Here is the email I received:
The ABFM wants to remind you about your continuing certification deadline on Dec. 31, 2017. We are happy to assist you in any way to complete these requirements, and hope that you will be able to value the ABFM as your partner in improving your patient care and assisting you with your desire for life-long learning.
Our records indicate that you have not completed any Family Medicine Certification activities during this Stage.* Stage requirements are a minimum one (1) Knowledge Self-Assessment activity, a minimum one (1) Performance Improvement activity, and a minimum of 50 Certification Points.
Log in to your Physician Portfolio to check your progress and complete your Stage requirements. Please make sure that you have completed the additional Stage requirements: 150 credits of acceptable CME (acquired during the 3-year Stage), and compliance with Professionalism, Licensure, and Personal Conduct guidelines.
If you need help logging in, completing modules, or if you have any questions regarding your current status, please contact our Support Center at 877-223-7437 or via email at [email protected] for assistance.
* If you believe this record of your module completion is in error, you can verify your status by logging in and checking the Track Your Progress page at www.theabfm.org.
Let’s state the facts. I have taken and passed the boards three times. And what it is worth, I am never going to give them another dime of my money again. The MOC (maintenance of certification) is a scam. Since when did the ABFM mandate that I keep them updated on my CME? Why do I have to do their requirements? The state Board of Licensure already has me doing that? And what is the “150 credits of acceptable CME (acquired during the 3-year Stage), and compliance with Professionalism, Licensure, and Personal Conduct guidelines?” It seems to me that they are insinuating that I will lose my certification if I don’t listen to them.
I was told that I if do their yearly requirements to delay my next MOC test for ten years or NOT do it and take the next MOC in 7 years. So have they changed their minds or is this more confusion to fool doctors into paying them? Who put these idiots in charge? We NEED TO KILL THE MOC AND PUT THE ABFM IN ITS PLACE.