orthopedic regcognized subspecialties

Dicey

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Years ago, I was told that "hand" was the only other recognized orthopedic subspecialty. I have scoured CMS and the internet trying to find information otherwise. Have things changed? I would appreciate any answers I can get and/or where to go to find out this information.:confused:
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Here is some additional information, sports medicine is new but not the only subspecialty recognized.

The AMA panel was asked whether the definition of a “subspecialty” should be based on
taxonomy codes or on the CMS provider specialty listing included in Chapter 26 §10.8.2 of the Medicare Claims Processing Manual. Taxonomy codes are provider self-designated and
additional specialties are recognized and have taxonomy codes that are not necessarily recognized by third party payers or state medical boards as a subspecialty.

Source:
http://www.in-afp.org/clientuploads/2012_Coding_Changes.pdf
 
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