No matter whether you are an associate, independent contractor or have your own practice, one of the hurdles to getting paid for your services is becoming credentialed with insurance companies. Most new chiropractic physicians are shocked at the time it takes to accomplish this task. Some insurance carriers can complete credentialing within 30 days — others may take up to 180 days. Here are some tips to help you streamline the process:
Licensing exams for all categories of physician consist of 4 parts, and applicants are permitted to re-take portions that are not passed. However, applicants in Illinois are “allowed” only 4 failures of any portion of the exam, after which they must complete additional study before they may re-take the exam. For chiropractic physicians, the course of study must consist of 960 classroom hours (one academic year) in an accredited chiropractic program or any other equivalent formal professional study or training in an accredited chiropractic program as approved by the IDFPR.