MOC Letter

CSMS recently joined with more than 40 state medical societies and 33 national specialty societies in a letter to the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) regarding the Maintenance of Certification (MOC).

Acknowledging that physicians and certifying boards share the goal of patients receiving the right care, at the right time, in the right place, by well-trained physicians, the letter shared the issues and potential unintended consequences of the current MOC program. The letter also suggests a December 2017 meeting with ABMS, the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS), and state medical societies to directly share views and seek agreement on how to reshape the MOC process to the betterment of our physicians and the patients in their care.