Negligent credentialing puts patients at risk and exposes hospitals, healthcare facilities, and urgent care centers to significant legal liability.
Preventing medical errors that can jeopardize patient safety is a constant challenge within the healthcare industry. Hospital and urgent care center staff, especially, are under incredible pressure to make sure that their providers are competent and capable practitioners, providing the best care possible.
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Your Medical Staff Office (MSO) is the hub where patients, providers, and regulations meet. Many medical staff offices center around working efficiently to manage providers and following policies and procedures to ensure your operations remain compliant. How can you ensure that your staff stays efficient and doesn’t waste time and resources? Strong performance starts with tightly managing and enhancing the four areas many MSOs struggle with.
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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.
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.