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March 30, 2016
Licensure and CCVS Policy Change
In accordance with the Centralized Credentials Verification Service (CCVS) policy, the ASMB is hereby providing this 30-day notification to CCVS customers of a coming policy change. In response to requests from the Legislative Branch and other organizations in the state, the Arkansas State Medical Board (ASMB) has approved several changes for licensing and CCVS. It is believed these changes may be a factor in helping to reduce the amount of time it takes to license practitioners in this state. These changes are:

- Authorized the use (Not Mandate) of the Federation of State Medical Board’s FCVS credentials program.
- Authorized the utilization (Not Mandate) of the Federation of State Medical Board’s uniform application.
- Reduced the requirement to collect the Work History, including Hospital Privilege History, to only the last 10 years unless circumstances call for the additional information.
- Accept assignments by Locum, Contract or Telemedicine companies for verification of Work History provided by company assignment rather than from collecting verifications from the individual facilities. &

*The ASMB/CCVS staff has requested and received approval from NCQA for the use of the FCVS by the CCVS.

Notification of the proposed implementation date will be scheduled after the 30 days and after all required processes between the FCVS and ASMB are completed.


September 10, 2015
NCQA RECERTIFICATION

The Arkansas State Medical Board's CVO, Centralized Credentials Verification Service (CCVS), received official notification on September 10, 2015 of their recent achievement of recertification under the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) in the following eight of eight requested credentials elements:

 

Application Processing

Education and Training

DEA Certification

CVO Application and Attestation Content

License to Practice

Medicare/Medicaid Sanctions

Medical Board Sanctions

Work History

 

Certification is considered current and in good standing for a period of TWO years and will expire in September 2017. Click here for more information on NCQA.


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