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2017

  • Urgent Call to Action: How YOU can help defeat MOC

    Please do this now and send link to all your colleagues

    By Paul Teirstein, M.D. President NBPAS April 2017

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  • For Texas Legislators: MOC's Myriad Conflicts of Interest

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. April 17, 2017

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  • State by state physicians consider providing the following letter to every state legislator for anti-MOC legislation

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. April 14, 2017

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  • MOC vs Patient Care: the Battle Continues

    Oklahoma State Representative Mike Ritze speaks out April 4, 2017

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  • Georgia Anti-MOC Senate Bill April 2017

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  • Florida Anti-MOC Senate Bill April 2017

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  • Attention Tennessee Physicians and Physicians Everywhere

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. April 3, 2017

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  • ABIM Gets It Wrong Again

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. March 31, 2017

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  • Letter From a Cleveland Jail to the ABIM: Patient Practicum

    American Society of Hematology

    Humor By Mikkael Sekeres, M.D. Monday, March 27, 2017

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  • Stop Wasting Doctors' Time And Resources By Overtesting Them

    Forbes by Bruce Y. Lee March 19, 2017

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  • Don't mess with Texas - Texas AMA House of Delegates Meeting 2017

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  • Fact Check on ABIM's Director of Investigations

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. March 21, 2017

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  • Federal Judge Dismisses ABIM Copyright Infringement Suit

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. March 17, 2017

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  • New physician group joins the fight against MOC

    Practicing Physicians of America

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  • My MOC Debacle: Nevermind That $2,100 Exam You Just Passed

    Physician On Fire February 16, 2017

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  • The real danger of MOC and what to do about it

    By Karen Silbert, M.D. January 27, 2017

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  • Practicing Physicians of America Requests Congressional Hearing, IRS Investigation of MOC Program

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. February 6, 2017

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  • ABMS and MOC: Medicine's House of Cards

    Library of Congress Power Point Presentation

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. February 2, 2017

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  • ABIM Stationary Sidebars: MOC and UCSF

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. January 20, 2017

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  • The Boards Have Exceeded Their Bounds

    By Karen Sullivan Sibert, M.D. January 16, 2017

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  • Physician comments: Knowing What We Don’t Know — Improving Maintenance of Certification

    NEJM January 2017

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  • MOC Free 2017!

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  • Alaska Docs Join MOC Opposition

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  • MOC: Top Challenge of 2017

    Medical Economics

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  • Dermatologists say no to MOC and Recertification

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  • ABMS has become too powerful for its own good

    Medical Economics

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2016

  • Boom!

    MOC and the ABIM. Is the system too broken to fix? Yes!

    Philadelphia Medicine Winter 2016

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  • MOC and Physician Burnout

    Practical Neurology By Paul G. Mathew, M.D. December 2016

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  • NBPAS and Anti-MOC end of year update

    By Paul Teirstein, M.D. December 14, 2016

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  • ABMS/ABIM MOC Controversy: 2016 Year-in-Review

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. December 14, 2016

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  • The Year in Medicine 2016: News That Made a Difference

    Medscape December 7, 2016

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  • An open letter to the American Board of Anesthesiology - Opting out of MOC

    By Oren Bernstein, M.D. December 2016

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  • Chicago's Cold December Game Plan

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D December 3, 2016

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  • ABIM Leaders Say They Are Revamping MOC Requirements

    Medscape November 30, 2016

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  • ABIM leadership disconnected from medical practice reality

    Medical Economics November 25, 2016

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  • ABIM needs to prove MOC is useful

    By Michael Melgar, M.D.

    Medical Economics November 2016

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  • Nephrologists at Kidney Week Blast Recertification Process

    Medpage Today November 18, 2016

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  • AMA joins the fight and requests independent audit of ABIM finances

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  • ABIM needs to prove MOC is useful

    By Michael Melgar, M.D.

    Medical Economics November 2016

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  • What's wrong with MOC?

    Dr. Paul Teirstein, President of the NBPAS debates Dr. Lois Margaret Nora, President and CEO of the ABMS at the California Medical Association annual House of Delegates meeting in Sacramento, CA October 16, 2016

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  • The Canary in the American Board of Family Medicine's MOC Gold Mine

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D October 28, 2016

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  • Maryland joins the fight against MOC

    No Mandatory MOC – A physician pushes for reform in Maryland October 20, 2016

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  • Washington State Medical Association Opposes MOC and MOL October 2016

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  • ABMS IRS Form 990's and the Art of Dodging Disclosures

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. October 16, 2016

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  • Perception of MOC Among US Physicians: Low Value, High Burden

    Medscape October 11, 2016

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  • Physicians dissatisfied with maintenance of certification programs — Here's why

