Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
For the American Board of Radiology Maintenance of Certification Program you are required over the 10 year period to:
- Professionalism and Professional Standing
This part requires valid, unrestricted licensure in all states of practice. A diplomate must report any state board action against a license to the ABR within 60 days.
- Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment
A minimum of 75 AMA Category 1 CME credits is required every three years. At least 25 of these must be Self-Assessment CME (SA-CME).
- Assessment of Knowledge, Judgment, and Skills
This part requires passing the most recent summative decision for ABR Online Longitudinal Assessment (OLA) or passing a traditional exam in the previous 5 years. Those who needed to pass a MOC exam by March 2, 2017 (as indicated on the Part 3 tab in myABR) were still required to take and pass the exam to meet the Part 3 requirement. All other diplomates have been deferred from completing the Part 3 requirement and therefore will not need to take the traditional MOC exam until OLA is available.
- Improvement in Medical Practice
To satisfy Part 4, diplomates complete at least one Practice Quality Improvement (PQI) Project OR Participatory Quality Improvement Activity every three years. A PQI project or activity may be conducted repeatedly or continuously and may include an individual only, a group of diplomates, or an institutional multidisciplinary collaboration. The ABR honors each diplomate’s privilege to choose PQI activities or projects that are pertinent to his or her practice.
Participatory Quality Improvement Activity includes Peer Review Logs showing active participation in submitting and reviewing cases as well as having your own individual work reviewed in the course of daily workflow.
If you are the presenter of your case and treatment plan, you will receive credit for one PQI type 1 project (For details see PQI section under this tab). It is necessary for you to complete the Peer Review Form available after each session in order to be eligible for PQI.
A chartrounds session in which you present your own case and it is reviewed by the expert hosting the session and your peers qualifies for a Peer Review Activity. You can fill out the peer review form which appears in your Members Area at the end of the session. Please see the PEER REVIEW tab in your Members Area. Select Sessions, then scroll down to Past Sessions. Click on the past session which you wish to get Peer Review documentation. Fill out the form and submit. It will be emailed to you.