UPMC had a desire to eliminate the redundancy and duplication of effort relating to the credentialing function of the UPMC facilities and organizations.
The CVO provides a single point of contact for the physician or other health care practitioner to expedite the gathering of credentialing information with minimal disruption for the office staff of the physician or other health care practitioner.
No. Each facility has a separate Medical Staff.
Decisions are made by those within the facility or organization designated in Bylaws, Rules, and Regulations and Policies to do so.
The CVO will release practitioner-specific data only upon request and authorization of the practitioner.
Aggregate data to characterize the Medical Staff of UPMC may be made available to authorized individuals within UPMC when requested. No identification of individual practitioners will be included.
No. Each facility will grant privileges based on the services provided at the facility and the facility-specific criteria for granting privileges.
An initial application CVO processing fee of $100 will be charged to the physician, dentist, or podiatrist, and $75 will be charged to all other health care practitioners. There is no CVO fee for the subsequent processing of a managed care application or reappointment application. In addition to the CVO fee, most facilities charge an application fee. Rates vary depending on the facility policies, procedures, and bylaws. For additional information, contact the individual facility via the (contacts hyperlink).
A System date will enable the practitioner to complete one application for all facilities and organizations. The System date will be determined by the birth date of the practitioner. Each facility and organization will continue to perform reappointment and recredentialing individually until it is performed by the CVO according to the System date.