ABIM and ACCME Update: New CME/MOC Activity Search Tool and More Ways to Earn Points

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I’m excited to share news about an updated resource from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) that I hope will save you time finding learning activities that count for ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit and are tailored to your needs.

ACCME has updated its CME Finder to present activities that are registered for both accredited CME and MOC points in a searchable, sortable web-based tool. You can use the CME Finder to search activities using fields such as activity type, number of MOC points available, location and date.

This tool advances the collaboration that ABIM and ACCME announced last August in response to physician requests to combine lifelong learning requirements into one streamlined process.

After you complete an activity, the CME provider sends your completion notification directly to ABIM. Just last month, I was struck by the ease of this process: I completed a journal-based CME program I’ve been using for years. Unbeknownst to me, it was eligible for both CME and MOC and, a few days later, I was pleasantly surprised to receive an email from ABIM with the subject line: “You Earned ABIM MOC Points For Activity Completion.” I hope this has been your experience as well – that earning MOC points for accredited CME has become a more seamless, unified process. And the more robust CME Finder will make your search for CME and MOC learning activities even more straightforward.

ABIM and ACCME have future plans to expand the number of CME activities that offer ABIM MOC points. By spring 2017, you will be able to earn Practice Assessment MOC points for more of the meaningful quality improvement activities that you are currently doing in practice. We’ll update you about this expansion in the spring.

Although ABIM has extended the decision not to require Practice Assessment in its MOC program through December 31, 2018, you can still earn MOC points for completing approved Practice Assessment activities.

You can read more details in our news release.

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