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MSPs might not entirely own ongoing professional practice evaluation (OPPE), but it’s a critical process that directly links physician competency assessment to clinical privileges. In addition, advanced practice professionals (APPs) who are credentialed and privileged through the hospital medical staff process require OPPE. Read on for ways that medical staff services can tap into their unique role in practitioner data management to improve provider performance.
Healthcare organizations that are host to various physician specialties and advanced practice professionals (APPs) require a multi-faceted plan for privilege documentation upkeep. After all, delineating clinical privileges to individual practitioners is only a part of the process. Privilege maintenance that uses a centralized process aids in compliance for the broader privilege-related responsibilities of the organized medical staff and governing body.
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The ability to reach your organization’s overall revenue goals is a balancing act in today’s competitive business environment. As a result, achieving maximum reimbursement when enrolling practitioners into payers contributes to financial stability and success. Costly and time consuming errors and roadblocks can cause denials or delays, eating into reimbursement. But often, these errors are easily corrected.
Healthcare quality improvement and patient safety efforts today are largely digital and data-rich. It’s easier than ever to collect, share, analyze, and execute on information to make better decisions. While there’s no such thing as too much data when it concerns the safety of patients and the efficacy of providers, what matters greatly is that we use the data in a meaningful way. It sounds easy enough, but in practice, it’s a challenge for many healthcare organizations.
The healthcare industry will collectively look back on the COVID-19 pandemic as the catalyst for telemedicine finally coming into its own as a viable care delivery model—and in just a matter of weeks at that.
Incident reporting, also known as event reporting, used to be about tracking adverse events in the hospital. But hospitals are no longer the center of healthcare delivery universe, patients are. As providers increasingly administer care and services in outpatient or retail clinics, specialty centers, and via telemedicine, our safety and quality improvement tools must adapt as well. In other words, follow the patient to prevent harm.