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April 09, 2019 - MOC

PIP Spotlight: Increasing Consistency of Needle Tracking During Acupuncture Treatment

April’s ABPMR PIP Spotlight focused on the implementation of needle documentation forms to improve safety rates for patients, physicians, and staff. This PIP Spotlight is by Francis Unson, DO.

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March 20, 2019 - MOC

The Vision Commission, ABMS Implementation Plans, and the ABPMR MOC Program

Recently, the Vision Commission released its final report detailing recommendations for the future of continuous certification. Click to read more about how the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has responded with an implementation plan and how those plans might affect ABPMR diplomates.

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December 05, 2018 - MOC

PIP Spotlight: Decreasing Fluoroscopy Exposure During Radiofrequency Ablation in the Lumbar Spine

We’re introducing the PIP Spotlight: A periodic highlight by ABPMR of high-quality Practice Improvement Projects (PIPs) submitted for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV credit. This PIP Spotlight is by Mark Drymalski, MD.

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September 21, 2018 - MOC

ABPMR and ABMS Respond to Department of Justice Letter

Recently, the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice was written in response to a request for input on state legislation in Maryland that would restrict the use of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) as a quality metric by hospitals and health plans. Read more about the letter, the ABPMR's view, and the response from the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).

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August 21, 2018 - MOC

One Year Later, Diplomates Take Advantage of NCQA Option for MOC

Physiatrists are earning credit for maintenance of certification while participating in a program that develops a team-based and patient-centered atmosphere in their practices.

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