WHAT IS THE NATIONAL BOARD OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS?
NBPAS is a nonprofit organization that provides physicians and hospitals a choice for allopathic or osteopathic board certification. Founded in 2014 by Dr. Paul Teirstein, Chief of Cardiology, Scripps Clinic, NBPAS supports life-long learning and requires rigorous, specialty-specific, fully accredited Continuing Medical Education (CME). NBPAS requires all physicians to meet the same standards, fostering equity and inclusiveness among a diverse physician community. NBPAS currently represents nearly 10,000 physicians at 148 hospitals in all 50 states.
IS NBPAS AN ACCEPTED BOARD?
Yes, NBPAS meets the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) standards for verifying education and training. This verification is required by credentialers at hospitals, health systems and health insurance companies.
WHICH HOSPITALS CURRENTLY ACCEPT NBPAS CERTIFICATION?
Click here for the full list of hospitals currently accepting NBPAS certification
DOES NBPAS PERFORM PRIMARY SOURCE VERIFICATION?
As required by many hospitals, health systems and payors, NBPAS performs primary source verification of all applicants’ qualifications, including education and training, and meets the standards of National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC).
HOW CAN I FURTHER SUPPORT NBPAS WITH ITS EFFORTS?
- Spread the word! Share information about NBPAS with your colleagues.
- Present information about NBPAS board recertification to your hospital’s Medical Executive Committee (please refer to the menu option for available materials and template presentations).
- Ask your Medical Executive Committee to add NBPAS to hospital bylaws. The change is simple and immediately allows hospitals to credential and employ NBPAS board certified physicians.
- Refer hospital physician leadership and/or credentialing staff to our website or feel free to reach out with any questions.