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ACP offers a number of resources to help members make sense of the MOC requirements and earn points.
Understanding MOC Requirements
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April 11-13, 2019
Internal Medicine Meeting 2019
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Ensure payment and avoid policy violations. Plus, new resources to help you navigate the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).
Access helpful forms developed by a variety of sources for patient charts, logs, information sheets, office signs, and use by practice administration.
ACP advocates on behalf on internists and their patients on a number of timely issues. Learn about where ACP stands on the following areas:
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Howard V. Williams, MD, FACP, ACP Governor
I hope the new year is off to a good start for you and that the conversion to ICD-10 was not too onerous.
Many of you have signed up to attend the ACP National Internal Medicine Meeting being held in Washington, DC starting on May 5, 2016. An excellent program is planned and an opportunity to get many hours of CME. Come for the cherry blossoms and national monuments as well.
Put the weekend of October 21st on your calendar as well for our Southern California Combined Regional Meeting. We will be hosting it in San Diego this year. Arrangements are being made and details will be sent along when they are finalized.
To review the pathways for advancement to Fellowship, please click here. The overriding considerations for advancement are excellence in internal medicine, continued professional development, and a commitment to the profession and community. Please take a moment to review the pathways to determine which is most appropriate for you.
If you need more information about any of the requirements, or if you have questions about your eligibility or finding local sponsors, please contact ACP Fellowship Administrator at 800- 523-1546, ext. 2709, or via e-mail.
The open enrollment period for health insurance marketplace-based plans started November 1 and runs through January 31, 2016. We hope our chapters will help to get the word out about enrollment opportunities and educate their patients about community-based health insurance enrollment assistance.
The ACP has resources for physicians to help their patients enroll through the ACA marketplace. In addition, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) offers a fact sheet on its website about consumer-oriented changes to the healthcare.gov site and has also developed a pocket guide for physicians and other health care professionals that lists essential health benefits that must be covered by marketplace-based plans, preventive services that are covered at no cost, and important contact information.
Access the ACP Resources for Physicians
CMS factsheet on consumer-oriented changes to the healthcare.gov site is available.
The pocket guide for physicians and other health care professionals is available.
Are you concerned about a practice or clinical issue or have an idea you'd like to suggest? If so, you might consider submitting a resolution to your Governor or chapter council.
Initiating a resolution provides ACP members an opportunity to focus attention at the ACP national level on a particular issue or topic that concerns them. Participating in the Board of Governors resolutions process provides the ACP grassroots member a voice and allows you to shape College policy that impacts the practice of internal medicine. When drafting a resolution, don't forget to consider how well it fits within ACP's Mission and Goals. In addition, be sure to use the College's 2015-2016 Priority Initiatives to guide you when proposing a resolution topic.
If effecting change interests you, the deadline for submitting new resolutions to be heard at the Fall 2016 Board of Governors Meeting is March 21, 2016. Members must submit resolutions to their Governor and/or chapter council. A resolution becomes a resolution of the chapter once the chapter council approves it.
Not sure how to begin drafting a resolution? Researching the College's position on an issue can give you a start. Visit the ACP Online homepage and click the "Advocacy" link in the right-hand, top margin to access ACP policy positions, read about recent ACP advocacy activities, or search ACP's library of policies and recommendations. Visit your chapter website, too, and click the link under "Advocacy" to access Electronic Resolutions System (ERS) where you can search past or proposed resolutions. A copy of the resolutions process is available on the ERS which furnishes more details on formatting resolutions, as well the process for submission, review, and approval.
Share your good ideas with us. Draft a resolution.
ACP has a wide variety of high quality patient education materials, including educational DVDs, self-management guides, and our new Patient FACTS series. The Patient FACTS series helps newly diagnosed patients and their caregivers increase their understanding of common health conditions.
These patient-tested resources were developed in partnership with physicians, using only credible, evidence-based research.
To order these and ACP’s other patient education materials contact Member and Customer Service at 800-523-1546 ext. 2600, or visit the website.
We are excited to announce that ACP and EBSCO Health are collaborating to provide ACP members with free access to the most current, evidence-based clinical decision support tool – DynaMed Plus™ as a benefit of ACP membership.
The ACP Leadership Academy provides early career internists with the skills and knowledge necessary to become leaders in medicine.
The program includes formal live and online courses offered in partnership with the American Association for Physician Leadership, the nation's largest leadership training organization for physician leaders. Online courses are offered as self-study or faculty led and includes topics such as strategic thinking, financial decision-making, managing physician performance, marketing, ethics, quality management and more.
All courses are eligible for CME credit through the ACPE. They were selected to provide episodic leadership training for members who want to brush up on a specific content area or to earn credits toward the Certified Physician Executive (CPE), a nationally recognized leadership certificate from the ACPE. Credits may also roll into an advanced degree program from selected accredited universities. ACP members receive a 15% discount on approved courses.
In addition, the ACP Leadership Academy is currently accepting registrations for a series of FREE (non-CME) webinars on a variety of leadership topics.
Learn more about the ACP Leadership Academy and to register for the free webinars. If you have questions, please email the College.
As many of you are aware this issue of MOC with the ABIM has been the top priority of ACP leadership with multiple meetings and discussions over the year continuing into the foreseeable future. Although some changes are projected, these are the programs still in place to comply. Keep your eyes and ears open to the latest coming directly from national ACP and ABIM. If you have any input please feel free to contact me or Steve Weinberger or Patrick Alguire at ACP.
Prepare to pass the ABIM recertification exam by attending an ACP MOC Exam Prep course. Conveniently scheduled shortly before the ABIM MOC Exam, our courses fit any schedule.
A comprehensive e-syllabus will be available for download prior to the start of each course. With the e-syllabus on your laptop or tablet you will have convenient electronic access to the course material before, during, and after the course.
Please Note: E-syllabi are full-color pdf files ranging from 800 to over 2000 pages, and are not intended for printing.
If you do not pass the ABIM Certification or MOC Exam in internal medicine after attending an ACP Exam Prep Course, you may attend a live ACP Exam Prep Course within twelve months of your ABIM notification date, subject to space availability, and not pay the registration fee or you may receive access to a current Online ACP Exam Prep course recording. To qualify, email a copy of the ABIM notification letter of your test results with the option you are choosing.
Prepare to pass the ABIM Board exam in internal medicine with an ACP IMBR Course.
I want to announce my successor. We were very fortunate to have two highly qualified candidates agree to run to be the next governor. Dr. Charles Hamori will assume my office after the national meeting which just happens to be in San Diego in May of 2017. I know he will do an excellent job. Many thanks to Dr. Susan Trompeter for her dedication to ACP and for agreeing to run as well.
Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns.
Have a great 2016!
Howard Williams, MD, FACP
ACP California Southern Chapter, Region III