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At first I was going to ignore this flier, since I am board certified until 2023 in Cardiology and 2024 in Cardiac Electrophysiology.
But then I read the reverse side of the flier, and noticed this threatening sentence:
"Your deadline is approaching, so we wanted to follow-up on the email reminders we've sent to you about earning 100 MOC points by 12/31/2018 to stay certified." (emphasis mine)
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It appears the ABIM will revoke the "time-limited" certification(s) I have paid for through 2023 in Cardiovascular Diseases and through 2024 in Cardiac Electrophysiology because I have refused to earn 100 Maintenance of Certification® (MOC®) points by 12/31/2018.
Must diplomates who have "pre-paid" for their certifications now ALSO have to participate in MOC just to maintain their pre-paid certificates?
I certainly hope not. If so, things could get ugly very quickly for everyone involved.