2020 / 2021 is a "no consequences" year for Interventional Cardiology, Electrophysiology and Heart Failure, which means you will be considered as meeting your assessment requirement as long as you participate in both the engagement and performance components of the pathway.
If you are successful on the CMP Performance Assessment in 2020 / 2021, it will count as a pass. If you are not successful and your exam was due in 2021, there will be no change to your certification status and you can continue to participate in the CMP.
In 2022 and beyond, you must pass either the first or second offering of the Performance Assessment to be considered as maintaining your certification.
"No consequences" doesn't mean you can skip the assessment. If you skip it, and your certification expires in 2020 or 2021, your status will change to Not Certified.
“No Consequences” doesn’t mean you can treat the assessment flippantly if your certificate is due in 2020 / 2021. If you answer every question with “A” and finish in 5 minutes, for example, your attempt will not count.
Similarly, if you answer only a small percentage of the 60 questions, your attempt will not count. Please make a sincere attempt to answer the questions. Examinees exhibiting atypical test behavior will not be considered as meeting their assessment requirement.
In addition to meeting other certification requirements, physicians with certifications expiring in 2020 or 2021 will need to take one of the three available MOC Assessment Options or they will no longer be certified.
Available options include the ABIM 10-Year Traditional Exam, the ABIM 2-Year Knowledge Check In, and the CMP Performance Assessment.