    Becker's ASC Review October 12, 2016

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  • MOC and DINOs Limit Patient Care in Michigan

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. October 12, 2016

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  • Physician Attitudes About Maintenance of Certification: A Cross-Specialty National Survey

    Mayo Clinic October 2016

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  • The Insanity of Doctor Recertification

    Slate.com By Danielle Ofri, M.D. October 7, 2016

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  • Heart Rhythm Society: Proposed Pathways Signal ABIM's Inability to Change

    September 28, 2016

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  • Just Dues

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. September 26, 2016

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  • MOC is a Taxi Medallion

    Rebel.MD By Thomas Nielsen M.D. September 14, 2016

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  • A Rebuttal to ABIM President and CEO's Defense of MOC

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. September 8, 2016

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  • How the ABMS MOC Program Threatens Major Medical Journal Integrity

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. September 5, 2016

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  • Physicians take MOC fight to state level

    Medical Economics August 25, 2016

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  • Will Doctors Ever Accept Maintenance of Certification?

    Physicians Practice August 15, 2016

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  • Conflict of Interest: American College of Physicians Stands By ABIM MOC Program

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. August 14, 2016

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  • FBI Raises Questions About Interstate Licensing Compact

    Medscape August 9, 2016

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  • MOC Exam: Take it or not?

    Medscape August 3, 2016

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  • Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against the American Osteopathic Association

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. August 2, 2016

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  • Class Action Filed on Behalf of Osteopathic Physicians Seeking to Recover Millions of Dollars in Membership Fees Paid to the AOA

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  • What we know so far about MOC-Peds

    American Board of Pediatrics Blog

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  • MOC Update: Physicians Championing Change Press Onward

    HealthLeaders Media July 14, 2016

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  • The Untold Story of Three ABIM-Sanctioned Physicians

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. July 21, 2016

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  • MOC makes me happy I don't have 30 more years to practice medicine

    By Frank DiMotta, M.D. July 10, 2016

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  • Why angry NC physicians losing faith in certification board

    The News&Observer July 14, 2016

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  • Update from the NBPAS July 14, 2016

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  • The Death of MOC is Coming

    By Linda Girgis, M.D.

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  • Too Little Too Late: The ABIM Foundation Sells Its Condo

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. July 10, 2016

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  • Pennsylvania Medical Society Spearheads Effort to End MOC Nationwide

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. July 7, 2016

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  • Larry Faulkner: Million Dollar Shrink

    BehaveNet June 30, 2016

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  • Physicians, national board spar over exam standards

    Philadelphia Inquirer June 24, 2016

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  • Philadelphia Medical Society issues "no confidence" vote in ABIM's leadership

    Philadelphia Business Journal June 21, 2016

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  • Pennsylvania Medical Society Explains Their Vote of No Confidence Against the ABIM

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. June 20, 2016

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  • The Gory Details of ABIM Maintenance of Certification

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. at the AMA House of Delegates Meeting June 18, 2016

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  • Videos Addressing Physician Concerns About MOC

    Pennsylvania Medical Society presentations made at the AMA House of Delegates Meeting June 13, 2016

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  • Changing the AMA from Within - Immediate end to all mandatory recertification exams

    Docs 4 Patient Care June 16, 2016

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  • New AMA policy opposes MOC

    Rebel.MD By Meg Edison, M.D. June 16, 2016

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  • AMA Pans 'High Stakes' Exams

    Medpage Today By Cheryl Clark June 16, 2016

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  • PowerPoint presentations from the MOC panel discussion at the AMA's Annual Meeting in Chicago:

    "ABIM and the Finances of MOC" — Presented by Charles P. Kroll, CPA Financial & Accounting Consultant

    "Why MOC is Broken and How to Fix It" — Presented by Westby G. Fisher, M.D.

    "Making MOC Work through a New Board Structure" — Presented by Bonnie H. Weiner, M.D. NBPAS Board member

  • "The Slow Motion Financial Death Spiral of ABIM and MOC Bailout Scheme" presented at the AMA House of Delegates Meeting

    June 13, 2016 hosted by the Pennsylvania Medical Society

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  • AMA House of Delegates MOC Session Recap

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. June 14, 2016

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  • Pennsylvania Medical Society Issues Statement of No Confidence in ABIM During National MOC Panel Discussion

    June 13, 2016

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  • Heartland Daily Podcast – Dr. Meg Edison: Surrendering Board Certification to Increase Patient Care

    June 8, 2016

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  • Maintenance of Certification: Medicine's House of Cards

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. June 9, 2016

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  • MOC reform: One year later

    Contemporary Pediatrics June 1, 2016

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  • Is ABIM's transfer of assets to offshore accounts a proper or improper use of tax avoidance?

