ABAI License and CME Submission for MOC
Below is a summary of the changes:
- Copies of a current, unrestricted medical license(s) will be required with the submission of the MOC secure examination application
- Annually, diplomates will receive an e-mail reminding you to log onto your ABAI Web portal page and enter the state(s) in which you hold a license(s), license number and date of expiration
- Copies of CME certificates are no longer submitted to the ABAI office. However, you are required to log onto your ABAI Web portal page and attest to completing 25 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits in Allergy/Immunology annually. ABAI will accept up to six CME credits for non-self-directed state and institutional mandated CME activities (i.e. pain management, HIV, elder abuse, substance abuse). ABAI will continue to receive CME credit information electronically from the AAAAI, CIS and Georgia Health Sciences University. Shortly, the ACAAI will begin sending CME electronically as well. All electronically submitted CME credits will continue to be housed in your individual web portal page.
- The ABAI will audit 10 percent of diplomates participating in the MOC program for CME. Diplomates will only be chosen for an audit one time during the 10-year MOC cycle. If selected for an audit, you will be required to submit your CME certificates for the previous year
The ABAI is currently updating our system and the diplomate web portal to accommodate these changes and expects to have the updates completed by mid-summer. Once system updates are completed, you will receive an e-mail instructing you to login onto your portal page and update your information.
The Directors and staff have been working diligently to reduce MOC costs and make the program less onerous for its diplomates. We are excited about these changes and will be looking into further changes that will benefit our diplomates.
Stephen I. Wasserman, MD