February 19, 2016, Buffalo Grove, Illinois --- The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. (ABPN) has expanded the options for diplomates for their one requiredImprovement in Medical Practice (PIP) activity every three years to include any Clinical Module OR Feedback Module activity listed on the ABPN website.

Effective immediately, this development now gives diplomates more flexibility with the Part IV requirement for their maintenance of board certification.

The ABPN Improvement in Medical Practice Unit is a quality improvement exercise designed to identify and implement areas for improvement based on the review of one’s own patient charts (Clinical Module), involvement in personal or institutional quality improvement activities, or feedback from peers or patients via a questionnaire/survey (Feedback Module).

“These additional options for fulfilling the requirements of MOC Part IV recognize the importance of patient and/or peer feedback to the process of physician quality improvement, and it should also make it easier for many ABPN diplomates to document their quality improvement activities,” said Larry R. Faulkner, MD, ABPN President and CEO.

More details, including full option lists for both the Clinical Module and Feedback Module activities, are available on the ABPN website

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to serving the public interest and the professions of psychiatry and neurology by promoting excellence in practice through certification and maintenance of certification processes.  

For additional information, please contact Patti Vondrak, Director of MOC, at pvondrak@abpn.com.