Improvement in Medical Practice Overview

Each pathologist must participate in at least two PI/QA activities or programs per two-year period appropriate for their principal professional activities. An activity option can only be reported once per year. The only exception is the ABMS Portfolio Program which will count for every year cover by an activity's reported duration.

Individual (PI/QA) Activity Approval Forms

Improvement in Medical Practice Individual Activity Approval Forms

Application forms are available below for approval of departmental PI/QA activities or OPPE that are not part of a previously-approved program.  These forms and supporting documentation should be submitted to ABPath for approval determination before being reported by the diplomate to meet the IMP requirement.

ABPath reserves the right to audit a pathologist’s participation in PI/QA activities and may require documentation to be submitted by the diplomate.