Component 4: Practice Performance Assessment & Improvement


Component 4 requires physicians to engage in continuous quality improvement through comparison of personal practice performance measured against national standards for their medical specialty. The AOBNP requires completion of one module every three years.

The first PPA module will be required for diplomates whose time-limited certification ends Dec. 31. 2017.

Quality Improvement Attestation

Since many physicians participate in quality improvement programs through their employer, AOBNP diplomates may attest to participation in a quality improvement program.

Access the AOA Physician Portal or view frequently asked questions to learn more.

PPA Modules

If you have not participated in a quality improvement activity, you’re required to complete an online PPA Module that includes concurrent chart review of 10 charts.

Diplomates will receive individualized feedback from the AOBNP, as responses are reviewed against national benchmarks for the standards of care.

Select a topic below to begin a module: