Credentialing & Privileging

Credentialing & Privileging Articles by Topic: Allied Health Professionals

Ask the expert: What should a APP credentialing policy include?

  • Credentialing Resource Center Insider, Issue 34, September 2, 2011

    Some organizations address the credentialing and privileging of advanced practice professionals...

Ask the expert: What are the shortcomings of laundry list privileging?

  • Credentialing Resource Center Insider, Issue 33, August 19, 2011

    The Joint Commission has indicated that the delineation of clinical privileges need not be so...

Tip of the week: Send only complete applications to department chairs or the credentials committee for review

  • Credentialing Resource Center Insider, Issue 30, July 29, 2011

    Administrative personnel sometimes feel compelled to forward an application to department chairs or...

Ask the expert: What should the governing board consider when developing or revising a policy covering AHPs?

  • Credentialing Resource Center Insider, Issue 28, July 15, 2011

    Developing or revising your AHP practice policy takes a lot of work and research. Create a...

Tip of the week: Avoid using vague terms

  • Credentialing Resource Center Insider, Issue 23, June 10, 2011

    Some organizations have labeled or may consider labeling the group of individuals to be privileged...

Featured blog post: FAQs for Advanced Practice Professionals at Small and Critical Access Hospitals

  • Credentialing Resource Center Insider, Issue 38, September 30, 2010

    The following Q&A is from HCPro’s on demand Webcast Advanced Practice Professional...

Tip of the week: Use categories to delineate privileges in medical areas

  • Credentialing Resource Center Insider, Issue 33, August 19, 2010

    Categorization, sometimes referred to as categories or levels of privileges, identifies major...

Ask the expert: How independently from physicians can APPs work?

  • Credentialing Resource Center Insider, Issue 18, May 4, 2010

    Legally, this independence level varies from state to state. It is also important to note that just...

Tip of the week: How to create a governing body process for APPs

  • Credentialing Resource Center Insider, Issue 46, December 3, 2009

    How should an organization proceed in developing or revising a policy covering advance practice...

Featured blog post: National Nurse Practitioner Week highlights primary care shortage

  • Credentialing Resource Center Insider, Issue 44, November 12, 2009

    If you haven’t already heard about it from the nurse practitioners (NP) at your organization...

The healthcare debate and advance practice professionals

  • Credentialing Resource Center Insider, Issue 37, September 17, 2009

    In this week’s column, Anne R. Buss, CPMSM, CPCS, explores how privileging advance practice...

New DNP degree and certification help define advanced practice nurses

  • Credentialing Resource Center, Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    Originally developed for nurse practitioners (NP), all advanced practice RNs—from...

Focus on: Scope of advanced practice nurses is expanding

  • Credentialing Resource Center, Issue 8, August 1, 2009

    The second article in our “Focus On” series takes a closer look at three types of...

Ask the expert: Is it necessary to query the NPDB for APPs and CAs?

  • Credentialing Resource Center Insider, Issue 27, July 9, 2009

    There is no National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) requirement to query or report on other...

Focus on: Popularity of PAs continues to grow

  • Credentialing Resource Center, Issue 7, July 1, 2009

    Physician assistants (PA) take the spotlight this month as we examine why their popularity...

Ask the expert: What is a clinical assistant?

  • Credentialing Resource Center Insider, Issue 25, June 25, 2009

    A clinical assistant (CA) is an individual qualified by academic education and clinical experience...

Poll results: What do you call nurse practitioners and physician assistants?

  • Credentialing Resource Center Insider, Issue 21, May 28, 2009

    Last week we asked readers what terms their organizations use to describe nurse practitioners and...

Poll Question: What do you call a nurse practitioner and physician assistant?

  • Credentialing Resource Center Insider, Issue 20, May 21, 2009

    Allied health professionals, physician extenders, advanced practice professionals—the list...

Featured blog post: Listen to an audio clip clarifying PA and LIP terminology

  • Credentialing Resource Center Insider, Issue 18, May 7, 2009

    Patricia Spurlock, assistant director of professional affairs at the American Academy of Physician...

Employed advanced practice nurses and physician assistants

  • Credentialing Resource Center Insider, Issue 14, April 9, 2009

    In this week's column Anne Roberts, CPMSM, CPCS, answers the question: “Can an employed...

Urban allied health professionals earn more than non-urban peers, says study

  • Credentialing Resource Center Insider, Issue 10, March 5, 2009

    Advanced practice professionals and clinical assistants, the two categories of allied health...

Retail clinics grow in popularity, but who’s doing their credentialing and privileging?

  • Credentialing Resource Center, Issue 12, December 1, 2008

    As retail clinics sprout across the country at pharmacies and grocery stores, MSPs may be asking...

Address telemedicine, contracted physicians, and advanced practice professionals in medical staff bylaws

  • Credentialing and Peer Review Legal Insider, Issue 11, November 1, 2008

    Medical staff bylaws are the blueprint by which your organization delivers the highest-quality...

Overcome common challenges credentialing and privileging advanced practice professionals

  • Credentialing Resource Center, Issue 11, November 1, 2008

    The number of physician assistants (PA) will grow by 27% before 2016, with growth in the number of...

National Physician Assistants week, October 6-12

  • Credentialing Resource Center Insider, Issue 37, October 2, 2008

    Monday kicks off National Physician Assistants (PA) week across the country. This year’s...

Ask the expert: Who is responsible for reporting and evaluating incidents involving an LIP?

  • Credentialing Resource Center Insider, Issue 35, September 18, 2008

    As specified in its bylaws (according to Joint Commission standard MS.4.45 and MS.4.80), the...

Ask the expert: Is it necessary to query the NPDB for AHPs?

  • Credentialing Resource Center Insider, Issue 35, September 11, 2008

    There is no National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) requirement to query or report on other...

Develop FPPE plans for AHPs from physician models

  • Credentialing Resource Center, Issue 9, September 1, 2008

    When The Joint Commission implemented standard MS.4.30, which addresses focused professional...