    The Weinmann Report May 30, 2016

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  • ABIM President and CEO Richard Baron, M.D. : "No Robust Evidence" for MOC

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. May 27, 2016

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  • Why does the ABIM Foundation shift assets overseas?

    The Weinmann Report May 26, 2016

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  • ABIM Foundation Moves Assets Offshore

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. May 20, 2016

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  • MOC Exam Could Become Optional for Obstetricians and Gynecologists

    Medscape By Alicia Ault May 17, 2016

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  • What Happens When You Stop Doing MOC?

    Rebel.MD by Meg Edison, M.D. May 17, 2016

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  • Thuggery and Strongman Tactics Grow at the ABIM

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. May 16, 2016

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  • MOC is crazy and unfair

    Medical Economics May 10, 2016

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  • A Critical Review of ABIM's Recent MOC Changes

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. May 10, 2016

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  • 11 Reasons Physicians Hate MOC

    Physicians Practice May 4, 2016

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  • NBPAS response to the end of the mandatory 10 year recertification exam

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  • Physicians Opposed to MOC

    Medical Economics

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  • States Limit MOC Importance

    Urology News May 3, 2016

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  • NBPAS Update May 3, 2016

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  • Don't Mess with Texas! Texas Medical Association Opposes MOC

    Click to open Chair of TMA Letter May 1, 2016
    Click to open TMA House of Delegates Link May 2, 2016
  • Medical Society of the State of New York Opposes MOC

    By Malcolm Reid, M.D. April 29, 2016

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  • American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Opposes Legislation that Restricts Patient Choice

    PR Newswire April 29, 2016

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  • Rhode Island Opposes MOC and MOL: Patient Access to Doctors Threatened By Proposed Bill

    By Debbi McInteer, M.D April 28, 2016

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  • MOC pushed me out of medicine

    Medical Economics Amy Baxter, M.D. April 25, 2016

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  • First State Goes MOC-Free, Others May Follow

    Medscape By Robert Lowes April 22, 2016

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  • Preserving Professionalism, One Testicle at a Time by Pat Conrad MD

    Authentic Medicine April 19, 2016

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  • Oklahoma Bans Forced MOC, Becomes the First “Right to Care” State

    Rebel.MD By Meg Edison, M.D. April 14, 2016

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  • Negative Secular Trends in Medicine: The ABIM MOC and Over-reaching Bureaucracy

    American Journal of Medicine By Robert Doroghazi, M.D.

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  • State Medical Society Resolutions Against MOC

    Rebel.MD April 15, 2016

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  • The MOC Revolt

    Medical Economics By Ed Finkel April 10, 2016

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  • Oklahoma STOPS MOC on April 11, 2016

    The Governor of Oklahoma signs bill preventing entities from using MOC or OCC as a condition for licensure, reimbursement, employment or admitting privileges at a hospital.

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  • Physicians fed up, feel trapped by MOC

    Medcial Economics April 10, 2016

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  • Certifying boards don’t serve physicians’ needs

    Medical Economics April 10, 2016

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  • How the Feds Plan to Federalize MOC

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. April 6, 2016

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  • MOC sneaks in little by little

    The Weinmann Report April 5, 2016

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  • Coalition of Specialties Asking ABIM for Clarity on MOC April 5, 2016

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  • More opposition to MOC

    Medical Economics March 25, 2016

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  • Anti-MOC legislation passed in Kentucky. March 25, 2016

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  • The MOC Venn Diagram

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  • ABIM Remains Tonedeaf to Physician Concerns

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. March 23, 2016

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  • Doctors put MOC on blast

    Medical Economics March 23, 2016

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  • Eliminate MOC’s cumbersome process and physicians will get on board

    Medical Economics By Frank Savoretti, M.D., J.D. March 25, 2016

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  • Open Letter to ABPN Psychiatry Director: Hey, I’m Unhappy About The MOC

    The Practical Psychosomaticist By Jim Amos, M.D. March 23, 2016

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  • Medical specialty certification in the United States—a false idol?

    Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology March 8, 2016

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. and Edward J. Schloss, M.D.

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  • MOC, recertifications are ‘cancers’ doctors should rally against

    Medical Economics By H.L. Greenberg, M.D. March 5, 2016

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  • MOC mania: Finding a way forward

    By Richard Rosin, M.D.

    Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network February 23, 2016

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  • West Virginia State Medical Association Opposes ABMS and MOC

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  • My Letter to the Chair, Cardiovascular Board, ABIM

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. February 22, 2016

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  • Family docs have MOC concerns

    Medical Economics February 10, 2016

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  • Holding the ABIM Accountable

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. February 17, 2016

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  • Demanding the end of ABIM recertification exams

    Medical Economics By James Marino, M.D. February 10, 2016

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  • Resolved: End Recertification Abuse

    Osteopathic Resolution February 10, 2016

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  • On the Anniversary of the ABIM's MOC Mea Culpa

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. February 8, 2016

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  • Immediately remove all MOC requirements for Dermatologists who have passed the American Board of Dermatology certification exam and leave in place the more reasonable CME requirements

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  • Mad Enough at Maintenance of Certification Process to Give Up Your Certification?

    change.org February 2, 2016

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  • Mad Enough at Maintenance of Certification Process to Give Up Your Certification?

    Pennsylvania Medical Society February 1, 2016

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  • ABIM Vote of No Confidence. The ABIM Leaders Should Step Down and Be Replaced Immediately.

    January 31, 2016

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  • MOC has become a mockery

    Medical Economics January 25, 2016

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  • Love, Ethics, and the Quality Assessment Industry

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. January 26, 2016

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  • My response to ABIM’s “Assessment2020”

    NephTangles January 20, 2016

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  • Medical Staff Votes Against Mandatory MOC

    The Weinmann Report January 16, 2016

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  • MOC logic doesn't add up

    Medical Economics January 10, 2016

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  • Conversations About MOC: It's Time for Change!

    Michigan Medicine January / February 2016

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  • You Say You Want a Revolution?

    By Meg Edison, M.D. January 18, 2016

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  • Open Letter to the American Board of Pediatrics

    Rebel.MD by Meg Edison, M.D. January 11, 2016

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  • Are you frustrated by MOC? Looking for an alternative?

    Certify at NBPAS.org

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  • ACP on the major challenges affecting Internal Medicine in 2016

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  • American Board of Internal Medicine Subject of Scathing Investigative Report

    Physicians Network News January 4, 2016

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  • Medical Economics: Top 10 Challenges for 2016. MOC battle rages on as angry physicians wait for promised changes

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  • Letters to Editors: Mayo Clinical Proceedings and Medical Economics

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  • 2015 in Review: The Weinmann Report

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2015

MOC Goes Mainstream: The Ugly Civil War in American Medicine, Newsweek by Kurt Eichenwald Click to open

A Certified Medical Controversy, Newsweek by Kurt Eichenwald Click to open

Medical Mystery: Making Sense of ABIM’s Financial Report, Newsweek by Kurt Eichenwald Click to open

To the Barricades! The Doctor’s Revolt Against ABIM is Succeeding!, Newsweek by Kurt Eichenwald Click to open

  • The Maintenance of Certification Controversy 2015: The Year in Review

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. December 27, 2015

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  • ABIM Suspends Controversial MOC Requirements Through 2018

    Medscape December 16, 2015

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  • The ABIM MOC Controversy a Year Later

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. December 16, 2015

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  • Wake up ABOG, you are tearing the House of Medicine apart to protect MOC

    By Howard C. Mandel, M.D. December 14, 2015

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  • American Society of Nephrologists Oppose MOC.

    Options for Helping Nephrologists Maintain Career Excellence. December 2015

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  • Strongmen, Bosses, and the American Board of Internal Medicine

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. December 6, 2015

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  • Readers Name Biggest Medical Stories of 2015

    The Hands Down Winner: The Demise of MOC

    Medscape December 3, 2015

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  • Are Patients Really Benefitting? MOC Should Be Scrapped.

    Forbes By Walker Ray, M.D. and Tim Norbeck December 2, 2015

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  • Edging Toward the Tipping Point

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. November 29, 2015

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  • Indiana State Medical Society Opposes MOC

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  • Maintenance of Certification Program Addressed and Evaluated.

    Is the MOC Facing a Coup D’état? St. Louis Medical News

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  • Labels

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. November 22, 2015

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  • MOC is putting end to medical career / ABIM is lacking in leadership

    Medical Economics November 10, 2015

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  • Concerning Conflicts of Interest at the ABIM, ABMS and NQF

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. November 11, 2015

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  • American Society of Hematology Contends MOC Revision Process Falls Short

    OncLive November 9, 2015

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  • The Non-Monetary Cost of MOC

    By Laurie Gordon, M.D. November 9, 2015

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  • ABIM: Time to heal thyself

    Medical Economics By George G. Ellis, Jr., M.D. November 10, 2015

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  • GI societies share consensus principles with ABIM on changes to MOC

    Healio November 5, 2015

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  • Medical Idolatry And Healthcare Outcomes

    By Michael D. Shaw, Contributing Columnist - HealthNewsDigest October 25, 2015

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  • The Personal Toll of Corporate Medicine

    Huffington Post October 19, 2015

    By Rose Kumar, M.D.

