Today in Medscape, we learn that even more changes are coming to MOC.
The simple answer to the “will physicians get relief” is, of course, no.
Here’s the comment I left, just in case it does not get published, that explains why they won’t get relief from the changes proposed:
This entire charade – ALL of MOC – is NOT about physician’s continuing education, but about using our Board certification and re-certification status/scores/demographics/SSN, etc – in other words, our DATA – as a pseudo-“quality” indicator for Big Business. Big Business includes Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Premier, Inc., the largest group purchase organization for the nation’s hospitals. In not mentioning this, Medscape perpetuates the gaslighting of physicians that has occurred for years on a massive scale – (but then, they, too have their corporate conflicts). Physicians have tried to play nice and go with the flow at first, but now the situation is untenable, in large part because the member boards have wound their financial strings around the MOC bicycle spoke so far, they can’t unravel it.
Nowhere is there mention of corruption and political activities that have occurred with the member boards, the $2.3 million condo purchased by the ABIM Foundation, the spousal travel, the $1.7 million Golden parachute Christine Cassel MD received from the ABIM when she left to join the National QUALITY Forum.
It’s time to end the corruption. But myself and others can’t do it alone. We need your help. Please visit our GoFundMe page and learn how you can contribute to pre-litigation investigation and the development of a legal complaint for fraud against the ABIM, the ABIM Foundation, and its leadership and others:
Seriously, I can’t do this alone.
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