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Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

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2014 MOC: PQRS and the MOC Matters Website
Visit the MOC Matters Website to fulfill and document your 2014 MOC and PQRS requirements. It consists of the MOC: PQRS Attestation Module, the PQRS Registry Module and the Patient Experience of Care Survey Module. As an added feature, the freestanding Patient Survey Module is available to diplomates of all Member Boards, whether or not the diplomates are participating in MOC:PQRS. The Website also includes an updated MOC:PQRS Facts & FAQs.
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Candidates in MOC Combined Examinations
Candidates are those in the field of Neurology/Child Neurology or Psychiatry, who are seeking Maintenance of Certification (MOC) in multiple Specialties and Subspecialties

All candidates will need to complete and submit an application in order to qualify for an examination. Each application will be reviewed by the credentials department. Diplomates will then continue the process of maintenance of certification after passing their examination.

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Candidates in MOC Combined Examinations

Maintenance of Certification
Modules are derived from specialty or subspecialty MOC examinations administered by the ABPN. Therefore, subspecialty MOC examinations administered by other Boards are not available as MOC Combined examinations. Each module consists of 100 multiple-choice items and is administered via computer. Examinations must be comprised of two or three modules in any of the following combinations:
• two specialties, i.e., MOC neurology and MOC psychiatry, or MOC neurology and MOC child neurology;
• one specialty and one subspecialty, i.e., MOC neurology and MOC clinical neurophysiology;
• one specialty and two subspecialties, i.e., MOC psychiatry and MOC addiction psychiatry and MOC child and adolescent psychiatry
• two subspecialties, i.e., MOC addiction psychiatry and MOC forensic psychiatry;
• three subspecialties, i.e., MOC addiction psychiatry, MOC forensic psychiatry, and MOC geriatric psychiatry;

The time allowed for the two-module examination is five hours and fifteen minutes; incorporated within is a scheduled 15-minute break that includes an optional tutorial.
The time allowed for the three-module examination is eight and one half hours; incorporated within are two scheduled 30-minute breaks (each break includes an optional tutorial).

Please note: Successful completion of the MOC combined examination is required of candidates seeking
Maintenance of Certification in the selected specialties and/or subspecialties. To successfully complete the MOC
combined examination, a candidate must achieve an overall passing score on the entire examination. MOC modules are not passed or failed individually.

Sample Screens
Sample screens are available for viewing the maintenance of certification combined examination. [more]