Thursday, February 11, 2010

NCQA Response Regarding American Board of Pediatrics Certification Changes

NCQA was recently contacted regarding the American Board of Pediatrics' (ABP) implementation of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program and elimination of certification expiration dates. NCQA was asked how the change will affect scoring of pediatricians in 2010 and beyond for CR 3 Element A factor B.

NCQA provided the following response:

"We are investigating the changes in the ABMS policy to determine whether or not a change to our board certification verification requirements is appropriate. Once we have reviewed the ABMS policy, we will notify customers of any changes through the Programs section of our Web site ( Any changes will be posted as a Policy Update; to access any changes, please visit the Web site provided and click on "Policy Updates and Supporting Documents" and then on "Corrections, Clarifications and Policy Changes." The next Policy Update is scheduled for March 29, 2010."

NAMSS will continue to alert the membership as more information regarding the ABP's changes becomes available.

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