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1 Hospital and Insurance Credentialing Pat Borman, MD Practice Management Didactics

2 WHO CREDENTIALS HOSPITALS HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES HEALTH DELIVERY SYSTEMS HMOs

3 WHY CREDENTIALING Hospitals and Health Insurance Companies and Health Care Delivery Systems have a legal and ethical responsibility to the public and insureds to insure that physicians are adequately trained to practice quality medicine with reasonable skill and safety.

4 Hospital Credentialing: The Process Request application and complete it If anything is missing this causes delays Be neat, accurate, complete, professional Passport size photos Include the check for required amount –Currently at Swedish $350 complete in 3-6 months or $850 complete in days

5 Hospital: The Credentialing Process Completing the Application Request ALL the privileges you qualify for and supply documentation Never request privileges you do not qualify for Letters of Recommendation: Program Director and others Releases Criminal Background Check and National Practitioner Data Bank

6 VERIFICATION Each entry in your completed application is verified at the source Now your application is complete and confirmed as true and accurate File is forwarded into committees for recommendation.

7 RECOMMENDATIONS Chief of Family Practice reviews your file and makes a recommendation for appointment to the Credentials Committee In some hospitals each department you work in must sign off: OB/GYN, PEDS, SURGERY, MED before the Credentials Committee reviews your file

8 RECOMMENDATIONS The Credentials Committee reviews everything again and passes a recommendation to the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee will make a recommendation to the Board of Directors of the Hospital

9 Final Determinations The Board of Directors of the Hospital has FINAL AUTHORITY in privileging: Grant Deny Modify Revoke

10 Insurance and HMO Credentialing Application is similar Verification Process is the same Tend to be fewer layers of Committees to seek approval


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