Speed Up Doctor’s Hospital Privileging

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Credentialing Hospital Privileging

QUESTION: Our providers have privileges at two separate hospitals. Every couple of years, they make us jump through a variety of hoops to keep our providers’ hospital privileges active. This year, one of the hospitals is asking us to send provider references. Who should we ask? Anonymous, Alpharetta, GA

ANSWER: Hospitals typically ask for three references when credentialing providers. But not just any references will do for the hospital privileging process – there are guidelines around what those references should be. The references should include the following people:

  1. Cooperation: Someone who has personal knowledge of the provider’s current clinical skills, who has observed them in action, and can speak to the provider’s ability to work cooperatively with others. .
  2. Peer input: A professional peer reference from someone in the same specialty that has worked with your provider. .
  3. Management: Someone who has been recently responsible for the provider’s practice at a healthcare organization (for example the department chair or chief of staff). If this is the first time you are requesting privileges at the hospital, consider a prior mentor or manager.

Make sure that all provider credentialing references are specific in nature. If they are too vague, the hospital may consider the application incomplete. For more tactics on speeding up the hospital privileging process click here >>

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Aperture Credentialing, LLC


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Tracey Tokheim

Aperture Credentialing, LLC

A recognized leader known for crafting strategic vision to achieve business goals through the development and execution of process efficiency, out-of-the box thinking, and key management partnerships. While serving as a Product Line Senior Director with Aperture Credentialing, LLC, Tracey has achieved a strong customer collaboration to secure customer commitment to efficient provider enrollment/credentialing and the use of our products to get to a very efficient process. Tracey’s career is comprised of over fifteen years management experience and over ten years project management execution while being recognized by staff for exceptional customer focus and employee recognition opportunity as “One of our Best” nominated by employees and leaders. Tracey has dedicated her adult career to health care organizations experiencing process failure and been a part of achieving process success, execution successful implementation of training and process change, and leaves a mark as a leader by example. Tracey holds a Master’s in Business Administration and Project Management and donates time and dollars to help children play sports who otherwise cannot afford it.    She also has a passion for the outdoors while spending time with family and on her Harley.  Tracey lives in Minnesota hence being outdoors is a love and a must.  Even in the cold!!!