What Is Medical Credentialing? Why Does It Matter?

Healthcare organizations and insurance companies depend on credentialing to verify each care provider’s competency levels, information and skills. This process is essential for protecting patients and upholding a high standard of care. Understanding the provider credentialing process flow can be helpful for providers. Here, we’ll look at the steps required in the credentialing process, the…

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Avoiding Primary Source Verification Pitfalls

Primary source verification is an essential part of physician credentialing and onboarding. It is a tedious, often frustrating process that requires participation and input from numerous individuals. Since regulations change frequently in healthcare, primary source verification protocols change concurrently. Although credentialing and re-credentialing standards were changed temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many regulations are…

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Common Hospital Credentialing Errors

Hospital credentialing errors are a common cause of costly onboarding delays that prevent providers from seeing patients in a timely fashion. After you have worked hard to recruit the best provider you could find, to meet a dire need at your facility, imagine the frustration of this provider being delayed by a credentialing error. Avoid…

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Streamlining the Provider Credentialing Process 

Now more than ever before, it is important for hospitals and hospital systems to streamline their provider credentialing process to help ease staffing shortages. Many credentialing related hurdles such as inefficient processes, mistakes that increase costs and lengthy onboarding procedures, can impede the timely hiring of physicians. However, healthcare organizations that streamline these processes can…

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