Established in 1997, Independent Professional Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Agate Healthcare that provides comprehensive credentials verifications for medical professionals, facilities and organizations. As such, we represent an essential resource for verifying the qualifications of individual practitioners, protecting medical facilities and their providers from fraudulent claims, and ensuring the quality of care delivered to their patients.
Our comprehensive process includes the verification of educational, internship, residency and fellowship claims; board certifications; all state licenses and any licensure restrictions; DEA certificates; hospital affiliations and work histories; peer references; Medicare/Medicaid sanctions or exclusions and liability claims history.
We monitor sanctions lists by the Oregon Medical Board, state licensure boards and the Medicare/Medicaid sanctions list & opt-out list. We credential medical professionals to National Committee for Quality Assurance standards for health plans and The Joint Commission standards for hospitals and surgery centers. We provide detailed reporting to contracted health plans, participate in annual delegation audits, and present files as needed for external audits.
This comprehensive certification process ensures that both individual practitioners and the facilities with which they are affiliated are qualified to practice and deliver healthcare in their specialty.