Physicians and Credentialing Organizations
As postgraduate resident training programs close, the FSMB offers to permanently store the records for the primary source and permanently store the records for residents having attended the program. This ensures availability of the resident's records for future purposes of state licensure and hospital/health care privileges. The Federation has consulted with JCAHO, NCQA, URAC and state medical boards and has determined that verification of a physician's credentials by the Federation on behalf of a closed program meets the primary source verification requirements of each of these organizations.
Information stored for a resident supports the VGMET (Verification of Graduate Medical Education Training) format for credentialing verification. It includes: physician name, program name, dates of attendance, training level, training year, specialty, program director name, and whether or not the training was successfully completed.
A fee of $60 (per program, per verification destination) is required to provide the closed program verification requested for the physician.
If you already have an FSMB account you can use our new online tool to request verification for any closed program records stored by FSMB for which they were enrolled. If you do not have an FSMB account, creating an account is easy to do: create an account. This will enable the FSMB to provide services based on the information we have stored about you. Once you have completed the FSMB account creation process, return here to launch the Closed Program Verification application to pay for and submit your request online.
Note: The FSMB receives information directly from state medical boards, the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), National Provider Identifier (NPI), the Social Security Death Master File, the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, the American Board of Medical Specialties and the American Osteopathic Association’s Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists. This information is maintained in a manner that is NCQA certified for quality.
Third Party Requests
Third party requests for physician information can be fulfilled by following these steps:
- Download and complete the Resident Records and Credentials Request form with as much information as you have to allow us to efficiently process your request.
- Please include a completed and valid Physician Authorization Form.
- Email the form to email@example.com.
Once the Resident Records and Credentials Request form and a Physician Authorization Form is received, you will receive an invoice via email.Verification will be provided once payment has been verified. Please allow 5-7 business days for processing.