Approved Quality Improvement Pathway
ABIM values the role that health care institutions play in developing robust quality improvement (QI) activities and created the Approved Quality Improvement (AQI) pathway as a way to offer practice assessment MOC points for such activities that meet ABIM’s requirements. The AQI pathway allows ABIM to offer a variety of relevant practice assessment options for internists and subspecialists and allows diplomates to earn MOC points for things they are already doing. ABIM approves two types of activities through the AQI pathway:
- Web-based activities that guide physicians through a review of patient data and support the implementation of a QI plan.
- Quality Improvement (QI) Projects and other non-Web-based activities that are based on accepted improvement and science methodologies.
View 2015 AQI Requirements for Web-based Activities (pdf) (ABIM is currently updating this publication)
View 2015 AQI Requirements for QI Projects (pdf) (ABIM is currently updating this publication)
AQI Policies and Procedures
Download the 2015 AQI Policies and Procedures Manual (pdf) (ABIM is currently updating this publication)
To Submit an Activity for Approval
- Review the 2015 AQI Policies and Procedures Manual pdf (ABIM is currently updating this publication) and the AQI Requirements carefully.
- E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
- E-mail completed applications to email@example.com. ABIM has moved away from application deadlines in favor of a rolling review process.
- Review of application by ABIM takes approximately 20 business days. During the review period, applicants may be asked to clarify information about their activity.