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Ting HH, Bates ER, Beliveau ME, Drozda JP Jr., Harold JG, Krumholz HM, Nishimura RA, Oetgen WJ, Sibley JB, Tcheng JE. Update on the American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification Program: A Report of the American College of Cardiology's Educational Quality Review Board. J Am Coll Cardiol 2014:63:92–100; http://content.onlinejacc.org/article.aspx?doi=10.1016/j.jacc.2013.10.002.
NOTE: The online version has been corrected to reflect these changes.
On page 94, second column, in the section entitled New Requirements for ABIM MOC, the first numbered entry reads “1. Complete an ABIM-approved MOC activity to earn 10 points by December 31, 2015, and every 2 years thereafter.” It should be changed to read “Complete at least 1 MOC activity to earn ABIM MOC points by December 31, 2015 and every 2 years thereafter.”
On page 95, “Table 1. Evolving ABIM Requirements for Certification, Recertification and MOC” and “Table 2. ABIM MOC Requirements Effective January 2014” should both be revised to reflect the revision made on page 94. The updated tables are shown below.
On page 96, first column, in the subsection entitled What does this mean for physicians who were certified in the “recertification” era (1990 to 2005) and “MOC” era (2006 to 2013)? – the first sentence reads “Note that the physician's initial attempt at an MOC examination is now worth 40 points and counts toward the 100 total MOC points.” It should be changed to read “Note that the physician's initial attempt at an MOC examination in each certification area is now worth 20 points and counts toward the 100 total MOC points.”
On page 96, first column, in the section entitled What does this mean for physicians who are certifying for the first time after January 1, 2014? – the second sentence indicates the requirements for “meeting MOC requirements,” including “complete an ABIM-approved MOC activity to earn 10 points every 2 years.” This requirement should be changed to read: “complete at least 1 MOC activity to earn ABIM MOC points by December 31, 2015 and every 2 years thereafter.”
On page 96, first column, in the section entitled ACC Educational Quality Review Board, “see Appendix 2 to 5” should be changed to read “see Appendices 2 to 4”.
On page 99, Appendix 3. Live Courses should be revised to reflect updated information about 2014 live courses with a focus on board review and MOC Part II medical knowledge assessment. The title should be changed to read: Appendix 3. Part II MOC (Medical Knowledge) Live Courses.
On page 99, Appendix 4. Part II MOC (Medical Knowledge) Sessions Offered at ACC.13 was deleted. Information on Part II MOC for ACC's annual scientific session is located in Appendix 3, including a hyperlink to current, detailed information online.
Appendix 5. Part IV (Self-Evaluation of Practice Assessment) Offerings was renumbered as Appendix 4 and revised to reflect updated Part IV offerings by ACC and ABIM.
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