Wednesday, August 13, 2014

ACC membership survey on MOC

Via Dr. Wes:

Nearly 90 percent of respondents opposed the changes to the American Board of Medical Specialty (ABMS)/American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)'s new Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements, citing, among multiple concerns, higher than expected costs. Nearly a third of respondents indicated that the changes will affect their future career plans and will likely accelerate career decisions such as early retirement, part-time work, or transition to non-clinical work. Approximately one-quarter of physicians in practice for 15 years or more specified that early retirement was a probable outcome.

Dr. Wes also pointed out the lack of evidence that MOC improves outcomes.

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