KHF Clinical Resource

Maintenance of Certification

KHF has been approved by the American Board of Pediatrics as a Pediatric Portfolio Sponsor Site

  • Approved to create and approve our own MOC programs through July 31, 2021
  • The first step in efforts to better support our member practices in the management and coordination of their MOC efforts and driving meaningful change.

What can Portfolio Sponsors do? 

  • Sponsor organizations can develop Part 2 and 4 activities or a combination of both.
  • As an approved Portfolio Sponsor, organizations evaluate their own quality improvement (QI) projects against the ABP standards and approve QI projects. 
  • Physicians must attest to meaningful participation as part of a QI project.  Meaningful participation is defined by the ABP as involving both an active role in the project and participation over an appropriate period of time.

Pediatric Portfolio Standards

  • Organizations that have made a serious commitment to quality and patient safety, to the use of quality improvement science and that support physician development are eligible to participate in the Portfolio Program

MOC Programs

Kids Health First has created the following American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Programs for purposes of ensuring advanced knowledge and lifelong learning by pediatricians. Both MOC programs facilitate improved clinical competency and a standardization of care. Completion of these programs allow Kids Health First physicians to earn MOC credit for Part 4 in the Performance in Practice Category.

Current MOC Programs

Developmental Screening MOC Program – 2020

Program Materials

Quality Improvement Resources

Above are links to the KHF Quality Improvement Worksheets that must be completed and returned during this MOC program.  If you have never done a SMART Aim, Key Driver Diagram, or PDSA cycle we have included links with brief education from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to help you.  If you would like to complete the full IHI Open School: Quality Improvement Course please contact Laura Baldwin for instructions at lbaldwin@khfirst.com. If you complete the full course, you can receive additional MOC part 2 credit.

SMART Aim education

Key Driver Diagram Education

PDSA Cycle Education:

Previous MOC Programs:

Strong4Life  2012      

Kids Health First collaborated with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to create an American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Maintenance of Certification Part 4 (MOC) Program for Strong4Life.

This program incorporates motivational interviewing techniques and goal setting with families to improve the effectiveness of childhood obesity counseling.  All Kids Health First Providers are required to become Strong4Life certified.

To register for the physician training, please visit choa.org/s4lprovider.

The MOC program is available to all Kids Health First physicians.

Register for the free MOC program here.

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH)

Inactive, 2011

Kids Health First worked together as a community of physicians, including KHF pediatricians, pediatric orthopedists and pediatric radiologists from Georgia Pediatric Subspecialists, to build consensus on how best to diagnose and treat DDH. Collaboratively, the physicians made changes to the way they practiced medicine by developing a Clinical Practice and Referral Guideline, standardizing screening and documentation at the primary care physician level, and developing an educational video demonstrating the physical exam when assessing DDH.

Future Initiatives

Kids Health First is committed to continuing its role in providing opportunities for professional development, clinical competency and standardization of care. Additional MOC programs around Autism will be launched in Spring/Summer 2015.

For additional information on the MOC program, contact Elizabeth Hogan, Director of Quality at ehogan@khfirst.com or call her office— 770.333.0033, ext. 205 or cell—404.218.6996.