I hate the MOC. It needs to be killed in all specialties. I am not alone in this. The general of the anti-MOC army is Wes Fisher MD, whom I have written extensively about here before. Unlike me, he has done more to bring down the ABIM then my little ol’ blog has against the ABFM. Wes has investigated. He has been attacked. Wes has taken action. He has put his name on the line. Damn, I need to have a few drinks with him.
When the Placebo Journal was active, I used to give the Tenesmus Award yearly to those “disruptors” who made certain bad guys want to crap themselves. Wes Fisher would not only win the award today but I would have to name the award after him (hmmmm…..something to think about later). Anyway, please read his latest blog here about how the AMA and the Chicago Machine is ramping up to beat him. Here is a taste:
And then the unimaginable happened. An unanticipated Presidential candidate won the election. Like BREXIT, the medical political establishment were caught completely off guard. None of them could imagine it happening. And even though larger and larger numbers of doctors weren’t buying the propaganda of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and MOC any longer, the AMA, heavily invested in the ACA construct, stuck to their plan to strong-arm physicians with these MOC “modifications” anyway.
Practicing doctors and their patients have been waking up to what the medical establishment have done to the middle class and the practice of medicine in America. We’ve been slow to catch on thanks to the realities and time required for this thing called patient care, but the reality is profound.
Thanks to Maintenance of Certification, practicing doctors are not so easily fooled any longer and with a new sheriff in town, the Machine might just have to go to an alternate Plan B in January 2017 or face some serious consequences.
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