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Check Emergency Medical Personnel Status

ODEMSA is not a credentialling agent, nor do we provide verification of credentialling.  The links below are provided as courtesy for use as an initial quick check/reference to the listed credentialling entity.  These lists are separately maintained and/or updated by the credentialling agent. Employers are encouraged to review actual certificates provided by the employee or applicant. 


COMMONWEALTH OF VA

The OEMS provides an on-line certification check for VA certifications. To determine if an individual is currently credentialled by OEMS you may check by first and last name or by certification number.  The web page is not intended to confirm certification test results.  Test results are separately mailed to the candiate via US Post within two-three weeks following the examination date.

To check Commonwealth of VA status CLICK HERE


NATIONAL REGISTRY STATUS

The NREMT keeps a list of individuals who have gained and maintained status as a Nationally Registered First Responder, EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, and/or Paramedic.  To determine if an individual possesses national registration, you will need to enter, as a minimum, the individual's Last Name and State of Residence. You may conduct a more precise search by also entering the individual's First Name, Middle Initial, and/or City of Residence. NREMT keeps a list of individuals who have gained and maintained status as a Nationally Registered First Responder, EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, and/or Paramedic.  To determine if an individual possesses national registration, you will need to enter, as a minimum, the individual's Last Name and State of Residence. You may conduct a more precise search by also entering the individual's First Name, Middle Initial, and/or City of Residence.

To check National Registry status CLICK HERE

OIG EXCLUSION PROGRAM

For many years the Congress of the United States has worked diligently to protect the health and welfare of the nation's elderly and poor by implementing legislation to prevent certain individuals and businesses from participating in Federally-funded health care programs. The OIG, under this Congressional mandate, established a program to exclude individuals and entities affected by these various legal authorities, contained in sections 1128 and 1156 of the Social Security Act, and maintains a list of all currently excluded parties called the List of Excluded Individuals/Entities.

Bases for exclusion include convictions for program-related fraud and patient abuse, licensing board actions and default on Health Education Assistance Loans.

The effect of an exclusion (not being able to participate) is:

  • No payment will be made by any Federal health care program for any items or services furnished, ordered, or prescribed by an excluded individual or entity. Federal health care programs include Medicare, Medicaid, and all other plans and programs that provide health benefits funded directly or indirectly by the United States (other than the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan). For exclusions implemented prior to August 4, 1997, the exclusion covers the following Federal health care programs: Medicare (Title XVIII), Medicaid (Title XIX), Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant (Title V), Block Grants to States for Social Services (Title XX) and State Children's Health Insurance (Title XXI) programs.

  • No program payment will be made for anything that an excluded person furnishes, orders, or prescribes. This payment prohibition applies to the excluded person, anyone who employs or contracts with the excluded person, any hospital or other provider where the excluded person provides services, and anyone else. The exclusion applies regardless of who submits the claims and applies to all administrative and management services furnished by the excluded person.

  • There is a limited exception to exclusions for the provision of certain emergency items or services not provided in a hospital emergency room. See regulations at 42 CFR 1001.1901(c)

To check names against the OIG Exclusion program CLICK HERE