The credentialing process is never enjoyable for dentists, and unfortunately, it’s something that needs to be completed for every insurance company (and again when it is time to complete the recredentialing process). Thankfully, there are ways to make the process easier, including working with APEX Reimbursement Specialists.
Dental Credentialing 101
Dental credentialing is the process of verifying a dentist, their licensing and professional record before allowing them to be part of an insurance network. The credentialing process includes things like verifying career history, training history, education, malpractice history and licensing. The credentialing process will need to be completed for every insurance company that you become an in-network provider for.
Why Is Credentialing Important?
Credentialing is no longer optional for many dentists, as many patients will start planning the dental treatment process by first checking which dentists are in network. When you credential, you will increase the chances that patients in your area will become patients of your practice. The insurance companies that you are in network for will also give you publicity as a result through listing you in their guides online and in print. When you attract more patients, it can increase your revenue and help your practice to grow exponentially.
How Can You Make It Easier?
While the credentialing process is critical to the success of many practices, it is not easy or straightforward. Because it is so complex and time-consuming, many dental practices choose to work with a partner like APEX Reimbursement Specialists. We can take all of the necessary documents, like your malpractice insurance, licensing, certifications and other information, and ensure that your application is completed correctly. Then, we will complete the hardest part of the process for you—follow up. Many insurance companies will leave you completely in the dark during the process and you will not know if something was missing or not received. That’s why someone following up on a regular basis to ensure the application was received and processed is so important. We will work with you through every part of the credentialing process to save you time.
APEX Reimbursement Specialists Can Help With Your Credentialing
Whether you’re preparing for the recredentialing process or looking for assistance credentialing with a new provider, APEX Reimbursement Specialists is here to help. Contact our team today by calling (410) 710-6005. We look forward to working with you to make your practice a more profitable place.