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.
Save Time, Improve Data Quality
ProviderSource is a free service to help Washington healthcare providers manage provider data used for credentialing and privileging. With ProviderSource, 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, see the OneHealthPort ProviderSource Policy.
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.