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Doctors Riled by Re-Certification Process Plan to Sue Board

Nov. 6, 2018, 5:16 PM

A group of doctors is building a legal challenge to the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process, which the doctors claim violates antitrust protections.

The Practicing Physicians of America has retained a law firm after raising more than $150,000 in a GoFundMe campaign from doctors across the country seeking to torpedo the 10-year re-certification process for internal medicine specialties. The PPA is building a case into whether industry-wide re-certification programs violate federal antitrust laws, state fraud and deceptive trade practices laws, and will file a complaint soon.

The stakes of the suit could be massive, both from a monetary standpoint and...

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