This information bulletin describes requirements related to verifying the credentials of health care practitioners and defining their privileges to provide services. The resource includes a review of credentialing and privileging policies, explains potential risks and liabilities if a health center fails to credential and privilege as required, and provides tips on establishing procedures for ensuring compliance with requirements.
Important NACHC Library Content Note: This technical assistance resource was developed prior to the August 2017 release of the Health Center Compliance Manual by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC). The BPHC Compliance Manual, issued August 2017, indicates where PINS, PALs and other program guidance are now superseded or subsumed by the BPHC Compliance Manual.
This project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).