This is a good question, as the answer has recently changed. When done correctly, medical credentialing used to take about 90 days–much of that time being time spent in queue with insurance companies. However, more recently (2013) insurance companies have been asking for at least 120 days to process provider applications.
When working with Thriveworks Medical Credentialing, you will know the status of your applications every step of the way. We grant you access to an online dashboard, that shows your progress. In addition, you can call our office anytime and speak with a credentialing representative to get an “up to the minute update” on your medical credentialing.
Final Note: medical credentialing takes frequent follow-up with insurance companies, to navigate problems that occur and to make sure the application isn’t held up. Often health care providers will neglect this important step, which can extend the process by months or more.