Physician Credentialing 

The ASDSA supports the concept of physician credentialing where the process is reasonable, appropriate and fair.  The process should ensure:  

A) Review of credentialing is performed by a committee of the physician's peers including members of his or her own medical specialty.  

B) Due process must be provided to ensure fairness in all considerations of credentialing and in any cases involving revocation of credentialing.  

C) Appropriate criteria used in the credentialing process may include such things as certification by a national medical specialty board recognized by the ABMS.  

The ASDSA opposes any physician credentialing regulations that are unfair, unreasonable or inappropriate, such as requirements that would place the applicant in the position of obtaining hospital privileges or transfer agreements in situations where they are unattainable.