No. Effective November 17, 2020, NTIS is no longer an acceptable source to verify a practitioner's DEA certificate. This FAQ was addressed in the 2021 CVO updates on 11/23/2020. Please see https://dea.ntis.gov for more information.
The first step in earning Certification begins with an overview discussion with an NCQA program expert. Next, you will purchase the program resources, review, conduct a gap analysis and then submit your online application. Next you will align your processes with the standards. Finally, NCQA conducts the survey, creates a report and your Certification status is determined within 30 days of the final review. See a step-by-step process.
NCQA CVO Certification is designed to ensure organizations can maintain a high-quality network for members and contracted clients. The standards provide a framework for adopting industry best practices to promote accurate and efficient verification of practitioner credentials—ensuring that medical organizations employ qualified professionals and align with state requirements.
CVO Certification assesses an organization’s performance in the following requirement areas:
NCQA’s CVO Certification program offers the following 11 certification options:
• Certification Process and Timeline: identifies key steps, timing and resources to successfully seek Certification.
• Standards and Guidelines: provides the comprehensive descriptions of the standards, including the intent and the scope of review.
• Interactive Survey Tool: includes the complete standards and guidelines and allows your organization to determine its readiness for a survey by responding to each standard. The tool calculates your survey score.