Delegated Credentialing

Delegated Credentialing

More Than a Telemedicine Provider

The team at TeleSpecialists takes pride in the quality of service to patients and to partner hospitals across the United States. We are proud to be ISO 9001:2015 certified and accredited by The Joint Commission. In conjunction with our medical services, TeleSpecialists offers Delegated Credentialing (also known as credentialing by proxy). The growing popularity of telemedicine can put a strain on in-house credentialing resources, and medical facilities look to Delegated Credentialing to alleviate the workload of their internal credentialing team. Utilizing a Delegated Credentialing service allows the facility’s team to process physician credentialing packets faster and often at a net cost-saving to the hospital.


Why choose our proxy services?

In an effort to reduce turnaround time, drive consistent processing quality, and expedite service implementations, at a price that beats external credentialing companies, the team at TeleSpecialists created a streamlined and efficient Delegated Credentialing process for the provision of our telemedicine services. Once retained, facilities will be assigned a designated credentialing liaison, who will work directly with the facility’s credentialing team to establish expectations, physician packet requirements and due dates. Physician credentialing packets are guaranteed to be tailored to each facility’s specific needs and are submitted to our hospital partners complete and ready for board approval. For established physicians with TeleSpecialists, a packet can be provided as quickly as 24 hours; our entire physician panel’s packet set can be provided to your hospital in an approval-ready format in as little as one week. In fact, we are so confident in the completeness of our physician credentialing packets, your facility will not receive a bill for our Delegated Credentialing services until your board approves our physician. When contracting with TeleSpecialists’ Delegated Credentialing services, your facility can choose from:

  • One-Time Credentialing Service
  • Credentialing for all TeleSpecialists’ Physicians
  • Credentialing Service and Renewals
Joint Commission
Bureau Veritas Certification

For credentialing needs, the TeleSpecialists credentialing team gathers:

  • Consent and Release Form
  • TeleSpecialists Application
  • Passport/VISA
  • Naturalization Card or Green Card (if applicable)
  • Social Security Card
  • Photo (passport size)
  • CV
  • Undergraduate, Medical School, Graduate, Internship, Residency, and Fellowship Certificates
  • Board Certification Certificate
  • Case Logs for the past two years
  • CMEs for the past two years
  • Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
  • Birth Certificate
  • NIHSS Certificate (not required for release of file)
  • Driver’s License
  • 10-year address history
  • Claims history for the last 10 years
  • DD214 (if applicable)
  • Name of High School attended
  • Login information for NPPES, CAQH, state license boards, FSMB, NBME, NBOME, and any other credentialing online websites
  • EMR Systems used
  • Legal Name Change if applicable
  • Certificates for USMLE, NBME, NBOME, COMPLEX, FLEX and/or ECFMG
  • Completed copies of TB, Influenza, and vaccination records (if available)
  • Copies of current state licenses, DEAs and CDS

When a physician joins the TeleSpecialists group, all new hires are put through our own rigorous internal credentialing process prior to starting. This ensures that our physicians are vetted to meet the highest hospital standards. Our upfront diligence eliminates many issues that could arise during the credentialing process with our partner hospitals. Upon hire, our Internal Credentialing team verifies and documents the following:

  • All training, expired, and current state licenses
  • All past and current DEA, CDS, and CSR when applicable
  • Board Certifications
  • Malpractice and Claims History for insurance carriers for the last 10 years (back to Internship)
  • All hospital verifications and past and present employment since last post-graduate training completion
  • Sanction Checks (OIG and SAM)
  • Undergraduate, Graduate, Medical School, Internship, Residency, and Fellowship (Education and Post-graduate training)
  • ECFMG (if applicable)
  • 3 peer references
  • FCVS
  • NBME
  • FLEX
  • AMA/AOiA
  • Background Check

Contact Us

Interested in learning more about how TeleSpecialists can provide Delegated Credentialing services for your hospital?  We’ll review your situation and offer a proposal to address your Medical Staff workload and meet or exceed your project timelines.

