The Astronomical 10-year Cost of ACC's Continuous Maintenance Pathway
Since the inception of Maintenance of Certification (MOC ®) by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) tied to our initial board certification credential in 1990, the costs of "maintaining" initial certification through "continuous certification" have steadily climbed by way of the threat of invalidating our initial certification credential. Noth ing is different with the new "Continuous (Source: Dr. Wes)
Source: Dr. Wes - March 21, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Westby G. Fisher, MD Source Type: blogs

ABIM Gives First Public Legal Response to Lawsuit
On 18 March 2019, the American Board of Internal Medicine responded for the first time in opposition to the federal class action lawsuit filed against it by four internists in early December 2018. The 39-page memorandum accompanying their proposed motion to dismiss is re-published here  without comment for physicians to read themselves. Physicians wishing to contribute to the support of the (Source: Dr. Wes)
Source: Dr. Wes - March 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Westby G. Fisher, MD Source Type: blogs

ABIM Gives First Public Legal Response to Lawsuit
On 18 March 2019, the American Board of Internal Medicine responded for the first time in opposition to the federal class action lawsuit filed against it by four internists in early December 2018. The 39-page memorandum accompanying their proposed motion to dismiss is re-published here without co mment for physicians to read themselves. Physicians wishing to contribute to the support of the (Source: Dr. Wes)
Source: Dr. Wes - March 19, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: DrWes Source Type: blogs

The Big Easy: The ACC, HRS, and the ABIM
This weekend, at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, the ACC and the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) announced their commitment to the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) continuous certification financial shakedown of US cardiologists and cardiac electrophysiologists. Taking a playbook from the American Medical Association, their leadership has (Source: Dr. Wes)
Source: Dr. Wes - March 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Westby G. Fisher, MD Source Type: blogs

The Big Easy: The ACC, HRS, and the ABIM
This weekend, at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, the ACC and the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) announced their commitment to the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) continuous certification financial shakedown of US cardiologists and cardiac elect rophysiologists. Taking a playbook from the American Medical Association, their leadership has (Source: Dr. Wes)
Source: Dr. Wes - March 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: DrWes Source Type: blogs

ABMS Board of Directors Accepts ABMS Vision Commission's Recommendations
ABMS Board of Directors Accepts  "Independent"ABMS-funded ABMS Vision Commission's Recommendations Enough said.  -Wes P.S.: Please donate. (Source: Dr. Wes)
Source: Dr. Wes - March 16, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Westby G. Fisher, MD Source Type: blogs

ABMS Board of Directors Accepts ABMS Vision Commission's Recommendations
ABMS Board of Directors Accepts "Independent"ABMS-funded ABMS Vision Commission's Recommendations Enough said.  -Wes P.S.: Please donate. (Source: Dr. Wes)
Source: Dr. Wes - March 15, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: DrWes Source Type: blogs

MOC Legal Battle Broadens to ABPN
Today in the Federal District Court of Northern Illinois, another class action lawsuit on behalf of over 25,000 psychiatrists and neurologists was filed against the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) by two psychiatrists. In a script we have seen before, the Plaintiffs brought the action pursuant to the Clayton Antitrust Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 15 and 26 to recover treble damages, (Source: Dr. Wes)
Source: Dr. Wes - March 7, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Westby G. Fisher, MD Source Type: blogs

MOC Legal Battle Broadens to ABPN
Today in the Federal District Court of Northern Illinois, another class action lawsuit on behalf of over 25,000 psychiatrists and neurologists was filed against the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) by two psychiatrists. In a script we have seen before, the Plaintiffs brought the action pursuant to the Clayton Antitrust Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 15 and 26 to recover treble damages, (Source: Dr. Wes)
Source: Dr. Wes - March 5, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: DrWes Source Type: blogs

Maryland Board of Physicians Rejects NBPAS
In November 30, 2018, the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons (NBPAS) and the National Board of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons ( “NBOPAS”) requested the Maryland Board of Physicians ("Board") formally recognize them as a specialty certification board for continuing certification. Armed with a 17-page letter from the DOJ, they were hopeful, but the outcome of their request they just (Source: Dr. Wes)
Source: Dr. Wes - March 3, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Westby G. Fisher, MD Source Type: blogs

Why the ACC Threw Cardiologists and EPs Under The MOC ® Bus and Why We Let Them
In its latest update with Maintenance of Certification (MOC ®), the good ol' boy network of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), and Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA), announced their commitment to "continuous certification" and MOC® and all its lucrati ve trappings for US cardiologists and (Source: Dr. Wes)
Source: Dr. Wes - March 2, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Westby G. Fisher, MD Source Type: blogs

Maryland Board of Physicians Rejects NBPAS
In November 30, 2018, the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons (NBPAS) and the National Board of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (“NBOPAS”) requested the Maryland Board of Physicians ("Board") formally recognize them as a specialty certification board for continuing certification. Ar med with a 17-page letter from the DOJ, they were hopeful, but the outcome of their request they just (Source: Dr. Wes)
Source: Dr. Wes - March 1, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: DrWes Source Type: blogs

Doctors Take the MOC ® Stick: Legal Avalanche Unfolds
Working doctors have made their dissatisfaction with the American Board of Medical Specialties' (ABMS) time-limited certification known for years. They have tried to reason with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). They have exposed the corruption for all to see. They have gone to Washington DC. They have presented these findings to the leadership of the American Medical Association, (Source: Dr. Wes)
Source: Dr. Wes - February 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Westby G. Fisher, MD Source Type: blogs