Musings in the life of an internist, cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist.
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Edging Toward the Tipping Point
We've seen the " We got it wrong " messages." We've seen the " We're listening to our members " messa...
Monday, November 23, 2015
ABIM Legal Fees: Pre-MOC vs Post-MOC
Pre-MOC Average: $146,073/year Post-MOC Average: $1,090,184/year This graph sums up another reason the American Board of Medical Specia...
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Two days ago after a typical day performing procedures in the EP lab, doing inpatient consults, fielding patient messages, attending admini...
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Concerning Conflicts of Interest at the ABIM, ABMS and NQF
By now various medical societies are telling the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) their ship has sailed. The ABIM's worn mant...
Monday, November 02, 2015
Part III: Why Washington?
I woke early to review my notes; who was attending the gathering that day, the itinerary, the location. Suit, tie, briefcase, cell phone, c...
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Part II: Why Washington?
I looked out the airplane window and saw we were approaching Reagan National Airport from the south. The crisp morning sun pierced the fluff...
Friday, October 30, 2015
Justice Department Fines 457 Hospitals for Inappropriate ICD Implantations
From the Heart Rhythm Society via email today: Today, the Department of Justice announced that it has reached settlements in its investiga...
Part I: Why Washington?
When I lived in Washington DC years ago, there was a saying my wife and I heard on occasion from our friends who worked on the Hill: "...
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