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June 29, 2017

The new ordering system, we announced was nearing completion, will be up on Monday, July 3rd, 2017! We are excited to be able to incorporate a lot of the changes requested by CCVS clients in this part of the system. Please note the ordering changes and the way you place, view orders in working and released status and view receipts. We are positive you will enjoy these changes as you become familiar with navigating through them. If anyone has any issues, please contact the support customer service email, and someone will assist you. We will update the User Guide with this information as soon as possible.

We would also like to let CCVS clients know that effective July 10th, the ASMB will begin sending out reminders to licensed physicians to go online and update their attestations every 120 days because credentialing organizations cannot order their profiles without this form.

June 28, 2017
Public Hearings to Amend or Adopt Board Regulations
The Medical Board will conduct public hearings involving proposed amendments to Regulation 1 governing provisions of the Arkansas Medical Practices Act; Regulation 2 governing physician and physician assistant requirements; Regulation 28 governing Educational Licenses; Regulation 33 governing notification of change of practice; Regulation 36 governing procedures for abortions and Regulation 38 governing Telemedicine.  The Medical Board will also conduct public hearings involving proposed Regulation 40 governing surgical technologists and Regulation 41 governing the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.  These public hearings are scheduled for Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. and will be held in the Boardroom of the Medical Board office. Additional Information is available at Forms and Publications

May 26, 2017

Based on feedback received from customers and the CCVS Advisory Committee, it appears the previous announcement related to upcoming changes to the CCVS ordering system generated some confusion.  That was not our intent.  In an effort to alleviate some concerns, CCVS will move the implementation date for some of the changes.  


June 1 –  As announced on April 17, 2017, effective June 1, 2017, payments for CCVS profiles will be made by a valid credit card at the time of order.   All credit cards, including American Express, will be accepted.   This method of payment will prevent the necessity for cancellations due to non-payment or lack of funds.  The credit card that is entered at the time of ordering must have adequate funds available for the order to post and CCVS to begin working.  The ASMB/CCVS will no longer store credit card information, and the ASMB will no longer accept electronic funds transfers for order payments after June 1. 


July 1 – Effective July 1, 2017, new order requirements will be implemented.  Prior to placing an order for a CCVS profile, the documents listed below must be in the CCVS system. 


1.            Organization Specific Authorization and Release – the Organization name must be entered exactly as it is listed on the CCVS customer’s current account.  Abbreviations(unless listed on their account), altered forms and blank organization name lines will not be accepted.  The A&R must be current within the two-year time from the signature date.Organization-specific A&Rs can be found on the CCVS website at www.arccvs.orgThis is not a new requirement.


2.            Current ASMB Authorization and Release– This is the Board A&R which is collected at the time of a physician’s renewal and is valid for two years.  As long as this document was filled out at the time of renewal, CCVS will have a copy of the document and no action is required by the customer. 


3.            Current Attestation – This document is completed at the time of renewal.  In order to be current, the signature date must be within 120 days.   For in-cycle orders, this attestation should be current and no further documentation should be needed from the organization.  For other orders, the physician can update the attestation at as needed to comply with the 120 day requirement.   In an effort to have the physicians update their attestation, ASMB/CCVS will begin sending quarterly e-mails to licensed physicians reminding them to update their attestation online.   In addition, a copy of the attestation can be placed in the organizations’ application packets to be completed by the physician and provided to CCVS.  A copy of the most recent attestation can be found at


4.            Telemeds Only:  Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)  - dated within the past 120 days for all Telemed orders. This is a not a new requirement.


Please note, profiles can only be ordered for physicians with an active Arkansas license.  Please check the license status prior to ordering a CCVS profile.  This verification is free at  If you need assistance, please contact us.


Current Curriculum Vitae (CV) – In an effort to reduce issues regarding inconsistent data, CCVS was requesting a current CV (dated within 120 days) be on file at the time of the order.  We are delaying implementation of this requirement.  We made this request because CCVS is finding that on occasion the information provided to the organizations on the credentialing applications is different from the information provided to the ASMB/CCVS.  The ASMB/CCVS does not receive a copy of the application provided by the physicians to the organizations and therefore may not have the most updated information from the physician.  Many organizations have expressed concerns with obtaining a CV for every order as many CVs can be quite lengthy.  Therefore, we will delay implementation of this requirement and will explore other avenues for obtaining this information such as requesting a copy of the credentialing application be provided by the organizations.  CCVS will also begin to request a CV from the physician at the time the CCVS order is placed.  We welcome any feedback on this issue.  For feedback or other ideas/suggestions, please email


Our goal is to provide a complete and accurate product for our customers and to decrease the amount of time it takes to process orders.   Thank you for all you do to provide healthcare to the citizens of Arkansas.

April 18, 2017
CCVS Process Change

This announcement is to provide advance notice to CCVS customers of the Arkansas State Medical Board's intention to proceed with implementing the change in payment options previously discussed.  Implementation is expected within the next several weeks once the ASMB's Information Technology department completes their internal processes.  Methods and types of payment are authorized by the Arkansas State Medical Board.


This change will allow customers to pay for their profiles at the time of order via a CREDIT CARD ONLY payment type similar to purchasing items from online sources.  This enhancement will prevent the necessity for cancellations due to non-payment or lack of funds availability, and subsequently from having to reorder the profiles, delaying credentialing for the providers and organizations. The credit card that is entered at the time of ordering will have to have the funds available at that time for the order to post and the CCVS to begin working.  The customer may determine which credit card to enter for each order as the ASMB/CCVS will no longer store credit card information.  The credit cards that will be accepted are Visa, MasterCard and Discover. It is possible we will also add American Express at some point.  It is important that customers understand that the ASMB will no longer accept electronic funds transfers for order payments once this enhancement goes live.  Please make the appropriate changes in your ordering process.

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