There is nothing preventing you from handling new and ongoing credentialing all on your own. You can also cut your own hair, paint your own car and pump out your own septic tank. But let’s be honest, some jobs are better off in the hands of a professional. When it comes to credentialing applications, experience matters and doing it right the first time is nearly impossible if you are not familiar with the specific process for each insurance plan. Many clients come to us having spent spending months making corrections and getting little to no help from the insurance companies. Insurance reimbursement is the primary source of revenue for most health care practices and virtually every dollar collected from insurance reimbursement is the result of successful credentialing and contracting. So don’t cut your own hair, don’t paint your own car or pump your own septic tank and for the sake of your patients and your balance sheet, don’t attempt your own credentialing.