Please note, seat availability may be limited. Osteopathic physicians (DOs) certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) can now receive reciprocal certification from the AOA’s Certifying Board Services. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. It's evidence of your discipline to maintain academic rigor and your commitment to the principles that drive the DO difference. Recognizing the significant burden placed on physician practices by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Executive Committee of the AOA Board of Trustees has approved the following policy changes for the 2019-2021 CME cycle. Jennifer Caudle, DO AOA board-certified in family medicine and osteopathic manipulative treatment. A one-year extension of board certification will be granted to diplomates whose certification expires in 2020 and who are required by their specialty board to take a traditional, high-stakes recertification exam. Privacy Policy    Terms of Use    Site Map, AOA announces CME policy changes due to COVID-19, 2019-2021 CME Guide for Osteopathic Physicians, The maximum number of AOA category 1-B credits that may be earned for committee and hospital work (as described in the, American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology, American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology, American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, American Osteopathic Board of Neurology & Psychiatry, American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery. In addition to traditional venues for administration of initial certification exams, the AOA Certifying Board Services team is investigating options for leveraging technology to support remote proctoring of exam administration in 2020 and beyond. Privacy Policy    Terms of Use    Site Map, AOA Announces One-Year Extension of Board Eligibility. There will be no change in the recertification requirements for specialty boards that have transitioned away from high stakes recertification examinations and are now offering longitudinal OCC assessment models for recertification. For diplomates whose certification expires Dec. 31, 2020, the Practice Performance Assessment and Improvement (PPA) requirements for the 2020 calendar year are eliminated for all AOA specialty certifying boards. The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (BOS) and division of Certifying Board Services (CBS) has announced a one-year extension of board eligibility status will be granted to graduating residents and other physicians seeking initial certification or recertification in 2020, among other policy changes, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to traditional venues for administration of initial certification exams, the AOA Certifying Board Services team is investigating options for leveraging technology to support remote proctoring of exam administration in 2020 and beyond. All Rights Reserved. Are you ready for the significant changes to the evaluation and management (E/M) code that goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2021? Recognizing the impact of COVID-19, the BOS announced the following AOA Board Certification policy changes, which take effect immediately: Component 4 (Practice Performance Assessment and Improvement): For more information on assistance for resident physicians impacted by COVID-19 related exam postponements, email certification@osteopathic.org. Once testing windows are reopened at Prometric and Pearson VUE, diplomates may choose to take their recertification exams in 2020. The Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists has approved the changes, which are scheduled to become effective in the 2019-2021 CME cycle if approved by the AOA Board of Trustees. A one-year extension of board eligibility status will be granted to graduating residents and other physicians seeking initial certification for primary, subspecialty and conjoint boards who are unable to sit for their certification board exams in 2020. Proposed changes to continuing medical education (CME) requirements for AOA board-certified physicians are now posted for all 18 certifying boards. These changes impact OCC CME requirements for diplomates certified by the following AOA certifying boards: In addition, AOA category 1 CME sponsors will be exempt from the requirement to provide a needs assessment for COVID-19 related activities. BOS updates board certification policy to support osteopathic physicians during COVID-19. We’re committed to doing everything we can to support osteopathic physicians through this historic public health crisis,” said BOS Chair Raymond Depa, DO. Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. Information on these options will be communicated as it becomes available. Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. These Specialty Boards are: AOBEM: For diplomates whose certification expires in 2020 and who are now participating in AOBEM’s continuous osteopathic recertification (CORE) examination process. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Copyright © 2020 AOA. The maximum number of AOA category 1-B credits that may be earned for committee and hospital work (as described in the 2019-2021 CME Guide for Osteopathic Physicians) has been raised from 5 to 10. “We understand that in the midst of these extraordinary times, the priority for all physicians and health care providers must be caring for their patients, families and communities. The BOS is working with the Council of Osteopathic CME (COCME) leadership exploring a variety of CME options, including COVID-19 specific activities (clinical or practice management) for the remainder of the 2019-2021 CME cycle. Once testing windows are reopened at Prometric and Pearson VUE, graduating residents and other physicians may still choose to take their initial certification exam in 2020. These changes impact OCC CME requirements for diplomates certified by the following AOA certifying boards: American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology AOA board certification is more than a required credential. In the near future, candidates will be given the choice of two initial certification options: To become board certified in the osteopathic practice of their specialty or to become board certified … This opportunity is available to all DOs certified by an ABMS member board prior to Sept. 1, 2020, and will not require physicians to take their corresponding AOA specialty or subspecialty board’s initial certification exam … PPA requirements will resume Jan. 1, 2021. Thursday, April 9, 2020. Copyright © 2020 AOA. The AOBA is the second of 18 AOA certifying boards to significantly amend its requirements for board certification, following the American Osteopathic Board of Radiology’s changes last summer.