Vendor credentialing requires health products vendors to meet varying criteria to do business with healthcare institutions. Certain institutions may require ID Badges, vaccination documentation, criminal background checks, HIPAA compliance and/or fees. Annual fees for credentials can climb up to $700 per individual, and have a substantial impact on distributors who serve the acute care providers.
Inconsistent and duplicative requirements create compliance and risk management challenges for vendor companies doing business with numerous hospitals.
HIDA is working with public-private partnerships to establish effective vendor credentialing standards that reflect a tiered system of vendor access. View Fact Sheet (PDF)
Learn more, or engage with HIDA to impact credentialing recommendations, contact Ashley Palmer at 703-838-6113 or email@example.com.