Upcoming Credentialing Rulemaking
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). OHA will convene a Rules Advisory Committee on October 13th from 12-1:30 pm. If you have questions related to the rulemaking process please emailACPCI.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.