Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Credit

Why choose Docs for Tots as your MOC credit sponsor?

Docs for Tots is a non-profit, non-partisan organization led by pediatricians to promote practices, policies and investments that will enable young children to thrive.  This is achieved through a variety of programs and activities. Due to the connection to the medical field, Docs for Tots has expertise in pediatric practice change to help promote the development of an early childhood medical home. The work done helps connects everyone who interacts with young children 0-5 including child medical providers, childcare and education providers, and early intervention services.

A partnership with the Long Island Federally Qualified Health Centers (LIFQHCs) led to the first initiative of implementing developmental screening in 2014. The outpatient pediatric clinics did not have a developmental screening protocol, so Docs for Tots came in and implemented a screening program with them. Implementation involved intensive technical assistance and a quality improvement framework. Their work resulted in a lasting screening initiative that showed sustainability with a 95% screening rate 6 months after the technical assistance ended.

Based on the experience working in pediatric outpatient practices, Docs for Tots developed a step-by-step guide to successful implementation of developmental screening to help other providers improve existing workflows or start a new one. It is the result of real, on-the-ground, trial-and-error experienced during their work with the LIFQHCs and has been applied to additional screening initiatives, including Maternal Depression Screening and Adverse Childhood Experiences screening.

This MOC course is a step-by-step tutorial on how to use the tried and true toolkit. You will start with an overview of Docs for Tots history, technical assistance, and quality improvement science, and then work through each of the seven steps in the toolkit for a total of 8 modules. Each module should take around 2 weeks to complete. Throughout the program you will be able to contact the Docs for Tots team directly with any questions and additional support on the project.

The fee to receive access to the class and the part IV MOC credit is $100, or $500 for your entire office (up to 10 providers). For more intensive technical assistance opportunities for your practice, please contact quality@docsfortots.org.

ABFM (American Board of Family Medicine)
MOC – 20 points towards Performance Improvement
Developmental Screening Quality Improvement Project
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ABP (American Board of Pediatrics)
MOC Part IV – 25 points towards Performance in Practice
Developmental Screening Quality Improvement Project
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COST:
$100/participant

$500/practice (of up to 10 providers)

To receive credit, please submit the information requested in the MOC Module, and submit payment to Docs for Tots for the MOC credit here:

Docs for Tots – Developmental Screening MOC credit
 
 
 

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