Working together to improve healthcare
Credentialing helps ensure people who provide health care services are qualified to do so. Although critically important, the process is repetitive and often a hassle. For years, Minnesota has tried to keep the process as simple as possible. All health plans and hospitals used the Minnesota Uniform Credentialing Application for many years. The MCC takes the paper version and makes it electronic.
The MCC provides secure, centralized, web-based technology that allows a provider to collect, send, and store credentialing data and supporting documents. These documents include licenses, attestations, and privilege forms. The information is owned by the provider and moves with them.
The MCC launched in 2008 but work on the project started years before. People from throughout the health care credentialing community wanted to simplify the process. Employees from health plans, hospitals, clinics, and other providers were involved in the planning. The MCC is a collaboration between the Minnesota Council of Health Plans (MCHP), the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) and the Minnesota Medical Association (MMA), with endorsement from the MN Medical Group Management Association (MMGMA).