Hospitals and health systems regularly outsource non-core functions to specialty service companies to increase service levels, enhance quality, and control cost. The medical staff services department has historically been ‘below the radar’ as a business function. Increasingly, however, the workload and service levels of this function have a direct effect on revenue, cost, quality, compliance, and physician satisfaction.
Greeley Company research demonstrates that outsourcing the medical staff services department can be an effective strategy for cost-conscious hospitals and healthcare systems anticipating or undergoing significant changes in their practitioner relationships, such as an increase in employed physicians, a growing number of advanced practice professionals, or a shift to global contracting.
This white paper explores:
- Factors that commonly contribute to suboptimal medical staff services and outcomes
- The main purpose and functions of the medical staff services department
- The benefits of outsourcing the functions of the medical staff services department
Click here to download A Novel Approach for the Medical Staff Services Department.