A few Points from Paul Kempen, MD, PhD on ABMS Monopoly

1) The ABMS is forcing an unwanted and monopolistic policy on all USA physicians. It is a world village. In the USA there are now multiple NON-ABMS Boards registered as non-profits as per this list from the 2011 990 registry THAT I HAVE FOUND. The ABPS is not event the largest and the ABMS boards all started small. Break the monopoly and form bonds with the other “independents” I know the AOA has “followed suit”with the ABMS, but if they were to go “independent” with a better program-this group alone could ultimately providxe the clinical “machine” to put the ABMS in the background-given the size and scope of THAT organization.

gross reciepts profits/revenue Net assets
NON-ABMS AMERICAN BOARDS (Millions) (Millions) (Millions)
D.O board Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners 31.6 0.5 12
Podiatry board PODIATRIC SURGERY 5.5 0.861 9.75
ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY 5.5 0.573 2.97
AAPS board AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIAN SPECIALISTS 2.9 -0.224 2
COLON AND RECTAL 0.702 0.094 0.589
FACIAL PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY 0.639 0.037 0.676
LOWER EXTREMITY SURGERY 0.236 -0.003 -0.026
COSMETICS SURGERY 0.223 -0.085 -0.092
HAIR RESTORATION SURGERY 0.184 0.022 0.06
Oral Pathology 0.096 15 0.472
LASER SURGERY 0.063 0.01 0.054
SPINE SURGERY 0.047 -0.009 0.064
PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY 0.03 0.002 0.094
ABDOMINAL SURGERY 0.025 0.019 0.138
EYE SURGERY 0.017 0.015 -0.046
totals non-ABMS/FSMB Boards 47.762 16.812 28.703

2) Look at the attached document regarding the ENGLISH “board program” from the General Medical Council:How doctors should use the framework. You should use the framework to:reflect on your practice and your approach to medicine, reflect on the supporting information you have gathered and what that information demonstrates about your practice, identify areas of practice where you could make improvements or undertake further development, demonstrate that you are up to date and fit to practice.

3) Remember that the JCAHO ALSO ONCE had the exclusive mandate to regulate hospitals and now we have a Scandinavian corporation pushing into THIS US market and competing with “the Joint Commission”: http://confidenceconnected.com/connect/article/what_are_the_options_accreditation_alternatives_offer_more_options_for/

In the past, the Joint Commission and, to a lesser degree, the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), were the primary accreditation programs authorized by the CMS to survey hospitals on CMS Conditions of Participation. Then, in October 2008, the CMS granted deeming authority to Det Norske Veritas Healthcare, Inc. (DNV), also known as the National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations (NIAHO), making it the third CMS-approved accrediting program in the United States.
These three organizations provide voluntary accreditation to help hospitals address quality control issues.
THis is VOLUNTARY-some hosptials do not do this!
4)The ABMS boards are now branching out to international markets see page 39 of the ABA 2013 ABA newsletter!
As for institutions working to improve healthcare and education in a meaningful way-OPTIONS are important and networking with INTERNATIONAL renown organizations is the most effective way with the ABMS already “owning” the US institutions. Approaching places like Mayo and Harvard will be fraught with opposition due to the sell outs to the ABMS there. Canada and England remain undefiled by the ABMS machine.
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