Effective December 1 2011 all items that are requested on the "Check List cont'd" page in the CVO Application Packet must be returned with your application before it will be released and processed by any entity.
Effective January 1 2012 the application fee for initial physician credentialing will change to the following:
1 Hospital - $390
2 Hospitals - $505
3 Hospitals - $620
4 Hospitals - $735
5 Hospitals - $850
Effective January 2012 OhioHealth Group Credentialing Services (OHGCS) will be credentialing mid-level practitioners on behalf of Riverside Methodist Hospital, Grant Medical Center, Doctors Hospital, Dublin Methodist Hospital and Grady Memorial Hospital.
An initial application packet for mid-level practitioners to apply has now been posted to this website with the link "Mid Level CVO Application Packet" to the right of this page.
OHGCS will be providing credentialing services for the following mid-level practitioner jobs: Certified Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Midwife, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physician Assistants, Hospital Physicians and Massage Therapists.
The application fee will depend on the number of hospitals the mid-level practitioner is applying to:
1 Hospital - $290
2 Hospitals - $305
3 Hospitals - $320
4 Hospitals - $335
5 Hospitals - $350
OhioHealth Group Credentialing Services (OHGCS) program became operational on April 5, 1999. The goal was to streamline credentialing processes for Riverside Methodist Hospital and Grant Medical Center, using Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (TJC) standards while maintaining established credentialing services for OhioHealth Group (OHG) and The Medical Group of Ohio (MGO) using National Association for Quality Assurance (NCQA) standards. Since inception, OHG Credentialing Services has improved efficiencies for these facilities and has eliminated redundancy in paperwork for practitioners and their office staff. As a result, three additional OhioHealth system hospitals, Doctors Hospital, Dublin Methodist Hospital, and Grady Memorial Hospital have also contracted with OHGCS.
OHGCS goal is to positively impact the effectiveness and efficiency with which a pracitioner is added to the medical staffs of the Central Ohio OhioHealth hospitals (Riverside Methodist Hospital, Grant Medical Center, Doctors Hospital, Dublin Methodist Hospital and Grady Memorial Hospital). This process affects how soon a practitioner has the ability to see members of any health plan that contract with these hospitals, in many instances a practitioners cannot be added to health insurance plans until privileges are obtained at a designated hospital. The efficiency of the credentialing services provided by the OHGCS, assures that a practitioner can be timely appointed to the contracted hospitals, thus facilitating the approval process for affiliated health insurance plans.
OHGCS has proven itself a valuable asset to the OhioHealth family, by streamlining credentialing and collaborating with all contracted entities to achieve a seamless credentialing process.
OHGCS provides a consistent, centralized process for obtaining documentation, verifying credentials and maintaining documentation for all practitioners of medical services for OhioHealth Group and other health care entities. OHGCS currently services more than 6,000 practitioners. OhioHealth Group’s Credentialing Service:
- Standardizes the credentialing process for providers
- Eliminates duplication of functions for providers
- Reduces administrative costs
- Reduces administrative burden for providers
- Provides one centrally maintained, accurate provider database
- Reduces liability exposure