What is Credentialing?

An examination and review of the credentials of individuals meeting a set of educational or occupational criteria and therefore being licensed in their field. Strict credentialing is required by both hospital and managed care accreditation bodies. The process is conducted periodically because of the responsibility of the organization for any claims of malpractice by its staff. Credentialing is done on a 3 year cycle. Re-Credentialing must be completed before the 3rd year anniversary in order to stay compliant.