continuing medical education

MOC: A view from the trenchesOne physician says the time to protest MOC mandates is now.
FDA revamps nutrition facts label boxIn May 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the revamping of the rules for the “nutrition facts” label box on packaged foods, the first major such overall in 20 years.
NICU graduates: Be advocates for their healthcareCaring for the medically complex neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) graduates is a challenge for everyone: the very stressed parents and family members, physicians, physician specialists, nurse practitioners, nurses, and early intervention specialists including physical therapists, occupational therapists, and education specialists.
MOC reform: Latest developmentsAlthough I’ve been writing articles for Contemporary Pediatrics since 1988, I have never received as much supportive e-mail as I have in response to my 2 maintenance of certification (MOC) articles published in the January 2015 issue.
CMS issues new guidance on CME reporting
MOC controversy: Issues and answersThere has been much discussion both for and against Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements. This article explains how a permanent board certification program for physicians transitioned into MOC recertification and discusses the controversies surrounding the current program.
To MOC or not to MOC?Readers respond to "Maintenance of Certification: Myths, facts, and FAQs" and raise questions about HIPAA compliance and SurveyMonkey.
Maintenance of Certification: Myths, facts, and FAQsCertification by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) provides a standard of excellence by which the public can select pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists.
MOC: An examination of costs and impact to physiciansMaintenance of certification is considered onerous, expensive and its impact on patient outcomes is debatable. The controversy surrounding it has triggered new policy action from the American Medical Association.
Letter to the editor: MOC not needed as long as CME is maintainedA reader writes that he has been recertified four times and met his continuing medical education requirements, so he should not be required to do maintenance of certification again.