FCVS was established in September 1996 to provide a centralized, uniform process for state medical boards to obtain a verified, primary-source record of a physician's core medical credentials. This service is designed to lighten the workload of credentialing staff and reduce duplication of efforts by gathering, verifying and permanently storing the physician's and/or physician assistant's credentials in a central repository.
FCVS obtains primary-source verification of medical education, postgraduate training, examination history, board action history, board certification and identity. This repository of information allows a physician and/or physician assistant to establish a confidential, lifetime professional portfolio with FCVS which can be forwarded, at the applicant's request, to any state medical and osteopathic board that has established an agreement with FCVS, hospital, health care or other entity.
FSMB has received certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations and recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. The certification represents FSMB’s commitment to improving quality in service to our member boards in their protection of the public.
FCVS meets The Joint Commission’s (TJC) ten principles for a primary source verified credentials verification organization.