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Ann Hawkins

Ann Hawkins has been with symplr’s Cactus team for more than six years and is the Product Manager for Cactus, Application Manager, and License Monitor. As a Product Manager, she is responsible for ensuring the vision of the products meet customer needs and symplr objectives. Prior to joining symplr/Cactus, she was a Medical Staff Coordinator at St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston, Texas. She earned her graduate and undergraduate degrees in business administration from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas.

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Provider Credentialing

8 Reasons to Modernize and Streamline Your Provider Credentialing Process

By: Ann Hawkins
September 22nd, 2017

Medical credentialing is an essential process for evaluatinga healthcare professional's qualifications, competency, and practice history.  By verifying a practitioner's education, training, licensure, and board-issued certifications, you are not only confirming his or her qualifications, you are offering assurance to your payers that the individual meets requirements for practice and reimbursement. In fact, you are endorsing them as the qualified individuals who will be representing your healthcare facility or organization.

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Provider Credentialing

Why Perform Exclusion Screening?

By: Ann Hawkins
July 19th, 2017

Protecting against hiring or doing business with excluded or debarred individuals or entities is a must for any healthcare organization. Failing to determine exclusion status can result in hefty civil monetary penalties for your organization. Exclusion screening offers this protection, enabling screening that establishes a provider’s eligibility to treat patients and receive payments from federal and state health plans. Here we will discuss what’s behind exclusion screening and why healthcare organizations need to screen.

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