3 Ways Credentialing Can Help With Patient Safety and Quality Care

Healthcare providers must meet set standards and regulations to offer care to patients. Physician Practice Specialists provides professional credentialing services to verify these healthcare providers’ licensure, training, and experience. Credentialing plays a necessary role in establishing patient safety. Here are a few ways that credentialing helps with enhancing patient safety and providing quality care: 

1. Verifying Physician Qualifications

Credentialing providers will check physician qualifications to verify that they have a license to work in their field. They complete background checks, confirm education and training, and screen for any past misconduct or disciplinary action. Checking physician qualifications helps maintain a high standard of care within any given healthcare setting. 

Physician Practice Specialists will complete the necessary steps to verify that a physician is licensed to practice in a specific field. These steps help safeguard patients from medical errors or other safety issues that may arise from seeing unqualified physicians. They can help protect against costly malpractice lawsuits, complementing an organization’s risk management strategy. Understanding that their practicing physicians are fully competent and licensed can also encourage trust between patients and providers.

2. Authenticating Telemedicine Platforms

Credentialing services help improve patient care by monitoring telemedicine services. Telemedicine involves remote diagnosis and treatment through methods like video calls, emails, and text messages. Providers must make sure that they are licensed to offer services across state lines. If a doctor is licensed in New York but offers telemedicine services to a patient in Virginia, they must also seek a Virginia license. 

Physician Practice Specialists will make sure that healthcare professionals complete the necessary steps to be able to offer services via telehealth platforms. This can enhance patient safety and care by offering an easily accessible treatment platform. It also makes sure that the provider is qualified and licensed to offer treatment through telehealth communication channels. Whether the provider is a therapist, nurse, pharmacist, or another healthcare professional, patients rely on their credentials to verify they receive safe and effective care across telehealth platforms.

3. Providing Supplemental Support

Healthcare facilities may experience high turnover rates or difficulty in finding qualified staff members. This can affect their ability to complete the proper credentialing steps. Mistakes in the credentialing process can lead to delays or claim denials. During these times, Physician Practice Specialists provides the necessary credentialing support to healthcare clinics. This support reduces the administrative burden on staff members and allows them to focus on patient care.

Our team handles paperwork, verifies compliance, and coordinates communication between the clinic and insurance companies. Clinics will not have to designate credentialing tasks to healthcare professionals who should be attending to patients. This enables clinic staff members to concentrate on providing safe, high-quality care, which may lead to increased patient satisfaction.

Seek Quality Credentialing Services

Physician Practice Specialists provides comprehensive credentialing services tailored to the needs of our clients. Accurate and efficient credentialing steps help to enhance patient safety by verifying that healthcare professionals are licensed and competent in their field. Credentialed healthcare providers are expected to adhere to best practices, enabling them to offer a high standard of care when creating treatment plans. Contact us today to learn about our credentialing processes for healthcare facilities, therapy clinics, and more.