Hunterdon Medical Center (HMC) is dedicated to pursuing the highest standard of quality care and patient safety by credentialing all licensed independent practitioners in compliance with The Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies.
Who needs to be credentialed and privileged at Hunterdon Medical Center?
What is the difference between credentialing and privileging?
Credentialing is the primary source verification of a licensed independent practitioner’s education, training, claims history, work experience, licenses, etc. Privileging is granting approval for an individual to perform a specific procedure or specific set of procedures based on competence in the specialty in which privileges are requested. What is Primary Source Verification (PSV)? Primary Source Verification (PSV) is required for confirming that an individual possesses a valid license, certification or registration to practice a profession when required by law or regulations, and has relevant training and current competence. It is the responsibility of the accredited organization to complete PSV.
The Medical Staff Bylaws allow 180 days to process a complete application. The following represents a general timeframe for processing, based on the requirements outlined in the Bylaws and Credentials Manual. Please note that circumstances outside our control may impact processing days.
All items provided by the primary source verification are reviewed with the items provided with the application. If there are any discrepancies with the application and primary source verification, the provider will need to give an explanation of the discrepancies.
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