Statement Regarding the Release of the Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Commission Final Report to the American Board of Medical Specialties Board of Directors
Position Statements, Announcements, Achieving the Vision

Statement Regarding the Release of the Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Commission Final Report to the American Board of Medical Specialties Board of Directors

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and its 24 Member Boards commend the members of the Continuing Board Certification: Vision of the Future Commission (Commission) for their dedication and hard work in creating their final report (PDF) for the ABMS Board of Directors...

ABMS Releases Updated Guide to Medical Specialties
Announcements

ABMS Releases Updated Guide to Medical Specialties

ABMS released its 2019 edition of the ABMS Guide to Medical Specialties, providing a comprehensive listing of the specialty certifications offered by the 24 ABMS Member Boards and descriptions of each specialty and subspecialty. Currently, there are 40 specialties and 87 subspecialties in which ABMS Members Boards offer certificates.

ABMS Statement on US DOJ Response to Proposed Maryland Legislation
Position Statements, Announcements

ABMS Statement on US DOJ Response to Proposed Maryland Legislation


In its letter, DOJ affirms that hospitals and health plans should be free to set their own quality standards and admonishes that any legislation to prevent consideration of MOC would diminish free, open, and fair competition among legitimate certifying bodies and might itself have anti-competitive effects. The DOJ acknowledges the value to consumers and health systems of “certifying that a provider has demonstrated a certain level of training, testing, or experience over and above other providers.”