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Melissa Outlaw

Melissa Outlaw is a Vice President, Customer Success with symplr. Melissa and her team assist clients in learning and implementing our provider management software - credentialing, privileging, peer review, quality and event reporting applications. She supports clients in benchmarking current internal practices, identifying potential efficiencies, then driving the integration of technology with process improvement to reduce time of service and operating expenses. She works extensively with decentralized, multi-facility organizations in transitioning to a shared service center as well as assisting healthcare organizations bridge the gap between procedures performed by a provider and their privileges granted.

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Healthcare Provider Credentialing

Part 2: Making Bylaws Fit Unique Systems - CMS Compliance for Multi-Hospital Systems

By: Melissa Outlaw
March 11th, 2016

Rick Curtis, CEO of The Center for Improvement in Health Quality (CIHQ), spoke with us recently about the change in the Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoP)’s requirements for a certified, integrated medical staff. This included great advice for becoming CMS compliant, along with the process for integrating bylaws and the role of leadership.

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Healthcare Provider Credentialing

The Affordable Care Act: Your Guide to Physician Credentialing Through CAQH ProView

By: Melissa Outlaw
March 7th, 2016

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) strives to provide healthcare for every American. With it comes new laws, regulations and paperwork requirements that must be met in order to remain in proper compliance. For those healthcare providers who are not familiar with these new standards, it can make adherence a complicated and daunting process.

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Compliance

Part 1: The Value Gain of Medical Staff Integration - CMS Compliance for Multi-Hospital Systems

By: Melissa Outlaw
March 4th, 2016

In our symplr education webcast series, we’ve spoken to Rick Curtis, CEO of The Center for Improvement in Health Quality (CIHQ), who is a nationally recognized expert on the CoP (Conditions of Participation) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Certification and Survey Process. He recently spoke with us about the Medicare CoP and the new allowance for hospital systems to have a single organized, integrated medical staff.

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Healthcare Provider Credentialing

Part 2: Tips and Traps for Telemedicine Credentialing

By: Melissa Outlaw
February 26th, 2016

In a recent blog post, we introduced Rick Curtis as our speaker of the month to discuss the tips and traps of telemedicine concerning CMS requirements. Rick Curtis is the current CEO of the Center for Improvement in health Quality (CIHQ) and is a distinguished speaker on CMS certification process.

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Healthcare Provider Credentialing

Part 1: Tips and Traps for Telemedicine Credentialing

By: Melissa Outlaw
February 19th, 2016

Have you checked out symplr’s education series webcast? In our latest installment we welcome back Rick Curtis as our speaker of the month.

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Healthcare Provider Credentialing

ICD 10s are actually here!

By: Melissa Outlaw
October 26th, 2015

This month at the NAMSS conference, a medical staff professional, Chip, reminded me of a blog that I wrote a couple of years ago about 10 codes. For those of you who missed it or for those of you that could use a little humor, here it is for a second time!

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