Deadline Extension

CMP Updates for 2020 / 2021

ACC and ABIM 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 will be spread across 2020 and 2021.
  • If your certificate is due in 2020 or 2021 and you 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.

What does this mean for ACCSAP CMP Participants?

  • A total of three (3) Performance Assessments will be offered through ACCSAP in 2020 / 2021:
    • December 2 – 8, 2020
    • May 5 – 11, 2021
    • August 11 – 17, 2021
  • You may take any two of the three Performance Assessments. During each week that you choose to take a Performance Assessment, you may take the Performance Assessment only once.
  • If your certificate is due in 2020 or 2021, you must achieve a passing score on a Performance Assessment in 2020 or 2021 to be counted as meeting your assessment requirement. Please note that you must participate in the first or second Performance Assessment to have two chances to pass. If you miss or skip both of the first two Performance Assessments, you will only have one attempt to pass with the third Performance Assessment.
  • If your certificate is due in 2020 or 2021 and you complete your learning engagement requirement and 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.

What does this mean for CathSAP and EP SAP CMP Participants?

  • Two (2) Performance Assessments will be offered for each of these CMPs: one in 2020 and one in 2021:
    • November 4 – 10, 2020
    • June 23 – 29, 2021
  • 2020/2021 are "no consequence" years for the CMP in these specialties so there is no need to achieve a passing score on a Performance Assessment. "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.
  • You may take both Performance Assessments, but only once during each week of availability.
  • If you want two chances to pass, you should take the first Performance Assessment in 2020. If you miss it or skip it, you will only have one opportunity to pass in 2021 , although passing is not required in 2020 or 2021, which are "no consequence" years.
  • If your certificate is due in 2020 or 2021 and you complete your learning engagement requirement and take 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.

What does this mean for HF SAP CMP Participants?

  • HF SAP will offer two Performance Assessments in 2021. You may take a Performance Assessment once during each offering and the exact dates are:
    • February 17 – 23, 2021
    • June 23 – 29, 2021
  • 2020/2021 are “no consequence” years for the CMP in this specialty so there is no need to achieve a passing score on a Performance Assessment. "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.
  • You may take both Performance Assessments, but only once during each week of availability.
  • If you want two chances to pass, you should take the first Performance Assessment. If you miss it or skip it, you will only have one opportunity to pass, although passing is not required in 2020 or 2021, which are “no consequence” years.
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