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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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Federal Regulations & Other Standards For Credentialing and Privileging

By: Jan Laws
May 17th, 2021

    Provider credentialing and privileging are essential for healthcare quality, safety, and risk management. Improper credentialing and privileging can lead to patient harm and lawsuits, as in this example: A physician had completed a one-day training course in robotic hysterectomy, using pigs to learn the procedure. A hospital granted him privileges to perform the robotic procedure as long as a proctor privileged to use that technique was present for his first three surgeries. The physician performed his first robotic hysterectomy on a patient without the required supervision. That patient, who lost bladder function as a result of the surgery, sued the hospital for negligent privileging. In this case, the physician lacked the training and experience to safely perform the surgical technique.    

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The Importance of Primary Source Verification in Provider Credentialing

By: Jan Laws
May 15th, 2021

Provider credentialing—the process of obtaining, verifying, and assessing the qualifications of a medical practitioner to provide care or services—is risky business. Improper credentialing can directly jeopardize patient safety and result in negligent credentialing lawsuits against the healthcare organization. At the center of every credentialing effort: primary source verification.

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Getting the Most Out of Your Provider Credentialing Software Investment | symplr

By: Jan Laws
April 24th, 2019

The healthcare industry is in the midst of massive transformations. Mergers, acquisitions, increasing government regulations and a changing reimbursement landscape necessitate hospitals to find new ways to contain costs, increase their efficiency and improve patient safety.

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How to Select the Provider Credentialing Software That’s Right for You | symplr

By: Jan Laws
April 17th, 2019

Provider data management vendors have been compelled to stretch beyond their original scope to meet the rapidly changing needs of their customers. The rapid evolution in the reimbursement and regulatory environment has driven the increasing demand from hospitals and other healthcare organizations for more innovative provider credentialing software solutions.

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Best Practices for an Effective Compliance Program in a Healthcare Facility | symplr

By: Jan Laws
October 26th, 2018

Hospitals are increasingly challenged by healthcare compliance laws and changing regulatory standards. Healthcare institutions need to continually evaluate their hospital’s compliance training, technology adoption, and delivery of care while simultaneously balancing staff shortages, privacy and security concerns, and their ability to meet accreditation standards.

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Top 3 Reasons that Errors Occur During Provider Credentialing | symplr

By: Jan Laws
October 23rd, 2018

Negligent credentialing puts patients at risk and exposes hospitals, healthcare facilities, and urgent care centers to significant legal liability.

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