More to the point for CME providers, though, is this article, which also was the subject of a session (I had to miss this one, unfortunately) at the recent Alliance for CME conference. Here's a snippet:
Good for AAFP for its work in getting this ball rolling on shifting CME from seats in seats to demonstrable learning, improved behavior, and hopefully better patient care. However physicians may feel about maintenance of certification including lifelong learning, self-assessment, self-directed learning, and the need to document improvements in practice it is becoming a reality for many board-certified specialties. And you can expect to see more specialty societies jumping on the MOC train in the near future. With 21 of the 24 boards in the American Board of Medical Specialties already adopting the MOC process, and many hospitals and insurance companies requiring board certification for employment, maintenance of certification will be nothing less than a job requirement, if not now, soon.