Consultants Vicki L. Searcy and Mark Westbrook presented a lively discussion about changes that are impacting credentialing processes in today’s healthcare organizations because of the increased numbers of employed and contracted practitioners. Areas that were addressed:
- How has the onboarding process for your employed practitioners been updated to include all of the tasks that must be accomplished in order for them to be able to see/treat (and get paid for) seeing patients in a timely manner?
- Have you defined what information/documentation should be maintained in the “Human Resources” file vs. the Credentials File?
- Are you embarking on a process to standardize privileges across your health system – or at least in your geographic area?
- How have the increased numbers of employed practitioners impacted your payer enrollment process? And – are you managing the credentialing process for these practitioners into other organizations?