Musings in the life of an internist, cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
What Main Stream Media Misses in the MOC Debate
This morning the American Board of Medical Specialties' (ABMS) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program debate reached a larger mainst...
An Insider's Guide to a Health Care Policy White Paper
Do you want to "raise awareness" of how physician quality and value information impacts health care decision making? Do you want...
Sunday, July 13, 2014
The Game of Numbers
The dark underbelly of health care is becoming all too visible now. Fresh faces in neatly pressed white coats are in the halls. Eager. E...
Friday, July 11, 2014
How Much Physician Anti-MOC Sentiment Is There?
This chart says it all: (Click to enlarge*) Now that this is firmly established, the question becomes, what are are we going to do ab...
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Examining Maintenance of Certification Failure Rates
The American Board of Medical Specialties' (ABMS) Maintenance of Certification® (MOC) program is marketed as "an ongoing process...
Monday, July 07, 2014
New CMS National Coverage Decision for Pacemakers Begins Today
A new CMS National Coverage Decision for pacemakers begins today. Here are the specifics . If your patient is getting a pacemaker for atr...
Saturday, July 05, 2014
The Effects of Maintenance of Certification and Crony Capitalism
This note was recently posted on Sermo (login required) Friday: "I just got results from recent ABIM 10 yr recert and I failed. I ov...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
With the advent of social media and seconds-long news cycles, the internet noise grows louder. Everyone is listening these days: new organi...
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