To prepare you can take our online practice exam for re-certification. Click below and pay $75 and we will contact you with a link and password for the exam.
The Maintenance of Certification (MOC) for the ABHRS/IBHRS is of the utmost necessity in legitimizing the significance/importance of being a Diplomate of the ABHRS/IBHRS. The ABHRS has modeled its MOC similar to that of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) MOC.
There are 4 criteria that need to be met for Maintenance of Certification
Part I —Professional Standing
Diplomates must submit written verification of a valid, unrestricted medical license in good standing in all jurisdictions where the Diplomate maintains a medical or osteopathic license.
Part II—Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment
Diplomates must complete 100 verifiable hours of CME every 3 years. All 100 credits must be AMA PRA Category 1 and 50% must be specifically hair related (i.e- ISHRS). It is highly recommended that every ABHRS Diplomate participate in the ISHRS CME Program. It is an easy way to register and verify your CME hours. Here is the link: www.ISHRS.org. In addition, the Diplomate must attend at least one ISHRS sponsored hair meeting which may include another ISHRS annual meeting.
Part III—Cognitive Expertise
Diplomates must achieve a passing score on a formalized written examination (recertification exam) demonstrating that they have the fundamental, practice-related and practice environment-related knowledge to provide quality care in hair restoration surgery. The recertification exam must be retaken every 10 years.
Part IV—Practice Performance Assessment
Diplomates are evaluated in their clinical practice according to standards for patient care. They are asked to demonstrate that they can assess the quality of care they provide compared to peers and national benchmarks and then apply the best evidence or consensus recommendations to improve that care using follow-up assessments. Typically there are several options to satisfy this component. In order to satisfy the 4th component Diplomates must submit a patient outcome monitor for the three years preceding the expiration date of their certificate* in the form of any one of the following three items:
a. Provide proof of an Internal chart review as normally required by an accrediting agency such as TJC, AAAHC, AAAASF, IMQ, MEDICARE or a similar accrediting body; or
b. Submit copies of your patient satisfaction survey results as part of your practice. Diplomate to submit 8 surveys per year for the past three years for a total of 24 surveys, or in the alternative;
c. Give your patients printed copies of the ABHRS surveys, which are available on our website, for their completion to be returned to you for your submission to the ABHRS Administrative Office.
The ABHRS Board of Directors has created 2 practice performance surveys (three-week post-op survey and one-year post-op) which will serve to assist you in evaluating how your patients view you, your practice, your staff, the procedure the patient underwent, and your facility. If you do not currently utilize internal chart reviews or patient satisfaction surveys, you may choose to give your patients printed copies of the ABHRS surveys for their completion to be returned to you for your submission to the ABHRS Administrative Office.
Remember to maintain your Board Certification as a Diplomate of the ABHRS/IBHRS these four criteria must be maintained. If the MOC requirements are not met by a Diplomate, his/her name will be removed from the website and inquires will be answered with the date of original certification and date of expiration.