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. Any credentialing or medical services leader would emphatically agree that the function and associated tasks of granting temporary privileges and/or locum tenens take additional resources to manage.
The Greeley Company’s 4-page article, High-Risk Credentialing: Best Practices for Temporary Privileges and Locum Tenens, explores this topic.