American Board of Medical Specialties Announces New Standards for Continuing Certification

ABMS Board of Directors approved new Standards for Continuing Certification at its October meeting, culminating...

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ABMS Launches New Online Tool to Educate Patients on the Value of Having a Board Certified Doctor

On September 18, 2018

ABMS, the leading not-for-profit organization overseeing physician certification in the United States, has launched a new and improved Certification Matters website ( for patients and their loved ones to learn about board certification and its importance to quality care. The site also provides a free service for patients to check if a doctor is board certified by an ABMS Member Board…

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ABMS Statement on US DOJ Response to Proposed Maryland Legislation

On September 18, 2018

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.”