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  • Pennsylvania Medical Society Proposes Alternative to MOC October 12, 2015

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  • American Academy of Dermatology Opposes MOC

    President's Message October 9, 2015

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  • How Much Does the ABIM's MOC Program Really Cost?

    By The Society of Hospital Medicine - The Hospital Leader

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  • Washington State Medical Society Recognizes the NBPAS Board Certification as Equal Alternative to ABMS

    Click to open resolution
  • Study analyzes costs, time impact of MOC changes

    Medical Economics September 25, 2015

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  • Do Doctors Need Life-Long Learning?

    MedCity News By Linda Girgis, M.D. September 23, 2015

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  • ABIM Says MOC 10-Year Exam May Be on Its Way Out

    Medscape September 16, 2015

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  • Pulling the Plug on ABIM; Pulling the Plug on MOC

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. September 15, 2015

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  • To the Barricades! The Doctor’s Revolt Against ABIM is Succeeding!

    Newsweek By Kurt Eichenwald September 15, 2015

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  • Maintenance of Certification's Real Problem: The Four Deceptions

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. September 15, 2015

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  • Physician time likely to drive costs for ABIM's 2015 MOC program

    Healio September 10, 2015

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  • Anesthesiologists take baby step forward: Doctors’ group will scrap 10-year re-certification exam

    Washington Post September 9, 2015

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  • Reasons to Mock MOC: Board certification revisited

    By Michel Accad, M.D.

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  • Why the History of the Specialty Boards Is Important

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. September 8, 2015

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  • Study questions whether MOC is worth the time

    Internal Medicine News

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  • Is Maintenance of Certification a concept that's reached its end?

    MedCity News By Linda Girgis, M.D. September 8, 2015

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  • An upstart in the certification of doctors

    NPR September 7, 2015

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  • Organized opposition to Maintenance of Certification is Expanding

    Doctors 4 Patient Care September 4, 2015

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  • The Unintended Consequences of Performance Measurement

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. September 4, 2015

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  • American College of Rheumatology Position Statement Opposing MOC

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  • GI Docs speak out : The AGA’s Alternate Pathway to Recertification

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  • The ABIM Foundation: Increasing Transparency or More Cover-up?

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. August 15, 2015

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  • The real cost of MOC is stunning

    KevinMD By Tara F. Bishop, M.D. August 11, 2015

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  • Physicians to Spend on Average $23,607.00 and 26% More Time on MOC

    Medscape Robert Lowes August 4, 2015

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  • The Absurdity of MOC - ABIM's approach doesn't account for modern medicine, a physician-attorney says

    Medpage Today By Caroline Poplin, M.D, J.D. August 3, 2015

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  • MOC and the IRS: Where money and power meet.

    The Weinmann Report - Politics of Healthcare July 29, 2015

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  • American Pediatric Society / Society for Pediatric Research -- Member feedback regarding MOC

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  • 2015 MOC Program Expected to Cost $5.7 Billion Over 10 Years

    DoctorsLounge July 29, 2015

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  • Survey Reveals Doctors' Frustrations With Medical Specialty Board Certification

    The Chattanoogan July 28, 2015

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  • American College of Cardiology and the MOC Crisis

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. July 26, 2015

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  • American Osteopathic Association House of Delegates Committee on Educational Affairs July 18, 2015

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  • Does Recertification M.O.C.(K) Physicians?

    RheumNow By Kathryn H. Dao, M.D. July 14, 2015

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  • Urologist to American Board of Urology: ‘I relinquish my certificate’ over MOC

    Urology Times By Stephen G. Weiss ll, M.D. July 2015

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  • Stealing a Page From Medicine’s Playbook: The American Board of Baseball

    Satire By Richard Gunderman, M.D. July 5, 2015

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  • So you failed maintenance of certification. What now?

    KevinMD Repost by Westby G. Fisher, M.D.

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  • The Best Defense is to Take Offense?

    By Walter Bond, M.D. July 3, 2015

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  • The Paradox of Choosing Wisely & Medical Board Certification

    By Rocky D. Bilhartz, M.D. July 2, 2015

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  • Reasons to MOC: Board certification revisited

    AlertandOriented.com By Michel Accad, M.D. July 2, 2015

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  • Another ABIM domino falls. Now pressure the ABIM to leave us alone altogether and take MOC with them so we can get back to work taking care of patients. Enough is enough.

    ABIM Will Discontinue Requirement for Maintaining Underlying Board Certification July 1, 2015

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  • Medical Board Re-Certification and the ABIM Financial Cover-up

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. June 30, 2015

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  • Medical Economics MOC Poll June 25, 2015

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  • The Recertification Process: Insulting and Irrelevant

    Medscape By John M. Mandrola, MD; Edward J. Schloss, MD June 18, 2015

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  • Another ABIM domino falls...

