Author: Kevin McFatridge

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Telehealth/Telemedicine Credentialing

In this age of limited physicians and expanding technologies, the utilization of telemedicine services (also known as telehealth services) has grown exponentially to address the health care needs of urban and rural communities, specifically those with large geographic expanses, in which access to care is limited. Historically, diagnostic medical specialties were at the helm of […]

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PCVS is Accredited by URAC, Certified by NCQA and Follows TJC Standards

Professional Credential Verification Service (PCVS) is one of only seven credentials verification organizations (CVOs) in the United States accredited by the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) and certified by the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA).  These ‘gold star’ ratings assure PCVS Clients that they receive the highest level of accurate, compliant and secure primary […]

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PCVS Earns NCQA Certification

Professional Credential Verification Service, Inc. (PCVS), a national leader for its primary source credentialing verification services, announced it has again earned Certification status from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Certification is awarded to participating organizations on the basis of individual credentials elements. Organizations may be certified for all, some, or none of the […]

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Digital Credentialing

Recently, the National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) held a roundtable meeting entitled ‘The Future of Digital Credentialing’, which focused on the wide range of new and emerging technologies, including blockchain technology, which could potentially be used to streamline the credentialing process and build in more efficiencies. As promising as blockchain technology appears to […]

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NAMSS: Best Practices in Credentialing

Recently, the National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) published best practice standards for clinical practitioner credentialing related to all healthcare delivery settings charged with facilitation of a credentialing program.  One of the largest opportunities identified by NAMSS was industry-wide standardization of primary source verifications. Whenever possible, organizations should make it a priority to verify […]

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Delegated credentialing

Hospitals, health systems, managed care organizations, clinically integrated networks (CINs), accountable care organizations (ACOs), ambulatory surgery centers, large medical groups, and a variety of other organizations charged with performing provider credentialing activities are often limited on staff, time, credentialing expertise or experiencing inordinate credentialing volume that may prompt them to consider delegating part or all […]

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The Benefits of Outsourcing Credentialing

Many organizations tasked with practitioner credentialing struggle with shrinking budgets, staffing limitations, and credentialing volume that far exceeds their ability to process in a timely and compliant manner. These challenges often result in improperly performed credentialing and significant delays in practitioners being approved by various peer review bodies for enrollment, membership, privileges, and general ‘participation’ […]

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Guiding Principles of Credentialing  

While the function of credentialing clinical practitioners is characterized by some in the health care industry as a burdensome, bureaucratic administrative process, it is a mechanism to protect society from clinical imposters, assure a relative level of patient safety, and mitigate organizational risk. To this end, the principles that guide credentialing activities have long been […]

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Why Credentialing Matters

Credentialing is defined as the act of verifying a clinical practitioner is who they say they are, obtained the education and training they say they received, and through obtaining confirmation of the presence or absence of current or historical adverse actions against licensure, clinical privileges, board certification, and professional society affiliations or other professional practice […]

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