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.

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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.

I feel truly blessed and grateful to be an internal medicine board-certified diplomate with the American Board of Physician Specialties. Their ongoing, steadfast commitment to physician board(s) enhancement, forward focused vision, and tenacity is second to none. ABPS has become a recognized choice in Physician Board Certification.

Adam Rench, MD
Internal Medicine
To be the best, you must measure yourself against the best. Achieving Board Certification in Emergency Medicine by the ABPS gave me the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the art of EM in an objective way. The high bar that ABPS sets for candidates to be allowed to take both the written and oral exam is a testament to ABPS's rigorous vetting of one's ability to practice Emergency Medicine at a high level. By maintaining these credentials, I've been able to instill confidence in my abilities at the department/employer level and ultimately with the patients that choose to seek emergency care at the facilities at which I practice.

Royce Mathew Joseph, MD
Emergency Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has supported the entire field of Integrative Medicine in sponsoring our board. It has been so validating of the importance of prevention-oriented and holistic approaches to care while emphasizing the scientific basis of this specialty to have it recognized by ABPS. I am proud to have been one of the first groups to be board certified by ABPS in Integrative Medicine, leading the way for others committed to training in this specialty.

Myles Spar, MD
Integrative Medicine