Update: Consider applying for continued board certification from the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons at www.NBPAS.org
PLEDGE OF NON-COMPLIANCE
ABIM is now under fire with many physician organizations (i.e. ACC, ACP, AACE, AAPS) calling for MOC change. Since there has been no meaningful change, many physicians are boycotting the MOC program. Even if you previously enrolled in MOC, you can pledge to boycott future participation.
The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has recently added significant time and expense to board certification. Beginning in 2014, to be reported as “Meeting MOC Requirements,” physicians must sign up for a complex system requiring they complete MOC activities every two years and pay significantly higher fees. Even if you are actively certified or recertified, failure to comply will result in your certification reading “Certified, Not Meeting MOC Requirements.” The new MOC are burdensome requiring MOC activities every two years. In addition, there is a yearly fee that requires payment of at least $3,335.00 (for subspecialty MOC) over ten years.
If you support these petitions, please send this to your colleagues.