Op-Ed: Maintenance of Certification—Is it safe to opt out?
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 12, Number 9, September 2014
Janis Bacon Petzel, MD, DFAPA
Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry, MaineGeneral Medical Center, Augusta, Maine
Dr. Petzel has disclosed that she has no relevant relationships or financial interests in any commercial company pertaining to this educational activity.
The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s (ABPN) new Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process has created an uproar in many physician circles. It’s not the idea of proving competence that inflames strong emotions among physicians, it’s the manner in which MOC is being implemented.