PQRS MOC Incentive Program Eliminated

Via Dr. Paul Kempen:

Good news! Even the ACA and the congressmen have listened and destroyed the PQRS-MOC incentive-if we can only believe the ABIM and they probably are telling the truth on this one. The continued decline of ABMS and ABIM power base is evident!

“As of January 1, 2015, the PQRS MOC Incentive Program will no longer exist. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted the program as a way to encourage physicians’ participation in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), while also recognizing the value and importance of American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) programs. ABIM participated as a member board from 2012 through 2014. The ACA ended the PQRS MOC Incentive Program after 2014 (though the underlying PQRS program continues).”

https://www.abim.org/maintenance-of-certification/additional-credit-for-earning-points/physician-quality-reporting-system.aspx

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One thought on “PQRS MOC Incentive Program Eliminated

  1. Reblogged this on A Voice for Optometry and commented:
    As of January 1, 2015, the PQRS MOC Incentive Program will no longer exist. No longer can ABO use the PQRS-MOC as justification for their program, “another notable win federal regulatory win for the profession and a key step towards parity…The ABO was one of only seven entities that qualified during the launch of this program in 2011, allowing ABO Diplomates to be among an elite few health care professionals to participate in this incentive program…”
    According to CMS, the American Board of Optometry (ABO) successfully completed the vetting process to ensure that the ABO MOC program meets their participation requirements again in 2012. The ABO was one of only seven entities that qualified during the launch of this program in 2011, allowing ABO Diplomates to be among an elite few health care professionals to participate in this incentive program.

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