Children’s of Minnesota has been chosen by the American Board of Pediatrics to be a Portfolio Sponsor. This means Children’s can now approve quality improvement (Q1) projects that give you credit toward the ABP Part IV requirement to maintain certification. The advantages of this are:
• More easily participate in any of several ongoing QI projects and receive MOC credit. Projects approved by Children’s may also be used for other medical and surgical specialties.
• No cost to obtain approval from ABP for a project that you want to conduct (saves $500 per project).
• There are several ongoing projects available to you—no completing applications, paying fees.
Portfolio Sponsors agree to prepare a periodic Progress Report for each of the approved projects, which the ABP reviews to ensure alignment with ABP standards.