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MOC: Fast Facts
- Longitudinal Knowledge Assessment replaces the two-year knowledge check-in;
- No travel requirement because the LKA is internet based;
- 30 new assessment questions released each quarter—no answering old questions;
- 600 questions will be released over the five-year LKA cycle, and diplomates need to open at least 500 to meet the LKA participation requirement; and
- You can change your mind and opt out in favor of taking the long-form exam.
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- Gray BM, Vandergrift JL, Johnston MM, et al. Association between imposition of a maintenance of certification requirement and ambulatory care-sensitive hospitalizations and health care costs. JAMA. 2014;312(22):2348–2357.
- Gray BM, Vandergrift JL, McCoy RG, et al. Association between primary care physician diagnostic knowledge and death, hospitalisation and emergency department visits following an outpatient visit at risk for diagnostic error: A retrospective cohort study using medicare claims. BMJ Open. 2021 Apr 1;11(4):e041817.