Announcements

2014 MOC Matters Platform: NOW CLOSED

2014 MOC Matters Platform: NOW CLOSED

The MOC Matters Platform is now closed. All MOC: PQRS data submitted through the MOC Matters Platform will be sent to the respective Member Board for verification, and will be submitted on your behalf to CMS through the MOC Matters Platform.

If you have not started your 2014 PQRS Reporting and need access to a CMS qualified registry to report and submit 2014 PQRS Data to CMS, please visit pqrswizard.com.

2014 PQRS data submissions must be completed no later than February 26, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. EST to avoid a 2% penalty and become eligible for a 0.5% incentive. Diplomates who successfully completed the MOC: PQRS incentive program (NOW CLOSED) will qualify for a 1.0% incentive (0.5 % for the PQRS incentive and an additional 0.5% for the MOC incentive.)

Maintenance of Certification Program Incentive Made Simple - See more at: http://www.abms.org/news-events/physician-quality-reporting-system-pqrs/#sthash.nG4Awu0M.dpuf
Maintenance of Certification Program Incentive Made Simple - See more at: http://www.abms.org/news-events/physician-quality-reporting-system-pqrs/#sthash.nG4Awu0M.dpuf
Maintenance of Certification Program Incentive Made Simple - See more at: http://www.abms.org/news-events/physician-quality-reporting-system-pqrs/#sthash.nG4Awu0M.dpuf

Additional Questions?

All questions related to the 2014 PQRS Reporting Program, Mav Process, or CMS Policy & Payment need to be submitted directly to:

  • QualityNet Help Desk via qnetsupport@hcqis.org, or
  • 1-866-288-8912 (TTY 1-877-715-6222) from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CST

For additional information, please contact Ilya Samovskiy at isamovskiy@abms.org


The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) is a federal quality reporting program that has a long-term goal of making more information about physician performance available to patients while rewarding physicians who provide better care. ABMS Maintenance of Certification® (ABMS MOC®) is a program of lifelong learning by physicians who demonstrate through a series of assessments that they are capable of practicing within their specialty. By design, the ABMS MOC program focuses on ongoing practice improvement.

MOC:PQRS, an incentive program created under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, rewards physicians who participate in PQRS for participating in MOC. It was designed to align MOC activities with federal reporting requirements in order to reduce the data collection burden on physicians and increase participation in federal quality reporting programs.

MOC:PQRS is intended to increase physician participation in reporting and help them fulfill external requirements (e.g., PQRS) through participating in practice improvement (e.g., MOC).

Although MOC:PQRS will expire in 2014, ABMS will continue to work toward aligning MOC with PQRS and other physician assessment and reporting initiatives in an effort to reduce administrative burden and increase the value of MOC.

For additional information, please email Susie Flynn at sflynn@abms.org.