2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section 26:2S-7.1 - Universal application for credentialing physicians for a carrier's provider network.


NJ Rev Stat § 26:2S-7.1 (2013) What's This?

26:2S-7.1 Universal application for credentialing physicians for a carrier's provider network.

1.The Commissioner of Banking and Insurance, in consultation with the New Jersey Association of Health Plans, the Health Insurance Association of America, the Medical Society of New Jersey, the New Jersey Hospital Association, and such other representatives of managed care plans as the commissioner deems appropriate, shall adopt by regulation, a universal physician application for participation form for use by carriers which offer managed care plans for the purpose of credentialing physicians who seek to participate in a carrier's provider network and for the purpose of credentialing physicians who are employed by hospitals or other health care facilities which seek to participate in a carrier's provider network.

The commissioner, in consultation with the New Jersey Association of Health Plans, the Health Insurance Association of America, the Medical Society of New Jersey, the New Jersey Hospital Association and such other representatives of managed care plans as the commissioner deems appropriate, shall also adopt by regulation a form for renewal of credentialing, which shall be an abbreviated version of the universal application form. The renewal form shall be designed to enable a physician to indicate changes in the information provided in the application form.

The commissioner shall revise the universal application and renewal forms, as necessary, to conform with industry-wide, national standards for credentialing.

In developing the forms, the commissioner shall consult with the Commissioner of Human Services to ensure that the credentialing requirements for participation in the Medicaid program, established pursuant to P.L.1968, c.413 (C.30:4D-1 et seq.), and the NJ FamilyCare Program established pursuant to P.L.2005, c.156 (C.30:4J-8 et al.) are adequately reflected on the application and renewal forms.

L.2001, c.88, s.1; amended 2012, c.17, s.295.


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