MC-FP Alternative Activities—Part IV
ABFM Diplomates who complete Part IV alternative activities must submit the required MC-FP fees in order to receive MC-FP credit for the activity. In addition, for the alternative activity to apply toward the Diplomate's MC-FP Part IV requirement, it must be completed during the stage in which the Diplomate wishes to receive the credit.
Notification of Participation in Approved Part IV Alternative Activities
The method for notifying the ABFM of Diplomates' successful completion of the requirements of the approved activity is determined by the external provider and is typically achieved in one of three ways: the external provider can submit completion data to the ABFM on behalf of Diplomates on a monthly basis; the external provider can issue a certificate of successful completion (the Diplomate must mail or fax a copy of the certificate to the ABFM in order to receive credit); or the external provider can submit a Physician Attestation form for each participant (the attestation must be completed and signed by the Diplomate and must be cosigned by the external provider administrator). Within 2 weeks of receipt of notice of successful participation in an approved alternative activity, the ABFM will update the Diplomate's Physician Portfolio.
Completion information should be mailed or faxed to:
American Board of Family Medicine
Attention: External Provider Coordinator
1648 McGrathiana Parkway, Suite 550
Lexington, Kentucky 40511
Fax: (859) 335-7509
If you have questions about receiving credit for participating in an approved alternative Part IV activity, please contact Debbie Medley at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 859-269-5626, extension 1292; or Nichole Lainhart at email@example.com or at 859-269-5626, extension 1230.
Click here or contact Nichole Lainhart for more information about the standards and requirements for external providers of Part IV activities.
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