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The History of Credentialing

Today, the act of ‘credentialing’ is defined as verifying a clinical practitioner obtained the education and training that qualifies him or her to deliver clinical care to patients. We also consider verification of current requisite licensure, professional liability coverage, criminal background checks and sanction monitoring, among other verifications, to be part of the credentialing process. […]

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PCVS Receives Full URAC CVO Accreditation

PCVS is pleased to announce it has received full accreditation status by the Utilization Review Accreditation Committee (URAC) as a Credentials Verification Organization (CVO) through January 1, 2021. Full URAC CVO accreditation means PCVS obtained 100% compliance and has been assessed and scored against more than 130 credentialing quality, security, and process standards. Credentialing is a […]

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A Higher Level of Rigor

In the United States today, there are roughly 80 Credentials Verification Organizations (CVOs) that is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) or accredited by the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC). Of those 80 CVOs, only seven are dually-assessed by both NCQA and URAC. Professional Credential Verification Service (PCVS) is one of them. […]

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PCVS: Your Authorized Agent

Previous to the Healthcare Quality Improvement Act (HCQIA) of 1986, there was no single, national source available to organizations required to perform credentialing to assess whether or not their practitioners had previous actions taken against them related to medical malpractice settlements, adverse privileging actions, state and federal licensure actions, Medicare exclusions or debarment, among other […]

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Sanction Monitoring

Episodic and ongoing practitioner sanction monitoring is required by the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA), as well as other accrediting bodies. It is also considered a best practice in any credentialing program. Sanction monitoring typically involves confirming the absence or presence of Medicare and Medicaid exclusions, and adverse state and federal licensure actions, contractual […]

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Automation and the Human Element

National web-based credentialing applications, provider data warehouses, and web-crawler primary source verifications are having a favorable impact on the efficiency of the credentialing process for health plans, hospitals, health systems and other delivery settings charged with performing credentialing of their providers. Such efficiencies have the potential to reduce administrative redundancies, the time it takes to […]

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Variety: The Spice of Life and PCVS’ Services

They say variety is the spice of life. Who wouldn’t be interested in having an array of choices instead of just one? That’s what Professional Credential Verification Service (PCVS) brings to the health care marketplace every day – credentials verification organization (CVO) services that meet and exceed a diverse variety of client’s and their needs. […]

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Versatility and Flexibility is the Cornerstone of PCVS’s Services

Did you know not all Credentials Verification Organizations (CVOs) are created the same? It’s true. Professional Credential Verification Service (PCVS) is a national, premier dually-assessed CVO, with 25 years of industry experience providing quality credentialing services to clients. In addition, PCVS offers the widest range of customizable package and a la carte credentialing solutions in […]

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PCVS Earns Certification from NCQA

Professional Credential Verification Service, Inc. (PCVS), a national leader for its primary source credentialing verification services, announced today it has again earned Certification status from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Certification is awarded to participating organizations on the basis of individual credentials elements. Organizations may be certified for all, some, or none of […]

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