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Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

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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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Candidates in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Candidates are those in the field of hospice and palliative medicine, who are seeking ABPN Board Certification. All candidates will need to complete and submit an application in order to qualify for an examination. Each application will be reviewed by the credentials department. Candidates become diplomates after passing their examination. Diplomates will then begin the process of maintenance of certification.

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Candidates in Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Initial Certification
The initial certification in the subspecialty of hospice and palliative medicine examination is a 240-item, multiple-choice examination, consisting of four, 2 hour modules of 60 questions each; plus a 20 minute break between module 1 and 2, a 60 minute break between module 2 and 3, and another 20 minute break between module 3 and 4. It is scheduled for a maximum amount of time of ten hours and fifty minutes including an optional tutorial of 30 minutes, instructions and Pledge of Honesty of 10 minutes and an optional survey of 10 minutes at the end of the examination. Detailed information about the format of the exam can be found by going to http://www.abim.org/exam/exam-day.aspx and http://www.abim.org/exam/cert/hospice.aspx.

Maintenance of Certification
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