Via Medical Economics:
A new study has set out to quantify the time and cost many internists and internal medicine (IM) subspecialists will spend to meet the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) maintenance of certification (MOC) requirements. Over the course of 10 years, a 35% increase in fees and 26% increase in hours spent was found.
The study also found when the dollar value of physician time is added to MOC fees, internists and IM subspecialists will spend $23,607.
ABIM President Richard Baron, MD, disputed the study’s assumption that continuing medical education (CME) credits will only amount to 25% of the requirements. Baron said that CME could easily satisfy 100%, not 25%, of the requirements.
Medical Economics asks: Do these numbers accurately reflect an increase in the time and money you expect to spend on MOC over the next 10 years?
Give YOUR feedback in short poll at: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/849196