Maintenance of Certification


While physicians are committed to lifelong learning, many say Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is time consuming, expensive, and irrelevant. MOC reform would help ensure that the process is fair and meaningful. 


  • No current legislation
  • PAMED continues to monitor non-legislative solutions



PAMED Position
Supports efforts to:

  • Improve MOC
  • Prohibit MOC as a condition of licensure, insurer credentialing and reimbursement, or hospital admitting privileges

What is PAMED Doing About it?
Continuing to be a strong physician voice with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and other stakeholders


What Action Should I Take?
Monitor potential changes and respond to all “calls for comments” from your specialty boards


MOC News:

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    Sep 24, 2018, 08:50 AM

    PAMED's MOC Statement of Principles
    The Pennsylvania Medical Society created the following principles on Maintenance of Certification during the 2014 House of Delegates:
  • Jun 17, 2016, 19:31 PM

    Video: Panel Discusses Why MOC Is Broken and How to Fix It
    The Pennsylvania Medical Society and its physician leaders, as well as several other state medical societies, continued to address concerns about Maintenance of Certification at the AMA's 2016 Annual Meeting. Here are some videos from the meeting.