If you are still using “laundry list” privileging as opposed to core privileging, you are likely struggling to perform meaningful OPPE and FPPE. If a laundry list for a typical specialist includes 60-80 privileges, how do you determine current competence for each? In order to prove current competence, you need data. And performance on only… [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!
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.
Co-Author: Sally Pelletier, CPMSM, CPCS Are your patients and practitioners protected in the ambulatory environment? Are you vulnerable for non-compliance with regulatory or accreditation requirements? Healthcare is delivered in a variety of locations. The hospital’s four walls are no longer the boundaries for patient care, yet the focus of best practices, quality initiatives, and technology… [Read More]
ATTENTION In-House Counsel and MSPs: Do these negligent credentialing scenarios sound familiar? Adverse Outcome Sheds Light on Checkered Past: A family sits by the bedside waiting for their loved one to wake up in the hospital after undergoing surgery. They need to figure out how to tell the patient that the surgery did not go well…. [Read More]
Age catches up with all of us, but in medicine, it’s catching up with some more than others. In 2015, the number of practicing physicians older than 55 (a.k.a. Aging Physicians) topped 30 percent. In some specialties, aging is even more prevalent. In 2013, more than half of neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, cardiologists, psychiatrists, oncologists, pulmonologists,… [Read More]
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 you might know, The Greeley Company assists organizations of all sizes and types with their important external peer review needs. In late January, we surveyed peer review, medical staff, and quality professionals nationwide to gather information and feedback from them regarding how their organizations are using external peer review today. I wanted to share some results… [Read More]
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]