ABMS Statement Regarding State of Texas SB 1148 and Similar State Legislative Efforts
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ABMS Statement Regarding State of Texas SB 1148 and Similar State Legislative Efforts

ABMS is disappointed by the passage of Texas Senate Bill (SB) 1148. This legislation establishes dangerous precedent by allowing the state to interfere with physician professional self-regulation, as well as dictating to independent organizations—such as insurers and hospitals—which quality standards they may use. Fortunately, the exemptions included in the law will allow hospitals and health systems in Texas to continue to have the right to use Board Certification as a quality indicator.

ABMS Portfolio Program and NCCPA Enter Into Joint Agreement
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ABMS Portfolio Program and NCCPA Enter Into Joint Agreement

The ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program and the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants have announced the establishment of an inter-professional collaborative arrangement whereby NCCPA-certified Physician Assistants can obtain performance improvement continuing medical education credit for participating with physicians in patient safety and PI activities aimed at improving the quality of care delivered to patients at their institutions.

Collaboration: Key to Large-Scale Portfolio Program
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Collaboration: Key to Large-Scale Portfolio Program

Quality Improvement professionals are joining forces with medical and surgical department staff, physicians, hospital executives, researchers, continuing medical education and continuing professional development staff, policymakers, and patients to build robust improvement efforts for their organizations that qualify for Maintenance of Certification credit through the American Board of Medical Specialties Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program™.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Joins ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program
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The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Joins ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program

ABMS has announced that the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has joined ABMS’ Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program™. Under the Portfolio Program, ACOG physicians who are Board Certified by one of the 21 of 24 ABMS Member Boards participating in the Portfolio Program can now earn Maintenance of Certification Improvement in Medical Practice credit for their involvement in selected ACOG quality improvement activities.

Miami Children's Health System to Participate in ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program
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Miami Children's Health System to Participate in ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program

ABMS has announced that Miami Children’s Health System, including its flagship Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, has joined the ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program™. MCHS physicians who are Board Certified by one of 21 of 24 ABMS Member Boards participating in the Portfolio Program and are engaged in eligible activities can now obtain Maintenance of Certification credit.

The American Hospital Association Joins ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program
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The American Hospital Association Joins ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program

ABMS has announced that the American Hospital Association has joined the ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program™. Hospitals and health systems participating in the AHA’s Health Research & Educational Trust Hospital Improvement Innovation Network can now facilitate Maintenance of Certification Improvement in Medical Practice credit for physicians who are Board Certified by one of the 21 of 24 ABMS Member Boards participating in the Portfolio Program.