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Maintenance of Certification

MOC is Associated with Better Care

Iglehart JK, Baron RB. Ensuring Physicians' Competence — Is Maintenance of Certification the Answer? N Engl J Med. 2012;367(26):2543-2549.

Reed D, West C, Holmboe ES, Halvorsen A, Lipner RS, Jacobs C, McDonald F. Relationship of Electronic Medical Knowledge Resource Use and Practice Characteristics with Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification Examination Scores. J Gen Intern Med. 2012;27(8):917-923.

Hess BJ, Weng W, Holmboe ES, Lipner RS. The association between physicians’ cognitive skills and quality of diabetes care. Acad Med. 2012;87(2):157-63.

Reed DA, West CP, Holmboe ES, Halvorsen AJ, Lipner RS, Jacobs C, McDonald FS. Relationship of electronic medical knowledge resource use and practice characteristics with internal medicine maintenance of certification examination scores. J Gen Int Med. 2012;27(8): 917-923.

Holmboe ES, Wang Y, Meehan TP, Tate JP, Ho SY, Starkey KS, Lipner RS. Association between maintenance of certification examination scores and quality of care for medicare beneficiaries. Arch Intern Med. 2008;168(13):1396-1403.

Practice Improvement Modules

Lipner RS, Weng W, Caverzagie KJ, Hess BJ. Physician performance assessment: prevention of cardiovascular disease. Adv Health Scie Educ. Available Online Ahead of Print, February 2013.

Hess BJ, Weng W, Lynn LA, Holmboe ES, Lipner RS. Setting a fair performance standard for physicians' quality of patient care. J Gen Intern Med. 2011;26(5):467-473.

Holmboe ES, Weng W, Arnold GK, Kaplan SH, Normand SL, Greenfields, Hood S, Lipner RS. The comprehensive care project: measuring physician performance in ambulatory practice. Health Serv Res. 2010 December;45(6):1912-33.

Weng W, Hess BJ, Lynn LA, Holmboe ES, Lipner RS. Measuring physicians' performance in clinical practice: reliability, classification accuracy, and validity. Eval Health Prof. 2010;33(3):302-20.

Hess BJ, Lynn LA, Holmboe ES, Lipner RS. Toward better care coordination through improved communication with referring physicians. Acad Med. 2009;84(10 Suppl):S109-12.

Duffy FD, Lynn LA, Didura H, Hess BJ, Caverzagie K, Grosso L, Lipner RS, Holmboe ES. Self-assessment of practice performance: development of the ABIM practice improvement module (PIM). J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2008;28(1):38-46.

Holmboe ES, Lynn LA, Duffy FD. Improving the quality of care via maintenance of certification and the Web: an early status report. Perspect Biol Med. 2008;51(1):71-83.

Lipner RS, Weng W, Arnold GK, Duffy FD, Lynn LA, Holmboe ES. A three-part model for measuring diabetes care in physician practice. Acad Med. 2007;82(10 suppl):S48-52.

Simpkins J, Divine G, Wang, M, Holmboe ES, Pladevall M, Williams LK. Improving asthma care through recertification: a cluster randomized trial. Arch Intern Med. 2007;167(20):2240-8.

Holmboe ES, Meehan TP, Lynn LA, Doyle P, Sherwin T, Duffy FD. Promoting physicians' self-assessment and quality improvement: the ABIM diabetes practice improvement module. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2006;26(2):109-19.

The Public Expects It

American Board of Medical Specialties. Facts about the ABMS consumer survey: lifelong learning and other qualities in choosing a doctor (pdf). ABMS;2011.

American Board of Medical Specialties. Facts about the 2008 ABMS consumer survey: How americans choose their doctors (pdf). ABMS;2010.

Freed GL, Dunham KM, Clark SJ, Davis MM, Research Advisory Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics. Perspectives and preferences among the general public regarding physician selection and board certification. J Pediatr. 2010;156(5):841-5.

Brennan TA, Horwitz RI, Duffy FD, Cassel CK, Goode LD, Lipner RS. The role of physician specialty board certification status in the quality movement. JAMA. 2004;292(9):1038-43.

Physicians Value It

Kilo CM. Commentary: maintenance of certification: moving forward. Arch Intern Med. 2011;171(2):176-177.

Levinson W, Holmboe ES. Commentary: maintenance of certification in internal medicine: facts and misconceptions. Arch Intern Med. 2011;171(2):174-176.

Lipner RS, Bylsma WH, Arnold GK, Fortna GS, Tooker J, Cassel CK. Who is maintaining certification in internal medicine--and why? A national survey 10 years after initial certification. Ann Intern Med. 2006;144(1):29-37.