A lot depends on how promptly the Insurance company or the payer responds back to the application. There is no set standard that they follow. So it is very difficult for a Credentialing company to guarantee that the application process will be completed in 45, 60 or 120 days. However, there are certain things that help expedite the process.
One – Work with someone who has experience in sending applications so they know what documents will enable a “full information packet” so the payers don’t come back asking for more info which usually delays the process. Obviously, multiple back and forth will substantially increase your time for credentialing.
Two – The team should regularly follow up with the payers so they are acting on it quickly and it doesn’t get deprioritized.
Three – Double check all information you are providing when filing the application. We find this problem frequently that the information we receive is incorrect and it results in application delays.