    AACE Withdraws from ABIM Choosing Wisely Campaign June 18, 2015

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  • Heart Rhythm Society Takes Action Against MOC June 17, 2015

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  • Welcome Change Comes to MOC

    Anesthesiology News By Thomas Gallen, M.D. MPH, and Oren Bernstein, M.D. June 2015

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  • American Board of Internal Medicine Subject of Scathing Investigative Report

    Physicians News Network June 8, 2015

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  • ABIM Fails to Disclose Lobbying Efforts

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. May 31, 2015

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  • ABIM’s Latest Letter – Translated

    Rebel.MD By The Doctor's Wife May 31, 2015

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  • MOC: Doctors strike back

    Medical Economics By Jeff Bendix

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  • The ABIM, Its Finances, and the Great Collusion

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. May 23, 2015

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  • Medical Mystery: Making Sense of ABIM’s Financial Report

    Newsweek By Kurt Eichenwald. May 21, 2015

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  • The American Board of Internal Medicine's Land of Make Believe

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. May 16, 2015

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  • MOC: A rising business opportunity!

    The Weinmann Report May 15, 2015

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  • MOC Controversy Dominates Day One of the 2015 Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. May 14, 2015

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  • Doctor shortages: Here's the real culprit

    CNBC By Jake Novak

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  • The Role of Maintenance of Certification Programs in Governance and Professionalism

    JAMA By Paul Teirstein, M.D and Eric Topol, M.D. May 12, 2015

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  • What Happens to Doctors Who Fail Their Maintenance of Certification Examination?

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. May 8, 2015

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  • An Out-of-Balance Seesaw: Physician Burnout and the ABIM Apology

    By Gail Gazelle, M.D.

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  • Michigan State Medical Society Opposes MOC and MOL

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  • Physician Dissatisfaction With MOC Goes Mainstream, Inspires Activism

    tctmd By Yael L. Maxwell May 7, 2015

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  • POLL: Primary care physicians say MOC does not make them more effective. Physicians are highly dissatisfied with MOC and question its efficacy, according to an exclusive reader poll.

    Medical Economics By Chris Mazzolini May 05, 2015

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  • 2 Recent Letters

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  • Docs Take ABIM to Task at Townhall

    Medpage Today By Shara Yurkiewicz, M.D. May 3, 2015

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  • Slow Medicine: MOC in the Middle

    Medpage Today By Rachel Stark, M.D. MPH May 1, 2015

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  • Blognosis: The Beantown Airing of Grievances

    Internal Medicine News By Terry Rudd May 1, 2015

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  • Why Electrophysiologists Need to Flood the MOC "Debate" at HRS2015

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. May 2, 2015

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  • Worried about certification? Form your own board.

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  • Do We Really Need Physician Re-Certification Testing? The has to be a better way.

    Doximity By Manisha Juthani-Mehta April 24, 2015

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  • NPR: An examination of medical ethics and the practioners who define them.

    Hosted by Michael Wilkes April 26, 2015

    Click to open interview
  • ACC Issues "Urgent" Message, But To Whom?

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. April 25, 2015

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  • Urgent Message from ACC Leadership Regarding MOC April 24, 2015

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  • American Academy of Neurology Calls for Elimination of MOC

    AAN Annual Meeting April 20, 2015

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  • ABIM Taps Putin to Quash Internal Medicine MOC Revolt

    Humour by The Gomerblog Team April 17, 2015

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  • When it comes to the ABIM, physicians must choose wisely

    KevinMD By Jordan Grumet, M.D. April 14, 2015

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  • Medical Economics MOC Survey

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  • Board Certification and Fees Anger Doctors

    New York Times By Joshua Krisch April 13, 2015

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  • Forensic Pathologist weighs in on MOC

    By Carol J. Huser, M.D.

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  • SGR Relief: Bait for MOC and More Government Control

    Health Policy News Roundup By Jane Orient, M.D. April 13, 2015

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  • Medicare SGR Replacement Bill: "An Unwarranted Role of Medical Specialty Boards"

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. April 12, 2015

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  • An unwarranted role for physician specialty boards

    Modern Healthcare By Merrill Goozner April 11, 2015

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  • Working Physicians Were Played; It's Time to Take Action

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. April 10, 2015

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  • Doctors: If You Hate MOC, Write To Your Senator Today

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. April 9, 2015

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  • Help needed! Professional societies, are you in?

    By NephTangles April 8, 2015

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  • Maintenance of Certification: Adequate or Not?

