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What is

ABMS MOC™

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Who is abms
Who is ABMS

  • Comprised of 24 medical specialty Member Boards, ABMS sets the standards for the certification process to enable the delivery of safe, quality patient care

  • ABMS is the authoritative resource and voice for issues surrounding physician certification

  • The public can visit www.abms.org to determine if their doctor is board certified by an ABMS Member Board


Abms 24 member boards

Otolaryngology

Pathology

Pediatrics

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Plastic Surgery

Preventive Medicine

Psychiatry and Neurology

Radiology

Surgery

Thoracic Surgery

Urology

ABMS 24 Member Boards

The American Boards of:

  • Allergy and Immunology

  • Anesthesiology

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

  • Dermatology

  • Emergency Medicine

  • Family Medicine

  • Internal Medicine

  • Medical Genetics

  • Neurological Surgery

  • Nuclear Medicine

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Ophthalmology

  • Orthopaedic Surgery


Abms associate members
ABMS Associate Members

  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

  • American Hospital Association

  • American Medical Association

  • Association of American Medical Colleges

  • Council of Medical Specialty Societies

  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

  • The Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States

  • National Board of Medical Examiners


Abms history
ABMS History

  • 1908 – Dr. Derrick T. Vail, Sr. presidential address to the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology

    “… and if he sound competent let him then be permitted and licensed to practice ophthalmology.”

Photograph: William L. Benedict, MD Collection, Museum of Vision and the American Academy of Ophthalmology


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ABMS History

1917: First Member Board incorporated

Ophthalmology

1933: First four Member Boards establish ABMS

Dermatology

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Ophthalmology

Otolaryngology

1991: 24th Member Board is approved

Medical Genetics


Approved abms member board certificates
Approved ABMS Member Board Certificates*

  • 38 general certificates

  • 108 subspecialty certificates (many are shared by two or more boards)

  • Just over 85% of all practicing physicians are certified by one (or more) of the 24 ABMS Member Boards

  • *As of July 2007


What is abms moc
What is ABMS MOC™

  • A process designed to document that physician specialists, certified by one of the Member Boards of ABMS, maintain the necessary competencies to provide quality patient care

  • ABMS MOC promotes continuous lifelong learning for better patient care


Who developed abms moc
Who Developed ABMS MOC?

  • ABMS and its 24 Member Boards

  • Collaborative efforts with a spectrum of medical and surgical specialties, as well as other organizations involved in the healthcare quality arena


Abms moc is supported by
ABMS MOC is Supported By

  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

  • American Hospital Association (AHA)

  • American Medical Association (AMA)

  • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

  • Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS)

  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)

  • Federation of State Medical Boards of the U.S. (FSMB)

  • National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)

  • The Joint Commission (TJC)

  • National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA)

  • Malpractice plans and insurance carriers


Abms moc history
ABMS MOC History

  • 1998 – Task Force on Competence established

  • 1999 – General Competencies established

  • 2000 – Statement on Commitment to MOC issued

  • 2000 – Four Components of MOC adopted by all ABMS Member Boards

  • 2006 – All Member Boards received approval of their MOC programs


Six general competencies
Six General Competencies

  • Medical knowledge

  • Patient care

  • Interpersonal and communication skills

  • Professionalism

  • Practice-based learning and improvement

  • Systems-based practice


Four components
Four Components

  • Professional standing (licensure)

    Hold a valid, unrestricted medical license

  • Lifelong learning and self-assessment

    Evidence of participation

    Diplomates are expected to conform to general and specialty-specific standards

  • Cognitive expertise (examination)

    Covers the scope and range of the discipline

    Is clinically relevant

  • Practice performance assessment

    Proven scientific, educational and assessment methodology

    Reflects patient care and should result in quality improvement

    Collaborative efforts with other organizations


Why abms moc
Why ABMS MOC?

  • Certification is necessary but not sufficient; acknowledges growth and complexity of medical science

  • Knowledge is necessary but not sufficient; acknowledges growth and complexity of clinical care

  • Professional response to transparency, accountability and quality clinical care


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Why ABMS MOC?

Certification ABMS MOC

  • Snap shot Continuous

  • Knowledge Practice

  • Quality Assessment Quality Improvement

  • Boards Collaboration


Why abms moc2
Why ABMS MOC?

August 2003 Gallup Poll:

When asked:

If you knew your doctor’s board certification had expired, would you change doctors?

54% Very Likely

27% Somewhat Likely

9% Not Too Likely

8% Not at All Likely


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Why ABMS MOC?

August 2003 Gallup Poll:

When asked:

When given the choice between a board certified physician and a physician who was not board certified but was recommended by a trusted friend or family member:

75% opted for a board certified physician

23% opted for the physician recommended by a friend/family member


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Why ABMS MOC?

  • Certification and MOC by an ABMS Member Board is the “gold standard” of credentialing for physicians

  • ABMS MOC extends this standard throughout one’s career


Why abms moc5
Why ABMS MOC?

“These changes in the self-regulated evaluation of physicians are aligned with the public’s expectations of physicians. They focus on improvement, rather than punishment, and should improve the quality of care.”

David L. Nahrwold, MD, considered the architect of MOC


Benefits for physicians
Benefits for Physicians

  • Improve patient, staff and physician satisfaction

  • Improve effectiveness and efficiency of practice

  • Reduce duplicate assessments and applications

  • Improve learning opportunities based on practice needs

  • Minimize re-licensure difficulties

  • Reduction in malpractice premiums

  • Alignment with pay for participation/P4P initiatives


Thank you any questions
Thank You – Any Questions?

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