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- Joint Commission seeks input on radiologist requirements
The Joint Commission is seeking input on proposed requirements addressing the qualifications and competency for radiologists who provide diagnostic computed technology (CT) services in the ambulatory care, hospital, and critical access hospital programs.
- Meet new and looming challenges
During the next two weeks, HCPro will offer tools that can help you meet a couple of current and future medical staff challenges. First, plan on tuning into Practicing Medicine Longer: Legal and Clinical Considerations for an Aging Physician Population on Tuesday, March 11, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern.
- Resolve turf battles
Your organization’s medical staff may never be one big happy family, but it doesn’t have to be a dysfunctional family, either. Resolve turf battles with guidance from conflict resolution experts Jack Cox, MD, MMM, Rosemary Dragon, CPMSM, CPCS, and Christine Hearst, CPMSM. Our new guide incorporates the perspectives and advice of both the physician and the MSP, providing MSPs with the guidance they need to deal with turf battles among practitioners, including the role the MSP needs to play in conflict resolution and physician leader education.
- Keep an eye on quality measures
CMS’ Physician Compare website is intended to assist patients in finding the “best” providers based on reported performance measures. Will the addition of quality measures to the Physician Compare website be useful in the credentialing/privileging process—if not now, then perhaps down the line? Definitely maybe, according to a very informal Credentialing Resource Center Insider poll of several experts in the field.
- CMS adds quality data to Physician Compare website
Quality measures have been added to Physician Compare, a website that helps patients search for information about physicians and other healthcare professionals, CMS announced last week. Sixty-six group practices and 141 accountable care organizations (ACO) now have quality data publicly reported on Physician Compare. Data are reported at the group practice and ACO level.
- ACA may induce early retirement for plastic surgeons
More than 88% of aesthetic physicians are concerned about how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will affect the practice of plastic surgery, and up to one-third may retire early as a result of these changes, according to an online poll conducted by Plastic Surgery Practice. There was also concern that there would be an influx of nonqualified practitioners providing aesthetic procedures at lower rates to increase their revenue stream, which could compromise patient safety.
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Medical services professionals, credentialers, and medical staff leaders hear from Credentialing Resource Center experts in the trenches on credentialing and privileging.
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