How does the credentialing process work?Before a physician can participate in particular networks, these requirements need to be passed:
- Reviewing past education
- Medical licensure
- State and federal registrations and certifications
- Professional liability coverage
- Residency programs completed
- References from colleagues and past professors
How can you make credentialing quicker?
- Plan in advance. Remember, this process could take months. It’s important to start as early as possible. Some practices will start submitting credentialing information as soon as they have a hire date for their new physician.
- Use your resources wisely. Some practices use in-house staff to manage credentialing. Given the scope of credentialing, it often falls beyond the capabilities of your typical medical staff. Thus, they’ll seek third parties to facilitate the process.There’s also the process of re-credentialing, for which you’d need employees who are constantly updating and monitoring the information to make the next go-around much smoother.