Medical Society of Virginia passes MOC Resolutions Unanimously at October 2019 Membership Meeting
The Medical Society of Virginia acknowledges that the requirements within the Maintenance of Certification process are costly and time intensive, and they result in significant disruptions to the availability of physicians for patient care.
Further, the Medical Society of Virginia reaffirms the value of continuing medical education, while opposing mandatory Maintenance of Certification as a requirement for licensure, hospital privileges, and reimbursement form third party payers.
Lastly, the Medical Society of Virginia communicates our position regarding Maintenance of Certification to the AMA, specialty societies, universities, and physician and industry groups involved with independent continuing medical, clinical, and scientific education.
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"I'm not doing MOC again. It was insane. I do CME all the time. I don't even mind required CME, which could be a replacement for MOC. Going to conferences is expensive. Primary care doesn't get reimbursed for their work like surgical and other subspecialties. I get even less b/c I work for the state."