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Whether your organization is Joint Commission-accredited or follows the standards and regulations of another body, prepare for a compliance evaluation, aka a “survey.” After ensuring that your policies and procedures are sound, staff and clinicians adhere to the standards, and a culture of improvement is woven into operations, success comes down to performance during the survey. We offer last-minute tips to help you succeed under the surveyor's microscope.
While safety and quality have always been associated with credentialing, being a revenue-generating function has not. Now credentialing and medical services departments are increasingly seen as a part of the revenue cycle.
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The signs were there. We’d been telling ourselves that going paperless is a “nice to have” in our world of must-do’s. We thought: Keying provider data from paper applications into our software makes us digital! We reasoned: Keeping paper files in our file cabinets is more secure than storing data in the cloud! We denied: Our providers dislike change and will see online applications and virtual committees as onerous! But now we realize that the sand in the hourglass has run out, and there’s little defense against the growing list of reasons why paper must go.
In every profession, myths and fallacies based on misinformation persist year after year, until they become urban legend. Perhaps there was a kernel of truth in there somewhere, at the start. But like in the kids’ game telephone, distortion takes over, the source long blurred and unknown, and the fiction lives on. Let’s take a moment to identify and debunk some urban myths of credentialing and provider enrollment.
Was the onset of COVID-19 a wake-up call for your provider data management process? Or did the pandemic validate that your disaster contingency plans held up when tested? Today, provider data management requires a coordinated strategy supported by crisis-ready technology. There are lessons to be learned on how to navigate through this pandemic and prepare for future events. Ensure that these six essential data needs are covered.