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  • Medical staff credentialing and privileging

    Thank you for your interest in Allina Health. Below is an overview of the credentialing, privileging, enrolling with payers, and onboarding process at Allina Health prior to being able to provide care and services to patients.

    Clinical credentialing and privileging

    The Allina Health Credentials Verification Organization (CVO) is an electronic process for completing credentialing and privileging requests. All communication with the CVO is via the email address on file with the CVO. Applicants no longer receive paper packets.

    Application or reappointment submissions

    To request an application contact credentialing@allina.com.

    To submit an initial or reappointment application log into the Practitioner Home Page (PHP) with the logon information and password you received in the two emails from the CVO. 

    As part of the application process, you will be attesting to having read the following materials

    Additional forms/information you may need to read and complete

    • Application Request Form
    • DHS Background Study Information

    Required education:

    • Procedural (Moderate) Sedation
    • Laser Safety
    • Fire Safety
    • Regulatory Information

    Change in personal information

    If you have any questions or would like to change your personal information on file, contact the CVO at 612-262-2233 or credentialing@allina.com.

    In all cases, the length of time required to complete the credentialing processes is influenced by how timely Allina Health receives complete information and verification of that information.

    If you are an employee of Allina Health we make every effort to use the information collected during your hiring process. However, we may ask for updated or additional information.

    Again, thank you for considering Allina Health. We look forward to having you join our efforts to transform health care and achieve best quality outcomes for our patients.

    Most frequent delays can include:

    • missing attachments
    • missing date such as email addresses for references
    • no license
    • discrepancies or gaps in employment not explained
    • malpractice case data not provided
    • references that do not reply
    • name changes—need to always match license
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  • Name change or resignation requests

    To request name changes or to request medical/professional staff resignation, please contact the CVO at 612-262-2233 or credentialing@allina.com.

    Provider enrollment

    Provider Enrollment is responsible for enrollment, recredentialing, terminations of any practitioner who bills professional services at Allina Health System with the 3rd party commercial and government payers/health plans.  By completing this process, it ensures the practitioner is enrolled with Medicare, Medicaid and applicable third-party payers to that Allina Health can bill and be reimbursed for care, treatment or services provided at an Allina Health facility. Please note that the rules and systems used to complete provider enrollment varies across health plans. If applicable, you would receive from the Allina Health Provider Enrollment Team information that would begin the process that sets you up as a billing provider with Medicare, Medicaid and third-party payers. Provider Enrollment can be reached at providerenrollment@allina.com or by calling 612-262-1166.

  • Regulations

    Requirements for clinical credentialing, privileging and provider enrollment processes are driven by regulation and accrediting body standards, including, but not limited to:

    • The Joint Commission (TJC)
    • the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
    • Medical Staff Bylaws
    • Allina Health policies and procedures 

    In all cases, the length of time required to complete the credentialing processes are influenced by how timely Allina Health receives completed information and its verification.

    In the event you would be an employee of Allina Health we make every effort to use the information collected during your hiring process. However, we may ask for updated or additional information.

    Again, thank you for considering Allina Health. We look forward to having you join our efforts to transform health care and achieve best quality outcomes for our patients.

  • Compliance education

    You will also need to satisfy all federal and state mandated compliance education requirements. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have created compliance and fraud, waste, and abuse education that should be reviewed on an annual basis.

    You will be required to attest that you have met all federal and state mandated compliance education requirements when enrolled, and then on an annual basis moving forward. 

    You can access the mandatory compliance education at the Medicare Learning Network® (MLN) Learning Management System (LMS).

    In addition, Allina Health has a list of self-learning packets you will need to read before you can work at Allina Health. You can find the list of topics you will need to complete on our Allina Health additional credentialing and privileging education requirements page.

  • Contact us

    Credentials Verification Organization (CVO)

    Office hours: Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Phone: 612-262-2233

    Fax: 612-262-0837

    Email: credentialing@allina.com

    Mailing address: Credentials Verification Organization
    P.O. Box 43
    Minneapolis, MN 55407-0043

    Located at: 2925 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407

    Hospital Medical Staff Offices

    Abbott Northwestern Hospital
    612-863-5212

    Buffalo Hospital
    763-684-7812

    Cambridge Medical Center
    763-688-7816

    District One Hospital
    507‐332‐4894

    Mercy Hospital
    763‐236‐8142 or 763-236-4712

    New Ulm Hospital
    507-217-5000

    Owatonna Hospital
    507‐977‐2372

    Phillips Eye Institute
    612‐775‐8945

    Regina Hospital
    651‐404‐1453

    River Falls Area Hospital
    651‐404‐1453

    St Francis Regional Medical Center
    952.428.2283

    United Hospital
    651‐404‐1453

  • CVO benefits

    Our CVO annual report provides a year in review of the progress made with implementing a fully electronic and paperless health care practitioner credentialing and privileging services at Allina Health hospitals.

    • Health care practitioners submit only one credentialing application and privilege form when applying to one or multiple Allina Health contracted entities at initial appointment or reappointment.
    • Eliminates duplication of credentialing application and verification processes.
    • Standardizes the credentialing process and privilege forms throughout Allina Health.
    • Efficiently stores and manages practitioner credentialing information for all contracted entities in one centralized department and database.