AAPS Sues over Maintenance of Certification

Jane Orient, MD, comments: Many physicians are outraged, not only by the cost -- an expense which must be incurred to maintain certification, but also by the fear that MOC is being advanced as a requirement for hospital privileges, and perhaps even maintenance of licensure. More here. . .

The Association of American Physicians & Surgeons (AAPS) filed suit April 23, 2013, against the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) over their maintenance of certification program. The suit, filed in a New Jersey federal court, alleges that the ABMS is restraining trade and causing a reduction in patient access due to burdensome recertification processes.

Jane Orient, MD, the AAPS' executive director, graciously agreed to discuss the issues with me.

For the full interview, please click here.