The American Board of Otolaryngology (ABOto) has made major revisions to its Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. I would like to share them with ENT Today readers. These changes involve rolling out Part IV (the final component of MOC), a new publishing partner for the MOC program, changes to the Part III exam and a new pricing structure.
Explore this issue:August 2012
MOC is a program established by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) in 2002 to address the growing demands of patients, the government, payers and others to ensure that certified physicians remain up to date on the latest information and work to improve the quality of health care. The ABOto, as one of 24 ABMS member boards, has developed its MOC program over the past decade, following ABMS guidelines.
Every member board has developed its own specialty-specific program, which is divided into four parts. The ABOto has implemented the first three components, which are defined as follows: