Maintenance of Certification (MOC) has been a contentious issue between physicians and certifying boards for many reasons. Many physicians have looked to their national specialty and state medical societies to provide leadership in addressing these concerns. The below letter discusses two meetings—a high-level summit that recently took place to discuss these problems, and a meeting this December with the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS), and state medical societies to directly share views and seek agreement on how to reshape the MOC process to the betterment of our physicians and the patients in their care. In addition to the letter, please see Appendix A, a listing of the issues discussed, and Appendix B, a current tabulation of state legislative activities, successful and pending, which threaten rights to professi, onal self-regulation.
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