What I found suggests that the primary reason ABIM attempted to expand its recertification process—which set off the uprising—is that the organization has been crippled by accounting games and needs a lot more revenue, fast, to avoid a fiscal train wreck. I also found misleading or false statements in government filings, attempts to withhold public information, damage inflicted on federal science programs and more. ABIM now even appears to be trying to trick Congress into passing laws that would force doctors to cough up cash to cover the organization’s financial follies. It even benefited from something slipped into Obamacare that seems to have been written by ABIM or its lobbyists.Read the whole thing.
Methinks that both the ABIM and the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) have plenty of explaining to do. Sure sounds like a lucrative kickback scheme to me.
My initial story behind the MOC controversy.
The latest update on the magnitude of the controversy.
A critical review of one year's MOC "science" base
Which non-profit medical society pays themselves the most from MOC?
The Business of Testing Physicians