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]

Peer Review Pop Quiz

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Think you have your physician peer review covered? Before you answer “yes,” consider: Would you rate your peer review as highly efficient, fair, and effective? Do you sometimes experience backlogs of case reviews? Is meeting the peer review requirements of CMS, The Joint Commission (OPPE and FPPE), or other accreditors a challenge at times? How… [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]

Greeley to Participate in Becker’s Hospital Review 5th Annual CEO & CFO Roundtable

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Over 500 healthcare executives and industry leaders from across the country will gather November 7-9 at the Swissotel, Chicago, to attend the Becker’s Hospital Review 5th Annual CEO & CFO Roundtable. The Greeley Company looks forward to participating in this highly anticipated event, which offers the opportunity to share business-focused, strategic discussions with some of the smartest people in the… [Read More]

Physician Engagement and Alignment Strategies

As The Greeley Company continues our work with hospital and system administrators and physician leaders in this unprecedented time of change in healthcare, it becomes clearer that physicians must play a central role to achieve positive, lasting change. In other words, it’s about the physicians! Regardless of the issues faced—responding to the Affordable Care Act,… [Read More]

Greeley’s CMO, Rick Sheff, MD, Examines Current State of Healthcare at Becker’s Annual Meeting

Dan Nielsen, former healthcare executive turned speaker and author, conducted several enlightening interviews at the 2016 Becker’s Hospital Review Annual Meeting in Chicago. In one of these interviews, The Greeley Company’s Principal and Chief Medical Officer, Rick Sheff, MD, had the opportunity to share with Nielsen his perspective on the current state of healthcare and… [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]

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]