Vendor Credentialing

What is Vendor Credentialing?

Vendor Credentialing refers to the practice of patient care centers implementing requirements that suppliers must satisfy to enter or work in the healthcare institution. These conditions can take a variety of forms (ID Badges, proof of vaccinations, criminal background checks, HIPAA compliance).

Healthcare is one of the most complex businesses open 24/7. The rise in occupational health issues, on-site accidents, medical errors, and litigation has increased the need for managers to know who is entering and exiting their facilities. Hospitals do business with a broad range of suppliers. Healthcare Industry Representatives (HCIR) interact with patients and levels of risk vary considerably. IntelliCentrics has created best practices taking into account the different levels of risk, service, and support necessary for quality outcomes. A cookie cutter approach is inappropriate and drives up the price pressure throughout the supply chain.

1. Best practice set of credentials.
Healthcare vendor companies and their HCIRs are required to meet compliance with varying types of credentials, such as HIPAA training, hospital protocols b zone, immunizations, criminal background tests, drug tests, and others. The bonus of partnering with IntelliCentrics is the best practice standardization among all hospitals of what vendors and sales reps need. Eliminating the need and time to manage multiple background checks, managing various credentials and expectations, and reducing confusion and disorganization between hospitals and vendors.

IntelliCentrics recognizes a common goal of quality patient care and creating a safe and environment. These best practices provide standardization and simplicity for both hospitals and the vendors, and how they interact. The determination of best practices is through our 10,000 plus healthcare facilities and 67,000 plus vendor companies in our IntelliCentrics community. The burden of is not limited to one or the other. The results is a complete understanding for all hospitals and healthcare representatives are calling on their facilities.

2. Central repository for all credentials.
One centralized database offers seamless relations between hospitals and vendors. A central repository serves several functions and most importantly saves time and money. House the compliance credentials of all necessary sales reps and other personnel. Hospitals can view physicians’ board credentials through a central repository, and a similar capability with hospitals and vendors could make future business transactions simpler and more efficient.

  • Vendor credentialing companies could access the credentialing data for all personnel;
  • hospitals would have the ability to track who they are dealing with;
  • And it would provide security to vendor reps that their information is safe and not being misused.
  • An effective vendor monitoring system to protect patients and employees.
  • Access to current data; 20% of all addresses change every year, and 18% of phone numbers are changed or disconnected annually.

3. Universal and simplified compliance.
The role you play dictates the price.

It is imperative that consistent and efficient credentialing criteria be established to reduce duplication and cost inflation. Given patient safety concerns being voiced by hospitals, basing credentialing requirements on the level of patient interaction a vendor has is more efficient than just because they are doing business with the hospital. Credentialing standards set by the HCIR’s level of patient interaction will meet or exceed the goal of ensuring patient safety.  Nationwide credentialing requirements are appropriately categorized into three key areas.  This national best practice set places the need of meeting compliance on par with the service provided.

  1. Clinical
  2. Non-clinical
  3. Administrative

4.  Privacy is
Your personal information is never at risk for identity theft.  IntelliCentrics does not requests or accepts your social security or driver’s license numbers. IntelliCentrics does not sell, rent, or make your personal information available to third party organizations for any purposes not related to the functioning of the system.

All electronic communication between you and the  system occurs through high-grade 256-bit SSL encryption, the industry standard for security web transactions and e-commerce and we employs an SSAE 16 Type 2 SOC 1 certified Tier-1 Datacenter with 100% guarantee uptime to host our servers.

IntelliCentrics is the most trusted name in Vendor Credentialing.

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Security

  • Your privacy protected
  • No Social Security numbers required
  • No driver’s license numbers required
  • Information never sold or shared with 3rd parties
  • Your information is
  • SSAE 16 audited database
  • SAS 70 Type II compliant database
  • Customer Support
  • Dedicated rep support team

Trained Staff

  • Expert phone support, 7:00 am to 5:30 pm CST, M-F – 817-SEC3URE (732-3873), Option 1
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  • HIPAA compliant
  • On-staff Policies & Standards Manager

ACCESS GRANTED!

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CREDENTIAL TYPE

CREDENTIAL NAME

PROMINENT REGULATORY DRIVING FACILITY POLICY

Administrative

Consent of Use Form

HIPAA

Background Check

Criminal Background Check

TJC, OSHA, AORN

Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Check

U.S. Treasury

Office of Inspector General (OIG) Check

CMS

Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) Check

CMS

Profile Photo

State Laws, TJC

Proof of Drug Screen

Facility Policy based on State Requirements, AORN

System Award Management (SAM)

