v3.19.1
Document and Entity Information - shares
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
Apr. 26, 2019
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Trading Symbol CCRN  
Entity Registrant Name CROSS COUNTRY HEALTHCARE INC  
Entity Central Index Key 0001141103  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Small Business false  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2019  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   36,826,003