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ICD-10 Codes Help Deliver Quality Healthcare

The integration of ICD-10 codes throughout your organization is essential in...

Is Your Peer Review Process Keeping Up With The Times?

A key tool for assessment in hospitals and healthcare organizations, peer...

How do credentialing and medical staff roles differ?

I received a question today from one of our Cactus users asking about the...

Rx for the Pain of Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions are not usually the subject of conversation in...

Negligent Credentialing Lawsuits: Case Law Examples

Valuable Insights for Provider Credentialing and Privileging Team

When it comes...

Five Tips for Mitigating the Risk of Negligence in Provider Credentialing and Privileging

As you know, provider credentialing and privileging is crucial to your...

Eight Benefits of Technology for MSPs

We’re continuing our career development series designed to help medical service...

Seven Tips for Effective Meeting Management

We’re continuing our career development series designed to help medical service...

4 Challenges to Implementing OPPE

No doubt, the Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE) is meant to be a...

4 Steps to Mastering Centralized Credentialing in a Multi-Hospital System

Centralization the credentialing process in a multi-hospital system should be a...

The Growing Telemedicine Market and Ensuring Quality of Care

Twenty years ago, the idea of having 24/7 access to a board-certified physician...

Reap the Benefits of Consolidating Your Practitioner Onboarding Program

Onboarding new practitioners shouldn’t require running a gauntlet of red tape....

Major Challenges Implementing FPPE

Let’s face it, regulating clinical privileges can have a major impact on the...

Overcoming Common Physician Onboarding Roadblocks

Call it a hiring spree! Between the looming physician shortage and the pressure...

Part 2: Making Bylaws Fit Unique Systems - CMS Compliance for Multi-Hospital Systems

Rick Curtis, CEO of The Center for Improvement in Health Quality (CIHQ), spoke...

The Affordable Care Act: Your Guide to Physician Credentialing Through CAQH ProView

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) strives to provide...

CAQH Takes Credentialing to New Heights and Beyond with ProView and Initiatives

Sorin Davis, an expert with 35 years of experience in healthcare and marketing,...

Part 2: Tips and Traps for Telemedicine Credentialing

In a recent blog post, we introduced Rick Curtis as our speaker of the month to...

Part 1: Tips and Traps for Telemedicine Credentialing

Have you checked out symplr’s education series webcast? In our latest...

The Rise of the Physician Assistant

According to Medicare and The Joint Commission, a Physician Assistant (PA)...

Become a Rockstar Medical Staff Professional in 3 Easy Steps

Let’s face it – credentialing has gotten to be a lot more complicated than...

Overcoming Peer Review: 4 Obstacles to Watch Out For!

There are a few obstacles that come up repeatedly with Peer Review processes...

7 Characteristics of an Ideal Event Reporting System

The Background

Hospitals started implementing event reporting policies...

Fundamentals of FPPE/OPPE for Allied HealthPros, Part 2

In our previous post, we discussed the complexity of the Credentialing Process...

Fundamentals of FPPE/OPPE for Allied HealthPros, Part 1

Zachary Hartsell, MHA, PA-C provides an excellent walk-through of the use of...

ICD 10s are actually here!

This month at the NAMSS conference, a medical staff professional, Chip,...

Accelerate Reimbursement Through Provider Credentialing

New federal, state, and payor requirements are increasing the burden of...

Back to the Future with Peer Review

Thirty years ago, Doc made fictional history with a flux capacitor, some...

4 Tips to Help You Crush Your Next Joint Commission Audit

John Jay said, “To prepare for the best, hope for the best, and prepare for...

Drowning in paperwork? – Web-enable your credentialing

Drowning in credentialing paperwork? Yeah, we feel your pain. Sadly, the...

Healthcare Credentialing and New Technology: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

It’s 2015, are you credentialing for New Technology yet?  No? Then you might be...

8 Reasons to Modernize and Streamline Credentialing

Medical credentialing is an essential process for evaluating a healthcare...

Effective Peer Review for Risk Management

Peer Review is intended to improve quality of treatment and patient safety by...

The Cost of a Credentialing Mistake

You know the old saying “anything that can go wrong, will?” No one likes to...

Throw-Back Thursday for Healthcare!

In honor of the recent social media craze "Throw-Back Thursday"  #TBT -...

Shared Services For Healthcare Organizations

A shared service is not a new idea, but a spreading concept in healthcare,...

Profiting from a Privileging Software Solution

The Problem

Hospitals have an obligation to administer superior care to...

TeleMedicine - Is Your Hospital CMS Compliant?

TeleMedicine? What's That?

Advances in technology have fundamentally changed...

From a Doctor's Mouth to an MSP's Ears

The following is a summary of a conversation I had with a newly credentialed...

Does Your Credentialing Process Feel Complex?

When credentialing is not executed well it can feel a bit like a haunted maze...

Delegating Credentials to a CVO

Delegating Credentials

There are many benefits to delegating credentialing...

Quality Data Matters

There must have been a sigh of relief for many healthcare providers, payors,...

ICD 10: Funny or Not - Here They Come!

Search the internet for the terms 'funny' and 'ICD 10 codes' and it’s...

Does Your Credentialing Meet Standards?

Using words like documentation, best practices, and standards can often...

Recovering From Mistakes

Mistakes, we all make them in our personal and business lives. In...

Outsourced Credentialing Equals In-House Quality

Healthcare is changing and every day there are new studies, updated...

The Joint Commission Approves Revisions to CMS

The Joint Commission recently issued prepublication revisions to its hospital...

MSPs Make a Difference

True Story

A while back, I boarded a flight out west to work with a client....

Integrating Disparate Medical Staffs

For years, multi-hospital systems have looked for ways to consolidate...

Verifying Gaps in Provider Work History?

It's all too common in healthcare credentialing today for providers to have...

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