How long is Credentialing? Already 6 months unemployed

Nov 7, 2011
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Hi,

Was wondering if any new grads here have had this issue while getting employed?

I finished a residency program at end of June and waited about 2 months to get my license.

I Spent 2 months finding a job and finally found a great position at a federal clinic.

The problem is that my new job is taking forever doing credentialing. They estimated that my credentialing will take 3 months to finish and start time is beginning of January of 2013. That is over 6 months of being unemployed.

Anyone had a similar situation? I never been out of school or work for such a long time.
 
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Aug 23, 2012
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Dentist
If you are trying to get credentialed with Medicaid then yes it most certainly can take months....

Generally private insurances are quicker but Medicaid is a pain
 

txaggie03

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I've seen private take as long as 3 months to tell you there was an issue with the application/info given. Then tack on another 3 months or so.
Pediatric dentist told us that medicaid can take up to a year. Govt efficiency and all.
 

BlueToothHunter

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Dec 7, 2004
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Hi,

Was wondering if any new grads here have had this issue while getting employed?

I finished a residency program at end of June and waited about 2 months to get my license.

I Spent 2 months finding a job and finally found a great position at a federal clinic.

The problem is that my new job is taking forever doing credentialing. They estimated that my credentialing will take 3 months to finish and start time is beginning of January of 2013. That is over 6 months of being unemployed.

Anyone had a similar situation? I never been out of school or work for such a long time.

In some states, Medicaid dental credentialing can take almost a year!
 
Dec 10, 2013
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I've seen private take as long as 3 months to tell you there was an issue with the application/info given. Then tack on another 3 months or so.
 
Aug 22, 2014
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Whomever is handling your credentialing either has way to much on their plate or doesn't know what they are doing. in 6 month a provider should be participating with almost all plans. Medicare & Medicaid should only take 3 month tops.