Has Momentum for Changes in MOC Shifted to Exam Boards?

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As physicians and state medical societies continue to revolt against high-stakes maintenance of certification (MOC) tests and increased MOC requirements, more state legislatures have considered legislation to limit the use of MOC in professional requirements. This year, Tennessee and South Carolina became the fourth and fifth states to pass legislation restricting the use of MOC in areas such as licensure, reimbursement, employment, malpractice insurance, and insurance panel participation.

Legislation in more than a dozen other states died or languished in committee as the nexus for change may have shifted to the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and individual specialty