Credentialing Services



UPHG Credentialing Services

On January 1, 2005, Upper Peninsula Health Group (UPHG) formed a Credentials Verification Organization (CVO) and began offering credentialing verification services to the hospitals in Upper Michigan. A model coined “Common Credentialing” was created to accommodate hospitals and health systems that often share providers. Common Credentialing is a service that enables the company to efficiently and cost effectively credential and recredential providers with one application and one set of verifications for all facilities at the same time.

UPHG Initial Credentialing

  • Lifetime state licenses
  • State controlled substance license
  • DEA certificate
  • Current professional liability insurance
  • Board certifications
  • Lifetime medical education & training
  • Sanctions
  • Clinical competence
  • Five year work history
  • Malpractice claims for 10 years
  • References
  • Hospital privileges
  • UPHG Recredentialing

  • Hospital privileges
  • Clinical activity
  • Sanctions
  • Malpractive claims for the past 2 years
  • Current state licenses
  • Benefits of Common Credentialing

  • Reduces client cost. UPHG performs each required task on time per provider.
  • Relieves hospital medical staff coordinators
    of the administrative function of credentialing.
  • Reduces the number of affiliation verifications the medical staff coordinator completes when shared providers are being reappointed.
  • Reduces physician paperwork during reappointment.
  • Improves communication between the hospitals
    when shared providers leave the area and are terminated.
  • Confirm current records on file

  • DEA
  • Board certification expiration
  • Professional liability insurance
  • State license
  • State controlled substance license
  • What is CACTUS?:


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    For questions call 1-906-226-4285 or email Credentialing Services.