MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION

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Value of MOC

The Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is a critical component of board certification.

MOC Requirements

The Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is a critical component of board certification.
There are two types of certificate holders:
Eliminates a ten-year high stakes exam which can lead to loss of certification
Runs on a traditional 10-year cycle
Provides proof of professional standing
Provides proof of Continued Medical Education
Evaluates up-to-date medical knowledge, helps continue to improve patient care and communication skills, and identifies knowledge gaps requiring remediation.
MOC Dashboard allows for ease of completion with automatic feedback and reminders
Convenient and cost effective

Time-limited Diplomates

Certified after 1994

Must follow the 10 year MOC Pathway

If certified between 1994 and 2011 and did NOT participate in MOC in the past, must first take the ABPM Competency Assessment at the end of your 10-year cycle before enrolling in MOC.

Lifetime Diplomates

Certified in 1993 or prior

At minimum, must follow the 10 year Self-Assessment Pathway
May alternatively follow the more rigorous 10 year MOC Pathway

The MOC Pathway

Participation in MOC Pathway requires:

  1. $200 Annual Payment
  2. Evidence of Professional Standing
    • Maintenance of State licensure (annually)
    • Report CMEs as required by your state; you should maintain an average of 25 credits per year, even if your state requires less than 25 per annually. You may report a maximum of 50 per year. Therefore, 250 credits total are required in a 10-year cycle.
  3. Evidence of Cognitive Expertise/Quality Improvement/Practice Improvement (QI/PI)
     

Category 1


 
Faculty
  • Residency or Assistant Residency Director – (2pts.)
  • Residency Program Faculty (≥0.5 time) – (2pts.)
  • Fellowship or Assistant Fellowship Director – (2pts.)
  • Fellowship Program Faculty (≥0.5 time) – (2pts.)
  • Fellow in a CPME approved Fellowship – (2pts.)
  • Graduate Level Podiatric Medicine Faculty (≥0.5 time) – (2pts.)
  • Adjunct Program Faculty (>0.5 time) – (1pt.)
Team Chair/Residency Evaluator
  • Residency Program Site Evaluator or Team Chair – (1pt.)
Education
  • Pass the Cert Exam for ABPM – (2pts.)
  • Pass the Cert Exam for CWS – (2pts.)
  • Attempt the ABPM CAQ Examination – (2pts.)
  • Complete the ABPM Competency Assessment – (2pts.)
  • ABPM Exam Committee Member – (2pts.)
  • NBPME Exam Committee Member – (2pts.)
  • Complete a UHMS 40-hour HBOT Safety Course – (2pts.)
  • Pass the MOC Evidence Assessment – (2pts.)

Category 2


 
Publish
  • Publish a paper in a peer reviewed journal in the specialty of Podiatric Medicine – (1pt.)
  • Author or Co-Author a chapter in a medical text in the specialty of Podiatric Medicine – (1pt.)
Lecture
  • Lecture on the specialty of Podiatric Medicine at a CME approved conference – (1pt.)
  • Contribute a lecture in the ACPM e-Learning POD program – (1pt.)
Complete
  • Complete ABPM MOC approved learning resources. – (1 or 2 pts.)

Notes for Existing Diplomates


Diplomates certified between 1994–2011

If you have not participated in MOC you are required to take the ABPM Competency Assessment at the end of your current 10-year cycle. Then you may choose your payment option for the MOC mandatory enrollment.

Associated Fees: $725.00 Competency Assessment

Diplomates certified between 2011-present

You will continue in the MOC program until your 10-year cycle is completed.

The Self-Assessment Pathway

Participation in Self-Assessment Pathway requires:
  • Completing the Self-Assessment Exam every 10 years
    • Fee for Self-Assessment Exam: $725
  • Evidence of Professional Standing
    • Maintenance of State licensure (annually)
    • Reporting of CME’s, as required by your state (annually). You are strongly advised to complete and record a minimum of 25 credits per year (even if your state requires less than 25 per year). No less than 75 credits are required over a three-year period.
Note: Instead of participating in the Self-Assessment Pathway, Lifetime Diplomates have the option of alternatively choosing the more rigorous MOC Pathway that Time Limited Diplomates are required to follow.