Maintenance of Certification: How Physician Self-regulation Can Improve Quality of Care

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

In this edition of the “Peer to Peer” audiocast series, Dr. Vincent DeLeo speaks with Dr. Thomas D. Horn about the importance of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process in improving the quality of care delivered in dermatology practices. Dr. Horn notes that MOC represents the best structure for physician self-regulation, which is crucial to ensuring the integrity of practice parameters within the specialty while avoiding third-party oversight. He also provides an in-depth explanation of how the MOC practice improvement and self-assessment modules are stuctured. Finally, Dr. Horn outlines some key changes in the MOC process that are pertinent to physicians.

Podcast Participants

Vincent A. DeLeo, MD
Vincent A. DeLeo, MD, is from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York. He also is the editor in chief of Cutis and the author of more than 200 publications. He is a leading expert on contact dermatitis, sunscreens, and photosensitivity. Dr. DeLeo is a consultant for Estée Lauder.