May 06, 2020 - CC

A First: ABPMR Awards CME for LA-PM&R

We are proud to announce that for the first time in our history, the ABPMR awarded self-assessment continuing medical education (SA-CME) to 3,020 diplomates for their participation in Longitudinal Assessment for PM&R (LA-PM&R) in the first quarter of 2020. The ABPMR partnered with accredited CME provider Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) to offer and award CME credit for this activity.

ABPMR diplomates have been asking for integration of their MOC requirements in order to increase value and decrease burden. LA-PM&R is one of the innovations we have introduced that allows diplomates to fulfill both the knowledge assessment requirement and earn self-assessment CME. For every quarter of full participation, diplomates earn three self-assessment CME (SA-CME) credits, or up to 12 per year in a normal year. Diplomates log into their MOC Homepage to access earned credits.

LA-PM&R is currently being phased in as an MOC requirement, but all diplomates are encouraged to enroll and participate as a learning opportunity and to earn SA-CME. The first quarter deadline and enrollment deadlines have been extended due to COVID-19; if you haven’t yet, sign in to enroll and begin answering your questions today!