A credentialing coordinator is responsible for organizing, maintaining, and verifying all aspects of the credentialing process for healthcare practitioners in a health care-related facility. In all activities, they must comply with all legal and regulatory policies and procedures. Most of the time, the credentialing coordinator is in charge of contacting medical office staff and insurance providers, as well as communicating with healthcare administrators to maintain up-to-date files on physicians, technicians, and nurses. Additionally, the credentialing coordinator is responsible for answering inquiries regarding providers' credential status and working with colleagues to ensure the accuracy of all files by tracking the expiration of licenses and certifications. These professionals generally work full time in a health care setting, and they are usually under the supervision of the credentialing manager or medical staff coordinator.
Credentialing Coordinator Tasks
Communicate credentialing requirements and documents as needed.
Maintain knowledge of jurisdictional requirements and document credentialing changes as needed.
Ensure credentialing, full or mini, for designated contractors in an organization.