The ACCME and the American Board of AnesthesiologyTM (ABA®) have collaborated to simplify the integration of the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (known as MOCA 2.0®) and accredited CME. We formed this collaboration to expand the number and diversity of accredited CME activities that offer ABA MOCA 2.0 Part 2 (Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment) credits, and to streamline the process for CME providers to register activities in ABA's MOCA 2.0 program.
For general information about registering CME activities for MOC credit, please see our CME in Support of MOC webpage.
The ACCME and the ABA have worked together to enhance the functionality of ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) to allow CME providers to register activities that are relevant to anesthesiologists and directly link each CME activity to the ABA’s MOCA Minute® content outline using specific content codes. This process has important advantages for the CME provider community:
- First, because every MOCA Minute question is already linked to the content outline, ABA diplomates will be able to identify areas where they have knowledge gaps and will use the CME Finder to search for CME activities linked to these areas. This means that CME linked to these content codes will be shown to diplomates who have a demonstrated need for these specific activities. CME Finder will display ABA MOCA 2.0 CME activities beginning in 2017.
- Second, the ABA will aggregate and analyze diplomates’ performance on individual MOCA Minute questions to give CME providers content code-specific performance data, enabling providers to evaluate the reach and impact of their current CME offerings and to explore opportunities for new activities.
Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program®, MOCA®, MOCA 2.0®, and MOCA Minute® are registered certification marks of the American Board of Anesthesiology®.