ONE STOP FOR CREDENTIALING & PRIVILEGING DATA MANAGEMENT
Step by Step instructions to assist you in getting setup and ready for this new service.
Now you can use your OneHealthPort log in to use ProviderSource - a free service that can reduce credentialing hassles for good. ProviderSource is an easy-to-use online portal to the OneHealthPort Provider Data Service, a statewide system hosted by OneHealthPort for centralized collection, verification and distribution of all provider data to be used for credentialing and privileging.
State Senate Bill 5346 outlined a requirement that a statewide data collection process be setup for all credentialing and privileging data to reduce hassles for the provider community and simplify access to data for health plans and hospitals. The service is free for practitioners inputting data while organizations wishing to use records pay a fee per record.
What can I do to get started?
Printable one-page "Getting Started" directions
NEW! Video tour - How to electronically sign and attest to your completed provider record (Real Media Player - 2:45 minutes)
Watch an introduction to the Account Manager application (1:50 video)
Watch an introduction to the ProviderSource application (4:30 video)
To use ProviderSource, each credentialed provider or practitioner in your organization must be set up with his or her own unique OneHealthPort login. Doing this in advance can save time and make credentialing and privileging with the new service easier.
ProviderSource has an account manager function that allows an organization to select their practitioners and manage the data entry for them. In order to access the account manager function, the users doing this work must have an OHP Administrator login. The list provided in account manager is populated based on user records with the role "Licensed practitioner" and the user must be affiliated with your organization. A quick list of things to do includes:
- Determine what staff will manage the credentialing and privileging data for your practitioners and make sure that person or persons each have a OneHealthPort login with administrative rights.
- Nominate each practitioner who is credentialed or priviledged for their own OneHealthPort userID.
- Make sure to select the "Licensed practitioner" role when nominating those new users you want to appear on the account manager list for staff to manage their data.
- The practitioners being credentialed will need Browser Second Factor additional security on their account in order to attest to their completed ProviderSource records.
A field by field WPA mapping guide to simplify inputting data from your paper WPA to the ProviderSource application. New January 12, 2011!
Frequently Asked Questions Updated December 2, 2010!
Didn't see the answer to your question in the FAQs, click here to ask a question
Privileging Forms Library - NEW!
Each hospital or privileging organization has unique forms today. The statewide plan is to reduce this variation over time where possible but for the present OneHealthPort has encouraged making the forms electronic so they can be filled out and submitted in the ProviderSource application. These
electronic forms can also provide an opportunity to standardize the data and add it to the application over time. OneHealthPort has offered to house a forms library for participating organizations who don't have a website of their own or prefer to store them centrally for ease of access. The forms library is just getting started
so check to see if the forms you need are in the library, if not, contact the facility and ask if the forms are available electronically.
Save Time. Improve Data Quality.
ProviderSource is a free service to help Washington healthcare providers manage provider data used for credentialing and privileging. With Provider Source, your practice enters data once and attests to it multiple times during the year. The service prompts you to keep your information current.
This powerful online data collection and verification system allows your practice to take advantage of a service that:
- Continuously reviews and verifies pre-populated provider data available through public databases.
- Provides a place to enter your practice credentialing information and upload documents to a single, secure database.
- Receive reminders when your practice needs to re-credential, or renew malpractice insurance or licenses.
- Makes your data available to hospitals and health plans when they need it.
There is no fee for you to input data, attest or print records.
Easily Share Data with Health Plans and Hospitals.
Under Senate Bill 5346 passed last year, ProviderSource will ultimately serve as the one source for health plans, hospitals and other healthcare organizations in the region to download the information they need for credentialing and privileging. Each hospital and health plan will still manage their own credentialing and privileging process and committee work but they will collect all data and documents needed via the ProviderSource application.
- In 2010, while hospitals and health plans build interfaces to the new central database, practices can print information from ProviderSource to mail in. Once data is entered in ProviderSource it can be used at any time for paper or online requests. Some hospitals and health plans will start collecting data from the application right away. It's important that you check the instructions supplied by each hospital or health plan when they send you a reminder that it is time to re-credential or
- In 2011, all hospitals and health plans will request data from ProviderSource. This means minimal paperwork for initial or re-credentialing and privileging with hospitals and health plans.
A Smart Online Service to Help You Work Smart
Using your OneHealthPort credentials, it is easy for your practice staff to enter complete credential information, including questions specific to the Washington Provider Application. With a HIPAA compliant, encrypted electronic signature your practitioners attest online-no printouts needed.
And the system continues to work for your practice even when you are not logged on. Using patented technology, ProviderSource continuously verifies credentialing data about your practitioners found in public databases.
ProviderSource meets both data-collection and primary source verification requirements of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the Joint Commission standards, you can be assured that all of your credentialing needs are met. ProviderSource fully complies with all laws and regulations relating to privacy of individually identifiable health information. ProviderSource employs leading-edge technologies to provide for information security and system user privacy.
Data Use Policy
Confidential data will be made available only to entities engaged in credentialing or privileging activities and for these activities only, and entities receiving confidential data items are expressly prohibited from reselling or redistributing these data to any other entities. For a full copy of the data use policy, click on the link below:
OneHealthPort Provider Data Service Policy (pdf)
How to Buy Data Files and Services
If your organization manages Privileging or Credentialing for practitioners outside your organization, you may be interested in finding out more about pricing and contracting for data and services with Provider Data Services.