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HCPro, Inc., and its sister company, The Greeley Company, offer real-world solutions to meet the challenges of the evolving medical staff by offering expert advice to comply with regulations, ensure physician competence, and achieve high-quality care.

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  • Determine which verifications are necessary to obtain in the credentialing process

    Verify and Comply: Credentialing and Medical Staff Standards Crosswalk, Sixth Edition, includes resources that will help your organization ensure compliance through all the steps of the credentialing and medical staff membership process. This expanded guide features ambulatory care, acute care, and managed care standards for the most popular regulators and accreditors: CMS, The Joint Commission, NCQA, DNV, HFAP, and AAAHC.

  • CMS proposes change to two-midnight rule

    A proposed payment rule posted earlier this week outlines the CMS’ plan to allow physicians to exercise more judgment when admitting patients for short hospital stays.

  • Empathy training for physicians

    With patient satisfaction scores now factoring into Medicare reimbursements, healthcare providers are putting more emphasis on empathy training to improve physicians’ bedside manner.

  • Heard this week

    “Balance is an ever-changing ideal that I set my sights on, but know that I will never permanently reach. It helps me reflect on what I want in the moment and figure out where to spend my energy. I can’t be everywhere, but I can make the most of every situation.”

    - Jenna Kay, MD, discusses work-life balance in a post on KevinMD.

  • Editor’s Note

    Dear readers,

    Thank you to everyone who has taken our survey on e-learning courses for medical services professionals. If you haven’t, please take a minute to let us know what topics we can address in the course. The survey is only three questions and can be found at the link below.

    Thanks again!

    Son Hoang, editor, Medical Staff Leader Insider

  • Physicians face difficulty returning to practice

    Physicians who take extended leaves have limited options to help bring them back up to speed to practice. Whether they take time off to raise children, care for family members, or return from retirement, physicians are often asked to prove they are competent to see patients again.

Credentialing Resource Center Blog


  • Credentialing Resource Center Symposium

     The 2015 Credentialing Resource Center Symposium will deliver comprehensive credentialing, privileging, and competency education in an innovative, engaging learning environment:

    • We’ve partnered with the industry’s top educators to create an education experience that encourages discussion and collaborative problem-solving amongst speakers and attendees
    • Forget about canned presentations. We’ve created an agenda that ensures each presentation builds on the one before. Medical staff professionals and physician leaders will walk away with a complete understanding of the credentialing, privileging, and competence assessment process.
    • Medical staff services professionals and physician leaders will work together to apply the best practices shared by the speakers to their own organizations to make tangible improvements

    The CRC Symposium is the result of more than 20 years of best-in-class medical staff education and training!

    The 2015 CRC Symposium delivers two days of engaging education and training taught by leading credentialing and medical staff experts. MSPs and physician leaders will focus on building and fostering collaboration for more effective medical staff. In-depth sessions and inspiring keynotes will address a spectrum of topics from credentialing and peer review in the outpatient world and handling disruptive physician behavior, to your role in the emerging medical staff model, the place for APRNs and PAs on the care team, and so much more.

    Click here for more information or to register!