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December 06, 2018 - Resources

End-of-Year FAQ

In observance of the holidays, our office will be closed from December 24 through January 1, reopening on January 2. If you are checking on maintenance of certification activities at the end of the year, don’t worry – you can still access your MOC Homepage during the office closure. We won’t change any certification statuses until we have received transmissions for CME, accounted for payments made over the break, and logged new data.

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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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December 04, 2018 - Exam Results

2018 Brain Injury Medicine Examination Results

On September 24, 2018, the ABPMR Brain Injury Medicine Examination was administered to 120 ABPMR candidates. Click here to read the names of the new diplomates in Brain Injury Medicine.

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October 12, 2018 - MOC

Further Thoughts on MOC, CertLink, and Continuous Certification

Want to know more about last week’s announcement from ABPMR regarding CertLink and Continuous Certification? Here’s a little background information for diplomates from ABPMR Board Chair Anthony Chiodo, MD, and ABPMR Executive Director Carolyn Kinney, MD.

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October 04, 2018 - CertLink

ABPMR Accelerates CertLink Pilot, Announces Forthcoming Continuous Certification Program

Today we're announcing an acceleration of the CertLink pilot timeline as part of a transition to Continuous Certification. Read more about what we envision, with more details to be released after the pilot concludes in the Spring of 2019.

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October 01, 2018 - Exam Results

2018 Pain Medicine Examination Results

Beginning on September 15, 2018, the ABPMR Pain Medicine Examination was administered for both initial certification and maintenance of certification. Click here to read the names of the new diplomates in Pain Medicine.

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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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September 19, 2018 - Exam Results

2018 Part I Examination Results

On August 13, 2018, the ABPMR Part I Examination was administered to 497 candidates. Examination results are now available to candidates who log in to their accounts; click through to see pass rate statistics from this year's exam.

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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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July 17, 2018 - MOC

We Thank Our Volunteers of 2017-18

The ABPMR thanks the many physician volunteers who have given the gift of their time, knowledge, and dedication to the field of PM&R and its subspecialties this year.

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