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2014 MOC: PQRS and the MOC Matters Website
Visit the MOC Matters Website to fulfill and document your 2014 MOC and PQRS requirements. It consists of the MOC: PQRS Attestation Module, the PQRS Registry Module and the Patient Experience of Care Survey Module. As an added feature, the freestanding Patient Survey Module is available to diplomates of all Member Boards, whether or not the diplomates are participating in MOC:PQRS. The Website also includes an updated MOC:PQRS Facts & FAQs.
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Announcements Archive
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Announcements Archive

These announcements are a collection of breaking news and topics that have been posted the ABPN website in the past.

Faculty Innovation in Education Award Information
The ABPN has established a faculty fellowship program to support the development of innovative education and/or evaluation projects that promote effective training or lifelong learning of psychiatrists and neurologists.  Information about the 2016-17 fellowships is now available:

pdf icon 2016-17 Application Form
pdf icon 2016-17 Information for Applicants
pdf icon Conflict of Interest/Disclosure Policies
pdf icon Faculty Innovation in Education Award Disclosure/Attestation Form
pdf icon 2015-16 Faculty Innovation in Education Award recipients release

For additional information, please contact Dorthea Juul, PhD, at djuul@abpn.com.

Lifetime Diplomates
The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has now made it easier for diplomates with a lifetime certification to participate in the new Continuous Lifelong Learning Program (C-MOC).

Lifetime diplomates who choose to join the C-MOC program will now have three (3) years to take, and pass, an MOC cognitive exam. Previously, lifetime diplomates were required to pass an MOC exam in order to participate in the C-MOC program.

In addition to the MOC exam, the diplomate is required to complete one stage of MOC activities within the 3 year period. This includes:

This option is only available to lifetime diplomates who do not currently have any time-limited certificates in another specialty, or subspecialty, and who are not currently participating in MOC. The diplomate will be required to update their license information in the ABPN Physician Folios system, register for C-MOC and begin paying the annual C-MOC fee. In order to take advantage of this option, the diplomate will need to log into the Physician Folios system, click on the MOC Menu link and follow the instructions.

Continuous Pathway to Lifelong Learning Program Requirements
One stage of MOC activities will be waived for Diplomates who complete ACGME-accredited ABPN subspecialty fellowships in 2012 or later and sit for and pass the corresponding ABPN subspecialty examination at the first opportunity after completion of the fellowship.
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Policy Change for Graduating Residents

Physicians are now required to become Board certified within seven years following successful completion of ACGME-accredited or ABPN approved residency training in their primary specialty.
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Webinars
2012 Presentation on Maintenance of Certification, hosted by Larry Faulkner, M.D. and Cynthia Comella, M.D. is available for viewing.
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Policy Change for Graduating Residents
Physicians are now required to become Board certified within seven years following successful completion of ACGME-accredited or ABPN approved residency training in their primary specialty.
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Maintenance of Certification Update for 2014
Beginning in 2014, diplomates are required to use only ABPN-approved products for Self-Assessment and Performance in Practice activities.