February 20, 2018
Before 1990, American physicians who had completed 3 years or more of rigorous training in a specialty and passed an examination were awarded lifetime “board certification.”
April 26, 2018
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines the growing proliferation of unnecessary and expensive medical certifications and the need for maintenance of certification reform in Indiana.
June 8, 2017
If the governor signs the bill, physicians will gain protection from expensive obligations that divert their attention from patients.
April 10, 2017
Dr. Paul Teirstein explains why doctors are rejecting 'maintenance of certification' in a dozen states and trying to get lawmakers to do the same.
June 14, 2017
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses two proposals now being considered in the Michigan Legislature that would limit the influence of maintenance of certification in the state.
April 19, 2017
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses a proposal now being considered in the Florida Legislature that would limit the influence of maintenance of certification in the state.
April 12, 2017
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses a proposal now being considered in the Maine Legislature that would limit the influence of maintenance of certification in the state.
March 29, 2017
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines the numerous problems maintenance of certification is causing in Texas and the new effort to limit the influence of MOCs in the state.
March 22, 2017
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines maintenance of certification standards and how Tennessee is considering reforms to prevent medical associations from forcing doctors to take unnecessary and expensive tests to remain certified.
June 7, 2016
Lawmakers in several states in the Midwest are considering following Oklahoma’s lead by passing reform legislation prohibiting maintenance of certification (MOC) as a condition of medical licensure and hospital admitting privileges.
June 6, 2016
Oklahoma will become the first state to protect physicians without maintenance of certification (MOC) from losing their licenses, reimbursement, employment, or hospital admitting privileges.
August 8, 2016
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines the numerous problems maintenance of certification is causing in North Carolina and other states nationwide.
June 2, 2016
There are few who argue against the idea doctors should be required to stay current on all the latest medical developments.
December 1, 2015
Health Care News reported in May 2016:admitting privileges to a physician solely because the physician chooses to forego MOC, which board-certified doctors in multiple states describe as a costly and time-consuming process.
February 25, 2015
Health Care News reported in May of 2016:The now obsolete SB 58 included a clause protecting doctors from MOC-based discrimination by hospitals. “It caught a lot of people by surprise,” state Sen. Ralph Alvarado (R) said.
April 17, 2013
In 2000, the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) mandated all 24 specialty affiliates to limit board certification (BC) duration to 10 years.
May 16, 2016
Certification and licensing requirements can have a significant effect on the growth of any market, especially in the health care industry – where doctors face myriad licensing, certification, and education requirements to maintain their licenses and
April 22, 2016
Certification and licensing can have a significant effect on the growth of any market, especially in the health care industry, where doctors face myriad licensing, certification, and education requirements to maintain their licenses and continue
August 21, 2015
An important factor that I believe ties together many of the negative secular trends making it less likely our brightest young men and women will choose a career in Medicine can be summed up in 1 word—bureaucracy.
April 20, 2017
This week's Leaflet examines taxes and constitutional amendments, tax reform in Nebraska, a study on civic classes in colleges, a Texas lawsuit suing the EPA, maintenance of certification in Maine, and the 10th edition of Rich States, Poor States.
March 30, 2017
This week's Leaflet examines state-level health care reform, constitutional spending limits in Iowa, Tennessee maintenance of certification, Common Core reform in Michigan, a gas pipeline in Pennsylvania, and a policy brief by the James Madison Institute.
July 14, 2017
Maintenance of certification requirements divert time and money away from patients, doctors say.
November 26, 2019
I must admit I have mixed emotions about the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report.
November 26, 2019
Physicians across the nation give their view on the causes of professional dissatisfaction and what can be done to fix it.
March 8, 2019
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans examines a new proposal in Oklahoma that would create a new “Oklahoma Plan” for the state’s Affordable Care Act marketplace and why this represents a reform that has already failed in other states.
November 14, 2017
Congress has failed to pass a replacement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and Obamacare’s collapse is inevitable. To protect their citizens, state lawmakers should take the lead in passing free-market health care reforms.
September 21, 2018
Nurse practitioners are well-trained, well-educated medical professionals that can alleviate the growing shortage of primary care doctors nationwide.
September 27, 2017
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans examines an upcoming vote on Medicaid expansion in Maine and how expansion has largely failed in other states.
June 16, 2017
Nevada legislation reorganizes Clark County School District, giving principals and teachers decision-making authority.
April 4, 2017
Consumer Power Report #541
August 18, 2016
The lead essay discusses welfare reform and Olympic success.
February 9, 2017
A 90-day ban on travel from seven countries has sparked tremendous outpourings of “worry” or outright opposition by some 33 medical organizations.
June 12, 2017
Consumer Power Report #549
June 9, 2016
States are currently debating whether Internet purchases should be subject to a sales tax. In South Dakota, a court case is making headlines that could allow the state to collect sales taxes from online purchases.
May 30, 2017
Last week, Heartland Institute President Joseph Bast was one of a dozen panelists brought together in Chicago to answer the question, “What should we expect from public education and what can families do to help their local schools achieve that promise?”
May 19, 2016
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, a week which aims to shine a light on a major health care crisis in the United States, including the shortage of mental health facilities and services for the 62 million Americans who experience mental
October 30, 2015
While Americans are preoccupied with the political theater of the Presidential race, special interest groups toil to pass legislation that could radically transform your medical care.
February 22, 2017
Consumer Power Report #536
April 27, 2016
Consumer Power Report #503 Boston-based PatientPing has developed a new application that helps doctors monitor their patients’ activities at other health care facilities, an innovation some are saying could help lower costs and improve patient care.
February 1, 2017
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans outlines ten steps state legislators can take to improve the cost and availability of health care in their states.