• ABIM Maintenance of Certification for Interventional Cardiologists

    Are you current on your MOC points? According to the ABIM, 84% of Interventional Cardiologists are current, but some are falling through the gaps. Read the May blog post from the ABIM, “A Joint Message from ABIM and Cardiology Specialty Societies.” SCAI 2019 Scientific Session attendees can claim up to 24.5 ABIM MOC points by completing the ABIM MOC application in the Scientific Session evaluationIf you need MOC points from SCAI 2018, please complete this application 

    Current MOC Requirements for ABIM-certified Physicians

    • Every 2 years, MOC points must be earned through completion of at least one MOC activity;

    • Every 5 years, 100 MOC points must be earned with at least 20 points in Assessment of Medical Knowledge (points earned at SCAI Scientific Sessions count as Medical Knowledge)

    • Pass an assessment: Pass the MOC Exam within 10 years of when you last passed or take the Knowledge Check-In every 2 years. 

    Current Requirements Specific to Interventional Cardiology

    Procedural Requirement

    You must submit an electronic Form Attesting Interventional Cardiology Practice, verifying your performance as primary operator, co-operator or supervisor of 100 interventional procedures during the two-year documentation period, which is consistent with the ACCF/AHA/SCAI 2013 Update of the Clinical Competence Statement on Coronary Artery Interventional Procedures.

    If you are unable to meet this requirement, you may complete the Procedural Log which would allow you to attest to 25 consecutive procedures, including outcomes, completed as primary operator as a pathway to completing the MOC procedural attestation requirement. 


    Acceptable Procedures

    Unacceptable Procedures

    Interventional coronary procedures (PCI) Diagnostic coronary procedures (FFR/IFR, IVUS, OCT)
    Interventional peripheral procedures (PVI)

    Diagnostic peripheral procedures

    Interventional valvular procedures (TAVR) Structural procedures (left atrial occlusion, right heart cath, biopsy)


    Procedural Requirement Due Dates

    In general, the Form Attesting Interventional Cardiology Practice is due every five years. The form becomes available on your MOC Status Report in January of the year that it is due.

    The documentation period begins July 1 two years prior to the attestation form becoming due.

    • If your certificate expires 2018 or earlier: Your form is due by your certificate expiration date. It will be due again every 5 years thereafter.
    • If your certificate expires 2019 or later: Your form is due by 12/31/18. It will be due again every five years thereafter.
    • If you earned your initial certificate 2013 or later: Your form is due five years after initial certification. It will be due again every five years thereafter. 


    Click here for more information from ABIM.