CMS

Competency/Certification

American Association of Tissue Banks Accreditation

Accrediting Bodies

Continuing Education Certification

Accrediting Bodies

Evidence of Employer Product/Service Competency

TJC, FDA, AORN

Formal Education/Highest Degree Achieved

Accrediting Bodies

Professional Certification/State Licensure

Accrediting Bodies

Tissue/Bone Rep FDA Registration/Approval

FDA, TJC

Environmental Exposure

Radiation Exposure

NRC, CMS, TJC

Radiation Safety Training

CMS, TJC, NRC

Infection Control

Chicken Pox

CDC

Hepatitis B

CDC

MMR – Measles, Mumps and Rubella

CDC

Seasonal Flu Vaccine

CDC

Tdap

CDC

Tuberculosis

CDC

Insurance

Proof of Employer General Liability Coverage

AORN

Training

Aseptic Techniques Training

CDC, Accrediting Bodies, WHO, AORN

Bloodborne Pathogens Training

OSHA, Accrediting Bodies, AORN

Electrical Safety Training

TJC, OSHA, AORN

Fire Safety Training

TJC, OSHA, AORN

HIPAA Training

CMS, Accrediting Bodies

National Patient Safety Goals Training

TJC

O.R. Protocol Training

TJC, AORN

CREDENTIAL TYPE:
Administrative

Consent of Use Form
-Regulated by HIPAA

CREDENTIAL TYPE:
Background Check

Criminal Background Check
-Regulated by TJC, OSHA, AORN

Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Check
-Regulated by U.S. Treasury

Office of Inspector General (OIG) Check
-Regulated by CMS

Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) Check
-Regulated by CMS

Profile Photo
-Regulated by State Laws, TJC

Proof of Drug Screen
-Regulated by Facility Policy based on State Requirements, AORN

System Award Management (SAM)
-Regulated by CMS

CREDENTIAL TYPE:
Competency/Certification

American Association of Tissue Banks Accreditation
-Regulated by Accrediting Bodies

Continuing Education Certification
-Regulated by Accrediting Bodies

Evidence of Employer Product/Service Competency
-Regulated by TJC, FDA, AORN

Formal Education/Highest Degree Achieved
-Regulated by Accrediting Bodies

Professional Certification/State Licensure
-Regulated by Accrediting Bodies

Tissue/Bone Rep FDA Registration/Approval
-Regulated by FDA, TJC

CREDENTIAL TYPE:
Environmental Exposure

Radiation Exposure
-Regulated by NRC, CMS, TJC

Radiation Safety Training
Regulated by CMS, TJC, NRC

CREDENTIAL TYPE:
Infection Control

Chicken Pox
-Regulated by CDC

Hepatitis B
-Regulated by CDC

MMR – Measles, Mumps and Rubella
-Regulated by CDC

Seasonal Flu Vaccine
-Regulated by CDC

Tdap
-Regulated by CDC

Tuberculosis
-Regulated by CDC

CREDENTIAL TYPE:
Insurance

Proof of Employer General Liability Coverage
-Regulated by AORM

CREDENTIAL TYPE:
Training

Aseptic Techniques Training
-Regulated by CDC, Accrediting Bodies, WHO, AORN

Bloodborne Pathogens Training
-Regulated by OSHA, Accrediting Bodies, AORN

Electrical Safety Training
-Regulated by TJC, OSHA, AORN

Fire Safety Training
-Regulated by TJC, OSHA, AORN

HIPAA Training
-Regulated by CMS, Accrediting Bodies

National Patient Safety Goals Training
-Regulated by TJC

O.R. Protocol Training
-Regulated by TJC, AORN

Additional IntelliCentrics Services Include:

IntelliCentrics Drug & Titer Testing

The IntelliCentrics Drug & Titer Testing is the only program in the nation to provide testing for both drug screening and titers as part of a comprehensive vendor compliance platform.

Radiation Exposure Package

Our premium users will have access to our quarterly dosimeter-monitoring program. This will include 1 wear and 1 control dosimeter that will be exchanged every 3 months via a pre-paid postage exchange.

Criminal Background Checks

The Criminal Background Check (CBC) is customized to the screening criteria relevant to your role and updates your profile automatically.

General & Professional Liability Insurance

IntelliCentrics understands how difficult it can be for reps to maintain compliancy with so many professional requirements.  In our industry, the risk of being drawn into a lawsuit is real. Bodily injury and property damage claims that you are held liable for can be an enormous financial drain, and that is why we partnered with MSA, to help simplify securing professional and general liability coverages that protect our you and your community.

MinuteClinic™

IntelliCentrics and MinuteClinic™ have teamed up to offer quality immunizations and convenience for healthcare occupational visitors, vendors, friends and family.

The same high-quality immunization choices typically reserved for healthcare industry representatives are available for all IntelliCentrics community members, as well as their friends and family members – in time for flu season!

University

With your Unlimited   University Annual e-Pass, you have unlimited access to over 19 fully-accredited courses frequently required by healthcare facilities.

Have questions about Occupational Health Professional’s Services and Qualifications? Download this pdf for answers.

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Company Attestation

Vendor company assumes responsibility of providing evidence of compliance

Declination

Facility-acceptable HCIR declaration declining to participate in compliance

In-App

Submission process exists within the application

Auto

Service enhancement which allows by-pass of DV process due to pre-determined compliance

Accrediting Bodies

Multiple organizations (TJC, DNV, AAAHC, HFAP) which evaluate fulfilment of facility policy to satisfy accreditation standards

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