Support Bill to Reduce Maintenance of Certification Requirements - 06/22/2017
Many physicians feel initial board certification is necessary. However, we find the continuous maintenance of certification process to be burdensome, expensive, and filled with irrelevant curriculum. Most importantly, this process steals valuable time from our patients and our practice. The cost of MOC can be as high as $10,000 per physician for fees, materials, travel, and time away from practice. MOC has become more of a money-making scheme for the specialties and ABMS versus a relevant tool to help physicians stay current on best practices. In fact, many physicians say the information studied and tested has little applicability to our day-to-day practice.