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Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

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2013 MOC: PQRS and the MOC Matters Website
Visit the MOC Matters Website to fulfill and document your 2013 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 Pain Medicine
Candidates are those in the field of pain medicine, who are seeking ABPN Board Certification. 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. Candidates become diplomates after passing their examination. Diplomates will then begin the process of maintenance of certification.

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Candidates in Pain Medicine

Initial Certification
The initial certification in the subspecialty of pain medicine examination is a 200-item, multiple-choice examination administered via computer for four hours (preceded by a 30-minute tutorial) at Prometric testing centers.The examination is designed to test knowledge that is considered essential for the subspecialist in pain medicine. The examination analyzes the cognitive and deductive skills as well as the clinical judgment of the candidates. Test items address but are not limited to anatomy, neuroanatomy and function, pain states, diagnosis and therapy, pharmacology, pregnancy and nursing, pediatrics, geriatrics, critical care, ethics, and record keeping, controlled drugs, and quality assurance.

Maintenace of Certification
The MOC examination in pain medicine is a 200-item, multiple-choice examination administered via computer for four hours (preceded by a 30-minute tutorial) at Prometric testing centers. It is designed to test knowledge that is considered essential for the subspecialist.