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I believe the reimbursement is linked to the service codes and not the certification..
So participating in the MOC for general peds is not necessary if you use CPT codes for services typically rendered by a pediatrician.using the Emergency codes, I think,  are what prevents one from being paid the Medicare rate. 
Marty
Martin Herman, M.D.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine 
Sacred Heart Children's Hospital

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> Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:59:47 -0500
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> Subject: Re: Maintenance of General Peds certification for subspecialists
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> And at least until December 31 st, you can continue to bill at Medicare rates vs Medicaid rates thanks to the Medicare parity law, which is supposed to sunset 12/31.
> And if curious, if you just have your Peds EM boards and not Peds boards, you do not qualify. Yup, read it again. 
> Lots of legislation going on now to try to extend this for another 2 to 5 years, but people also are trying to carve out the ER and replace it with OB-GYN. 
> Craziness.
> Todd Z
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> Since most of the MOC activities count for both PEM and gen peds, the only 
> dditional effort to maintain the gen peds certification is the examination. I 
> ust recertified for the second time, and was relieved to have passed. It keeps 
> y career options open, and makes me feel a little better about the general 
> ediatrics I teach residents and students daily. There are a great deal of 
> eneral pediatric issues I deal with in the ED that are not routinely addressed 
> y the PEM boards.
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> Interested in group's opinion, pros and cons,  regarding pediatric 
> ub-specialists maintaining or not their bc in general peds? Apologies if this 
> as been discussed in previous threads.
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