Board Certification Brouhaha: Rads Cry Foul Over ABR’s Ways and Means - April 30, 2020
“At the American College of Radiology’s 2019 meeting last May, speaker after speaker stepped up to the open microphone in the ballroom of a Washington, D.C., hotel to vent their displeasure with the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and its maintenance of certification (MOC) program.”
“The process isn’t inexpensive for participants. At the per-radiologist level, the single sorest point of contention on costs may be the fees assessed residents and fellows—many of whom are already beset by student debt and low salaries.”
“And all of that stands atop radiologists’ increasing awareness of ABR’s considerable wealth.
The revenues ABR generates through exam fees helped the organization grow its end-of-year total board assets to $51.1 million, according to the board’s IRS Form 990 for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. That was up from $49.5 million in 2016 and $45.7 million in 2015.”
And watch this 15 min debate Dr. Paul Teirstein, MD, did against the ABR CEO at the California Radiology Society meeting: https://youtu.be/jm33ft7wM_I
“I think you will be shocked by what I found and disclosed. They did make a lot of changes over the past few months that are positive, but its clear they are mainly interested in money.”
– Paul Teirstein, MD, NBPAS President