The AOA is now in collusion with the ABMS for restriction of trade via MOC OCC MOL per the AOA daily news email:
AOA President Ray E. Stowers, DO, called the AOA Board of Trustees’ Annual Business Meeting to order this morning. In a special item of business to commence the meeting, American Board of Medical Specialists (ABMS) President and CEO Lois Nora, MD, JD, MBA, gave a presentation on the ABMS Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program and how the AOA and the ABMS can work more collaboratively on issues like MOC and Osteopathic Continuous Certification and the future global standards for board certification and patient care. This afternoonthe Board broke into several reference committees to review the resolutions upon which it will vote tomorrow or forward to the House of Delegates later this week. – John Crosby, JD Exec. Dir.