On average, the process of obtaining hospital privileges will take approximately 3 months. Personal circumstances can affect the time required to complete the credentialing process for both hospital privileging and payor contracting.

The length of time necessary to obtain hospital privileges can be very difficult to determine. On average, however, There are several factors that affect the time required to process a credentialing application, such as Foreign verses American Medical Graduate; appropriate peer references; professional liability history; number of years out of training; training or practice outside the United States; practice as a locum tenens physician; employment history.  In addition, references will be requested, and a report will be obtained from the National Practitioner Data Bank.  When all of the verifications have bee