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Cardiologists Participating in the ABIM/ACC Collaborative Maintenance Pathway Have Extra Time to Complete 2020 Requirements

July 2, 2020  |  Posted by ABIM  |  Uncategorized

ABIM and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) have extended the deadline for meeting 2020 Collaborative Maintenance Pathway (CMP) requirements into 2021 to provide physicians with the flexibility to focus on their patients and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently certified physicians with a Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirement due in 2020 may take an additional year (through 2021) to complete that requirement.

What Does This Mean for the CMP in General?

  • CMP topics for 2020 will extend into 2021. 
  • Performance Assessments can be taken at the end of 2020 or in 2021.  
  • If your certificate is due in 2020 or 2021, and you both complete your learning engagement requirement and take/pass a CMP Performance Assessment in 2020, you do not have to do anything additional in 2021. To continue meeting your MOC assessment requirement with the CMP, you must resume your yearly participation in 2022.

To learn more about the ABIM/ACC CMP, visit And find out how ABIM is providing more flexible options for all physicians in maintaining their certification.