TN 3 (05-15)

DI 24501.004 Medical Specialty Codes

A. When medical specialty codes are required

Include the responsible medical or psychological consultant’s specialty code on each of the following:

1. Medical assessment forms

The following are disability program medical assessment forms:

  • SSA-2506-BK (Psychiatric Review Technique)

  • SSA-4734-BK (Physical Residual Functional Capacity Assessment)

  • SSA-4734-F4-SUP (Mental Residual Functional Capacity Assessment)

  • SSA-538-F6 (Childhood Disability Evaluation Form) for Title XVI childhood disability cases

  • SSA-416 (Medical Evaluation)

2. Disability determination forms

The following are agency disability determination forms:

  • SSA-831 C3/U3 (Disability Determination and Transmittal)

  • SSA-832 C3/U3 (Cessation or Continuance of Disability or Blindness Determination and Transmittal Title XVI), or

  • SSA-833 C3/U3 (Cessation or Continuance of Disability or Blindness Determination and Transmittal Title II).

B. List of Social Security disability programs medical specialty codes

Code

Specialty

01

Anesthesiology

02

Ambulatory Medicine

03

Audiology

04

Cardiology

05

Cardiopulmonary

06

Dermatology

07

E.E.N.T. (Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat)

08

E.N.T. (Ear, Nose and Throat)

09

E.T. (Ear and Throat)

10

Emergency Room Medicine

11

Endocrinology

12

Family or General Practice

13

Gastroenterology

14

Geriatrics

15

Gynecology

16

Hematology

17

Industrial Medicine

18

Infectious Diseases

19

Internal Medicine

20

Neurology

21

Neuro-Ophthalmology

22

Neuro-Psychiatry

23

Neonatology

24

Nephrology

25

Obstetrics

26

Occupational Medicine

27

Oncology

28

Ophthalmology

29

Orthopedics

30

Osteopathy

31

Pathology

32

Pediatrics

33

Physiatry

34

Physical Medicine

35

Plastic Surgery

36

Preventive Medicine

37

Psychiatry

38

Psychology

39

Public Health

40

Pulmonary

41

Radiology

42

Rehabilitative Medicine

43

Rheumatology

44

Special Senses

45

Surgery

46

Urology

47

Other

48

Speech - Language Pathology

49

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

C. References

DI 24501.006 Medical Evaluation Form (SSA-416)

DI 24505.025 Evaluation of Mental Impairments

DI 24510.000 Residual Functional Capacity (RFC)

DI 24510.060 Mental Residual Functional Capacity Assessment (MRFC)

DI 25230.001 Childhood Disability Evaluation Form - (SSA-538)

DI 81020.110 Medical Evaluation


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http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0424501004
DI 24501.004 - Medical Specialty Codes - 05/05/2015
Batch run: 09/03/2015
Rev:05/05/2015