Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements were developed by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and implemented by all ABMS member boards, including the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The ABIM Maintenance of Certification program promotes continuous learning and the enhancement of the clinical judgment and skills essential for high quality patient care.
AASLD is committed to helping hepatologists through the controversial MOC process while at the same time advocating for reform.
AASLD's MOC Committee is spearheading AASLD's efforts in 3 target areas.
Call AASLD with questions at 703-299-9766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To contact ABIM directly, call 800-441-2246 or email request@ABIM.org.
It is these five MOC Principles, developed in collaboration with our sister societies – ACG, AGA, ASGE, ANMS and NASPGHAN in 2015 – that continue to drive and focus our MOC reform efforts.
AASLD continues to work with ABIM and other internal medicine specialty societies to reform the MOC process.
Part I Licensure and Professional Standing: Possess a valid, unrestricted license
Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment
Part III Cognitive Expertise: Pass a certification exam every 10 years in each specialty certification you wish to maintain
Part IV Practice Performance Improvement: This requirement (including Patient Voice and Patient Safety requirements) is currently suspended through 12/31/2018.
To enroll in MOC or for information about your personal MOC status, sign in to your myMOCStatus page. This will tell you your certification status and exactly what you need to do and when for each of your certifications.
AASLD’s activities are designed by hepatologists for hepatologists with the goal of providing educational opportunities to earn MOC points while reflecting a hepatologist’s scope of work. We have made a commitment to provide hepatologists with resources and tools needed to navigate the process and earn MOC points. The cost of most activities is included with AASLD membership and/or meeting/course registration.
Visit LiverLearning’s “Continuing Education” tab for the most up-to-date selection. The variety of activities available include:
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MOC opportunities through AASLD’s Live Meetings
Visit ABIM’s website for available MOC activities that are included in your annual MOC fee. ABIM is phasing out their Medical Knowledge Modules after 2018. The last Update in Transplant Hepatology is currently available through June 30, 2018, which is worth 10 MOC Medical Knowledge points. MOC activities can be in any specialty, not necessarily the certification you wish to maintain.
Credit for taking a certification exam
Earn 20 MOC points per specialty for first attempt, regardless of whether you pass.
Credit for being in fellowship
Fellows in accredited programs earn 20 MOC points and a 1-year fee waiver upon completion of each eligible fellowship year.
If you have multiple certifications
MOC points earned count toward all your certifications.
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