Amazon (NSDQ:AMZN), Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase announced today that they are ending their joint healthcare venture. The venture, launched in 2018 and known as “Haven,” aimed to bring the companies’ scale and complementary expertise to a long-term project which initially focused on technology solutions to help provide their U.S. employees and families with “high-quality and […]
The ABIM, its finances, and the great collusion
Maintenance of certification controversy dominates day one of the 2015 Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions
Today in JAMA: ABIM MOC program’s evidence base gets destroyed
Paul Tierstein, MD and Eric Topol, MD critically review the evidence base for the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Maintenance of Certification program in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the results aren’t pretty:
What happens to doctors who fail their Maintenance of Certification examination?
What is it like for physicians to fail their ABMS Maintenance of Certification® (MOC) program examination? How does the largest member board of the ABMS, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), respond to doctors who fail their secure examination?
On the value of losing
ACC issues ‘urgent’ message, but to whom?
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) leadership, troubled by the “complex situation” presented by the changes in re-certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), issued an “urgent message” yesterday on their blog.
Insurer, DJO Global settle pain pump suit
DJO Global and Ironshore Specialty Insurance agreed to settle their beef over a $10 million policy the medical device company invoked to cover legal claims in personal injury lawsuits filed over pain pumps it sold.
The clever practice improvement module roll-over
On February 3, 2015, in response to overwhelming physician pushback regarding the Maintenance of Certification program sanctioned by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the American Board of Internal Medicine suspended the Practice Improvement Modules contained in Part IV of their MOC program for two years.
Insurer wants out of $28m Biotronik legal loss
An insurance company that issued policies to Biotronik wants a federal judge in Oregon to declare that they don’t have to cover Biotronik’s losses in a pair of lawsuits filed over allegedly unneeded pacemaker implantations.
Is the Medicare “Doc Fix” really so appealing?
It was like magic, a vote was held in the House of Representatives on the Medicare “Doc Fix” and moments later, my inbox was filled with press releases from the American College of Cardiology and the AMA. A few seconds later, a somewhat more tempered press release from AARP arrived, urging more revisions to the bill as it passed to the Senate for approval.