Primary Source Verification

Ensured and Trustworthy Primary Source Verification Service

Primary Source Verification

Primary Source Verification (PSV) is the first step of the provider credentialing process and protects patients by showing that the provider has valid education, training, and licenses to practice in their field, so that they can provide quality care to the patients. If an organization fails to verify a provider’s credentials through a primary source, they stand the chance of obtaining inaccurate information from untrustworthy sources. The process of verifying credentials directly from the primary source can be complex and time-consuming. To simplify primary source verification and provider credentialing, healthcare organizations can contact TriumpHealth so we can help streamline the complete process.

How Can TriumpHealth Help with Primary Source Verification?

Ensuring primary source verification of credentials is crucial for healthcare organizations to protect patients and remain compliant, despite the significant amount of time and resources it requires. To simplify this complex process and free up in-house resources required for patient care, many organizations turn to a Credentials Verification Organization (CVO) such as TriumpHealth.
By screening and monitoring practitioner licenses and exclusions against multiple primary sources, TriumpHealth can conduct primary source verification on behalf of healthcare organizations, resulting in saving you cost and time, as well as reducing legal liability.

What Methods Are Used in Primary Source Verification?

The following are some of the methods used for primary source verification:

  • State Licensing Boards: State licensing boards are responsible for issuing licenses to healthcare professionals and maintaining their records. They are an essential source of information for primary source verification, as they can confirm a professionals education, training, and licensing history.
  • Educational Institutions: Educational institutions are responsible for providing healthcare professionals with their academic credentials. They can provide information on the type of degree earned, the program of study, and the dates of attendance.
  • Certification Boards: Certification boards issue certifications to healthcare professionals who meet certain educational and training requirements. They can provide information on an individual’s certification status and any disciplinary actions taken against them.
  • National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB): The NPDB is a national database that collects and maintains information on healthcare professionals’ malpractice claims, licensure actions, and other adverse actions. It is a valuable source of information for primary source verification.
  • Professional References: Healthcare professionals may be required to provide professional references to verify their qualifications. These references can provide information on an individual’s character, work ethic, and job performance.

Overall, primary source verification is a critical process for ensuring the quality and safety of healthcare services. The methods used for primary source verification vary depending on the type of healthcare professional and the organization conducting the verification.

Verify Primary Source Information Accurately And Efficiently With Us!

TriumpHealth understands that primary source verification is an important first step to credentialing your providers and enrolling them properly. Our professional credentialing staff ensures that all primary source verification is done ethically, efficiently, and on time. Contact TriumpHealth for your primary source verification needs and see how they can make the process more efficient for your organization.

To talk to a representative, call 888-747-3836 x0 or email