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ABP seeks volunteers to help shape next-generation MOC

August 2016—The American Board of Pathology has been selected to participate in the American Board of Medical Specialties’ Maintenance of Certification Assessment Initiative pilot. Currently, MOC Part III assesses a diplomate’s knowledge, judgment, and skills with a secure examination. The aim of the new initiative is to develop and test a new model for assessment that will be formative and summative.

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Testing the test—ABP administers pilot part 3 MOC exam

February 2014—All primary and subspecialty certificates that the American Board of Pathology issues are now time limited, and diplomates must successfully participate in the ABP’s Maintenance of Certification, or MOC, program to maintain certification. Part three of the four-part MOC program is the evaluation of cognitive expertise, which consists of a secure examination that assesses a diplomate’s pathology-specific knowledge, judgment, and skills.

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MOC:PQRS incentive: what it is, how to earn it

September 2013—The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has approved the American Board of Pathology for participation in the MOC:PQRS Additional Incentive Program. This approval allows ABP diplomates who are participating successfully in the PQRS incentive program to earn an additional 0.5 percent incentive payment on the total Medicare part B allowed charges for participating in MOC:PQRS in 2013.

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