No more Mr. Niceguy. It started as “better guidance” for prescribers as concerns mounted that the over-prescription of opioid pain medications was feeding a sharp rise in addiction to illicit forms, including street-sourced pills and heroin. But it has turned into well-coordinated federal and state enforcement actions against physicians and nurses, as well as their… [Read More]
9/13/2018 – Greeley CMO Rick Sheff, MD, is joined by trusted legal counsel to explore medical necessity. Recent CMS/OIG settlements in the hundreds of millions have hospitals and systems thinking twice about trusting the medical staff’s regular peer review process to identify challenges and take proactive steps if/when self-reporting is warranted and appropriate. Watch Now!
Hospitals and medical staffs all too often experience predictable areas of strife for which external peer review can prove to be a useful conflict resolution tool. We’ll bet you have at least three of these going on right now. You are not alone. Trust Issues When competing physician groups in the same specialty must conduct peer review… [Read More]
This new Executive Brief in Becker’s Healthcare Review featuring Greeley’s Chief Credentialing Officer Sally Pelletier, CPMSM, CPCS, addresses the new and growing roles of advanced practice professionals (APPs) in healthcare today, including leadership roles within the organized medical staff and as service line leads. This article addresses credentialing, privileging, policy, and governance considerations around APPs… [Read More]
6/14/2018 – Advanced Practice Professionals (APPs) have new and greater responsibilities in hospitals and medical practices across the US. Has your organization updated policies, processes, guidelines, and expectations to accommodate APPs in their new clinical and leadership roles? In this webinar, Sally Pelletier, CPMSM, CPCS, shares some key considerations and tips. Watch Now!
Is your organization struggling with physician engagement — getting physicians on the organized medical staff on board with scheduling imperatives, quality and cost initiatives, and management expectations? Maybe your organization has added a layer of medical directors who report to the administration and are meant to support physician leadership? While there are many ways medical… [Read More]
Service line co-management, which allows physicians and hospitals to manage a service line as equal partners, is a proven solution for alignment, engagement and even resolving trust issues in hospitals and healthcare sytems. This article featuring Greeley CMO Rick Sheff, MD, discusses the key success factors for service line management done well and how service… [Read More]
Every organization has struggled at one point or another to fill this key and complex role. It takes time to find a great Chief Medical Officer. So what happens in the meantime? An Interim CMO? Many organizations opt to appoint an internal interim, but it’s often a lose-lose scenario. [HINT: Yes, we have an alternative solution. … [Read More]
Greeley’s Chief Credentialing Officer Sally Pelletier, CPMSM, CPCS, offers advice and guidance for physician groups, hospitals, and systems about aging policies for practitioners. The article includes the case for creating one, suggestions on whom should be involved, and five key areas every policy should cover.
Can you connect these dots to suboptimal financial performance in your organization? Many hospitals, through merger/acquisition/integration, have a confusing governance structure where accountability and expectations are unclear. There are new and hold-over sets of overlapping bylaws and policies that are overly complex, duplicative, contradictory, or some combination thereof. And then there’s the org chart… This… [Read More]