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    Update: States limit the role of specialty certification


    Kentucky, Maryland. On April 8, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin (R) signed a narrower ban on making MOC a condition of licensure. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) likewise approved a law April 12 that prohibits “the State Board of Physicians from establishing a continuing education requirement that every licensed physician complete a specific course or program as a condition to the renewal of a license.”

    Also see: Look for MOC changes in 2017, American Board of Urology says

    Michigan. Two proposals in Michigan are still under consideration in the year-round legislature. One bill uses the Oklahoma template, prohibiting the denial of admitting privileges solely because the provider chooses to forego MOC. A second forbids the withholding of reimbursement by insurers based on a physician’s MOC status.

    As evidenced by this activity, many physicians are fighting back against increasingly burdensome recertification requirements. Since 60% of board-certified physicians participate in MOC, it is vitally important to not only stay current with the science of medicine, but with the regulation of the profession, as well.

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