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PHYSICIANS

Certification Matters.
Patients, providers, insurers and quality organizations know that
the gold star is the new gold standard for quality patient care in
medical specialties. If you are not yet board certified, find out how you can join more than 85% of practicing specialty physicians in the United States who lead the way in the national movement for healthcare quality.

If you’re already board certified, learn more about ABMS programs that will build your influence, improve care for patients and increase practice efficiency.

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For Physicians Certified by
an ABMS Member Board
MOC: How It Benefits You
and Advances Your Practice
Keeping Your Certification Current
Board Certification
& Your Career
Board Certification:
the Process
Leading the National Movement for Healthcare Quality
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ABMS Maintenance of Certification

ABMS MOC Matters Home Page  

MOC:PQRS Tools >
In 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) added a Maintenance of Certification option to the PQRS (Physician Quality Reporting System).  Read more to learn about tools available to assist you in fulfilling the MOC:PQRS reporting requirements. 

For Physicians Certified by an ABMS Member Board >
Learn more about how ABMS and its Member Boards provide certification information for various credentialing purposes, how to update your professional profile and about ABMS initiatives regarding certification and quality improvement.

MOC: How It Benefits You and Advances Your Practice >
Certification is more than a title, more than a degree. It is a commitment to continuous improvement leading to opportunities for providing better care. Read the top three reasons to begin the certification process.

Keeping Your Certification Current >
ABMS is the central registry for collection and dissemination of the certifi cation of physicians we certify. Keeping your professional profi le current ensures that patients, hospitals, insurers and other stakeholders can verify your credentials easily for faster reimbursement, hospital privileges and physician selection.

Board Certification & Your Career >
Certification is more than a title, more than a degree. It is a commitment to continuous improvement leading to opportunities for providing better care. Read the top three reasons to begin the certification process.

Board Certification: the Process >
The path to certification begins your first day of medical school with a conscious commitment to learning the essentials. Once certified, you will follow a program of career-long learning necessary to provide the high quality care that all patients deserve. Read more about board certification.

Leading the National Movement for Healthcare Quality >
For nearly 75 years ABMS has set the standards for delivering safe, quality medical care by certified physician specialists. Learn more about our latest initiatives to bolster standards for quality healthcare.

Specialties & Subspecialties >
View a list of the specialties and subspecialties for which ABMS Member Boards offer certification.