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  March 8, 2021

ABIM MOC hold continues through 2022

ABIM is extending deadlines for all Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements through Dec. 31, 2022.
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AGA and the GI societies advocated that ABIM take this action, which means that no one will lose certification if they aren’t able to complete a requirement this year.

In spring 2020 ABIM announced an extension of all MOC requirements through 2021 due to the pandemic and the burdens it has placed on physicians. ABIM hoped at that time that things would have returned to normal by now, but recognizes that is not the case.

Additional details follow. If you have questions about your situation, please contact the ABIM Customer Care team at 1-800-441-ABIM or request@abim.org.

  • If you had an assessment, points or an attestation requirement due in 2020 or 2021, you now have until the end of 2022 to complete it.
  • If you are due for an assessment in 2020, 2021 or 2022, you’ll be able to participate in the longitudinal assessment when it launches for GI in 2022.
  • Anyone currently in the grace period will be afforded an additional year.
    • If you’re in the grace period you won’t be eligible for the longitudinal assessment and will need to take the Traditional MOC exam in 2022. 
  • If you’ve already registered for an assessment this year and would like to cancel it, you can do so through your Physician Portal, and, once you have cancelled, will receive a credit that can be applied to future fees.
  • Since every physician’s situation is different, ABIM will continue to offer all ABIM exams as scheduled this year if you would like to take one.
    • Please note 2021 is the last year the Knowledge Check-In will be available as we transition to the longitudinal assessment.
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