MOC Part IV Credit Criteria/Process

How to obtain MOC Part IV credit:

  1. Discuss your project with the department-specific representatives and/or general MOC contacts (listed below) to address any questions and confirm eligibility.
  2. Complete the streamlined application (available in fillable PDF format) forward it as an attachment to
  3. In order to claim credit, submit your completed attestation to the M Health Fairview MOC Review Board (MMRB) at
    Please note: A separate completed attestation must be submitted for all individuals who meaningfully participated in the project and wish to claim credit for their involvement (to include the Principal Investigator who submitted the application). 

What to expect next:

  • The M Health Fairview MOC Review Board (MMRB) meets monthly and reviews submitted applications, completed project results, and completed attestations. NOTE:  Given the timeline that exists, please plan accordingly when submitting your requests for credit (i.e., to allow sufficient time for review/approval and posting of credits, you should submit your requests and completed documentation 5-6 months prior to your recertification due date).
  • If the application is determined to qualify for the ABMS requirements for project design and scope, it will be approved for MOC Part IV credit. If additional information or clarification is required, you will be given feedback in that regard. In all cases, you will receive notification of the results of the review from the M Health Fairview MOC Review Board (within 3 days of each review meeting) by email.
  • The M Health Fairview MOC Review Board (MMRB) will enter the project completion data into the MOC Activity Manager. Those physicians who have meaningfully participated in the QI work will receive their MOC Part IV (QI) credit from their respective board.

Receiving credits from your respective board:

  • Once approved, the credit/points granted will appear in your online Specialty Board portfolio within 6-10 weeks (each Board’s timeline varies).  If the update does not appear within that timeframe, we ask you contact the M Health Fairview MOC Review Board ( and they will follow-up with the specific board.

Project Approval Criteria:

M Health Fairview Evaluation Criteria MOC-IV Credit for QI Projects

Meaningful Participation Criteria:

Attestation of participation in MOC4/QI Project


Contact MOC representatives to:

  • have a question answered
  • request an application
  • discuss a specific QI project

Please contact your departmental MOC represenative. All other departments without an identified representative should contact Tiffany Petersen or Doug Zech.

Department of Pediatrics
Jordan Marmet, M.D.
MMRB Co-Chair  

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Peter Harper, M.D.  

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
David Satin, M.D.    

Department of Medicine
Tanya Melnik, M.D.    

Department of Psychiatry
Lora Wichser, M.D.

All other departments, contact:
Tiffany Petersen
Quality Coordinator 

Doug Zech
Performance Improvement staff representative

For general MOC project inquiries email: