ABFM to Simplify Maintenance of Certification (MOC) for Family Physicians and Make It More Meaningful: A Family Medicine Registry

The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) launches the start of a family medicine registry with a study called the Trial of Aggregate Data Exchange for Maintenance of Certification and Raising Quality (TRADEMaRQ). This study is supported by the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and is the first phase of a nearly $7 million investment by the ABFM to make maintenance of certification (MOC) easier and more meaningful, to help physicians turn their electronic health record (EHR) data into useful information, and to support the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), meaningful use, and other reporting needs. The ABFM is the first board to sponsor a registry, and this is the first clinical registry to support MOC.

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