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COVID-19 Updates Expand/Collapse the ABIM alert.

ABIM is actively monitoring news around COVID-19 and will post regular updates about any changes to scheduled assessments or other impacts to MOC related activities.
Scheduled for an assessment this year? ABIM is working with Pearson VUE to ensure your safety throughout your exam day. Learn more about what to expect at test centers.
Please follow the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the most up-to-date information on the virus.

Complete requirements by 12/31/2022 to avoid a change in certification status Expand/Collapse the ABIM alert.

After an extension due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MOC requirement deadlines are resuming this year. This means you may have one or more MOC requirements due by 12/31/2022. If you do, your personalized Physician Portal will display red and yellow indicators next to the requirement(s) that need your attention. Be sure to complete any outstanding requirements before the end of year to avoid a change in your certification status.

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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Compliance

In the normal course of its work with candidates for certification and its diplomates (collectively “diplomates”), ABIM does not receive Protected Health Information subject to HIPAA regulations. However, to provide an extra measure of reassurance to its diplomates, ABIM has adopted a standard form of Business Associate Agreement which it regards as automatically binding between ABIM and all ABIM diplomates.

The effect of this agreement will make ABIM a business associate of the diplomate in accordance with HIPAA regulations and requires ABIM to handle any Protected Health Information in compliance with HIPAA.

All ABIM applications also make this agreement a part of the contract between the diplomate or candidate and ABIM. Read the Business Associate Agreement (pdf).

While the foregoing is sufficient to create a binding business associate agreement between a diplomate or candidate and ABIM, any diplomate who needs an originally signed version may obtain one by printing the agreement (which is signed on behalf of ABIM), signing it and storing it in appropriate files.