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The MOC revolt: NBPAS fights for relevancyCan the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons grow enough to become a true competitor to ABIM?
ABIM extends practice assessment decision
ABIM extends practice assessment decisionThe American Board of Internal Medicine is extending by two years its decision not to require internists to complete several controversial portions of its Maintenance of Certification program in order to keep his or her certification status.
NBPAS pushes for hospitals to accept its certificationThe recently-formed National Association of Physicians and Surgeons (NBPAS) is calling on its members to encourage the hospitals where they practice to accept NBPAS as an alternative pathway to recertification.
MOC: Doctors strike back
MOC: Doctors strike backUnderlying much of the controversy surrounding MOC is the question of how much—or even whether—the process as currently structured actually improves physician performance and/or patient outcomes.