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Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV

Physicians should be providing confidential care to minor adolescents at annual well child visits by spending time alone with the patient, explaining confidentiality laws to the patient, and performing confidential risk screening. Minor adolescent patients are more likely to discuss their health openly and honestly when they are aware of what information can and cannot be shared without their permission. To support physicians in these efforts, AHI has created a support Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV on Improving the Delivery of Confidential Care to Adolescent Patients.

Want to learn more about AHI’s process for quality improvement? Check out our Adolescent-Centered Environment Assessment Process (ACE-AP).

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Enroll Now: Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV on Improving the Delivery of Confidential Care to Adolescent Patients

We are now enrolling physicians for our next wave of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV on Improving the Delivery of Confidential Care to Adolescent Patients. Participating physicians receive MOC Part IV credit for their licensing board as well as resources confidential adolescent-centered care. The cost per site to participate is $1,500 and interested physicians should contact our Lead Program Specialist, Kaleigh Cornelison, by January 31, 2021 to enroll.

What is the MOC Part IV Project?

Adolescent patients frequently do not receive recommended confidential care resulting in missed opportunities for addressing health concerns specific to this age group.  Physicians support confidential care for adolescent patients, but have knowledge gaps around minor consent and parental notification laws.  Confidential care may also be difficult to provide in a busy ambulatory care setting with parents present.

Through this MOC Part IV Project, physicians will improve the provision of confidential care to minor adolescents by more frequently spending time alone with adolescents during an annual well child visit, explaining confidentiality laws to the patient, and performing confidential risk screening.

Check out the results from the Third Wave of our MOC Part IV Project.

MOC IV Results

At the end of the most recent wave of the MOC Part IV on Adolescent Confidentiality, participating physicians were able to achieve the following:

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of adolescents spent confidential time with their providers
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adolescents had their state confidentiality laws and limitations explained to them
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of adolescent received a confidential risk-screening

Read our publication in the Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology on Using Maintenance of Certification as a Tool to Improve the Delivery of Confidential Care for Adolescent Patients.

We Can Help!

Interested in participating in the MOC IV on adolescent confidentiality? Contact us today for more information!