Restorative Care Medical Staff
Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care Medical Staff currently has over 300 members with a variety of specialties. The medical staff consists of physicians (MD, DO), podiatrists (DPM), dentists (DDS, DMD) and a variety of allied health professionals on staff including physician assistants, nurse practitioners and psychologists.
The Medical Staff Department strives to maintain an effective credentialing and re-credentialing program by adhering to Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care bylaws, policies and procedures, as well as guidelines established by external regulatory agencies such as the Joint Commission (JC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), state and federal guidelines.
The Medical Staff Department serves as the hub of practitioner information for our referral services, billing services, nursing services, admissions, telecommunications, human resources, risk management, managed care contracting and all departments providing clinical care or related ancillary or administrative services.
The Medical Staff Department’s goal is to ensure that all of our hospital’s practitioners are highly qualified and competent to provide the best patient care in the Southeast. Any licensed physician with admitting privileges at Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care can admit a patient. Physicians interested in having staff privileges may apply for review by the medical staff leadership. If a physician does not wish to attend, but does desire to send a patient for care, a physician can be assigned to the patient. Upon discharge the patient may return to the care of the referring physician.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need to be credentialed?
As stated by state law, regulatory agencies and medical staff and hospital bylaws, all licensed independent practitioners (LIPs) who wish to treat patients must be granted clinical privileges.
How long does it take to process a new appointment application?
Initial applications are usually processed within 90 days. However, this time frame is contingent upon the receipt of all verifying documentation.
Why do I need to complete a reappointment application every two years if most of the information has not changed?
In compliance with state law, regulatory agencies, medical staff and hospital bylaws and as part of performance improvement and quality assurance it is necessary to evaluate each practitioner’s performance, activity, licensure, clinical competence (including but not limited to sanctions) AT LEAST every two years.
Why do I need to complete a reappointment application six months before my current appointment expires?
Our current reappointment processing time averages four months from receipt of application to final approval. To ensure applications are processed within the time frame of the provider’s current appointment, it is essential to mail packets 180 days in advance and to receive them back within 30 days.
Whom should I contact if I have a question on or would like to change my current clinical privileges?
If you would like to change or review your current clinical privileges, contact the Medical Staff Office. Assistance will be provided to complete the appropriate clinical privilege forms.