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Component 4: Practice Performance Assessment & Improvement


The purpose of Component 4 is to assist the physician in continuous quality improvement in the field of Family Medicine.

Physicians can visit the AOA Physician Portal (login required) to view their OCC progress. Please note you will be required to sign into the site using your Osteopathic.org login information.

OCCAP Modules

Once you have submitted an OCCAP module application and received an authorization letter confirming approval from AOBFP, you may begin completion of a module below.

Each OCCAP module is a Performance Improvement exercise in a critical area of care. Based upon your learning in your chosen module, you will be asked to summarize changes you would implement into your practice. When you have successfully completed the module—including a required quiz—you will be awarded 21 Category 1-B credits.

Diabetes Module*

Lower Back Pain Module

Coronary Artery Disease Module

Hypertension Module

If you previously received an enrollment key for an OCCAP Module and it is no longer working, please email aobfp@osteopathic.org.

*Note: In order to view the Diabetes Mellitus Learning Activity please view the module in the following web browsers: Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge or Mozilla Firefox.

Professionalism Modules

Once you have submitted a module application and received an authorization letter confirming approval from AOBFP, you may begin completion of the module below.

Medication Safety Communication Professionalism

This module has been developed by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) for the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP) to satisfy a portion of the OCC Component 4 requirements to be completed by our diplomates. Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to identify methods/techniques for more effective communication to improve medication adherence and to reduce adverse drug reactions, as well as effectively communicate at the patient’s level of understanding.

Steps to be completed within this module include a pretest knowledge assessment, feedback comparing your performance with national benchmarks, completion of educational activities within the module based on pretest feedback, a post-test knowledge assessment, and an evaluation of the module.

Participants are required to complete the program in its entirety with a passing score on the post-test to earn 3 Category 1-B credits, which would be posted to your CME activity report. NBOME will report completion directly to the AOA and the AOBFP. It is NOT necessary that a completion certificate be submitted by the candidate to the AOA CME Division or the AOBFP.

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Quality Improvement (QI) Attestation

Some quality improvement (QI) activities can earn Component 4 credit in place of one OCCAP module. Diplomates who wish to submit attestation of completing QI activities as part of their practice may do so via the AOA Physician Portal. FAQs about attestation criteria are also located in the AOA Physician Portal.

Note: When submitting an attestation, include the name of a supervisor who can confirm that the QI project is in process.