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Volume 5, Issue 1

In This Issue:

ABAI Updated Medical License and CME Submission Procedures

In an effort to reduce the administrative burden on diplomates the ABAI Board of Directors voted at the Spring 2015 Board meeting that diplomates enrolled in the ABAI MOC Program will NO LONGER BE REQUIRED to submit copies of their medical license or CME certificates annually. However, if you choose, you may continue to use the diplomate web portal as a repository to track your CME activity with the continued capability of uploading your CME certificates should you choose to do so. However, the ABAI office will no longer upload copies of the CME certificates.

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 reminder to log onto your ABAI Web Portal page and enter the state(s) in which you hold license(s), license number(s) and date(s) 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, Georgia Regents University and the ACAAI as they recently started 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 a small percentage 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.

Should you have any questions, please contact the ABAI office.