American Board Of Family Medicine
The American Board of Family Medicine
1648 McGrathiana Parkway, Suite 550
Lexington, KY 40511
Phone: (859) 269-5626
Toll-free: (888) 995-5700
Fax: (859) 335-7501http://www.theabfm.org
Maintenance of Certification Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Requirements
- Complete 150 CME credits of specialty-relevant CME every three years. A minimum of 75 of the 150 CME Credits must be AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
- Complete a minimum of one Self-Assessment Activity every three years. This requirement can be met from the successful completion of a Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) activity or by completing at least 4 quarters of the Continuous Knowledge Self-Assessment (CKSA) in each 3-year period. Successful completion of a KSA earns 10 ABFM MOC Points and 8 AMA PRA Category CME Credits™ and the CKSA is worth 2.5 ABFM MOC Points per quarter. Both activities can be accessed through the ABFM Physician Portfolio.
- The Clinical Self-Assessment (CSA) is now optional. Successful completion of a CSA earns 5 ABFM MOC Points and 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. CSA’s are accessed through the ABFM Physician Portfolio.
METRIC - Diabetes American Academy of Family Physicians
Family physicians know the burden that diabetes can cause for patients and their families. Often, it seems the bulk of diabetes visits are spent urging patients to make lifestyle changes that will result in improved outcomes and, in turn, help them feel better. But what changes can you make to improve outcomes? METRIC aims to help you identify changes-big or small-in your practice that will make life better for your patients who have diabetes and for you.
METRIC - Geriatrics American Academy of Family Physicians
Family physicians recognize the challenges of caring for geriatric patients, especially those with multiple medical problems. Issues that are less common in younger patients, including falls, urinary incontinence, and polypharmacy, to name a few, become much more common with advanced age. Since elderly patients may fail to report many of these problems, a methodical approach to screening and managing them is critical to providing comprehensive care. Nearly two-thirds of the Medicare budget is spent on the approximately 20 percent of Medicare recipients who have five or more chronic medical conditions. Effectively managing these patients requires a true “medical home” to coordinate their care and benefits. This is also true when using a multidisciplinary team approach, whether it is screening for unrecognized medical problems, educating patients and loved ones about their diagnoses, or teaching behavioral methods of managing certain conditions. Proactive advance care planning helps to ensure that the care the patient will receive in the future is appropriate to his or her expressed goals, often focusing on the quality of his or her remaining years rather than on life expectancy alone. But what changes can you make to improve outcomes? METRIC aims to help you identify changes-big or small-in your practice that will make life better for your geriatric patients.
The participant will complete an activity evaluation that is a part of an internal assessment tool able to collect the data from each evaluation.
The requirements and other information provided on this page are determined by each ABMS Member Board and may be subject to change. Please refer to the relevant Board’s website to confirm the applicable requirements.