MOC: An examination of costs and impact to physicians

July 24, 2014

The controversy surrounding maintenance of certification triggered policy action from the AMA. It's considered onerous, expensive and its impact on patient outcomes is debatable. The controversy about making maintenance of certification (MOC) mandatory has triggered new policy action from the American Medical Association (AMA) calling to keep MOC voluntary and to investigate the feasibility of a study to examine the impact of MOC and osteopathic continuous certification (OCC) on physician recruitment and retirement.

Source: Medical Economics