Tuesday, June 10, 2014

MOC on Trial-a Medscape article worth reading!

Do Recertification Demands Waste Doctors' Time and Money?

Batya Swift Yasgur, MA, LMSW

June 04, 2014

MOC on Trial

In 2013, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) filed an antitrust suit in New Jersey federal court, claiming that MOC is a "moneymaking, self-enrichment scheme" that "restrains trade and causes a reduction in access by patients to their physicians."[4] The lawsuit focused on a New Jersey-based physician who was denied hospital privileges because he had not recertified. According to AAPS, "there is no justification for requiring the purchase of [ABMS's] product as a condition of practicing medicine or being on hospital medical staffs."

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