Free Webinar: Credentialing Advancements in a New Delivery Era

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As hospitals form more expansive networks, small inefficiencies in individual credentialing processes compound and become increasingly disruptive at the system level. But for healthcare organizations that do credentialing well, the positive results are substantial. They include reduced costs and risks, to both the patient and the institution, quicker performance, and enhanced revenue, all centered on… [Read More]

High-Risk Credentialing: Best Practices for Temporary Privileges and Locum Tenens

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In today’s challenging healthcare environment, certain influencers intensify the need for the routine use of temporary privileges and/or the ongoing use of locum tenens. There is a lot of pressure to quickly get certain practitioners and specialties credentialed and privileged. Overuse or abuse of temporary privileges, however, can cause havoc and be risky for organizations…. [Read More]

2016 NAMSS Conference Take-Aways

Another NAMSS conference has come and gone. This is an event that many of us look forward to every year—a chance to see old friends and meet new, to network (even if it is 60 to 90 seconds at a time), and to observe our profession grow and change with the times. Depending upon your… [Read More]

How Top Organizations Are Transforming Their Credentialing and Reaping Major Rewards

The considerable length of time it can take to credential and enroll practitioners in health care networks—thus enabling practitioners to provide and bill for services—is a frustrating issue for many health systems today. Credentialing improvements such as standardizing and/or centralizing, integrating with practitioner recruitment and enrollment, leveraging data across the network, and, in some cases, achieving… [Read More]

Free Download: Credentialing Compilation Guidebook

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My colleagues from The Greeley Company and I hope that you’re enjoying this holiday season and feeling energized for the New Year! I’m reaching out to offer you a free PDF copy of a resource our team recently created, The Greeley Company’s Credentialing & Privileging Compilation: A Selection of Articles, Case Studies, and White Papers. This 66-page compilation includes 17… [Read More]

NAMSS Annual Conference 2015 Musings

A little over a week ago, I had the “NAMSS experience.” This year’s conference theme was about embracing change. Very apropos given the transformations the medical services profession is facing as a result of the ever-evolving and yet unprecedented changes in the delivery of healthcare. My use of the word “experience” in the above paragraph… [Read More]

Greeley Response to Recent CMS Statements about Temporary Privileges

Recent public statements by CMS representatives have raised questions about the mechanism a hospital should use to authorize/approve temporary privileges. Specifically, that the CMS Conditions of Participation (“CoPs”) do not allow the CEO to sign off on temporary privileges and that only the governing body can grant privileges (including temporary privileges). These statements have caused… [Read More]

High-Risk Credentialing: Best Practices for Temporary Privileges and Locum Tenens

crd_article_high-risk-credentialing-best-practices

In today’s challenging healthcare environment, certain influencers intensify the need for the routine use of temporary privileges and/or the ongoing use of locum tenens. There is a lot of pressure to quickly get certain practitioners and specialties credentialed and privileged. Overuse or abuse of temporary privileges, however, can cause havoc and be risky for organizations…. [Read More]