Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Is an Example of How the National Medical Standard Has Changed to Recognize ABPS Board Certifications
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that administers the Medicare program and works with state governments to administer Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and health insurance portability standards. Like other federal organizations, CMS has updated its standards to recognize physician board certifications from the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS).
Founded in 1952, the ABPS is a multi-specialty certification body with 12 Member Boards and Diplomates in 20 specialties. Our Diplomates practice their specialties at some of the nation’s most respected medical institutions. Recognized in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Handbook, the ABPS has also earned recognition from other federal organizations, including the Veterans’ Health Administration and the United States Armed Forces under the GI Bill.
As for state organizations, several state medical boards, including Florida, have retained strict language that recognizes ABPS as a certifying board that meets the higher standards of certification they require.
Our mission has always been to offer the highest certification standards that meet the public’s healthcare needs while also helping physicians achieve success. ABPS exams, procedures, and protocols not only meet those lofty standards, but are also clinically, psychometrically, and legally defensible. A comprehensive third-party assessment of ABPS’ standards by Castle Worldwide found that they were equivalent to those set by the American Board of Medical Specialties and the American Osteopathic Association.
If you’re interested in learning more about the ABPS and our many options in physician board certification or re-certification, contact us today.