According to a 2016 survey, as many as 58 percent of physicians in the United States are employed by a hospital or physician group. According to another national study, the three year period from July 2012 to July 2015 showed the number of hospital-employed physicians increased by almost 50 percent. And those numbers show no sign… [Read More]
As someone who manages or oversees provider credentialing and payer enrollment for your hospital or healthcare organization, you understand the value of maintaining efficient processes across departments to save time, reduce costs and ensure providers are granted privileges as quickly as possible. Health plans (also known as managed care organizations) strive for similar goals. Understanding the payers’ specific accreditation and regulatory requirements can help you and your team of medical services professionals further ensure timely processing of provider applications. This white paper will explore: the processes payers conduct to evaluate and enroll healthcare providers; common challenges in provider enrollment and how to solve them; and tips and techniques to achieve delegated credentialing.
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]
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]
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]
11/9/2016 – During this one-hour, recorded webinar program, Credentialing Advancements in a New Delivery Era, Sally Pelletier, CPMSM, CPCS, Advisory Consultant and Chief Credentialing Officer for The Greeley Company, addresses strategies to achieve meaningful alignment and operational efficiencies to optimize credentialing. Watch Now!
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]
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]
The Greeley Company is looking forward to participating in the National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) 40th Educational Conference and Exhibition, September 17-21 in Boston, MA. The event draws greater than 1,400 medical services professionals and other professionals from across the country and over 40 sponsors and exhibitors that serve the healthcare industry. Five Greeley experts will… [Read More]
There are several reasons why a commercial payer, such as a managed care organization or health plan, may consider delegating all or part of its credentialing activities to qualified business partners such as IPAs, PHOs, CVOs, medical societies, even other health plans. However, a growing trend observed by The Greeley Company is for hospitals and… [Read More]