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Family physicians can earn MOC-IV credit by improving breast cancer screening skills

Release Date: February 26, 2013
Contact: Lisa Hildebrand - 608.442.3765 lisa.hildebrand@wismed.org

The Wisconsin Medical Society’s Breast Cancer Screening Improvement Initiative has made great strides toward achieving one of its goals – to increase awareness about current screening process. Now, the American Board of Family Medicine has approved the practical, team-based performance improvement (PI) activity for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) for Family Physicians Part IV credit.

The Breast Cancer Screening Improvement Initiative also is appropriate for other primary care physicians, who have the opportunity to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. With up-to-date and engaging materials, the PI activity includes tools and calculators for physicians to use in their offices with patients and staff. Online learning and documentation simplify the process, and faculty members are available to provide assistance along the way.

The Breast Cancer Screening Improvement Initiative brings together physicians, staff and other health care professionals to explore current breast cancer screening processes and identify opportunities to improve patient care. Targeted topics include breast cancer risk factors, guidelines/recommendation, shared decision-making, and documentation and tracking of breast cancer screening processes.

Faculty members are Wisconsin Medical Society member Cheri Olson, MD, chair of the Society’s Council on Medical Education and associate director of La Crosse-Mayo Family Medicine Residency, and Carol Havens, MD, director of clinical education at Kaiser Permanente Northern California.

Enrollment can begin immediately, and the session is available until at least 2015. More information is available online or by contacting Jeffrey Nelson, the Society’s director of membership development and service.