The National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants (NCCPA) has released a proposed plan for implementing the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. The MOC requirements are mandated by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and emphasize the importance of developing patient care competencies as a part of maintaining certification.
The NCCPA proposes the addition of two competencies to the six required by ABMS -- completion of an approved self-assessment activity and participation on a clinical quality improvement project. The NCCPA also proposes extending the recertification cycle from six years to ten years.
The NCCPA is accepting comments on their proposed plan until March 31, 2010. For more information and to submit comments, click here: