In a May 2006, GAO examined compliance with VA's physician credentialing and privileging
requirements at seven VA medical facilities it visited and made three recommendations designed to improve aspects of privileging
and oversight of the process.
Preface - Introduction; Procedure credentialing vs core credentialing; Joint Commission bylaws and other credentialing requirements; Standard of care for credentialing and privileging
processes; Document handling;
has announced the launch of a new privileging
research service for medical staffs and medical staff professionals.
Health systems, HMOs, PPOs, hospitals and medical groups use the Credentialing and Privileges Manual to design and implement exemplary credentialing and privileging
programs for physician and non-physician clinical practitioners.
HCPro, a leading provider of healthcare regulatory and management information, and CACTUS Software, a leading credentialing and provider management software firm, today announced a partnership to develop and deliver a new privileging
software tool to healthcare organizations.