From Paul Kempen, MD, PhD
The tide is turning. Be sure to put this from NEJM on the table of your medical staff and demand all requirements for board certification be removed from privileges, insurance payment and licensing.
If you want a solid understanding of the history and extortion of the ABMS, see this lecture, especially around minute 40 when the obvious requirement for YEARLY payments through threats of losing your certification in spit of a 10 year issued certificate is clearly stated-valid only if MOC compliant printed right on the darn thing! Stop paying extortion and rise up against this ponzi style enrichment scheme.
As for the complete scandal regarding the ABIM MOC program-be sure to visit Dr Wes’s blog, especially: http://drwes.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-abim-foundation-choosing-wisely-and.html