Keyword: American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation
Most doctors have doubts about the value of maintenance of certification (MOC) programs, and they now have the chance to be heard.
A body of evidence suggests that maintenance of certification is tied to care quality and patient trust, says Dawn Morton-Rias.
Passing a maintenance of certification exam is associated with decreased state medical board disciplinary actions, according to a new study.
A study in Washington state found that in a single year more than 600,000 patients underwent treatment they didn’t need.
Overtreatment of breast cancer and other diseases is pervasive, burdening patients and the healthcare system with high costs and needless suffering.
ABIM President and CEO Richard J. Baron, M.D., defends the maintenance of certification process but says changes are in the works.
The AMA is one of seven medical organizations now allied with the Human Diagnosis Project aimed at virtually connecting patients with specialists.
Doctors have ideas for how to make the process to maintain their board certification less restrictive.
From Kaiser Health News, which publishes California Healthline: The healthcare industry thrives on ordering up tests and treatments, but some hospitals are urging restraint.