Track: Connect the Dots
Presented by: Ed Dellert, MBA, RN, CHCP; David Price, MD, FAAFP, FACEHP
The physician community relies on the accredited continuing medical education provider to help in part, meet requirements for respective Board(s) maintenance of certification standards (MOC). The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) facilitates collaboration among 24 specialty Member Boards to maintain those standards for physician certification, with an emphasis on professionalism, patient safety, lifelong learning and self-assessment and improvement in practice. There has been much written highlighting concerns about MOC requirements, especially relating to relevance to practice and patient care, burden and lack of alignment with MOC and other physician regulatory and system requirements. The ABMS MOC standards require Member Boards to innovate to continue to improve their MOC processes and address diplomate concerns. In this session we will highlight several areas of innovation happening at the ABMS and Member Board level. We will then engage in a discussion with attendees about how accredited continuing medical education providers are, and can support physicians in meeting their MOC requirements and continuing to evolve MOC.