I'm pretty sure that even for those grandfathered into ABP without recert, will still be required to recert for state licensure. It's coming.
LOL, says who?
That would be interesting since the state medical boards literally have no recording of any board certs, current or otherwise. I can only ref. the states Ive been licensed in. Besides, recert for state doesnt make any sense since the only jurisidication states have is a general medical one, not individual specialities.
If you are referring to MediCal/Medicaid type credential issues (NOT cert, credentialing) then I doubly LOL, I barely care enough to even be credentialed with MediCal at this point.
The legal issues surrounding this are very specific and warrant to jurisdictional lawsuits.
A.) You dont even need to be certified by the ABP (unless it is specifically stated in medical staff bylaws, which it is almost never because of the myriad of specific boards that exist), you can be certified by literally ANY organization, even one youve fabricated. There are several available which you can "pay to play". This is actually common in plastics and other surgical subs.
B.) At this point, no insurer or payor including CMS can exclude or reduce your payment based on board certification, experience or relative fellowship training. People who claim they do are f'ing ignorant glass monkeys.
C.) ABP is nongovernmental and clearly, clearly discloses certification cannot and should not be used as substitute for proctoring, vetting or staff credentialing.
In essence, at this point in time, board certification is important for only 3 things:
1.) Marketing your expertise to clinicians
2.) Specific, very SPECIFIC verbage being placed into medical staff by laws and cred processes in the era of exclusive service contracts with hospitals
3.) Malpractice insurance premiums