If you are a doctor, getting doctor credentialing is an important step to helping your practice succeed. Here are a few reasons why:
1. Doctor credentialing will give you leverage.
Many times, health professionals working for large practices or hospitals assume that they do not need to get on insurance panels because their names are already listed with the insurance companies; however, that is not true.
When you are working for a large company or practice, there is the possibility to work under the contract the company has with the insurance company, meaning that you as an doctor are not credentialed. Therefore in that case, if you decide to leave your job or start your own practice, you will be unable to work with the insurance of clients, despite having been able to accept insurance.
Doctor credentialing provides you both leverage and protection. Leverage in that you are not tied to one location; you can start your own private practice, and you can accept a wide range of clients. Protection, in that if you ever decide to leave your job, it protects you from losing compensation.
2. Universal Healthcare in the US means that everyone can see a therapist.
Many changes have been happening in the world of healthcare. One of the changes was the Affordable Health Care Act which was created to help USA citizens have health insurance. If you are not accepting insurance, you should. With the changes being enacted in 2014, 2013 is a great year to get doctor credentialing.
Many of the new policies allow your clients to use their insurance for visits. Getting credentialed can take between 90-120 days, so now is a great time to get started.
For more information or to get started, call us at 1-855-4-THRIVE (1-855-484-7483).