OptumCare will provide strong support for your Credentialing process. This usually begins 4-6 months before your start date.
The State Board Licensing process typically takes 6+ weeks for residents but can stretch to 6 months depending on State of Practice. The process is expedited if part of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact which offers a voluntary expedited pathway to licensure for qualified physicians who wish to practice in multiple states. Nearly 80% of physicians meet the criteria for licensure through the IMLC. There are currently 24 states and 1 territory and the 31 Medical and Osteopathic Boards participating with the IMLCC.
This will take 3-6 months depending on the facility(s), health plans, and State of practice involved. Many OptumCare business entities utilize CAQH as their repository. This streamlines and centralizes the input, storage and updating of your data for use in obtaining credentials across a wide range of facilities or regulatory bodies.