How MSPs Can Verify ABPS-Certified Physicians

Medical Staff Professionals (MSPs) have a quick and accurate way to verify the board certification of physicians certified by the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS). As one of the most prominent nationally recognized multispecialty certification bodies in North America, we have partnered with Aperture Credentialing, LLC, to offer online verification. Aperture is the largest and most experienced health care provider credentialing company in the United States.

Our database, which is administered by Aperture, allows MSPs to obtain primary-sourced verification of ABPS certification in a matter of minutes. Accessing the system for credentialing provides MSPs with information that includes:

  • Verification of board certification
  • Physician specialties
  • Certificate number
  • Expiration dates

The ABPS certification verification database is simple and straightforward. The first time you access the system you’ll be required to create a user account for your organization. On future logins, you’ll need to enter only your username and password. Once inside the database, you’ll be able to search for physicians using their last name, first name, and UPIN (unique physician identification number). A limited amount of physician information will be available to help you confirm that you have located the correct physician. Each full profile costs $40 and will be billed to the credit card associated with the user account.

MSPs can be confident in the results generated by the ABPS database. In fact, the ABPS has been cited in two documents published by the National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) as a primary source recommendation for certification verifications.

To access the ABPS verification database, click here.

If you are having difficulty accessing your account, please call 813-433-2277.

We encourage MSPs to visit the NAMSS website and thoroughly review NAMSS’ Ideal Credentialing Standards whitepaper and the new Managed Care Resource Toolkit. This staff resource highlights how the ABPS can assist MSPs at hospitals and other healthcare institutions in determining the competency of physician specialists.

For more information, about our online certification verification system, contact the ABPS.

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Medical organizations throughout North America understand that our rigorous certification standards prove that ABPS Diplomates are capable of delivering the best patient care possible.

When I think historically, advancement in medicine and patient safety and care has been driven by the diversity of people and scientific thought. That’s what I found at the ABPS and more. For over 60 years that is just who we are. I found a physician certifying body that provides a choice and voice to all physicians ensuring that patients are always placed first.

Jerry Allison, MD
Emergency Medicine
When I decided to pursue a full time role as a physician executive it was important to me to obtain additional professional training, education and work experience. Board certification through the ABPS in Administrative Medicine is validation of my efforts and a demonstration of dedication to professional development. We need more physicians to become full time health care executives, knowing there is a board certification option in Administrative Medicine encourages physicians to take the leap from full time clinical practice to healthcare organizational leadership.

Richard Paula, MD
Administrative Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has provided me with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of internal medicine through board certification. As a hospitalist, board certification is an expected credential, and hospitals recognize the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) as one of the three standard credentialling bodies for Internal Medicine. Additionally, the ABPS has helped me develop leadership skills as a Board member and Committee Chairperson. ABPS has also helped me sharpen critical thinking skills as a test question developer and reviewer. The Allopathic (MD) and Osteopathic (DO) physicians in the ABPS are lifelong learners and frequently pursue multiple board certifications. I enjoy the camaraderie of my peers in ABPS.

Loren Jay Chassels, DO
Internal Medicine