Credentialing Specialists ensure that medical staff members’ maintain current credentials and licenses to work legally in their field or specialty. These credentialing specialists monitor upcoming renewal dates and work with medical staff to advise them of the required steps to maintain their credentials. They also review information on potential new employees to make sure all required licenses and credentials are current before hiring.
Outsourced credentialing specialists are informed about the regulations and standards required to achieve and maintain licensure and other credentials. A thorough knowledge of applicable medical policy is also needed and held by qualified third party providers such as Eddy.
Credentialing specialists often work as third parties. This requires the specialist to be able to manage their workloads effectively to meet set deadlines. Strong computer skills are necessary for the input and maintenance of data, as well as for performing research regarding licensing or credentialing requirements in their area. Interaction with other medical professionals, office personnel, and the public is standard.
The standard job duties of a credentialing specialist are to:
The typical education and qualifications for a credentialing specialist are:
If you or your organization is considering hiring an internal credentialing specialist it would be in your best financial as well as compliance interest to consider a third party provider for all your credentialing needs. There is a significant cost saving to enlisting the services of Eddy, a premier third party credentialing provider. Their team of industry experts will help to maintain compliance and efficiency for your organization. Contact Eddy today to learn how they can help your healthcare organization thrive.