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A guide to the subspecialties that quality for higher Medicaid fees

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Subspecialists recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS), or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) qualify for the higher payments.

Subspecialists recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS), or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) qualify for the higher payments.


The subspecialty certifications within each specialty designation are:

ABMS

Family Medicine: Adolescent medicine, geriatric medicine, hospice and palliative medicine, sleep medicine, sports medicine

Internal Medicine: Adolescent medicine, advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology, cardiovascular disease, clinical cardiac electrophysiology, critical care medicine, endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, gastroenterology, geriatric medicine, hematology, hospice and palliative medicine, infections disease, interventional cardiology, medical oncology, nephrology, pulmonary disease, rheumatology, sleep medicine, sports medicine, transplant hepatology

Pediatrics: Adolescent medicine, child abuse pediatrics, developmental-behavioral pediatrics, hospice and palliative medicine, medical toxicology, neonatal-perinatal medicine, neurodevelopmental disabilities, pediatric cardiology, pediatric critical care medicine, pediatric emergency medicine, pediatric endocrinology, pediatric gastroenterology, pediatric hematology-oncology, pediatric infectious diseases, pediatric nephrology, pediatric pulmonology, pediatric rheumatology, pediatric transplant hepatology, sleep medicine, sports medicine

AOA

Family medicine: No subspecialties

Internal medicine: Allergy/immunology, cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, hematology/oncology, infectious disease, pulmonary diseases, nephrology, oncology, rheumatology

Pediatrics: Adolescent and young adult medicine, neonatology, pediatric allergy/immunology, pediatric endocrinology, pediatric pulmonology

ABPS

Eligible certifications are American Board of Family Medicine Obstetrics, Board of Certification in Family Practice, and Board of Certification in Internal Medicine. There is no board certification specific to pediatrics.

Source: www.Medicaid.gov

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