What Providers Should be Privileged?

What Providers Should be Privileged?

Jul 17, 2020
  • Author:
    Vicki Searcy
    Former VP, Consulting
    Vicki has managed several credentialing and privileging practices, led a national healthcare accreditation and compliance consulting practice, was a surveyor for the NCQA, and a former president of NAMSS.

We are in our fifth month of dealing with the impact of COVID-19 and there doesn’t seem to be a quick end to this pandemic. Thank you for all that you do to assure that the providers who treat patients in your healthcare organizations are appropriately credentialed.  And let’s all remember to give thanks for our healthcare heroes – the EMTs, first responders, doctors, nurses – all the healthcare professionals and other members of the healthcare team who put themselves at risk every day to care for sick patients.

Many of you are going through some type of furloughing or reduction of staff as your organizations struggle with the current financial realities. It is important during these times to make sure that your workload is not inflated with activities that take time but provide little to no value. If you have ever wondered why you are privileging some healthcare professionals that don’t seem to “fit” the privileging process, take a look at this White Paper on “What Providers Should be Privileged?”.

Typically our privileging content is exclusively for our MPS and Privilege customers, but we wanted to provide to you for free an important distinction of what considerations to take to maximize your time, especially during this crisis.

Types of Providers Covered:

  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Advanced Practice Providers

Considerations from Regulatory Bodies:

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • The Joint Commission (TJC)


Our best to you and the ones that you love – stay safe and healthy!  And thanks for reading.