With spring in the air, it’s time to embrace change and organization. As we all know, provider credentialing tends to generate lots of data and documentation. How you manage your data can be the difference between success and failure. Mismanaged data may cause costly downstream consequences of application delays or even rejections. Clutter creates stress and anxiety, whether it be in your mind or your work space. When you’re surrounded with disorganized stacks of paper it is easy to allow your mind to wander and lose focus. Next thing you know, valuable hours of productivity have disappeared, you are working harder than ever, still falling behind and missing targeted deadlines (increased days in A/R or even worse, the dreaded claims write-offs). Some helpful ways to minimize the clutter and create an environment to succeed at provider credentialing:
One of the most effective ways you can compete with other healthcare facilities is to hire the best, brightest doctors. That’s why peer referencing, a key component of physician credentialing, is so important—you want confirmation from an applicant’s peers that you’re making the right hiring decision.
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Written by Rob Gontarek, president and CEO of Meridian Medical Management
In Part I, we discussed the reasons for a lack interoperability in healthcare from a privileging perspective. In part II, we'll take a look at some of the problems a lack of interoperability causes for the provider privileging process.
This is the first in a two-part series on healthcare interoperability. Part I examines the reasons why there is such a pervasive lack of interoperability as it relates to provider privileging, while Part II will dive deeper into why interoperability is so important to the provider privileging process - which ultimately affects patient safety.
Provider/physician credentialing and privileging can be time-consuming and challenging. Traditional methods may have worked for years, but advancements in technology have given healthcare facilities the ability to modernize processes, proving to be a game-changer for hospital administrators and providers.