In accordance with legislation enacted by the West Virginia Legislature in 2001, the Uniform Credentialing Advisory Committee was appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources and the West Virginia Insurance Commissioner to assist in developing a uniform credentialing process and implementing the use of uniform credentialing forms.
During 2001 and 2002, the Uniform Credentialing Advisory Committee developed the standardized forms with the goal of reducing the need for healthcare practitioners to complete multiple forms containing the same or similar information during the application and re-application process required by various entities.
The uniform credentialing and recredentialing forms were originally implemented on July 1, 2003 and were amended effective October 28, 2004. The forms and list of practitioners subject to the forms are now part of a procedural rule that is designated in the West Virginia Code of State Rules as 64 CSR 89A. The original legislative rule is designated 64 CSR 89. The legislative rule will no longer contain the forms and list of practitioners, but should be consulted for additional requirements relating to the use of the forms.