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How do you gauge when your time or your staff’s time becomes more valuable spent on responsibilities other than applications, primary source verification (PSV), and enrollment? This is a dilemma that credentialing leaders at hospitals and managed care organizations face as their provider data management volume increases rapidly—but there are no plans to grow credentialing or payer enrollment staff size.
It’s here: A new year in provider data management, and symplr’s ready with predictions for what to expect. In summary, look for 2020 to bring a blossoming of developments already on MSPs’ watch lists: APPs’ expanding scopes, more alignment of the credentialing and payer enrollment functions, and yes, blockchain for credentialing is still hanging in there behind the scenes.
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Patients can turn to healthcare practitioners when they experience symptoms of burnout: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a sense of reduced accomplishment at work. But many clinicians cite barriers that make them feel alone in coping with the same conditions. New approaches can help hospitals stem the tide of practitioner burnout and avoid its cascading effects: injury to patients or providers themselves, increased risk of malpractice, reduction in overall quality of care and patient outcomes, high provider turnover rates, and the like.
The term “best practices” is tossed around a lot. But what does it mean? To some it’s a pie-in-the-sky ideal where everything in a complex healthcare provider credentialing process goes right. To others it’s the tried-and-true way of doing things to comply with legal and accreditation requirements. But by symplr standards, following any provider credentialing best practice today requires hitting the bullseye on four key benchmarks:
Some may call you a medical staff services department whiz or maybe you’re new to the profession. You could even fit somewhere in between. Take our 10-question quiz to discover where you rank in terms of your knowledge of medical credentialing, clinical privileging, and payer enrollment! (Answers and score key at bottom)
By now you've heard of blockchain, a new buzzword in healthcare but one that's been around much longer in industries like finance. Think Bitcoin and cryptocurrency.