Wednesday, April 8, 2015

More MOC Controversy

Kurt Eichenwald of Newsweek has a new article on the controversy surrounding the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM): "A Certified Medical Controversy".

Here's the opening:
My wife is an internist. My brother is a pediatrician at a major academic institution. So was my father. My best friend is a surgeon. I regularly see an internist for my medical care, and I like her very much. I also should mention that this article is an opinion column. 

And it is my opinion that the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has hidden managerial incompetence for years while its officers showered themselves with cash despite their financial ineptitude and the untold damage they have inflicted on the health care system...
I applaud Eichenwald for asking some hard questions about the ABIM.

See also his earlier related story: "The Ugly Civil War in American Medicine". 

(Via Matthew Bowdish.)