NH Medical Society One of Over 70 Groups Calling for MOC Reform

August 29, 2017 

The New Hampshire Medical Society (NHMS) is one of more than 70 state and national specialty physician organizations that signed a letter sent to the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) to express physicians’ concerns surrounding maintenance of certification (MOC) process. 

The letter questions the usefulness of the high-stakes MOC exam, the exorbitant costs of the MOC process, and the lack of transparent communication from the certifying boards have led to damaging the MOC brand and value of recertification. 

It also notes that there is “unanimity amongst the national medical specialty society and state medical society leaders in wanting to work with the leaders of our certifying boards to ensure physician self-regulation.”  

Finally, the letter proposes an early December meeting of the leadership of the certifying boards, medical specialty societies, and state medical societies to discuss this crisis and plan a solution. 

NHMS has been a leading advocate for MOC reform at the state and national levels.  

Joint MOC Reform Letter             Appendix A – MOC Concerns     Appendix B – AMA MOC Issue Brief