    By Simon Douglas Murray, MD

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  • New board offers alternative MOC certification process for doctors

    Internal Medicine News By Alicia Gallegos

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  • ABIM’s Attempt to Hide Its Dark Skeletons

    Rebel.MD April 8, 2015

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  • A Certified Medical Controversy

    Newsweek By Kurt Eichenwald April 7, 2015

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  • The Clever Practice Improvement Module Roll-Over

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. April 6, 2015

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  • MOC Watch: Rival to ABMS Gears Up

    Medpage Today by Shara Yurkiewicz, M.D.

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  • As ABIM Struggles to Find Itself, Doctors are Moving On

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. March 30, 2015

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  • Letter From a Cleveland Jail to the ABIM Redux by Mikkael Sekeres, M.D.

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  • ABIM creating their own distorted reality

    Medscape March 25, 2015

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  • Practicing Pediatricians for MOC Reform

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  • Controversy continues to grow over MOC for cardiologists

    Cardiology Today By L.Samuel Wann, M.D. March 2015

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  • Money for Nothing

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. March 24, 2015

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  • American Psychiatric Association speaks out against Part 4 of Maintenance of Certification Program

    Healio Psychiatric Annals March 17, 2015

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  • Heart Rhythm Society and MOC: It's Not About the Doctors

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. March 20, 2015

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  • The Anti-MOC Movement Goes International: Has the ABIM lost its way?

    BMJ by Elizabeth Loder, M.D. March 19, 2015

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  • Petitioning the American Academy of Dermatology: Immediately remove all MOC requirements

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  • MOC and the Financial Status of the Medical Boards

    By Miriam Lieberman and Daniel M. Siegel

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  • American Academy of Dermatology to American Board of Dermatology: Let's change MOC

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  • Physicians Challenge ABIM with Grassroots Recertification Effort

    Neurology Advisor March 12, 2015

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  • Neurologists push back on MOC

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  • Dermatologists take action against MOC

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  • Contemporary OB/GYN

    By Howie Mandel March 1, 2015

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  • These sorts of obscenely greedy non-profit people/institutions....

    University Diaries By Leslie Berlowitz, The Bremmer Foundation

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  • The ABIM response to Newsweek determines how far anti-MOC sentiment will spread

    KevinMD March 13, 2015

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  • MOC Goes Mainstream: The Ugly Civil War in American Medicine

    Newsweek by Kurt Eichenwald March 10, 2015

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  • Dr. Paul Teirstein of the NBPAS debates MOC with Dr. Margaret Nora of the ABMS and Dr. Richard Baron of the ABIM - and Wins

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  • Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) Hosts Multi-State Summit to Improve MOC Process

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  • Pediatricians take action against MOC

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  • Something’s been lost in the Maintenance of Certification battle that may never be won back

    Medcity News by Westby G. Fisher, M.D. March 1, 2015

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  • NBPAS responds to ACP

    By Paul Teirstein M.D.

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  • On the Important Issue of Physician Trust

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. February 27, 2015

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  • Do you want a doctor or a demotivated test-taking machine?

    KevinMD by Shirie Leng, M.D. February 20, 2015

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  • MOC May Not Improve Quality of Care

    Internal Medicine News By Gregory Twachtman February 2015

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  • Why the ABIM Foundation Wants Us to Ignore 1997

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. February 24, 2015

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  • Physicians Are Outraged Despite ABIM Apology for MOC Mess

    Medscape by Neil Chesanow February 19, 2015

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  • New Studies Fuel Controversy Over MOC

    Medical Economics by Jeff Bendix

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  • Dr Paul Teirstein's PowerPoint presentation for how to educate your healthcare administrators and colleagues about the fallacies MOC.

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  • Petition: The American Board of Anesthesiology Should Change and Simplify MOCA

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  • Neurologists take action against MOC

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  • Pearson VUE: ABIM's testing company under fire as well

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  • Petition to change American Board of Family Medicine Recertification and MOC

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  • Cohen's Brain Bits: MOC on the Run

    By Joshua Cohen MD, MPH February 13, 2015

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  • Emancipation Proclamation: END MOC February 12, 2015

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  • MOC and Me: Tales of an Internal Medicine Physician

    Physicans Practice by Georgia L. Newman, M.D. February 11, 2015

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  • ABIM's Mea Culpa Translated

    Rebel.MD by The Doctor's Wife February 9, 2015

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  • AACE President's Message on ABIM MOC Reform

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  • Friday Feedback: What Next After MOC Mea Culpa?

    Medpage Today February 6, 2015

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  • The Fight Against MOC: The Spark that Unites Physicians

    KevinMD by Jordan Grumet, M.D. February 8, 2015

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  • ABIM Announcement: PQRS-MOC CANCELED!

