Maintenance of Certification

The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has implemented changes to the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. For more information on these new requirements, please visit: https://www.abim.org/maintenance-of-certification/default.aspx

To be reported as certified, you must earn 100 points every five years (the points you earn every two years count toward your 100 points) and meet the MOC assessment requirement through either the traditional 10-year exam or the Knowledge Check-In option.
 
For more information on MOC, please visit the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) at: http://www.abim.org/specialty/cardiovascular-disease.aspx

Check your current MOC status by logging in to www.abim.org or call ABIM’s Diplomate Services at 1-800-441-ABIM (2246) or email at request@abim.org.
 
MOC Part II Offerings  

The ACCME and the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) are now partnering to expand options for physicians seeking MOC points, as a result, ASNC will be offering dual CME credits and MOC points for activities in its educational portfolio. See below a list of activities that will be offering ABIM MOC points.

ASNC2019, September 12-15, Chicago, IL
ABIM diplomates attending the 2019 Annual Scientific Session will be able to recieve MOC points for their engagement during the meeting.  To receive the MOC points, individuals will need to complete the evaluation form, reflect on new knowledge gained and how it may be applied to their clinical practice and claim CME credit.

2019 Board Prep Course, September 11-12, Chicago, IL
ABIM diplomates attending the 2019 Board Prep Course wil be able to recieve MOC points for their engagement in this two-day course.  To receive the MOC points, individuals will need to complete an evaluation form, reflect on new knowledge gained and how it may be applied to their practice and claim CME credits.

2019 Board Prep Course On Demand
ABIM diplomates attending the 2019 Board Prep On Demand wil be able to recieve MOC points for their engagement in this online platform.  To receive the MOC points, individuals will need to complete an evaluation form, reflect on new knowledge gained and how it may be applied to their practice and claim CME credits.

Self Assessment Modules - 2nd Edition
Visit our ASNC Learning Center to access the modules 
ABIM diplomates completing the second edition of the NCKSAP modules will be able to receive MOC points in the Learning Center. We have eight self-assessment modules on Myocardial Viability, Nuclear Cardiology Tests & Procedures/Protocols, General Cardiology as it Relates to Image Interpretation, Radiopharmaceuticals, Risk Stratification, Radiation Safety and Ventricular Function offering a total of 5 MOC points and 5 CME credits per module as well as the Physics and Instrumentation module offering a total of 2.5 MOC points and 2.5 CME credits.

2019 ASNC MOC Module 3
Visit our ASNC Learning Center to access the module
The 2019 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology MOC Module 3 is available in an online format and consists of 30 case-based peer reviewed multiple-choice questions. These questions test medical knowledge, best practices, and diagnostic and clinical judgment skills in nuclear cardiology. Each question includes an answer explanation and rationale describing the basis for the correct answer, as well as a learning objective(s), and associated references. Activity participants will receive 8 ABIM MOC points in the pursuit of lifelong learning and self-assessment, and are eligible to receive up to 8 CME credits. This module will be available for CME credits/MOC points for a period of three years. 


For additional ABIM MOC approved activities, please visit here, it lists more than 300 ABIM approved activities in the new partnership with ACCME and the number will continue to grow.

Maintenance of Certification for Technologists
The Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) offers a specialty examination in nuclear cardiology. In addition to having active NMTCB, ARRT(N), or CAMRT Nuclear Medicine Certification, candidates must document a minimum of 700 hours of clinical experience performing all aspects of nuclear cardiology imaging. Supervision must be performed by a board certified cardiologist, nuclear medicine physician, or radiologist, OR direct supervision must be performed by a certified NMTCB, ARRT(N), or CAMRT nuclear medicine technologist. The NCT specialty certification is a time-limited credential that will last seven (7) years from the date of certification. After seven years, the specialty certificant has the option to recertify through either (1) re-examination OR (2) by displaying 42 hours of specialty-specific continuing education for each year of certification. For more information about NMTCB’s specialty exam in Nuclear Cardiology Technology please visit www.nmtcb.org.

Annual ASNC CE Offerings That Count for MOC

ASNC2019, September 12-15, Chicago, IL
Technologists attending the 2019 Annual Scientific Session can use their CE credits towards the 7 years/42 hours of nuclear cardiology CE.

Journal CE

Earn valuable continuing medical education credit every year that can be applied towards your 7 year recertification in nuclear cardiology.  Each issue of ASNC’s Journal of Nuclear Cardiology features an article designated for continuing education credit, offering a maximum of 1 ARRT Category A credits for technologists.