QUESTIONS REGARDING PHYSICIAN CREDENTIALING
What is Credentialing?
Process to verify provider’s education, license, training and work experience.
What is CAQH?
A platform on which provider’s personal, educational and professional information is mentioned along with the documents from where insurance collect the data.
How to create an NPI?
You can create the NPI by logging to NPPES website.
Do I need a Type 2 NPI?
Yes, to enroll a business you would definitely need a type 2 NPI.
What is Type 2 NPI & Why do I need Type 2 NPI?
If you are a LLC, Partnership, PLLC you would need to have a type 2 NPI
Can I as an Individual provider have multiple NPI's?
No, you can only have one NPI.
What are MCOs?
Manage care organizations that operates under Medicaid rules and regulations.
Does Physical therapists need to be credentialed with Insurance?
Yes, they would need to be credentialed to get in-network benefits.
What are hospital privileges?
It allows providers to perform certain procedures or operations or even to admit patients.
When does Medicare re-credential providers?
They re-credential providers after every five years to re-verify the provider information/documentations.
Do I need to have license for each state?
Yes, to provide services you would need to have a license for each state.
How long does it take to get enroll with Medicare?
It would take anyway around 30-90 business days.
I need malpractice to enroll with Medicare?
No, you don’t as long as you are a professional provider but if you are a business than you do need a general liability insurance.
What is PECOS?
Provider enrollment, chain and Ownership system is an electronic Medicare enrollment system through which providers and suppliers can: • Submit Medicare enrollment applications.
Is Medicare necessary to enroll with Railroad Medicare?
Yes it is mandatory to have Medicare to get enrolled with Railroad Medicare.
Is Medicare enrollment mandatory for Medicaid enrollment?
Not necessarily but for some states/specialties it is a requirement.
Can I get into MCO's without State Medicaid enrollment?
No you must enroll with state Medicaid in order to get MCO’s.
What Is Professional and General Malpractice?
Professional liability insurance cover the bodily injuries and General Liability insurance covers the property damage.
Do we need to acquire license for each state to perform services?
Yes, you would be needing license for each state where you will be providing services to your members.
What is a DEA number?
It’s an identifier assigned to a health care provider (such as a physician, optometrist, dentist, or veterinarian) by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration allowing them to write prescriptions for controlled substances.
What are Taxonomy Codes?
Taxonomy codes are administrative codes set for identifying the provider type and area of specialization for health care providers.
How would I be notified once I get participating with the payer?
Each insurance upon execution of contract sends a welcome letter notifying provider about his/her participation.
What is 147C IRS letter?
It is a document showing how an individual or business entity is filed with Internal Revenue Service.
What is a CLIA certificate?
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments is a regulate laboratory testing and require clinical laboratories to be certificated by their state as well as the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) before they can accept human samples for diagnostic testing.
What is reassignment in Medicare?
Medicare allows third parties to bill and receive payment for services that they rendered.
What documents do I need to credential?
Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia,Generally you need IRS letter, voided check, State License, Resume and Malpractice. Rest of the documents will depend on your specialty.
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How much Rxcredentialing charges for CAQH registration and completion?
Free, if you want to credential with more than 20 insurances otherwise we will charge you $99.
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