By Priyankar Bhattacharya, Senior Manager, Provider Network Operations
It might seem like credentialing is just a paperwork task, mundane and not as important as patient care; however, it’s an essential task that cannot be taken lightly. It not only protects an organization from potential lawsuits; it’s also a way to ensure practitioners are qualified to do their job. It’s a safeguard put in place to protect patients by providing qualified, high-quality providers. With a dedicated credentialing focus, organizations can ensure that patients receive the highest level of care from professionals who have undergone the most stringent scrutiny regarding their ability to practice medicine.