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What does it take to get credentialed with an insurance company?

The process typically involves extensive paperwork, networking with insurance companies, and spending weeks trying to follow-up and finalize all of the information.

This is all working towards affiliation with a given insurance company, so that you can provide services for their customers and patients. But what is really required to becoming successfully credentialed?

What You Need

For one thing, you must be prepared to provide a lot of essential information, some of which includes:

What You Should Expect

Let’s dive deeper into what this process takes. Here are a couple tidbits of what you can expect if you decide to seek medical/insurance credentialing by yourself:

1. Each insurance panel (you wish to join) will take about 10 hours of your time.

That’s right: credentialing won’t take a mere 30 minutes of your time. You’ll have to fill out pages and pages of applications with detailed information and in super specific formats. Each application will take individualized care and focus. And that’s AFTER you’ve obtained the documents; not to mention once you’ve finished filling out the applications, you’ll have to follow up with each insurance company.

2. You’ll spend even more time following up with the insurance companies.

As mentioned above, once you’ve finally submitting your applications, you need to follow up with each insurance company to ensure they have received and are reviewing said application. You should continue to contact them every couple of weeks to check on your credentialing status. Expect to spend a lot of time on hold, playing phone tag, and being sent to voicemail.

Don’t Want the Headaches? Consider Getting Help

If you’re a doctor, therapist, or other healthcare professional and you don’t want to spend all of this time on the medial credentialing process, consider getting help from a credentialing service. Working with a credentialing service will help to rid you of the headaches and the frustration that accompany this process, and it can also save you money and lead to greater success in becoming credentialing. Chances are, you’ll get credentialed more quickly, which means you’ll get to help your patients more quickly too. Trust us, many providers have found this to be the case. And they worked in a variety of areas like…

At, we’re ready to assist you in getting this process completed efficiently and timely. Our credentialing team is made up of experts who have obtained a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s, or even higher. Additionally, each member has gone through extensive training and continues to do so on a regular basis.

Due to our expertise, training, and our experience in providing services across the country, we know the best practices for streamlining the credentialing process. We know exactly what to expect and we know exactly what needs to be done to get you credentialed. So, let us take the load off. You’ll benefit from this lightened load of stress and you’ll also thrive in your business—because you don’t have to worry about the ins and outs of the credentialing process, you can focus on what truly matters: providing your patients with quality healthcare.

If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help you with insurance credentialing, give us a call at 1-855-664-5154. We are available to take your calls Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm EST. You can also fill out an online submission form or chat us anytime, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. We look forward to it!