Hospital privileges authorize a provider to deliver a specific scope of services at a particular medical facility. To be considered, a provider must complete the hospital’s application process. This process can be quite time-consuming and complicated as it requires extensive information, forms, and paperwork that must be submitted completely and accurately. CredentialingOne can handle this complex process for you, giving you more time for your patients.

Types of Hospital Privileges

  • Admitting Privilege – the provider can admit patients into the hospital or healthcare facility 
  • Courtesy Privilege – the provider can occasionally treat or admit patients into the hospital or healthcare facility 
  • Surgical Privileges – the provider can perform outpatient or operating room surgeries 

Privileges are granted to a provider by the hospital/facility in consideration of the provider’s current medical credentials.

All information is reviewed by the credentialing body of the hospital, executive committee, and board of directors before a provider can be appointed. The initial appointment is generally for one year and for two years for renewal of appointment. (We handle the reappointment process as well.)

To enroll in a health plan, providers must have hospital privileges at a participating network hospital. Obtaining hospital privileges is a critical part of the credentialing process.

Hospital Privileges

Information and documentation required by The Joint Commission includes (but is not limited to): 

  • Medical education, training, and areas of specialty 
  • Malpractice claim history 
  • Case and procedural logs 
  • Peer references 
  • CV or resume 

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