• Everything You Should Know About Physician Credentialing

    Everything You Should Know About Physician Credentialing

    Physician Credentialing Guide

     

    One of the most common questions physicians ask when exploring a locum tenens opportunity is “How long does credentialing take?”

    Credentialing timeframes are dependent upon various factors, such as the completeness of required documents or the processing speed at the medical facility. However, our experienced in-house credentialing team can help expedite the process by prefilling and working with you on completing most of the documents, leaving you fewer sheets of paper to make your way through. Leave the details to us so that you can focus on delivering quality health care to your patients.

     

    Emergency Medicine Credentialing

    For Emergency Medicine job placements, the following items are usually required for physician credentialing:

    • Copies of all Active State Medical Licenses
    • DEA License registered in the State you will be practicing
    • Board Certificate or letter of Eligibility, if applicable
    • Copies of Medical Diploma and Post Graduate Training Certificates
    • ECFMG Certificate, if applicable
    • ATLS, ACLS and PALS, if applicable
    • CME Certificates for the past two years, if applicable
    • Case Logs and Procedure Logs for the past two years
    • Prior Malpractice Insurance Certificates for the past ten years
    • TB test within the past 12 months or chest x-ray report within the past 3 years
    • Proof of Flu shot within the past 12 months
    • Immunization records and/or titers
    • Current I.D., Social Security Card and/or U.S. Passport

     

    Hospital Medicine Credentialing

    For Hospitalist job placements, the following items are usually required for physician credentialing:

    • Copies of all Active State Medical Licenses
    • DEA License registered in the State you will be practicing
    • Board Certificate or letter of Eligibility, if applicable
    • Copies of Medical Diploma and Post Graduate Training Certificates
    • ECFMG Certificate, if applicable
    • BLS or ACLS, if applicable
    • CME Certificates for the past two years, if applicable
    • Case Logs and Procedure Logs for the past two years
    • Prior Malpractice Insurance Certificates for the past ten years
    • TB test within the past 12 months or chest x-ray report within the past 3 years
    • Proof of Flu shot within the past 12 months
    • Immunization records and/or titers
    • Current I.D., Social Security Card and/or U.S. Passport

     

    Additional Credentialing Requirements

    In addition to the checklists above, the following items are occasionally required for hospital-based job placements:

    • Stroke or Trauma CME Certificates
    • Drug Screen
    • Mask Fit Test
    • Physical Exam or Health Competency Statement from a Physician
    • Fingerprinting

     

    Get Credentialed with Mint

    To qualify for locum tenens positions, physicians must first get internally credentialed with Mint. Once you are credentialed, you will be placed under Mint’s malpractice insurance coverage and can begin working locum tenens assignments. In some cases, getting credentialed with Mint can even be done in as little as one day, provided all the required documents are submitted. Here’s a checklist of what’s required to get credentialed with Mint:

    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • Mint application
    • Signed Professional Placement Agreement (PPA) and Business Associate Agreement (BAA)
    • Release of Information
    • At least 2 professional references from colleagues that have worked alongside you and can attest to your clinical capabilities
    • Texas Worker’s Compensation Commission form
    • I-9 form and I-9 identification
    • W-9
    • Voided check for direct deposit
    • Skills checklist
    • NPDB and Disclosure Authorization and Consent Form
    • Travel form
    • Malpractice Claims Form

     

    Credentialing Resources

    Below are links to useful resources for physicians.

     

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