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Verisys is Your Remote Credentialing Specialist for Health Care Providers

April 16, 2020

Globally we are facing a situation that is pushing our health care system and health care providers beyond anything they have dealt with before. Other countries are already experiencing this enormous demand for additional medical practitioners to treat COVID-19 patients, and increased capacities and equipment at their hospitals and facilities.

Here in the U.S. we have areas in our country that have these same demands already straining their providers and health systems. In March, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made a plea to former doctors and nurses to rejoin the health care system and join what he called a “surge capacity” to assist with the outbreak in their state. After that plea Gov. Cuomo reported that some 40,000 health care workers answered his call to create a ‘surge health care force’.

This surge in retired, part-time, and non-practicing providers is not unique to New York. Hospitals and health care clinics across the country are soliciting additional providers to assist with the demands of treating patients with the coronavirus.

The Necessity for Remote Credentialing

Adding additional health care providers has created an urgent need for remote credentialing and remote credentialing specialists. Hospitals, pharmacies, and medical clinics need to add emergency staff in light of the global pandemic, and this can easily be done using remote credentialing specialists who can verify licenses and credential providers quickly and accurately using a cloud-based platform.

Slowing the spread of the virus is aided by fewer face-to-face interactions, even among health care staff. Having the ability to utilize remote credentialing can give organizations access to the information they need to onboard additional providers safely and efficiently. Remote credentialing specialists can verify licenses and screen retired, part-time, or telehealth providers from remote locations and deliver accurate results to health care facilities anywhere in the country.

As COVID-19 continues to spread in the U.S. and social distancing measures are in place, there has been a spike in the demand for virtual care. Telehealth offers greater access to health care to those in rural areas and to the elderly, speeds diagnosis and treatment, and limits the risks of person-to-person spread of illnesses and disease. In light of COVID-19, telehealth can be used for initial screenings outside of hospitals and clinics to reduce the chances of spreading the virus further.

Hospitals, health care clinics, pharmacies, and telehealth companies can take advantage of remote credentialing by a remote credentialing specialist at Verisys which removes that burden from their staff and frees them up to focus on the demands of the patients they serve.

Remote Credentialing Specialists are Monitoring all Modifications due to COVID-19

Remote credentialing specialists at Verisys can quickly screen the providers you are bringing on board for hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies against FACIS® (Fraud Abuse Control Information System), the most comprehensive and most trusted data set in the country, reducing risk to your organization and ensuring patient safety. License verification, even on lapsed licenses, can be quickly and accurately verified following new guidelines that accommodate these modifications during the coronavirus outbreak.

Our remote credentialing specialists are monitoring the modifications put out by CMS (1135 waivers by state), as well as the lists of states allowing lapsed licenses, state board closures, board emergency rules enacted, CMS emergency declarations for health care providers, and all other federal and state regulatory body modifications due to COVID-19. Our credentialing specialists are up to date on all modifications to credentialing and licensure requirements due to the pandemic and will ensure your organization and its staff are covered.

Verisys and our remote credentialing specialists are committed to supporting you and your organization as you work on the front lines to serve patients affected by COVID-19. Our goal is to minimize the impact that this pandemic has on our country and on each of us and we have dedicated our resources to assist you with your remote credentialing needs.

Juliette Willard Written by Juliette Willard
Healthcare Communications Specialist
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