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There’s no reason provider credentialing should take so long or cost so much

By Lance Stewart

SKYGENUSA Powering Healthcare for the Digital Age


Obtaining the credentials needed to build a provider network is typically an expensive, time-consuming process because:

  • It can take weeks or months to mail out paper applications to the targeted providers, follow up by phone/email/mail/fax/carrier to get the information back, and finally enter it into your system by hand – one application and supporting document at a time.
  • The above process can cost anywhere from $50 to $200.
  • All of this work must be performed one provider at a time, so multiply everything you’re doing by the number of providers you’re trying to bring into the network.

Not anymore, however. SKYGEN USA leverages our proven Enterprise System technology to re-imagine the entire credentialing process. The SKYGEN USA Credentialing Service is offered on-demand, in a “one and done” centralized solution that makes credentialing fast, inexpensive, and convenient.

Now instead of costing $50 to $200 to obtain just one completed application, payers using the SKYGEN USA Credentialing Service can get an unverified provider file, including attachments, for less than $10. And the whole process takes just minutes rather than 30 to 90 days. That means better reliability and access for patients and members.

Providers like it because they only have to enter their credentialing information one time into a secure, centralized database rather than filling out repetitive forms and making copies of the same documents every time they’re asked to join a new network. They also like it because it’s free for them to use.

Payers like it because once the information is in there, it’s available on-demand for a nominal fee. They simply go to the portal, request the provider(s) they want, and in minutes it’s all ready to be loaded into their systems.

The SKYGEN USA Credentialing Service is available now to dental providers and dental plans. Learn more about it here

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About Lance Stewart

JAs SKYGEN USA’s Chief Growth and Marketing Officer, Lance Stewart is a champion for the company’s technology-enabled solutions, bringing new and innovative products and services to existing clients and markets as well as exploring new opportunities created by the rapidly evolving healthcare landscape. He is focused on helping payers and delivery systems transform their organizations by taking advantage of everything from large enterprise administration and technology initiatives to individual point solutions that solve specific needs. With his strong commitment to exemplary client service and collaborative approach to both internal and external relationships, Mr. Stewart has a demonstrated ability to help players in the healthcare continuum grow their businesses while reducing costs, improving operations, and serving their members more effectively.

Mr. Stewart has an extensive background in helping organizations add new customers, enter new markets, and launch new products and services. He joins SKYGEN USA from Medecision, a leading software as a service (SaaS) population health and risk management company, where he was Senior Vice President and Market President. Prior to that, he held positions as Vice President at GNS Healthcare; Vice President, Healthcare Payers, Providers, and Infomediaries at eMids Technologies; and Senior Sales Executive at McKesson Health Solutions.

Mr. Stewart holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from the University of Tulsa. He has also served in leadership roles for multiple healthcare associations, such as America Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and HIMSS, to drive improvements and innovation across payers, providers, and their constituencies.

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