CareFirst Community Health Plan Maryland (CareFirst CHPMD) verifies hospital information at least every three years during the credentialing process. This information includes the hospital name, phone number, location, accreditation status as well as internal and external quality performance indicators. The hospital may update information at any time during the three year period. All self-reported updates from a hospital are verified by CareFirst CHPMD. For the most up-to-date information, please contact the hospital directly or call CareFirst CHPMD.
It is important to know the accreditation status and quality data of the hospital you choose. Hospitals that have achieved accreditation by the Joint Commission are nationally recognized as providing the best possible care to patients. Hospital accreditation status is available to the public through the Joint Commission’s website. Hospital quality data can help you choose which hospital is best for you based on their performance in caring for patients with specific conditions. Hospital quality data is available to the public through the U.S. Government’s Hospital Compare service.
All information in CareFirst CHPMD’s Provider Directory including name, gender, medical specialty, hospital affiliation, medical group affiliation, board certification, office location, language spoken by the physician and/or clinical staff and acceptance of new patients is verified at least every three years during the credentialing process. Throughout this three year period practitioner information can be updated at the request of the practitioner. All self-reported updates are verified by CareFirst CHPMD. For the most up-to-date information please contact your medical provider directly or call CareFirst CHPMD. Real-time board certification information can be obtained using the Certification Matters database provided by the American Board of Medical Specialties.