When it comes time to credential a Barton Associates locum tenens physician or nurse practitioner, you can be sure you are in good hands. Our experienced credentialing team is dedicated to streamlining the process to make it as smooth and efficient as possible. Let’s face it. Credentialing can be a difficult and time consuming road block! We prepare to expedite your organizations credentialing process before we submit a candidate, and we continue to work with each of our clients to ensure their locum is ready to start work on time—no matter what the bylaws state! Each Barton Associates candidate undergoes a comprehensive vetting process. In addition to conducting an in-depth interview, we review each candidate’s state licenses and complete a thorough reference check. Our locums also complete a comprehensive credentialing application, which provides us with all the relevant information needed to credential your locum without delay. Our dedicated Risk Management department performs a quality assurance review on each of the applications. If our team finds any current or past actions taken on a license, we will request a written explanation from the locum and cross reference the explanation with the court documents and/or medical board explanations. All explanations are reviewed by our corporate counsel to ensure we will be working with a top-quality locum. If we find any actions, we will let you know from the minute we present the locum. We also obtain a comprehensive, primary source reference check from the locum’s most recent supervisor. Our policy is to have a written reference form completed and signed by the recent supervisor for each of our locums. We want to make sure we have written documentation of references that we have checked on the frontend. All this work on the front end ensures we can expedite the credentialing process at your facility when you are ready to use a Barton Associates locum tenens provider. In most cases, we are able to use the information we have gathered to prepopulate your facility’s application before sending it to our locum for signature, making turnaround times very fast.