ABIM Announces Changes to MOC Program

Responding to concerns raised by ASN, the American College of Physicians, and other specialty societies, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) announced important changes to its Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program yesterday. The organization’s decision to change its once-every-10-years MOC program to a more continuous one garnered criticism, and as a result, ABIM is taking steps to suspend the Practice Assessment, Patient Voice, and Patient Safety requirements for at least 2 years. ABIM also plans to change the language used to publicly report MOC status from “meeting MOC requirements” to “participating in MOC,” update the Internal Medicine MOC exam, and recognize most forms of continuing medical education approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

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Responding to concerns raised by ASN, the American College of Physicians, and other specialty societies, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) announced important changes to its Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program yesterday. The organization’s decision to change its once-every-10-years MOC program to a more continuous one garnered criticism, and as a result, ABIM is taking steps to suspend the Practice Assessment, Patient Voice, and Patient Safety requirements for at least 2 years. ABIM also plans to change the language used to publicly report MOC status from “meeting MOC requirements” to “participating in MOC,” update the Internal Medicine MOC exam, and recognize most forms of continuing medical education approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.