ACPCI Member Recruitment
The Advisory Committee on Physician Credentialing Information (ACPCI) currently has one vacant position. Should you or one of your staff be interested in serving, the committee is currently accepting nominations for a:
- Health Care Practitioner Licensed by the Oregon Medical Board and/or Health Care Practitioner Organization Representative
OHA is committed to sharing power with the communities we serve and working together to transform our health care system. By co-creating solutions alongside community members, we will achieve our goal of eliminating health inequities by the year 2030. Improving administrative simplification in credentialing may reduce barriers to patient access to high-quality, culturally specific providers and care.
The ACPCI meets annually to evaluate and develop recommendations as to whether changes to the Oregon Practitioner Credentialing and Recredentialing Applications are needed. Members must be knowledgeable about national standards relating to the credentialing of health care practitioners, will serve a three-year term, and are appointed by the Administrator of this office.
The Primary Care Office is accepting nominations to the Committee through the close of business Friday, December 31, 2021. All nominations should include a resume, curriculum vitae, or brief statement that documents experience in the area of practitioner credentialing. Please submit nominations to Jonathan McElfresh at JONATHAN.P.MCELFRESH@dhsoha.state.or.us.
Everyone has a right to know about and participate in Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Committees. If you need this information in an alternate format (such as Braille, large print, audio, video or other formats) or in another language, please contact Jaime Taylor at Jaime.Taylor@dhsoha.state.or.us or you can call 503-689-7926.
In 2021, Oregon legislators passed HB 2078 repealing the Oregon Common Credentialing Program (OCCP) and its requirement that OHA establish a centralized system for health care practitioner credentialing information. OHA will now pursue Administrative Rulemaking to update OAR 409-045 to remove requirements for the use of OCCP and reinstate requirements for the use of the uniform Oregon Practitioner Credentialing and Recredentialing Applications (OPCA/OPRA). If you have questions related to the rulemaking process please email ACPCI.App@dhsoha.state.or.us.
Oregon Common Credentialing Suspension and ACPCI
After careful consideration and consultation with health system partners and legislative sponsors, OHA has decided to suspend the Oregon Common Credentialing Program (OCCP). Please see the FAQs here for more information. OHA will continue to manage the Oregon Practitioner Credentialing and Recredentialing Applications and the ACPCI will continue to meet annually to evaluate changes to the Applications.
The universal credentialing (and recredentialing) application, created and maintained by the ACPCI, is meant to be a convenience to providers in Oregon, eliminating the need to complete multiple unique applications for each health plan, hospital, insurer, etc. However, credentialing is not governed by the state.
The state cannot give legal advice or give direction about how to answer any questions on the applications. Please use your best professional judgment, contact the health related organization responsible for credentialing or seek legal counsel, as appropriate.
Where to send completed applications?
Please only send completed applications to the health care related organization where you have applied. Applications received by this office must be shredded.