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Mayo Clinic Recognized by Three Certifying Boards for Quality Improvement Activities
Date:1/27/2010

Mayo is the first organization approved for three specialties

LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)—the nation's three largest physician certifying boards—today announced that Mayo Clinic has been approved as a Portfolio Sponsor of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) activities. Mayo Clinic's rigorous attention to detail and the structure of its physician quality improvement (QI) programs was recognized for inclusion in the pilot MOC Portfolio Approval Program.

As an MOC Portfolio Sponsor, Mayo Clinic has primary ownership of the design and execution of a large number of QI activities that are managed centrally through an established infrastructure and overseen by a formal governance body.  Mayo Clinic will also accept accountability for ensuring the activities meet the standards outlined by the three boards and for management of the QI activities.

While the ABFM, the ABIM, and the ABP have individually recognized other organizations' QI products and programs for MOC credit in the past, Mayo Clinic is the first organization to be recognized,
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