How to Help Your ABIM Certified Physicians Meet Their 5 Year MOC Point Requirements

ABIM Board Certified physicians need to earn 100 MOC points every five years to remain certified. The end of 2018 marks the first five-year deadline since the implementation of ABIM’s continuous MOC program. Many of your learners will need to earn 100 MOC points by December 31, 2018 to avoid a change in certification status.  

How to Assist Your Learners in Meeting their MOC Point Requirement:  

  • Let your learners know that your CME+ABIM MOC activities count toward meeting their MOC requirements. Promote these opportunities clearly and frequently through your communication channels, such as your website, social media, newsletters, etc.  
  • Communicate to learners that the process is simple and easy. Explain how they can earn ABIM MOC points at your activities.  
    • Clarify that you, as the CME provider, will take care of collecting and submitting their completion information so that ABIM may award their MOC points. 
  • Remind learners to claim MOC points for eligible activities they have recently completed. 

Updates & Important Deadlines:  

  • It is now easier for CME providers and learners to search for ABIM IDs by the learner’s name or NPI number. Find a physician’s ABIM ID.    
  • You now have the option to register your CME activities for ABIM Practice Assessment MOC points or as a blended activity that earns both Medical Knowledge and Practice Assessment MOC points. Please report your 2018 CME that counts for ABIM MOC completion information in PARS by December 31.  
  • We encourage you to submit learner completion information as soon as possible after the activity is completed, so that ABIM may award their MOC points. This will help manage your learners’ expectations for reporting points, especially for activities that take place late in the year.  

For more information, please visit CME that counts for ABIM MOC and CME in Support of MOC.