Excerpt from Medical Optometry Recognized by Credentialing Bodies by Dr. Kenneth Myers, President of The American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry (ABCMO).
Recognition of Medical Optometry
Formed in 2009, the American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry is now recognized by credentialing committees at over 100 Joint Commission accredited medical facilities across the nation that have appointed ABCMO certified optometrists as specialists in medical optometry. Specialists hold Level 2 credentials after completing an accredited specialty residency, passing a national specialty examination and certification by a recognized specialty board.
This acceptance of ABCMO certification established medical optometry as a recognized specialty and resulted from its adoption of specialty requirements analogous with those required of specialists in medicine, osteopathy, dentistry and podiatry.
Facilities Recognizing ABCMO Certification
Accredited medical facilities recognizing ABCMO specialty certification include:
- Federal hospitals: Department of Veteran’s Affairs medical centers and clinics, Army-Navy-Air Force hospitals and clinics, Walter Reed Medical Center and Indian Health Service of the US Public Health Administration. (79 facilities to date)
- State Licensed Hospitals: Notably the Mayo Clinic and University Hospitals. (24)
- Credentialing documenters: CHG Healthcare, Air Force Centralized Credentials Verification Office, CVS, Valforce, VeriPoint, Merrit-Hawkins, Aperture. (7)
- Private eye practices. (26)
- Academic teaching facilities. (7)
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