MOCA 2.0®: Certified before 2000?
The participation in and completion of MOCA 2.0® is voluntary for diplomates with non-time limited (NTL) certifications, those who were certified prior to 2000. Doing so, however, ensures the public that you are committed to quality clinical outcomes and patient safety.
MOCA allows diplomates the opportunity to refresh skills and practices, while also adding new tools and viewpoints on how to react in specific situations. While this program is not a recertification, the updated credentials ensure diplomates are current in medical practices and techniques.
The ABA encourages all NTL diplomates to participate in MOCA 2.0 and establish themselves as physicians in the forefront of current anesthesiology practices.
Getting Started in MOCA 2.0®:
Diplomates who wish to participate in MOCA 2.0 must register for the program in their ABA portal account. Click here to access the MOCA 2.0 Registration page, which includes step-by-step instructions and a video about the registration process.
|Shows commitment to quality clinical outcomes
||Participating in MOCA provides NTL diplomates an opportunity to improve upon the quality of care they provide through an array of activities, including case evaluations, a simulation education course and an attestation. The completion of each activity demonstrates a strong commitment to improving the quality of care each diplomate and his/her practice provides. These activities provide NTLs a chance to focus on specific areas of care and improve upon their ability to perform in a wide range of scenarios.
|Displays dedication to patient safety
||Those choosing to voluntarily participate in MOCA will be taking a leap forward in assuring patients that their safety is of the utmost importance. Participating in Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment development will display a commitment to patients’ health and allow NTLs to remain up-to-date with current practices.
|Provides advantages over NTLs choosing not to apply
||MOCA affords physicians choosing to participate the opportunity to display the quality of their care in relation to peers and national benchmarks, setting themselves apart from diplomates who choose not to voluntarily participate in the program.
|Improves expertise through CME
||NTLs participating in MOCA initiates confidence within the public, as well as healthcare organizations that their physicians are actively engaged in continuing medical education.