Expectations of Medical Credentialing
You don’t need to go too far to hear someone talk about their frustration with the medical credentialing process. Indeed, there are a lot of steps to take to get on insurance panels. There is a lot of time waiting on hold with insurance companies, or leaving voicemails and hoping (sometimes foolishly) for a return call. There is a lot of time spent filling out redundant applications, and completing procedures that you know could be made more efficient… but still, you have to get the job done.
When you find yourself in this position, consider this analogy: Getting on insurance panels is like following an elaborate recipe. For the sake of imagery, let’s say you’re creating a fantastic dessert from scratch: A banana bread with cheesecake filling, with a sugary glaze poured over the top, with a dollop of homemade ice cream on the side.
If you go into the process of creating this dessert ready for a journey (and with the necessary time and patience), you’re going to do just fine. You’ll follow the directions to the T, and get a great result. You’ll make sure the cheesecake is properly chilled before baking (for instance), and you’ll know that it will probably take a day (or two!) to prepare this dessert from scratch!
But that’s OK, you think to yourself—you’re in this for the ultimate experience.
On the Other Hand…
However, if you’re hoping the task is going to be quick and simple, like pouring yourself a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios, you’re soon going to find yourself frustrated with the process. If you’ve ever made a cheesecake in the past, then you know that there are no good shortcuts, working “smarter” isn’t going to sidestep the delicate process necessary to creating the outcome you want.
As You Begin Medical Credentialing…
So, as you begin the medical credentialing process, remember that getting on insurance panels is a complicated recipe.
And there’s no need to get frustrated! All the steps are just part of the process. The only shortcut is to delegate, and have someone else prepare the dessert for you. So, if you’re not interested in the journey, delegate your medical credentialing to us. Our credentialing team has the education, training and expertise to get you on insurance panels. And we know how to take it one step at a time. Simply contact us at 1-855-664-5154 to hear more about this process or to get started today.