Facility licensing and accreditation standards require the organization to obtain, verify, and assess the qualifications of each healthcare practitioner seeking privileges to provide care and services in the facility. The facility is responsible for documenting evidence of licensure, education, training, experience, or other qualifications. In larger organizations, this process is managed by the medical staff department. However, for smaller organizations, such as independent ambulatory surgery centers, the development and maintenance of a full-time medical staff office is not practical or cost-effective.

The HPS Solution

HPS Solutions can meet the role of the facility’s medical staff office. For our facility clients, we offer credentialing services to verify the individual’s professional credentials. The HPS Medical Staff Privileging & Primary Source Verification Solution includes:

  • Coordinating the application process
  • Obtaining the required credentialing information
  • Conducting the primary source verification of relevant education, training, and experience
  • Querying the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB)
  • Verifying any organization-specific requirements such as Board Certification, DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) Certification, malpractice insurance
  • Obtaining a written statement from the practitioner addressing any adverse issues
  • Preparing the final privilege applications for submission to the medical director