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Privileging AHPs - What Are You Missing?

Did you know Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) make up approximately 60% of...

Are all Accrediting Organizations the Same?

Like any competitive organization, the what, when and how services are...

Event Reporting, Are Those Numbers Correct?

Reporting and statistics are necessary to ensure we’re achieving our...

ICD 10s...They're Not Just for Billing

October 1, 2014... Is the date that’s top of mind with most healthcare...

Proposed revisions to The Sunshine Act

The Sunshine Act is a law that requires Pharmaceutical and Medical Device...

How Well Do You Know Your CVO?

Screening an applicant before hiring is the norm these days; especially in...

Not Your Grandmother's Incident Reporting System

Do you remember when a hospital’s incident report form was one sheet of...

Data Breaches and Compliance

While data breach coverage is no substitute for appropriate preventative...

OPPE for Low Volume, High Risk Procedures

Lately we've received questions regarding monitoring low volume/high risk...

What's Your Credentialing Software Telling Providers?

As the years progress, tech-savvy providers outnumber those who aren't....

Do’s and Dont’s in FPPE/OPPE

Focused and Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE and OPPE) are a...

The Two Midnight Rule

Will the Two Midnight Rule Contribute to backlog in the Medicare Appeals...

Are Your Providers Worth a Hill of Beans?

Why do healthcare organizations have difficulty assessing provider value?...

CVOs - Do They Have What It Takes?

Healthcare organizations across the country are striving to create...

What does CDI mean for Quality?

You work in Quality, your job isn’t in technology and you’re not overly...

MSPs - Is it a Job, a Career or a Calling?

Regardless of title, healthcare professionals are members of the most job...

Advancing OPPE for Allied Health Professionals

There seems to be a void in the discussion of the OPPE (Ongoing Professional...

6 Steps to Protect your Organizations

Most organizations today have adopted “Best Practices” when vetting new...

Performance Improvement for Healthcare Quality

During my fifteen years in Healthcare Quality, I’ve had the opportunity to...

MSPs: Natural Born Leaders

In my travels as a healthcare Consultant, I’ve had the opportunity to meet...

What Are You Thankful For?

As we prepare for Thanksgiving and reflect on 2013, the team at Medkinetics...

6 Essential Traits of Successful MSPs

Medical Staff Professionals (MSPs) are the core of most healthcare...

Don't Bounce Your Providers Between Credentialing & Enrollment

I’m genuinely surprised when meeting with a new client and learning their...

Meeting The Standards Of Provider Privileging

Does your privileging system and process meet The Joint Commission (TJC)...

Establishing Organizational Accountability

A continuation of our series Peer Review - Balancing Peer Review with the...

Scared to Share Credentialing Information?

Working in a Medical Staff Office (MSO) comes with an enormous amount of...

Credentialing Software

Like most people, I love bargains which results in a crowded key ring full...

Where's My Paisley Tie?

The paisley tie is really only important when you can’t find it five minutes...

Peer Review Part III

This article is a continuation from our initial article discussing the...

Peer Review Part II

This article is a continuation from our initial article discussing the...

Medical Staff Offices Share Credentialing Data?

I find myself responding to the same question posed by many healthcare...

Stop Fighting & Develop a Peer Review Program

Medicine, a historically conservative and traditional profession, framed on...

Delegated Credentialing

Previously, we examined the benefits of delegating credentialing to an...

Don't Play Telephone With Your Privileges

When I was growing up, my friends and I loved playing the game Telephone. If...

Delegated Provider Credentialing

In an era where time and money are in short supply, healthcare organizations...

As Seen on TV Doesn't Work in Healthcare Either

I must admit: I love watching infomercials for widgets and gadgets on TV....

ICD 10 Codes Will Drive Quality in Healthcare

Integrating ICD 10 codes throughout your organization is essential in not...

Quality Data's Role in Provider Relations Strategy

In healthcare, the success of an organization relies on the accomplishments of...

How to Register for an NPI

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)...

Four Benefits of Automated Credentialing

Credentialing, a labor intensive, redundant and painstaking process, often...

Credentialing and Quality in Palliative Care

Palliative care, one of the more emotionally charged areas of healthcare,...

Everything You Need To Know About CAQH UPD

While striving to provide adequate healthcare for every American, the...

Information Silos in Healthcare

Information about healthcare providers - whether it is a doctor, dentist,...

Risks of Cloud Technology in Healthcare

The ever increasing reliance of the healthcare industry on cloud technology...

Essentials for Successful Physician Recruitment

Healthcare Organizations are very busy with the recent trend of direct...

The Benefits of the Cloud

The most common question people ask when they hear the word cloud in...

Mergers & Acquisitions - A Tragedy in Two Acts

The owners of most successful medical practices will eventually be faced...

Relocating a Medical Practice

Relocating a successful healthcare practice involves far more than simply...

Five Ways Cloud Computing Can Save the Bottom Line

Common business practices dictate two options for healthcare organizations...

Physician Employment Best Practices

While physician employment continues its rising trend, healthcare executives...

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