Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) is one of 24 medical specialty boards that make up the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). ABIM works with other boards in the ABMS to establish common standards for physicians to achieve and maintain board certification. A physician’s ability to obtain and maintain hospital staff privileges and credentialing through various insurers often turns on whether the physician is board certified or board eligible.
ABIM takes seriously the integrity of its Board Certification Examination, and routinely launches investigations when it believes the security of its examinations may have been compromised. Our office has, on numerous occasions, successfully represented physicians accused of violating ABIM’s Policies and Procedures for Certification. We represent physicians in all aspects of ABIM investigations, from initial video/telephone interviews to preparing and submitting responses to formal notices of potential disciplinary sanctions and communicating with the Credentials and Certification Committee (“CCC”) and, if necessary, at evidentiary hearings held before a panel designated by ABIM’s Board of Directors. Whether a physician is accused of wrongdoing because of a social media post, an offer to share examination content, or because of forensic data analysis alleging anomalous testing, our attorneys are equipped and have the experience necessary to achieve a positive outcome.