MOC Requirements

The HMDC® credential is valid for 6 years. The hospice physician must complete continuous learning activities every three years and satisfy other general MOC requirements every six years to maintain an active certification status.

The following outlines the required components of HMDCB’s MOC program:

Licensure

Continuously hold a current, active, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States or its territories or any province of Canada.

Self-Assessment

Complete the HMDCB self-assessment survey once per 6-year cycle; recommended in the third year.

Results are provided solely to the certificant for learning development; a tool for guidance on areas where certificants may need further study.

Practice Hours

Achieve 480 hours of broad hospice-related activities during the 6-year MOC cycle.

CME / Professional Development 

Obtain 75 points of continuous learning every three (3) years; a total of 150 during the MOC cycle. Points may be earned exclusively through Continuing Medical Education (CME) or a combination of CME and Professional Activities. Certificants must obtain a minimum of 54 points through CME and up to 21 points through Professional Activities every three (3) years.

Online Examination

Pass a computer-based, 100 question multiple-choice examination.