Are You “Red Lining” Your Hospital Data?

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A key way to propel our hospital data to the next level of usefulness is to consider where our “red lines” are. The manufacturer of our car has thoughtfully provided a bright “red line” on the tachometer that lets us clearly know when we are entering the “danger zone.” If we operate our car’s engine… [Read More]

INFOGRAPHIC: CMS Termination Letter: What to Expect and How to Prepare

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While it’s not something any hospital wants to acknowledge, the threat of receiving a CMS Statement of Deficiencies (CMS Form 2567) with Notice of Immediate Jeopardy or Notice of Termination is a reality. Hundreds of hospitals receive such notice every year. Because hospitals must be in compliance with all CoPs to continue participation in the Medicare… [Read More]

Negligent Practitioner Credentialing: Avoid Being in the Headlines

NOTE: This post originally appeared on the Greeley Membership blog.
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I always look forward to the mail on Friday because it usually includes the latest issue of People Magazine. I know what you might be thinking, but reading about all the latest “gossip” as well as leading news is my guilty pleasure. Many times, I do find the articles to be quite informative—not all of… [Read More]

9 Big Reasons to Worry About the Management of the Hospital Physical Environment

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The song remains the same – only the tempo has changed! As we head toward the promise of a very different 2017 regulatory landscape under a new President, it is very clear that each healthcare organization will continue to experience (endure?!?) an elevated focus on the management of the physical environment. And the clarity is… [Read More]

Onsite Education for Your Physician, Medical Staff, and Hospital Leaders

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The Greeley Company is well known for our national physician and hospital leadership seminars. But did you know the expert faculty members for our national programs can provide customized onsite education at your organization? Booking Q1 2017 engagements now! It’s an ideal time to bring our experts onsite to prepare any new leaders and help… [Read More]

Credentialing Compliance and Accreditation Tips for the New Year

NOTE: This post originally appeared on the Greeley Membership blog.
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January is a time when many of us reflect on the happenings of the previous year and will set new goals for 2017. Some of the top resolutions include spend more time with family and friends, exercise more, learn something new, and get organized. As MSPs, it is also a good time to evaluate current… [Read More]

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]

Prepare Your Physician & Hospital Leaders for 2017

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Hundreds of top hospitals attend Greeley’s leadership conferences year after year. Now is the best time to register your team for our December 2016, Boca Raton, FL or January 2017, Palm Desert, CA physician and hospital leadership conferences as you prepare your leadership training for 2017! You have other training options. But Greeley’s expert speakers have actually been in… [Read More]

6 Questions Your External Peer Review Policy Should Address

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External Peer Review (EPR) typically is thought of as the review of a medical record for individual cases in which concerns have been raised regarding the quality or appropriateness of care. This review can be based on concerns regarding adverse outcomes, the appropriateness of procedures or treatments, or the use of resources. The implementation of… [Read More]

Top Medical Staff Services Department Staffing Challenges Revealed

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Medical staff services departments might need interim staffing assistance at any point for a variety of reasons. The Greeley Company has provided temporary credentialing and medical staff professional assistance to healthcare organizations nationwide for over 25 years, often for the following 7 common challenges and circumstances:  Implementation of a new credentialing software system Backlogs of initial applicants or reapplicants… [Read More]