Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program

Use Your Data from Performance Improvement Strategies in Acute Coronary Syndromes to complete ABIM's Self-Directed PIM and earn credit for ABIM Maintenance of Certification

The data collected through Performance Improvement Strategies in Acute Coronary Syndromes can be used to populate and complete ABIM's Self-Directed PIM Practice Improvement Module.  The Self-Directed PIM provides one pathway for earning practice performance credit in ABIM's Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

Completing the Self-Directed PIM involves three basic steps:

  1. Enter aggregate performance data for at least five measures from an existing project, registry or EHR;
  2. Choose one target measure for improvement and implement a change to achieve improvement;
  3. Test the impact of your intervention and reflect on your learnings. You will need to have the aggregate results for at least five quality measures, with a minimum of 10 patients per measure, to enter into the Self-Directed PIM.

You may also report on an already-complete QI project using the Self-Directed PIM, so long as the data is within the past 24 months.

To order and complete the Self-Directed PIM you must be enrolled in ABIM's Maintenance of Certification program.  You then order the Self-Directed PIM from your MOC home page within the "Physician Login" section of ABIM's website:

  • Login to your MOC home page at
  • Enter your ABIM Candidate Number and Password.
  • From your ABIM home page click on Order Practice Improvement Module and from the select module bar, choose Self-Directed. Then click Place Order.
  • The Self-Directed PIM will now be accessible from your home page.  To begin working on the module click work on module under the Self-Directed PIM.

When you successfully complete the Self-Directed PIM, you will earn 20 points toward the Self-Evaluation of Practice Performance component of MOC.  For more information about the Self-Directed PIM and other PIMs, go to ABIM's website.

Accreditation/Designation Statements: Med-IQ is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Med-IQ designates this activity for a maximum of 20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



Acknowledgement of Commercial Support: This series is
supported by an educational grant from sanofi-aventis U.S.


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