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Joni Orand

Joni Orand has worked in the healthcare industry for twenty eight years’, in both managed care and hospital environments, working with providers and staff gaining unparalleled experience in all aspects of provider management and quality improvement initiatives. She holds a degree in Corporate Communications, with minors in Interpersonal Communication and International Studies in Communications. Joni is a certified trainer, speaker and coach, and is known for helping, educating, and supporting clients as they develop quality improvement plans. Currently working as a Senior Solution Consultant for symplr, Joni speaks as a Subject Matter Expert at industry events.

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Quality | FPPE | Provider Management | best practices

FPPE: What's new for 2019

By: Joni Orand
July 22nd, 2019

The U.S. spends over $3.5 trillion a year in healthcare, the equivalent of nearly $11,000 per person, supporting the continued need for qualified medical practitioners at every level. In order to get reimbursed for their services, healthcare organizations are being challenged to implement systems that improve the quality and consistency of patient care, as well as the patient experience.

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Quality | Provider Management | value based healthcare

The Shift to Value-Based Healthcare and How It Impacts Optimum Reimbursement

By: Joni Orand
April 30th, 2019

One of the core challenges facing healthcare leadership is to ensure optimum reimbursement for the organization. Staying focused on the bottom line isn’t easy, especially when leaders are responsible for everything from culture to quality. Traditional fee-for-service models are being replaced by value-based healthcare. What does this mean for your organization?

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Quality | Provider Management | macra

MACRA, Measures, and MIPS: how will it change your organization?

By: Joni Orand
April 12th, 2019

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is a legislation that was signed into law in 2015 with overwhelming congressional support. MACRA has a significant impact on how healthcare is delivered, evaluated, and reimbursed. But are healthcare organizations and providers ready for the sweeping changes it mandates?

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Peer Review | Peer Review Software | OPPE | FPPE | Healthcare Provider Credentialing

Do’s and Dont’s in FPPE/OPPE

By: Joni Orand
June 5th, 2014

Focused and Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE and OPPE) are a standard practice in healthcare today. The Joint Commission (TJC) and all other accrediting bodies require organizations to perform evaluations and validate their evaluation processes are clearly defined. To assist in creating or updating your program to not only meet, but exceed minimum standards we've outlined some things to consider!

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Quality | Palliative Care | Credentialing | Healthcare Provider Credentialing

Credentialing and Quality in Palliative Care

By: Joni Orand
January 30th, 2013

Palliative care, one of the more emotionally charged areas of healthcare, opens organizations to a wide variety of risks as care is complicated by the many disciplines involved in the coordination of care. Palliative care (from Latin palliare, to cloak) is care focused on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients. This broad approach allows the palliative care team to address physical, emotional, spiritual, and social concerns that arise with long term or advanced illness.

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