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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.

Medical Staff Headlines

Top Stories

  • Survey: Physicians receptive to MOC assessment changes

    The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) is considering potential changes to its Maintenance of Certification (MOC) assessment based on physician recommendations. In a survey of more than 9,200 ABIM board certified physicians, 86% expressed interest in taking an assessment at their home or office instead of testing centers. 

  • AAMC updates physician shortage projections

    A new American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) report increases its projected shortage of U.S. physicians. The report estimates a shortage of 61,700-94,700 physicians by 2025, which is up from the 2015 projection of a shortage of 46,100-90,400 physicians.

  • CMS proposes dropping two-midnight rule

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule this week that would roll back inpatient payment cuts under the controversial two-midnight rule, which required a patient be in a hospital for two midnights before Medicare would issue a Part A reimbursement for an inpatient stay.

  • Heard this week

    “How would you react if you sent your sputtering car to the auto mechanic, and they stopped trying to diagnose the problem after 15 minutes? You would probably revolt if they told you that your time was up and gave back the keys.”

    - Peter Pronovost, MD, criticizes the practice of scheduling short patient visits in a blog post for The Wall Street Journal.

  • Join our book review group!

    Dear readers,

    HCPro is seeking enthusiastic medical staff experts to join an ad-hoc group interested in reading and reviewing prepublication drafts of books and training materials in your areas of interest and expertise.

    Our editors will send you periodic emails listing upcoming projects available for outside review. If you’re interested, just let us know. We’ll send reviewing guidelines and give you an idea of our timeframe. If it works for you, we’ll send the draft chapters as they’re available, and a printed copy of the book when it’s complete. In addition, you will be recognized as a reviewer inside the printed book. We might also ask for your feedback on topics in your area of expertise.

    Please have a minimum of five years of experience and be in an educational, supervisory, or leadership role within your organization.

    For more information or to sign up as a reviewer, please send me an email including your areas of interest and expertise.

    Thanks for reading!

    Son Hoang, editor, Medical Staff Leader Insider

  • Ending soon: The MSP salary survey

    Time is running out to take our MSP Salary Survey to be eligible for a drawing to win either of the following complimentary products (winner’s choice): Credentialing A to Z (book) or Negligent Credentialing: Best Practices to Prevent Successful Plaintiff Litigation (webcast). The survey only takes a few minutes and you’ll be helping us provide our readers with the most accurate data about the national medical staff services landscape.

    Click here to take the survey, or paste the following URL into the address bar of your browser: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2016MSPsalary.

Credentialing Resource Center Blog

Spotlight

  • 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!