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  • ABP and ABFM Collude In Their MOC Press Releases

    Rebel.MD by Med Edison, M.D. February 7, 2015

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  • Who's Sorry Now? The ABIM, That's Who

    Stent Blog by Burt Cohen February 4, 2015

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  • Docs cheer as ABIM Suspends Parts of Controversial Recertification Process

    Modern Healthcare February 4, 2015

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  • ABIM on MOC: 'We Got It Wrong'

    Medscape February 3, 2015

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  • ABIM does about-face on changes to MOC program

    Medical Economics February 03, 2015

    By Jeff Bendix

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  • ABIM Pleads For Mercy

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. February 3, 2015

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  • Healthcare Forensic Accountant Investigates ABIM and ABIM Foundation

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  • MOC Requirements Are Morally Flawed

    Medical Economics by Edward Volpintesta, M.D.

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  • How Rand Paul tried to lead an eye doctors’ rebellion

    Washington Post February 1, 2015

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  • Take a Virtual Tour of the ABIM Foundation's Luxury Condominium

    By Westby G. Fisher M.D. January 31, 2015

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  • In the Eye of the MOC Storm

    CardioSource WorldNews January 2015

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  • MOC Gone Awry

    Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine 2015 by Joseph Loscalzo, M.D. PhD

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  • I did not fail recertification. Recertification has failed me.

    Ed Volpintesta, M.D.January 17, 2015

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  • Support the Heart Rhythm Society Petition by Not Promoting MOC

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  • Grass Roots: It's Time To Take Action on MOC

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. January 16, 2015

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  • MOC Watch: New Board Offers New Recert Route: Say hello to the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons.

    Medpage Today January 15, 2015

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  • Board Stiff

    33 Charts January 12, 2015

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  • Anesthesiologists Pushing Back on Maintenance of Board Certification

    Anesthesiology News January 2015

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  • MOC Critics Establish an Alternative Board Certification

    Medscape January 14, 2015

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  • MOC controversy: Issues and answers

    Contemporary Pediatrics January 2014

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  • MOC Watch: It's Just Not Working

    Medpage Today by by Shara Yurkiewicz January 9, 2015

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  • 3 words guaranteed to infuriate a physician: Maintenance of Certification

    By John Mandrola, M.D. January 9, 2015

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  • 2015 MOC Standards Reflect Feedback, Fail to Stem Critics

    Medpage Today Marcia Frellick

    January 7, 2015

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  • AMA Sings Same Tune As MOC Ciritics

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  • Slow Down on Creating Alternate MOC Pathways

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. January 9, 2015

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  • Board Recertification: There Has to Be a Better Way

    Medscape January 8, 2015

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  • Boarded to Death — Why Maintenance of Certification Is Bad for Doctors and Patients

    New England Journal of Medicine January 8, 2015

    By Paul Teirstein, M.D.

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  • A physician investigates the American Board of Internal Medicine

    KevinMD January 7, 2015

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  • An Interview With Maintenance of Certification Dissenter: Paul Teirstein M.D.

    Medscape January 07, 2015

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  • Why I Won't Give ABIM My Practice Data

    By Westby G. Fisher, M.D. January 5, 2015

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  • MOC Watch: Care Quality Unchanged by New Rules

    Medpage Today January 4, 2015

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  • Annals of Internal Medicine

    Letters to the editor January 2015

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2014

2013

2012

  • Anti-MOC letters and comments have flooded the the ABIM's Chair's website.

    Click here to read comments
  • Maintenance of Certification (MOC), Maintenance of Licensure (MOL), and Continuing Medical Education (CME): How the Regulators Prosper

    By Kenneth D. Christman, M.D.

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  • MOC & MOL -- The letter JAMA refused to print...

    By Marc S. Frager M.D., Hal Scherz M.D. and Alieta Eck M.D.

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  • MOC/MOL is money making machine for "non-profit" boards

    YouTube video presentation

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  • Maintenance of Certification (MOC), and Now Maintenance of Licensure (MOL): Wrong Methodologies to Improve Medical Care.

    By Paul Martin Kempen, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Why Do Patients Select and Stay with Their Doctor? Implications Regarding Board Certification and Maintenance of Certification and of Licensure (MOC/MOL).

    By Paul Martin Kempen, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Maintenance of Certification (MOC), Maintenance of Licensure (MOL), and Continuing Medical Education (CME):the Regulatory Capture of Medicine.

    By Paul Martin Kempen, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Will Atlas Shrug?

    By Alieta Eck, M.D.

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  • Doctors seek changes, alternatives to MOC

    By Beth Thomas Hertz

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  • Medical Specialty Certification Exams: The Real Scandal

    By Douglas A. Perednia, M.D.

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  • Medical Economics February 10, 2012

    MOC: Where Do You Stand? Letters to the Editor.

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