Expectations of Medical Credentialing
You don’t need to go far to hear someone talk about their frustration with the medical credentialing process.
Indeed, there is a lot of steps to getting on insurance panels.
There is a lot of time waiting on hold with insurance companies, or leaving voicemails and hoping (sometimes foolishly) for a return call.
There is a lot of time spent filling out redundant applications, and completing procedures that you know could be made more efficient.
When you find yourself in this position, consider this analogy.
Getting on insurance panels is like following an elaborate recipe. For the sake of imagery, let’s say you’re creating a fantastic dessert from scratch: A banana bread with cheesecake filling, with a sugary graze poured over the top, with a dollop of homemade ice cream on the side.
If you go into the process of creating this dessert ready for a journey (and with the necessary time and patience), you’re going to do just fine. You’ll follow the directions to the T, and get a great result. You’ll make sure the cheesecake is properly chilled before baking (for instance), and you’ll know that it will probably take a day (or two!) to prepare this dessert from scratch!
But that’s OK, you think to yourself—you’re in this for the ultimate experience.
On the Other Hand…
However, if you’re hoping the task is going to be quick and simple, like pouring yourself a bowl of Banana Nut Cheerios, you’re soon going to find yourself frustrated with the process. If you’ve ever made a cheesecake in the past, then you know that there are no good shortcuts, working “smarter” isn’t going to sidestep the delicate process necessary to creating the outcome you want.
So, as you begin the medical credentialing process, remember that getting on insurance panels is a complicated recipe.
There’s no need to get frustrated. All the steps are just part of the process. The only shortcut is to delegate, and have someone else prepare the dessert for you. So, if you’re not interested in the journey, delegate your medical credentialing to us. We’ll get you on insurance panels, one step at a time. Simply contact us at 1-855-4-THRIVE ( http://thriveworks.com ).
Dr. Anthony Centore
P.S. This is what happens when you fight the process