At 1ˢᵗ Credentialing we know that when our clients place their trust in us, we take that responsibility seriously by communicating with our clients to create a transparent and collaborative partnership.
Healthcare organizations of every size realize that hiring 1ˢᵗ Credentialing is the most economical and efficient way to solve their credentialing needs. We have the training, expertise and commitment it takes to keep a complex process moving forward at all times.
1ˢᵗ Credentialing supports healthcare practices of all sizes - from health systems, to community hospitals, to large group practices, to smaller organizations. We help get your providers up and practicing as fast as possible.
Learning more about the credentialing process benefits us and our clients. 1ˢᵗ Credentialing offers regular videos and newsletter updates to bring our clients and those interested in innovations in credentialing up to speed.
Have you completed a Medicare application or revalidation? If so, you have come across the titles of Authorized and Delegated Official. Do you know the difference between the two and was your application completed correctly?
An Authorized Official is given legal authorization by an organization to enroll them in Medicare or to make changes on their behalf. The Authorized Official can be the owner of the group, a chairman of the board, or a partner in the group. They have signing power for all Medicare forms for the initial application and for all changes in the future.
The Delegated Official is granted authority by the Authorized Official to make changes to the group’s Medicare application. This individual can have ownership or control interest in the group, or they can be a W-2 managing employee. The Delegated Official has no signing privileges for initial and revalidation applications. All forms must be sent to the Authorized Official for signature. However, the delegated official can sign forms for simple updates and changes to an application.
t 1st Assistant Credentialing, we can help you work out the details and make sure your application is correct. If you are up for revalidation, we will go over everything with you to find out if any organization changes have taken place and see if new Officials need to be assigned to their proper place.
Our credentialing experts are here to help you assess exactly which solutions you need and let you know how inexpensively we could put you on the right track. 1ˢᵗ Credentialing includes primary source verification and payor enrollment for all insurance networks including Medicare, Medicaid, Medi-Cal and insurance networks. Don’t wait another minute, contact our terrific team today!