Providers new to locum tenens may not realize that there is a credentialing process to complete before working at any facility, just as there is for any full-time employee. One benefit of working with Lexx Healthcare is that we have an entire department of people devoted to getting you credentialed.
Continue reading for some more information about the credentialing process both in-house at Lexx Healthcare and with the facilities we work with.
We pride ourselves on the quality of people we work with and are always looking for exceptional providers. That’s why we have all our providers internally credentialed before we schedule them for an assignment. During the credentialing process we verify your credentials including licenses, certifications, medical school, internships/residencies and fellowships. We also verify professional liability insurance, DEA paperwork and run our own in-house queries. We keep these on record to expedite the external credentialing process with our clients.
We start with external credentialing before your first assignment at a new facility. Because you’re already internally credentialed with Lexx Healthcare, we can pre-fill portions of your applications and provide proof of your credentials as well.
We ask for the following nine types of documents to start the credentialing process:
Any board certifications (ABEM, ABOG, ABIM, etc.), DEA/controlled substance registration, life support certifications (ACLS, ATLS), and any others.
2. Medical licenses
License information for any state licenses, current or otherwise.
3. Basic Information
A copy of your driver’s license, relevant tax information for you or your company.
4. Special Information
Appropriate certifications and visa for any international providers.
5. Education and Training
Medical school diploma and proof of residency and fellowship programs.
6. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
This includes a listing of your education, training, work experience, and any additional skills you may have.
We ask for at least three references from physicians that you have worked with.
Facilities may require specific vaccinations, immunizations, and sometimes lab work as well. We’ll need documentation of these to get you credentialed.
We understand this can be a sensitive topic, but it is very important that we have detailed and accurate information regarding claims or sanctions against any licenses. Any omissions or discrepancies cause delays in the credentialing process and could even result in a client denying a request for credentials.
*We prefer to receive these items as scanned PDF documents or by fax. Speak with your consultant for other options.