The ACCME and the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) have collaborated to simplify the integration of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and accredited CME. We formed this collaboration to expand the number and diversity of accredited CME activities that offer ABIM MOC points, and to streamline the process for registering CME activities in ABIM's MOC program.
For general information about registering CME activities for MOC credit, please see our CME in Support of MOC webpage.
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.
- Use the ABIM CME+MOC badge to identify your activities. Download the badge.
- 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.
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In January, ABIM made it easier for CME providers and physician learners to search for ABIM IDs by the learner’s name or NPI number. To find a physician’s ABIM ID, go to http://www.abim.org/verify-physician.aspx. Providers should update any language within their existing activities, websites, and promotional materials to point learners to this tool.
Medical Knowledge and Practice Assessment MOC
You now have the option to register your CME activities for ABIM Practice Assessment MOC and blended activities that earn both Medical Knowledge and Practice Assessment MOC points.
PDF: Evaluation Tool: CME that Counts for ABIM MOC includes examples of evaluation approaches that CME providers can use in activities that count for ABIM MOC.
ZIP File: ABIM MOC Badge