News Article(s) tagged #MOC

August 26, 2021 - CC

Seven Years Later: Re-Administering the MOC Survey

In 2014, we administered what would become a landmark survey - the 2014 ABPMR MOC Survey. What diplomates shared about relevance, meaning, and burden shaped the decisions and direction of the ABPMR approach to MOC for years to come. After transitioning to Continuing Certification using LA-PM&R in 2021, we're re-administering the survey to assess our progress and continue to improve the program.

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December 07, 2020 - CC

PIP Spotlight: Using Virtual Documentation to Increase Clinic Efficiency

The December PIP Spotlight was submitted by George Deimel, MD. Dr. Deimel is a fellowship-trained, non-operative sports and musculoskeletal medicine specialist at Ozark Orthopaedics in Arkansas. Read Dr. Deimel's PIP to hear how his multi-disciplinary musculoskeletal practice used a virtual scribe for clinic documentation to re-balance work/life commitments, maintain clinical productivity, and decrease practice costs.

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November 16, 2020 - CC

PIP Spotlight: Reducing Inpatient Acute Care Transfers in a Brain Injury Unit

The November PIP Spotlight was submitted by Christopher Anderson, DO. Dr. Anderson serves as the physician program director for brain injury rehabilitation at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital. Read about how Dr. Anderson and his team on the brain injury unit decreased acute care transfers.

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November 04, 2020 - Subspecialty Certification

COVID-19 Extensions for Subspecialty Assessments

Because of the ABPMR decision to allow for requirement extensions due to COVID-19, no diplomate will lose certification or experience a status change at the end of 2020. How does this affect subspecialty certification? Read this article to find out.

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September 30, 2020 - LA-PMR

LA-PM&R Feature Spotlight: Customization System

The LA-PM&R customization system got even better in 2020. Read more about this powerful tool to design your assessment according to your preferences.

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September 28, 2020 - CC

PIP Spotlight: Reducing Inpatient Acute Care Transfers at an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility

September's Practice Improvement Project (PIP) Spotlight was submitted by Amirpasha Ehsan, MD. Dr. Ehsan completed this project to lower the acute care transfer rate at his hospital, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Bakersfield.

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September 25, 2020 - CC

PIP Spotlight: Improving Patient Wait Times For New Consults to Pain Management

October's Practice Improvement Project (PIP) Spotlight was submitted by J.P. McCallin III, MD, and Jason Reed, DO. Drs. McCallin and Reed wanted to improve patient wait times for new consults to Pain Management to improve clinic efficiency and patient satisfaction.

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May 06, 2020 - CC

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

For the first time in our history, the ABPMR has awarded CME to diplomates participating in Longitudinal Assessment for PM&R.

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April 17, 2020 - CC

ABPMR Commitment to Flexibility for MOC

Recognizing that physiatrists may be concerned about completing MOC requirements due to constraints caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the ABPMR is offering an option to defer requirements due in 2020.

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April 16, 2020 - Resources

COVID-19 Resources

This article contains links to information for clinicians and learning opportunities with CME.

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January 28, 2020 - Research

Published: Evaluation of Longitudinal Assessment for use in Maintenance of Certification

The ABPMR board director–led research team published an article in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation on a quality improvement study that evaluated longitudinal assessment as a replacement for the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Examination. Click here to read a summary, including a link to the full article.

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December 16, 2019 - LA-PMR

Looking Forward to 2020: A New Era in Certification

We've almost arrived: Longitudinal Assessment for PM&R (LA-PM&R) launches next month. Now, we look back on all our preparations and reflect on what this major MOC Program change means for the future of board certification.

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December 11, 2019 - Research

Published: Association of participation in the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Maintenance of Certification Program and physician disciplinary actions

Can ABPMR maintenance of certification participation predict which physicians are at risk for future state medical board disciplinary actions?

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October 29, 2019 - CC

ABPMR Annual Fee Policy Update

The ABPMR recently updated its policy on annual fee payments to more closely align with on-time MOC requirements. Read more in our brief article, where you can also find the link to the policy.

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October 22, 2019 - LA-PMR


Wondering about enrollment steps, preparing for LA-PM&R, how it's scored, or participation-only requirements? You're not alone. Read our answers to your most frequently asked questions here.

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