ABMS Statement on US DOJ Response to Proposed Maryland Legislation
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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.”

ABMS Statement on the JAMA Research Letter Regarding Member Board Certification Fees and Finances
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ABMS Statement on the JAMA Research Letter Regarding Member Board Certification Fees and Finances

ABMS and its 24 Member Boards are committed to establishing and maintaining high quality standards for physician specialists. More than 860,000 physicians in the United States are Board Certified by one or more of the 24 ABMS Member Boards. ABMS Board Certification is a recognized benchmark of public trust and represents a physician’s personal commitment to providing a high standard of quality patient care.

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 Statement on the ACGME Revised Common Program Requirements
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ABMS Statement on the ACGME Revised Common Program Requirements

ABMS recognizes and commends the ACGME for its work in creating and issuing the approved revisions to Section VI of its Common Program Requirements. ABMS endorses the new requirements as they go beyond a singular focus on clinical and educational work hours, and address other essential components necessary for training our country’s next generation of physicians.

ABMS Statement on the 2017 Executive Order on Immigration
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ABMS Statement on the 2017 Executive Order on Immigration

ABMS has concerns about the impact the temporary Executive Order on Immigration will have on our country’s graduate medical education system, our national physician shortage, our ability to train and support the work of volunteer physicians across the globe, and most importantly, the potential to adversely impact patient care for Americans.