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- Tips for writing down a case history
In the wake of a stressful "medical staff office emergency," such as a confrontational surgeon demanding privileges with 48 hours' notice, recounting what just happened can be almost as stressful. Writing down what happened and dissecting an incident after the fact, as well as understanding what resources an MSP has and where they are located, can be instrumental in preventing similar situations in the future. Use these tips when writing down a case history. Read more.
- A timetable for processing applications
Although there is no mandatory time limit for any aspect of credentialing, medical staff offices should process applications in a timely manner. Use this customizable sample credentialing timetable to set up time period guidelines to ensure applications are processed within an appropriate amount of time. Read more.
- The challenges with low- and no-volume practitioners
Today’s Credentialing Resource Center features an excerpt from The Medical Staff's Guide to Overcoming Competence Assessment Challenges. This book will guide you through every step of collecting performance data to ensure quality of care and comply with accreditors’ standards. In the excerpt, co-author Anne Roberts, CPCS, CPMSM, shares best practices for determining the initial competence for low- and no-volume practitioners to ensure privileges are extended only to individuals who can demonstrate current clinical competence. Read more.
- Fight the effects of negativity
This week's Credentialing Resource Center’s coverage focuses on the medical staff office. Today we have a column from Medical Staff Briefing about how your medical staff office can stay positive with a wellness plan. Read more.
- The credentialing challenges posed by low- and no-volume practitioners
With the Joint Commission stressing the importance of OPPE and FPPE in recent years, medical staffs are facing a growing challenge credentialing and privileging low- and no-volume practitioners. A recent HCPro survey found that nearly a quarter of respondents reported credentialing low-volume practitioners as their biggest priority or area of concern. The main challenge with assessing the competency of low- and no-volume practitioners is getting enough relevant data. Because these practitioners don't practice at hospitals regularly, there is a lack of performance data needed to assess their competency.
- Credentialing challenges for MSPs and physician leaders
Editor's note: During the webcast "Credentialing and Privileging: Tools to Tackle the Top Physician Leader Responsibilities," Sally Pelletier, CPMSM, CPCS, and Mary Hoppa, MD, MBA, answered audience questions on the role of leadership in credentialing and privileging. The following are some of their responses. For more information about the webcast or to order it on demand, visit www.hcmarketplace.com.
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