The following was sent to Virginia Moyer, MD, vice president for maintenance of certification (MOC) and quality at the American Board of Pediatrics a year ago. While the author ultimately completed MOC, lack of movement on this issue played a large part in the author’s decision to stop practicing.
We asked members of the Medical Economics Reader Reactor Panel, 200 physicians representing various specialties across the U.S., about their feelings on maintenance of certification and their daily lives in medicine. Here’s what they said about recertification.
Leaders of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and its member boards say they’ve been searching for the right path since deciding to take the MOC process beyond the once-per-decade requirement and add elements like subspecialty tests and patient ratings to the process.