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Jan Laws

Jan Laws is a member of the Product Management team at symplr. She holds both CPMSM and CPCS certification distinctions through NAMSS. Prior to joining CACTUS/symplr, Jan served for more than 20 years in the Medical Staff Services field. Her experience includes roles in centralized verification organizations’ operations, medical staff management in both system and single hospital organizations, and provider credentialing. Jan eagerly shares her expertise through learning experiences that enhance the positive collaboration between symplr teams and our clients. In addition to her expertise in medical staff services, Jan is a licensed professional counselor who operates a successful private practice.

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Provider Credentialing | Healthcare Provider Credentialing | Provider Privileging | Provider Management

The Importance of Primary Source Verification in Provider Credentialing

By: Jan Laws
May 15th, 2018

Why Primary Source Verification is Critical When considering a new physician for your staff, ensuring the accuracy of the information and documentation they provide during the credentialing process is critical. A typical practitioner applying for a staff position needs to provide a considerable amount of information – licensure, certifications, education details, references, etc – and it's incumbent upon the credentialing professional to ensure every item and statement is as it appears to be.

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Provider Credentialing | Healthcare Provider Credentialing | Provider Privileging | Provider Management

The Federal Regulations Affecting Credentialing and Privileging

By: Jan Laws
May 7th, 2018

Few would argue the fact that hospitals have a responsibility to ensure their medical staff has the competence and capability to provide quality patient care. To do this, hospitals are to adhere to complicated and often lengthy credentialing and privileging processes to screen applicants, verify their suitability to practice, and determine which procedures they are competent to perform.

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Top 10 Posts of 2017

It's packed with valuable insights to make governance, risk, and compliance the simplest part of your day.

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Medical Staff Services | Provider Credentialing | Healthcare Provider Credentialing | Provider Privileging | Healthcare Credentialing

How do credentialing and medical staff roles differ?

By: Jan Laws
May 15th, 2017

I received a question today from one of our Cactus users asking about the difference between the role of a credentialing coordinator and a medical staff professional.  I'd like to share the answer to that question in the blog today, as well as address the difference between credentialing and privileging.

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Medical Staff Services | Medical Service Professionals

A Brief History of the Medical Staff Services Profession

By: Jan Laws
January 22nd, 2016

Remember the 80’s? Wow, we’ve come a long way since then - from fashion, sure, but also in the healthcare industry. Take a stroll down memory lane with me as I discuss how much change the concepts of credentialing and privileging have seen in the past 30 years, and what we can expect in the next 30.

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Healthcare Provider Credentialing

7 Characteristics of an Ideal Event Reporting System

By: Jan Laws
November 23rd, 2015

The Background Hospitals started implementing event reporting policies earlier than the 1990s, but the main focus on medical errors in the American healthcare system during the ’90s led to a surge in mandatory reporting systems. Namely, in 1991, a landmark study documented medical errors in 30,000 hospital discharges in New York.[i]

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Quality | Clinical Data | OPPE | Healthcare Provider Credentialing

What does CDI mean for Quality?

By: Jan Laws
May 1st, 2014

You work in Quality, your job isn’t in technology and you’re not overly comfortable with all the technical jargon – or ‘tech talk’. That’s alright; you don’t have to be. Your knowledge and understanding of clinical quality data is what’s important and will help bridge the gap when it’s time to discuss terms like interface, platforms, b2b, file specs, etc. Nevertheless, here’s a little “Tech Talk 101” for when the time comes…

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