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ABR Offers Video Instructions for Annual MOC Attestation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 5, 2017
Contact: Donna Breckenridge
dbreckenridge@theabr.org
(520) 790-2900

American Board of Radiology Offers Video Instructions for Annual MOC Attestation

As the ABR’s “Simplified Attestation” process enters its second year, a new instructional video to assist diplomates in completing their annual Maintenance of Certification (MOC) attestations has been posted on the ABR website under MOC Attestation, Video, and FAQs. The video is also available within each diplomate’s myABR account. This is the first in a series of instructional videos being created by the ABR to enhance its service to candidates and diplomates.
Diplomates should complete their annual MOC attestations between January 1 and March 1 in myABR. The ABR will check the attestations of all diplomates on March 2 to determine each individual’s MOC public reporting status. Searchable databases, which include a report of the diplomate’s MOC status, are available on the ABR website and the American Board of Medical Specialties website.
With Simplified Attestation, diplomates need only to attest to the fact that they have met each of the requirements for Parts 1, 2 and 4 of MOC. Entering detailed data is no longer required; however, diplomates need to retain this information in case of an audit, so they can document that they have indeed met MOC requirements.
The ABR is committed to continuous improvement of the MOC process. One way to enhance this experience is to reduce the burden of participation on the diplomate. Simplified Attestation is one example of new enhancements to the ABR’s MOC program; others include expanded options for satisfying Part 4 (Improvement in Medical Practice) requirements and the development of ABR Online Longitudinal Assessment (ABR OLA), which will replace the traditional 10-year MOC exam for Part 3.
The ABR OLA product development is currently under way. More information about Simplified Attestation can be found here. Individuals with further questions may contact the ABR Connections Center at (520) 790-2900, or email information@theabr.org.

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Established in 1934, the mission of the American Board of Radiology (ABR) is to certify that our diplomates demonstrate the requisite knowledge, skill, and understanding of their disciplines to the benefit of patients. The ABR offers primary certification in diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, radiation oncology, and medical physics, as well as several subspecialty certifications. The ABR is one of 24 Member Boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties. For more information, see www.theabr.org.

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