New Maintenance of Certification Reporting Language Effective October 15, 2015
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), a leading organization that oversees physician board certification and the Program for Maintenance of Certification (ABMS MOC®) in the United States, has approved new MOC reporting language effective October 15, 2015. The ABMS Solutions’ CertiFacts® products, used by professional health care organizations for primary source verification, and the ABMS CertificationMatters public website will both display physician MOC status using the new language.
Specifically, physician MOC program status will now report whether or not a physician is participating in MOC. This replaces language that currently communicates whether or not a physician is meeting MOC requirements. The new language is a result of feedback from a combination of MOC stakeholders including physicians, specialty societies, and ABMS’ own qualitative research into how to achieve greater transparency and clarity within the MOC program and its descriptions.
Please contact Jennifer Michael, ABMS Chief Information Officer, with questions regarding the integration of the new MOC reporting language into existing reporting databases. Contact David Coursey, Director of Sales at ABMS Solutions, with any questions related to the CertiFacts products.
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