Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Credentialing & Recredentialing Delays

Appointment & Reappointment Delays

Practitioners must have a current:

  • Texas State Medical License
  • DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) License
  • DPS (Department of Public Safety) License

Delay in acquiring these documents will delay the credentialing and recredentialing process. If a practitioner's DEA is registered in another state, he/she must apply to have it transferred to Texas.

Delay will occur if verifications are not received in a timely manner. Complete contact information expedites the verification process; ie. email and/or fax numbers.

Delay will occur if a physician has malpractice history, adverse findings and/or work history gaps. Complete information must be provided during credentialing and recredentialing process explaining each of these events.

The following information must be provided for malpractice history:

  • A brief summary of involvement in his/her own words.
  • Date suit was filed.
  • Current status of the suit(s) such as pending, settled, dismissed, closed.
  • Amount of money paid on behalf of the physician or allied health professional.
  • If information is incomplete or insufficient for any of these situations it will delay the credentialing and recredentialing process.