METRIC® | An MC-FP Part IV Solution
Frequently Asked Questions
METRIC modules provide a valuable, convenient, and accredited method for completing the work necessary to fulfill the MC-FP Part IV requirement. In order to receive credit for this work for your Maintenance of Certification Part IV requirement, the American Board of Family Medicine requires an aditional fee. Please consult the ABFM website(www.theabfm.org) for more information.
When the final step of Stage C has been completed in the online METRIC tool, you must complete the seven (7) evaluation questions to have your 20 CME credits applied. Your completion record will be electronically transmitted to the ABFM within 1 to 2 business days.
Diplomates who do not have continuity of care with patients (e.g., physicians working as hospitalists or in ERs) must complete a different type of Part IV activity through the American Board of Family Medicine(www.theabfm.org). The AAFP suggests family physicians who have questions about this issue contact the ABFM.
I am a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). Will METRIC help me fulfill my MOC Part IV requirement?
Yes. The ABIM accepts completion of the METRIC program under the Self-directed PIM(www.abim.org) for MOC Part IV.
I work in a primary care or multi-specialty medical group. Can my colleagues and I complete the METRIC program as a group?
Multi-physician offices may register for METRIC as a group. This allows the group to join efforts for improving patient care by concentrating on specific quality improvement interventions. The group may also choose to view a group comparison report in addition to the individual assessment report. In order for each physician to receive CME credits, he or she must separately enroll in and complete the METRIC program.
You may request participation as a group by completing the Group Enrollment Form(3 page PDF) and email or fax the form to (913) 906-6102. A group must be activated before any of the participants complete their initial chart reviews.
At this time, it is not possible to electronically upload or download data between METRIC and an EHR.