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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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Initial Certification in Epilepsy

The purpose of the ABPN’s initial certification examination is to test the qualifications of candidates in epilepsy. Epilepsy entails the evaluation and treatment of seizure disorders and their complications.

New Certification Information
• Effective January 1, 2012, ABPN will require a physician to become Board certified within seven years following successful completion of ACGME-accredited or ABPN approved residency training in their primary specialty or ACGME accredited subspecialty.
• Graduates can take the ABPN Certification Examination as many times as allowed during the 7-year period.
• Individuals who have completed an accredited residency program prior to January 1, 2012 will have until January 1, 2019 to become board certified.
• Individuals who do not become certified during the 7-year period (or before January 1, 2019 for those who completed residency training before January 1, 2012) will be required to (1) repeat the required clinical skills evaluations; and (2) complete one stage of MOC (90 CME credits, 24 self-assessment CME credits, and 1 PIP Unit that includes a clinical and feedback module) in order to be credentialed to take the ABPN Certification Examination.

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Initial Certification in Epilepsy

A. History and Statement of Principles 
In September 2010, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) approved the application sponsored by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), to offer subspecialty certification in Epilepsy. This was done to officially establish the field of epilepsy as a definite area of subspecialization in neurology and child neurology, and to provide a means of identifying physicians properly trained and experienced in treating epilepsy.

The actual mechanics of certification of qualified candidates have been delegated by the Board to the Committee, which operates under the supervision of and in accordance with the policies of the Board.

The examination will be administered to candidates certified by the ABPN in neurology or neurology with special qualification in child neurology.  The examination will be administered at Pearson VUE testing centers.  Participation in the certification program is voluntary. Certification is not required of practitioners in this field, and the certificate does not confer privilege to practice.

B. Certification Requirements
To achieve certification in epilepsy, candidates must hold a valid certificate in neurology or neurology with special qualification in child neurology and fulfill all of the following requirements:

Applicants may qualify for examination by submitting documentation of successful completion of one year of fellowship training in epilepsy completed in a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The epilepsy fellow must have satisfactorily completed an ACGME-accredited neurology, child neurology, or ABPN approved neurology combined residency prior to entering the epilepsy fellowship program. Training or exposure to epilepsy given to neurology or child neurology residents as part of their basic neurology or child neurology curriculum does not count toward the one year of epilepsy fellowship training. Training must be completed by July 31 of the year of the examination.

C.
Temporary Criteria (Specific Requirements during the "Grandfathering Period" 2013 through 2017)
During the “grandfathering period” (2013-2017), as an alternative to one year of ACGME-accredited fellowship training in epilepsy, applicants may qualify for examination in epilepsy if they can provide the following:

OR

The specialized training in epilepsy may be completed on a part-time basis, as long as it is not less than half-time; credit is not given for periods of training lasting less than one year, except under special circumstances that must be approved by the ABPN Credentials Committee. In such cases, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide detailed documentation from the respective training directors that outlines training content, duties, and responsibilities. Each case is considered on an individual basis.

D. Training Pathway (Specific Training Requirements after the “grandfathering” period – After 2017)
After the “grandfathering” period, applicants for certification in epilepsy must:

The specialized training in epilepsy may be completed on a part-time basis, as long as it is not less than half-time; credit is not given for periods of training lasting less than one year, except under special circumstances that must be approved by the ABPN Credentials Committee. In such cases, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide detailed documentation from the respective training directors that outlines training content, duties, and responsibilities. Each case is considered on an individual basis.

NOTE: Candidates who applied under the temporary criteria who fail the examination may reapply for the examination after the temporary criteria has expired.

E. Examination Content
The initial certification in epilepsy examination is a multiple-choice, timed examination administered via computer at Pearson VUE testing centers. Candidates are assessed in all areas of epilepsy. Candidates are examined at a level beyond the training and knowledge expected of a general neurologist, child neurologist. Additional information about examination content will be available in early 2013.

F. Recognition of Successful Diplomates
Successful ABPN diplomates will be awarded a Certificate in the Subspecialty of Epilepsy and enrolled in the Continuous Pathway to Lifelong Learning Program (CP-MOC)

G. Maintenance of Certification
To renew ABPN certification in epilepsy, diplomates must hold a valid certificate in their primary ABPN specialty and complete the ABPN requirements for maintenance of certification (MOC). Learn additional information about MOC requirements.





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