ABIM Stumbles in Appellate Court Testimony
The oral arguments in the appeal of the dismissal at the District Court level of the Kenney et al vs American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)  class action antitrust, RICO, and unjust enrichment case were heard before the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals today and are available via audio file here. The following interchange starting at 32:58 in the audio file was interesting (I have added a few (Source: Dr. Wes)
Source: Dr. Wes - October 23, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Westby G. Fisher, MD Tags: ABIM American Board of Internal Medicine Antitrust lawsuit Maintenance of Certification MOC Source Type: blogs

ABIM Stumbles in Appellate Court Arguments
The oral arguments in the appeal of the dismissal at the District Court level of the Kenney et al vs American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)  class action antitrust, RICO, and unjust enrichment case were heard before the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals today and are available via audio file here. The following interchange starting at 32:58 in the audio file was interesting (I have added a few (Source: Dr. Wes)
Source: Dr. Wes - October 23, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: DrWes Source Type: blogs

ABIM Stumbles in Appellate Court Testimony
The oral arguments in the appeal of the dismissal at the District Court level of the Kenney et al vs American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)  class action antitrust, RICO, and unjust enrichment case were heard before the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals today and are available via audio file here. The following interchange starting at 32:58 in the audio file was interesting (I have added a few (Source: Dr. Wes)
Source: Dr. Wes - October 23, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: DrWes Source Type: blogs

The Important Week Ahead
This Friday, 23 October 2020, oral arguments will be heard before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals regarding Kenney et al vs. the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) class-action antitrust, racketeering, and unjust enrichment lawsuit (Case 20-1007). Some eyes of US physicians and all the eyes of the US certification industry will be on these arguments, even though the oral arguments are, (Source: Dr. Wes)
Source: Dr. Wes - October 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Westby G. Fisher, MD Source Type: blogs

The Unjust Enrichment at ABIM
 According to a Medscape survey of US internists in 2018, their average salary was $230,000.That same year, according to recently-released tax documents, Richard Baron, MD, President and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)  and the ABIM Foundation, earned a cool $1,425,605 and no n-physician Rebecca Lipner, the Senior Vice President, and Chief Financial Officer (who has never (Source: Dr. Wes)
Source: Dr. Wes - October 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Westby G. Fisher, MD Source Type: blogs

With MOC, Will Working Physicians Ever Get Their Day in Court?
For the past seven years, the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) member boards have been under fire regarding their trademarked Maintenance of Certification ® (MOC) program that shifted lifetime ABMS board certification to a time-limited US physician credential in 1990. Physicians have long argued that before 1990, board certification was an independent and generally-accepted assessment (Source: Dr. Wes)
Source: Dr. Wes - September 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Westby G. Fisher, MD Tags: AAPS American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology anti-trust lawsuit legal Maintenance of Certification MOC Source Type: blogs

The Latest Roundup of ABMS Antitrust Lawsuits
Since December 2018, a rash of antitrust lawsuits have been filed against the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and their member boards. While it might seem that little has transpired since then since there are rarely press releases about the court dealings underway, I thought it would be helpful to bring my physician colleagues up to date on the current status of the many lawsuits in (Source: Dr. Wes)
Source: Dr. Wes - September 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Westby G. Fisher, MD Source Type: blogs