The FOCUS Major Depressive Disorder Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Workbook is a collection of practical and evidence-based materials to help psychiatrists develop and maintain a sound, up-to-date foundation of medical knowledge and clinical expertise, ultimately improving patient care. Designed to be a "one stop" resource to meet MOC requirements, the book aims to help psychiatrists assess their strengths and weaknesses in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with major depressive disorder, evaluate their knowledge and clinical skills, initiate a program of quality improvement, and advance their assessment, communication, diagnostic, and treatment skills.
To achieve those goals, the Workbook includes - A Self-Assessment, consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions on major depressive disorder, designed to test current knowledge and its clinical application, thus helping the clinician identify areas of competence and those requiring additional study and improvement- A Performance in Practice Clinical Module, which consists of a guided practice improvement program designed to meet Part 4 ABPN MOC requirements for clinical modules. This is divided into three stages: Chart Review, Improvement Plan, and a second or retrospective Chart Review- Resources for use in an improvement plan, including a Real-Time Assessment Tool for Patients With Depression, the executive summary of the APA Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Major Depressive Disorder, and a section of expert-selected influential publications on depression to help psychiatrists stay current on advances in research and treatment- Peer and Patient Survey Forms for use in the Feedback Modules (Part 4 of MOC)- A detailed description and explanation of the MOC Program as presented by the ABPN, including details on record keeping, phase-in schedule, auditing, and more.
Exercises provided in the Workbook for reference are to be completed both in the worksheet and online. Credit is recorded online for MOC or CME activities through the APAeducation.org website, developed in compliance with ABPN reporting requirements. The FOCUS program promises to educate physicians, refresh their knowledge and skills, and facilitate the documentation of their ongoing professional development and competency.
CME Credit and MOC ApprovalMOC Activity -- Self-Assessment in Major Depressive Disorder provides up to 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM) and is approved by the ABPN for MOC Part 2.Begin Date: July 2012Review Date: July 2015 End Date: July 31, 2018The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this enduring material (the self-assessment) for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
MOC Activity -- Performance in Practice: Clinical Module for the Care of Patients with Major Depressive Disorder provides 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM) for completion of three STAGES in sequence. This module is approved by the ABPN for MOC Part 4.Begin Date: July 2012Review Date: January 2015End Date: December 31, 2017The APA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this Performance in Practice enduring material (the Clinical Module) for up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.(TM) Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Improvement Activity -- Real-Time Assessment Tool for Patients with DepressionBegin Date: February 2007 Program Review Date: July 2015 Program End Date: December 31, 2017The APA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM). Physicians should