Developing and Maintaining an Effective Credentialing and Privileging Program

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Provides information on the importance of credentialing and privileging all healthcare providers, including employed, contracted, volunteer, and locum tenens (i.e., temporary) providers, at all health center sites; how to avoid potential liability related to negligent credentialing; steps for conducting credentialing and privileging processes (e.g., primary and secondary source verification of credentials); and tips for ensuring effective credentialing and privileging programs (e.g., ensure provider cooperation in the process, understand timelines and due dates, implement a tracking system). Issues related to maintaining credentialing files, preserving the confidentiality of information, and conducting peer review are also discussed.

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