Credentialing Coordinator - Milwaukee - job 958336

Advocate Aurora Health

Date: 07/22/2021

City: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Employment type: Full-time

Coordinates credentials verification and analysis activities to support appointment, reappointment and other credentialing activities to the practitioners of the medical staff of all Aurora Health Care hospitals, surgical clinics and health network, and external customers. Evaluates requests for applications and obtains authorization as needed. Determines appropriate action to accept or deny application requests. Initiates application process. Processes applications, reappointments and other credentialing events to the Medical Staff/Network, assessing practitioner information to determine the presence of potentially adverse information and determines further action required. Responsible for quality control on the content and completeness of finalized practitioner credentials files.

Coordinates biennial review, ensuring each practitioner seeking reappointment is evaluated according to requirements by external accreditation and regulatory standards. Documents all work performed for credentialing events in database as part of the communication with internal customers. Communicates the progress, completion and findings of ongoing applications to leadership, and as appropriate to other customers. Identifies evolving issues of concern and takes appropriate action. Maintains credentialing database according to department policies and procedures and regulatory guidelines. Provides an electronic historical record of credentialing events within the organization.

Responsible for investigation and documentation of practitioner credentials, utilizing specialized knowledge to obtain verification of all aspects of a practitioner's background, training and past practice. Understands credentialing requirements of both The Joint Commission and NCQA, CMS and other governmental requirements, and performs in accordance with these standards. Generates and maintains accurate documentation that may be reviewed and judged for acceptability by state and federal licensing agencies, external customers and may be called into a court of law to justify decision-making by Aurora entities. Manages external audits for delegated credentialing contracts, prepares and reviews files, transmits to delegate, demonstrates adherence to NCQA standards through individual credentialing records.

Evaluates privilege requests to ensure that required supporting documentation named in privilege criteria is included. Deals with customer questions and complaints by Aurora Health Care caregivers, physicians, allied health practitioners and external agencies.

Scheduled Hours

Licenses & Certifications

None Required.


High School Graduate.

Required Functional Experience

Typically requires 3 years of experience in a related field such as physician credentialing, medical education, or medical staff office in a healthcare environment.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Strong customer and physician relations skills.Excellent organizational and communication skills.Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Word) or similar products.Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision and manage multiple priorities.Knowledge of basic medical terminology (department specific).

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