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 2015 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 157 hospitals in all 50 states.
IS NBPAS AN ACCEPTED BOARD?
Yes, NBPAS meets all national accreditation requirements for hospitals and health plans. This includes the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) for health plans, and The Joint Commission (TJC) and Det Norske Veritas (DNV) for hospitals.
WHICH HOSPITALS ACCEPT NBPAS?
Click here for the full list of hospitals and facilities.
DOES NBPAS PERFORM PRIMARY SOURCE VERIFICATION?
Yes, NBPAS performs primary source verification of physicians’ education and training, as required by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC), The Joint Commission (TJC) and Det Norske Veritas (DNV).
HOW CAN I FURTHER SUPPORT NBPAS?
- Spread the word! Share information found HERE with your colleagues.
- Present information about NBPAS board recertification to your hospital’s Medical Executive Committee or invite NBPAS to present and answer questions.
- 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. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-888-861-4448 for assistance.