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Revenues surpass expenditures in majority of medical specialty boards

August 1, 2017

Although medical specialty boards — as nonprofit organizations funded by physicians —have been entrusted to match revenue and expenditures, most boards exhibited revenues that significantly exceeded their expenditures in 2013, according to a research letter that recently appeared in JAMA.

“The process of board certification has a central role in the self-regulation of physician quality standards,” Brian C. Drolet, MD, of the department of plastic surgery, Vanderbilt University and Vickram J. Tandon, MD, of the department of plastic surgery, University of Michigan, wrote. “However, many physicians have objected to programs by the American Board of Medical Specialties, particularly maintenance of certification, citing a lack of clinical relevance and evidence to support efficacy as well as high fees to participants.”

Debate, fluidity continues over repeal, replacement of ACA

July 27, 2017
The United States Senate is more than halfway through 20 hours of debate over the so-called “skinny repeal” bill that would start the process of eliminating…

AMA: Health care debate ‘by no means over’

July 18, 2017
While a series of announcements by Senate Republicans seem to indicate that for the time being attempts both to replace and repeal the ACA have stalled, AMA president…

AAFP, ACP, AMA, ACOG demand ‘do over’ in health care bill

July 14, 2017
Leaders of several medical societies, upon hearing the latest version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, said lawmakers need to go back to the drawing board on…
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Reliability of the ImPACT in High School Student-Athletes With Attention Deficits, Hyperactivity, or Learning Disabilities

Athletic Training and Sports Health Care, July/August 2017, Volume 9 Issue 4
To determine the test–retest reliability of the Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment (ImPACT) (ImPACT Applications…
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