Category Archives: Maintenance of Certification

New Research Reveals Doctors Who Maintain ABIM Certification Are More Likely to Meet Quality Metrics

Recently it was once again confirmed that physicians who complete regular activities to update their medical knowledge through the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program perform better on Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures than those who do not. The recent analysis, as published in Annals of Internal […]

Anti-MOC Laws Picking Up Steam Across the United States

Lawmakers across America have started to take a variety of matters into their own hands, the most recent of which is Maintenance of Certification (MOC) licensure requirements. This trend started late last year when Oklahoma became the first state to pass legislation that prohibited MOC as a condition of medical licensure and hospital admitting privileges. […]

ABIM Increases Physician Choice with New Assessment Option

The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) is providing more choice to physicians who are working to maintain their board certification. ABIM has decided to take this step after physicians asked for more flexible options that affirm to themselves, their patients, and their peers that they are staying current in medical knowledge. As ABIM has […]

AMA Calls for End to Manditory Secured Exam for MOC

In June 2016, at the AMA House of Delegates meeting in Chicago, one of the topics discussed was Maintenance of Certification. However, what was not mentioned in the AMA press (or really, any other press) was the fact that the AMA officially opposes mandatory ABMS recertification exams. Interestingly, the position took place with little fanfare: […]

AMA House of Delegate Recommendations on Maintenance of Certification and Licensure

  During November’s American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates (HOD) meeting in November, many resolutions and recommendations were adopted, some of which we have previously touched upon. In addition to the aforementioned HOD actions relating to price control measures on pharmaceutical products and banning direct to consumer advertising, the AMA House of Delegates also […]

MOC Controversy Continues, As Newsweek Unveils ABIM’s Troubled Financials

Newsweek writer Kurt Eichenwald last month wrote an op-ed entitled “The Ugly Civil War in American Medicine,” in which the author derided the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) certification process for doctors. The author accused the ABIM of requiring unnecessary testing requirements “to fatten the board’s bloated coffers.” The ABIM quickly fired back that the Newsweek […]

Maintenance of Certification: ABIM Announces Immediate Changes to MOC Program

In a surprise move, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) suspended aspects of its maintenance-of-certification program and apologized after many internists and medical specialty societies raised concerns that it was a waste of time and money. ABIM President and CEO Richard J. Baron, MD, reached out to open a conversation on how to improve […]

Maintenance of Certification: AMA House of Delegates Wants Impact-Study of MOC on Patient Outcomes, Votes To Oppose MOC as Condition of Licensure

  Meeting last week in Chicago, the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates voiced their concern over the burdensome requirements of maintenance of certification (MOC). They voted on a number of important checks that could help rein in MOC, including recommending a “critical review” about the impact of MOC on physician practices and patient […]

Maintenance of Certification: Petition to Recall ABIM’s MOC Requirements Hits 15,000 Signatures; Recertification Pass Rates Drop Below 80% for Internal Medicine

  The rally against Maintenance of Certification (MOC) continues as more and more doctors have signed a petition to recall the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) new changes to its MOC requirements. ABIM now requires MOC activities be performed every two years and for every two years thereafter. The petition, which opened on March […]

American Medical Association House of Delegates Features Discussions on Affordable Care Act, Physician Payment Sunshine Act and Maintenance of Certification

The week the American Medical Association (AMA) is holding its annual meeting. The AMA annual meeting and its House of Delegates (HOD) will discuss numerous important topics facing physicians—many of which come for the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Interestingly, the AMA will be hosting a specific meeting on the Physician Payments […]

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