What are hospital privileges and why are they required?
Hospital privileges authorize medical professionals for a specific practice of patient care in a specified healthcare facility. Privileges are granted to physicians (and mid-levels) based on their current medical credentials and specialty. Insurance networks are starting to buckle down and require participating providers to obtain current hospital privileges. Much like insurance credentialing, to obtain hospital privileges, providers must go through the credentialing process that is facilitated by the Medical Staff Office at each facility.
Once the provider has completed medical staff credentialing process, the providers file/information will be taken to a board meeting (often called a committee meeting) where the provider will be granted the appropriate privileges based upon their specialty.
Did you know that hospital privileges are only good for two years?
Very similar to insurance networks, hospitals require providers to complete re-credentialing every two years. Please contact us for more information on how we can assist you to obtain and maintain your hospital privileges.