For healthcare providers across the country, getting credentialed with insurance companies can be a daunting and arduous process. However, facility credentialing makes individual provider credentialing look like child’s play.
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What is Facility Credentialing?
Facility credentialing is the process by which a health plan (insurance company) evaluates and then approves a facility to be “in network” with the health plan, and a participating provider of specific healthcare services. Don’t confuse a “facility” with a “group practice.” A group practice has a different, and much simpler, credentialing process.
To complete the process, your facility must complete and submit a variety of forms including a facility credentialing application, as well as other documentation like the applicant’s education, experience, licensure, certifications, accreditation, and more.
What Types of Facilities Can be Credentialed?
To be credentialed as a facility, a healthcare organization will need to meet various and numerous standards, which often including a JCAHO certification, CARP certification, or an equivalent. The type of organizations eligible for facility credentialing often include:
- Home Health Agencies
- Freestanding Surgicenters
- Sleep Medicine Centers and Labs
- Skilled Nursing Facilities
- Community Mental Health Centers
- Hospice Centers
- Birthing Center
- Clinical Lab
- Freestanding Radiology Center
- IV Infusion Therapy
- Portable X-Ray
- Cardiac Lab
- Outpatient Diabetes Management
- End Stage Renal Disease Providers
- Orthotic/Prosthetic Supplier
- PET Center
- Dialysis Center
- Residential Treatment Center
- Rural Health Clinic (RHC)/Federally Qualified Healthcare Center (FQHC)
- Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility (CORF)
When Should a Facility Begin the Credentialing Process?
A facility should begin the credentialing process at least 120 days prior to when they wish to accept 3rd party payments (that is, payment from insurance companies).
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