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Additional Incentives Tied to Maintenance of Certification Activities

The American Board of Surgery (ABS) has been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) for the 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) MOC Incentive. This incentive allows physicians participating in PQRS reporting to earn an additional 0.5% on Medicare Part B charges by also participating in an approved Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program “more frequently” than what is required to maintain board certification. Surgeons must also participate in a patient experience of care survey to earn the incentive.

Surgeons not yet enrolled in the ABS MOC Program must pass a recertification exam in 2013 to be eligible. Even if certified by more than one board of the American Board of Medical Specialties , participants cannot receive more than one MOC incentive payment.

For more information about PQRS reporting, visit www.cms.gov/pqrs.

New Pediatric Board Prep and Review Tool Available

Assess your critical care knowledge and prepare for the subspecialty board examination in critical care with the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Advanced Knowledge Assessment in Pediatric Critical Care. This self-study tool is designed for physicians working on board preparation and maintenance of certification (MOC).

Comprising 100 questions and rationales with accompanying study materials, the Advanced Knowledge Assessment in Pediatric Critical Care provides a review of cardiovascular and pulmonary critical care topics. Participants will gain an online board examination experience, consisting of:

  • One hundred multiple choice questions, similar to those covered on the actual exam, as well as evidence-based rationales
  • A list of keywords and references from missed questions for further study
  • Online access to accompanying study materials, stored in one convenient location
  • Twenty points towards MOC part 2 in pediatrics and six hours of continuing medical education/continuing education credit

For more information or to purchase the Advanced Knowledge Assessment in Pediatric Critical Care, contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.