Provider credentialing & privileging is a complex,
ongoing process that is essential to ensure the competence and accountability
of the providers working in an organization. It is required to meet UCA
Accreditation standards as well as other accrediting and licensing bodies. Often
confused with provider enrollment or contracting with a health insurance
network, credentialing & privileging form a critical component of oversight
that requires active involvement of the organization’s governance and
leadership and a strong connection to patient safety / quality improvement.
This guide will walk you through the important steps to
ensure that your providers are properly credentialed and privileged for the
urgent care setting. Sample forms are also included to help you get started.
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