ERIC Number: ED115998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Credentialing of Health Care Professionals: Its Costs and Some Alternatives for HSA [Health Services Administration].
Rudov, Melvin H.; Skillings, Sally
The report contains requirements and practices in credentialing and recredentialing of health professionals by States and by professional societies. It begins with an overview of the health care components of the Health Services Administration (HSA). Credentialing needs and four types of credentialing activities are discussed: basic or initial credentialing (graduation, certification/registration, licensing), advanced credentialing (formal education, work experience, examination for specialties), credentialing maintenance (renewal by fee, continuing education, re-examination/re-certification), and other credentialing activities (lapses, staff privileges). Information on the four types of credentialing activities, including requirements and actual practices, is given for more than 20 categories of health providers. Credentialing activities of the United States Public Health Service, Army, Navy, Air Force, and Veterans Administration are reviewed. Costs are projected for HSA support of all future credentialing and recredentialing requirements for health care providers employed by HSA. Conclusions are related to payment of these costs by HSA. An 88-item reference list is included. (NTIS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Allied Health Occupations Education, Certification, Cost Estimates, Credentials, Federal Programs, Government Employees, Health Personnel, Health Services, Military Personnel, Professional Associations, Professional Continuing Education, State Licensing Boards
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (PB-243-066, MF $2.25, HC $5.75)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Services Administration (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Transaction Systems Inc., Atlanta, GA.