The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) and many of its member physicians that served on a task force have been expressing physician concerns about its news release.
For more information on these changes, visit the ABIM’s FAQs.
PAMED will review the changes in more detail to determine how they impact our prior efforts. PAMED has been working to help address physician concerns with MOC, and took several steps, including:
- Establishing a Task Force on Continuous Professional Education to further explore the issue and come up with recommendations for improvement. The task force’s work was vital to these changes coming to fruition.
- Meeting directly with specialty boards to share concerns and seek improvements to MOC.
- Issuing a formal Statement of Concern to draw attention to the problems with MOC.
- Developing a Statement of Principles on MOC, which were adopted by the PAMED Board in September 2014. PAMED took these principles to the AMA’s Interim Meeting in November 2014, and succeeded in efforts to convince the AMA to adopt a similar set of principles.
- Continuing to work with the American Medical Association to address physician concerns at the national level.
- Surveying physicians to identify issues and gather suggestions for improvement.