Nattasha Acevedo, MD

Dr. Acevedo received her medical degree from the Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico and did her neurology residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. She went on to do a clinical neurophysiology fellowship at Emory School of Medicine in Atla nta, Georgia and then joined private practice in Fort Myers, Florida. She currently resides in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She likes running, paddle boarding and spending time with family.

Bernadette Borte, MD

Dr. Borte received her medical degree from St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine in Grand Cayman. She completed her neurology residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. Her areas of interest include inpatient neurology and acute stroke. When not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family. Dr. Borte joined the TeleSpecialist family in March of 2019.

Mazen Almidani, MD

Dr. Almidani is board certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics and board certified in epilepsy, as well as neurology with special  qualification in child neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  Dr. Almidani is happily married with 4 children. His oldest son has autism and his daughter has complicated seizures; both were a drive for him to become a neurologist. Dr. Almidani enjoys soccer, running and spending time with his family. He is very involved with his sons’ therapy and helping with daily challenges. He is double board certified in Pediatric and Adult Neurology and Epilepsy. He sees children and adults. He also participates in charities for children in Syria who may be underprivileged and/or affected by the war. Dr. Almidani joined TeleSpecialists in August 2020.

Amanda Cheshire, MD

Dr. Cheshire received her medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky. She completed her neurology residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. She did a fellowship in neurophysiology at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Cheshire is double board certified in neurology and clinical neurophysiology. She enjoys traveling, reading and music. She currently resides in Viera, Florida.  Dr. Cheshire joined TeleSpecialists in June 2019.

Jessica Floyd, MD

Dr. Floyd completed her neurology residency at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida followed by fellowship training in clinical neurophysiology with focus in EEG and epilepsy at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. She has particular interest in hospital neurology and patient education as well as the blossoming specialty of lifestyle medicine. She strives to take advantage of every encounter with patients and medical staff to empower them to do their own research into how daily thoughts, choices, and habits can add up to create greater and longer-lasting brain and neurologic health for ourselves and our loved ones. She lives in Florence, South Carolina with her awesome husband of 13 plus years and three beautiful children. She is an avid yogi, astrologer, and lover of food and all things neurology! Dr. Floyd joined the TeleSpecialist family in July 2017.

Nancy Futrell, MD

Dr. Futrell received her medical degree from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. She also did her neurology residency at the University of Utah as well as a research fellowship in cerebral vascular disease at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. She currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has authored 2 books and 50 peer reviewed papers. 

Rebecca Jimenez-Sanders, MD

Dr. Jimenez Sanders received her undergraduate degree from Emory University, and her medical degree from the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine in Puerto Rico. She completed her neurology residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, where she also did a specialized headache medicine and facial pain fellowship. She currently resides in Tampa, Florida with her husband and her two daughters. She is also fluent in Spanish and Italian languages, and enjoys photography, baking, boating, and biking.

Cory Lamar, MD

Dr. Lamar received his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed his internship and residency at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Following residency, he completed a clinical fellowship in neurophysiology, with a concentration in epilepsy. He currently resides in Florida and enjoys outdoor activities.

Clifford Meyers, MD

Dr. Meyers received his medical degree from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and his MBA from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. He completed his neurology residency at the University of Rochester, where he also did a neurophysiology fellowship. Dr. Meyers resides in Webster, New York with his wife and daughter. When not doing teleneurology, he enjoys playing sports with his wife and daughter.

Tao Tong, MD

Dr. Tong received her medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. She completed her neurology residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, where she also did a neuromuscular/EMG fellowship.  She currently resides in College Station, Texas. Dr. Tong is married with two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and reading.

Shubhangi Chumble, MD

Dr. Chumble attended BJ Medical School. She is a board certified neurologist with a subspeciality interest in sleep medicine. Dr. Chumble did her residency at Howard University in Washington DC and has practiced neurology since 2001 in private and corporate settings. She lives in Melbourne, Florida and loves the sunshine state. Her hobbies include yoga, meditation, cooking , traveling and meeting new people. She also loves to do stained glass, pottery and painting. She joined TeleSpecialists in June 2019.