Primary Source Verification
By definition, primary source verification is verification from the original source of a specific credential (education, training, licensure) to determine the accuracy of the qualifications of an individual health care practitioner. Examples of primary source verification include, but are not limited to, direct correspondence, telephone verification and internet verifications. The Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the American Osteopathic Association Physician Database (AOA), or the American Medical Association (AMA) Masterfile can be used to verify education and training as a Secondary Source.
Hospitals and health plans consider credentialing the process of verifying and validating that a healthcare provider is qualified and competent to provide quality healthcare. This includes adhering to the state and local laws, complying with the rules and regulations of the accrediting bodies and following organizational bylaws, policies and procedures.
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