What Specialties are Receiving the Medicare Incentive Payments?

The latest incentive payment report from the CMS breaks out incentive payments by specialty. So far 51,879 “Doctors of Medicine or Osteopathy” have received payments from the program and the numbers break down as follows:

  • Family Practice: 11,588
  • Internal Medicine: 10,597
  • Cardiology: 3,884
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology: 2,507
  • Gastroenterology: 2,271
  • Orthopedic Surgery: 2,166
  • General Surgery: 1,870
  • Neurology: 1,519
  • Urology: 1,489
  • Otolaryngology: 1,300
  • Pulmonary Disease: 1,289
  • Opthalmology: 1,181
  • Nephrology: 1,131
  • Dermatology: 911
  • Endocrinology: 770
  • Other: 7,406

The latest CMS report also breaks out payments to Dentists, Optometrists, Podiatrists and Chiropractors as follows:

  • Dentists: 49
  • Optometrists: 2,394
  • Podiatrists: 2,955
  • Chiropractors: 1,253