Fulfilling this requirement
You must answer 120 MOCA Minute questions* each year by 11:59 p.m. EST on Dec. 31 and/or maintain a MDT p-value of ≥ 0.10.
However, in the final year of your certification cycle, you are required to complete all 120 MOCA Minute questions (30 questions per calendar quarter by 11:59 p.m. EST on Dec. 31) and maintain an MDT p-value of ≥ 0.10.
You can answer up to 30 questions per day and per quarter.
*Note: Any unanswered questions at the end of the year will be considered incorrect and will negatively impact your performance (MDT p-value)
How MOCA Minute works
Your MOCA Minute questions are multiple-choice questions with a single, best answer. The questions you’re prompted with are personalized based on the certificates you’re currently maintaining. Once you access a MOCA Minute question, you’ll have one minute to answer it and will learn immediately if your response was correct. You can also see the question’s rationale, a critique and associated references.
Knowledge Assessment Report
The Knowledge Assessment Report identifies additional learning opportunities and activities and provides overviews of peer-to-peer and year-over-year performance comparisons. It also pulls 120 of your most recently missed questions for your review. You can find this tool in your ABA GO progress report under MOCA Minute.
CME for MOCA Minute
If you opted in to earn CME credit for answering MOCA Minute questions, you must answer 30 questions in the quarter they are intended for 2.5 CME credits per quarter.
For example, if you complete 30 questions during Q1 (Jan. 1 – March 31), you will receive 2.5 CME credits and so forth throughout the year. If you completed all 120 questions during Q4 (Oct. 1 – Dec. 31), you would only receive 2.5 total CME credits for the year as you only completed one set of questions in the quarter intended.
Measurement Decision Theory (MDT)
MDT is a statistical model that estimates the likelihood or probability that diplomates are keeping their knowledge up-to-date based on their pattern of responses to MOCA Minute questions. We are using it to gauge over time whether diplomates’ knowledge is at the level expected of a board-certified anesthesiologist.