Musings in the life of an internist, cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist.
Friday, July 03, 2015
Lipstick: ABIM Announces Changes to MOC Program
A coordinated announcement between medical specialty societies and the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) was made recently chang...
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Medical Board Re-Certification and the ABIM Financial Cover-up
“Oh, what a tangled web we weave...when first we practice to deceive.” ― Walter Scott , Marmion Integrity and trust in medicine are ...
Monday, June 15, 2015
CMS Issues National Coverage Decision for Pacemakers Dangerous To Patients
Who needs the Independent Payment Advisory Board to limit indicated care for patients when you have the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Ser...
Sunday, May 31, 2015
ABIM Fails to Disclose Lobbying Efforts
Shhhh. The public wasn't supposed to know. Neither was the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). According to the American Board of Inte...
Saturday, May 23, 2015
The ABIM, Its Finances, and the Great Collusion
Yesterday, Newsweek Pulitzer-prize finalist and reporter Kurt Eichenwald pulled back the curtain on the Great and Powerful Oz of medical ...
Saturday, May 16, 2015
The American Board of Internal Medicine's Land of Make Believe
Hi boys and girls! My name is Christine Casell, MD. I was once the President and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine, the ABI...
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Maintenance of Certification Controversy Dominates Day One of the 2015 Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions
"… This debate addresses whether ABIM's Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program contributes meaningfully to the practice of qua...
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