project.” This was also a great opportunity to have an educational program that would assist physicians in obtaining points they need for their maintenance of certification while working on an organization-wide initiative to assess and improve their performance and patient outcomes.