What is Medical Credentialing?

For health providers, medical credentialing is the process of getting networked with insurance companies (this is often described as "getting on insurance panels").

Medical credentialing is a popular term among health providers these days, especially among counselors, chiropractors, and even massage therapists who only a few years ago were able to run "cash only" practices. In contrast, today these providers are finding that patients and clients are demanding that they accept their insurance for payment (this is often referred to as "third party payments," another buzz word).

Completing one's medical credentialing process involves retrieving and filling-out a series of applications with insurance companies, submitting the applications to insurance companies, and then doing a lot of follow up. While it sounds simple, health providers often describe the process to be "nightmarish" as the application process rarely goes smoothly, and many providers find themselves resubmitting applications, fighting enrollment rejections, and spending a lot of time "on hold" with insurance companies.

Thriveworks Medical Credentialing was founded by health providers, to help take the stress out of the credentialing process. Interested in learning more? Give us a call anytime at