A MOC Earned is a CME Earned
In our previous blog, we left you hanging regarding the timing and the amount of CME credit you could receive when you complete 20 QOWs and get 10 MOC Part 2 points.
You get 1 CME hour for every MOC point you earn on the QOW module. Therefore, you get 10 hours CME credit for 10 MOC Part 2 points earned. That means, they expect you to spend 30 minutes on each question.
Apparently, the QOWs completed prior to January 4th will not count toward CME as noted in the screenshot below:
What happened to the 2 points I received way back in December 2016?
Recall, that the letter I received from the ABP in December noted that I would get 2 MOC points (not eligible for CME). However, since I need to answer 20 questions to get my 10 points, what will these 2 points do for me? That is not clear since, like an ATM machine, the MOC points are dispensed in multiples of 10s and 20s. It might just be that I have 2 points floating around like a non functional skin tag.
This is why the dashboard on my portfolio notes that I have 22/40 MOC Points instead of 20/40
However, I still have to answer 20 questions not 18 to get the 10 MOC points. This is noted in the screen shot below. What purpose these 2 extra points will serve remains a mystery.
The screen shot of my dashboard outlines this clearly! So now it is time for me to begin answering the QOWs as I march toward the magic number of 20 for my MOC and CME double dipping adventure. See you at the completion of this trip.
What you need to Know
When you complete your 20 QOWs you get 10 Part 2 MOC credits and 10 CME hours. This only counts for QOWs answered after January 7th 2017. It is not clear how Part 2 QOW points earned prior to January 7th will apply for MOC credit but we do know that they won’t count for CME credits.