Maintaining Certification in Interventional Cardiology: What Interventionalists Need to Know
In early 2014, ABIM will introduce changes to its MOC program. For all ABIM Board Certified physicians, ABIM will begin reporting whether physicians are “Meeting MOC Requirements.” To meet MOC requirements, you will need to:
- Complete an MOC activity to earn ABIM MOC points between early 2014 and December 2015 (in two years and every two years thereafter).
- Earn 100 ABIM MOC points and complete a patient survey and a patient safety module by December 2018 (in five years and every five years thereafter).
If you are currently enrolled in MOC and your certification is valid you will not need to do anything in early 2014. Continue participating and earning MOC points as you have been. You’ll be “Meeting MOC Requirements” and you will not owe any additional fees. If you are not currently enrolled in MOC and your certification is valid, you’ll be “Meeting MOC Requirements” in early 2014. However, you will need to activate your MOC program by March 31, 2014 to be reported as “Meeting MOC Requirements.” At that time, you will have the option of paying an annual fee or pre-paying for 10 years.
The points you earn beginning in January 2014 will continue to be applied to all certifications you are maintaining. You will be able to track your progress with a new, personalized ABIM Physician Portal that will guide you in what you need to do and when.
Visit www.moc2014.abim.org for more information.