Friday, October 28, 2016

APP roundup

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Weekly Roundup: APPs

APP appointment: Stay within statutory bounds

This week, CRC Daily covers vetting, competency assessment, and governance strategies for advanced practice professionals (APP), whose presence in the workforce often surpasses their representation on the medical staff. One barrier to medical staff membership and leadership opportunities is the patchwork of state statutes governing APPs’ scope of practice and participation on the medical staff. 

8 best practices for successful credentialing

Successful credentialing teams are taking specific steps to ensure their processes are efficient and effective – you should be too. In this whitepaper, discover eight proven ways you can speed up and improve your credentialing process. These best practices and key strategies will help to enhance your credentialing in a way that benefits your organization at every level, from recruiters and medical staff professionals, to patients and providers.

CNIOs gain ground

The chief nursing informatics officer (CNIO) role is becoming more popular, according to a recent survey conducted by Witt/Kieffer, an executive recruitment and consulting firm in Oak Brook, Illinois. 

Heard this week

"Training the next generation of family physicians will require enthusiastic doctors who are able and willing to precept medical students in their practices."

- Stan Kozakowski, MD, comments on the latest American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) study of medical school graduates entering ACGME-accredited family medicine programs, for which he was corresponding author.  

Free resource: The APP’s role in exercise testing

Exercise testing is typically performed as an outpatient procedure by a team of healthcare providers. Cardiologists oversee exercise testing and are responsible for the interpretation of results. Increasingly, the procedure is conducted and super­vised by nonphysician practitioners, including clinical exercise physiologists, reg­istered nurses (RN) and nurse practitioners (NP), physician assistants (PA), and physical therapists (PT). 

This free resource spotlights three key perspectives on suitable involvement of nonphysician practitioners in exercise testing. 

Tip: Instate an allied health credentials committee

The number of non-physician practitioners applying for privileges at hospitals today is growing rapidly. In some places, the applications from non-physicians regularly outpace those from doctors. Fashioning a dedicated committee (or subcommittee) to evaluate the credentials of non-physician practitioners allows multiple initial review committees to share the workload of assessing applications.

 

New Members-Only Content

Legal and regulatory news roundup

Find out what’s happening in the world of federal healthcare regulations by reviewing some recent headlines from across the country.

The MSP's voice: 5 ways to document like a pro

Medical staff committees are among the vehicles driving delivery of quality patient care. Effective documentation of the issues discussed and decisions made by these committees provides a road map for the medical staff and administration to follow as they pursue the organization’s mission, values, and patient care goals. Factual, concise, and organized meeting materials foster and reflect a team approach to decision-making about critical medical staff issues that affect our communities, friends, and families.

Verify and Comply: Credentialing and Medical Staff Standards Crosswalk, Sixth Edition

Verify and Comply, Sixth Edition, includes both credentialing and medical staff standards and regulations in one easy-to-navigate manual, giving MSPs one book that answers all their accreditation questions. This expanded guide includes ambulatory care, acute care, and managed care standards for the most popular regulators and accreditors: CMS, The Joint Commission, NCQA, DNV, HFAP, and AAAHC. From initial appointment to reappointment to medical staff functions, these standards are side by side in an easy-to-read grid.

The Medical Staff Office Manual: Tools and Techniques for Success

The Medical Staff Office Manual: Tools and Techniques for Success is a comprehensive guide that maps every aspect of the medical staff office, from onboarding and orienting physicians to querying other facilities for practitioner information and effectively collaborating with physician leadership.

 

CRC Announcements

The deadline for CRC contest submissions has been extended!

You now have until November 18 to enter our contests for outstanding MSPs and medical staff leaders. 

Fill us in on your MSP Awareness Week festivities!

National Medical Staff Services Awareness Week is November 6–12. How will you be celebrating? Send your ideas, tips, photos, and planning materials to Editor Delaney Rebernik at [email protected], and you could see your contributions featured on the CRC site. Stay tuned for details on the special deals we’re launching that week to honor the hardworking professionals at the heart of patient safety and quality care. 

Join us for a focus group!

Interested in sharing your opinions and learning what your colleagues are up to? Join HCPro on Wednesday, November 16, from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. EST for a medical staff-related focus group. We want to know what the hot topics are in medical staff services, what issues you are struggling with, and how we can help you meet your daily challenges. Email Karen Kondilis at [email protected] to sign up.

 

    

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Symposium Spotlight

The 2017 Credentialing Resource Center (CRC) Symposium is heading to Austin, Texas. Here are the fast facts.

What?

The 2017 CRC Symposium delivers two days of engaging education and training taught by the industry’s top credentialing and medical staff experts. Attendees will learn actionable strategies for building compliant vetting processes and cultivating effective medical staffs.

Where & when?
Hyatt Regency Austin
Austin, Texas
April 6-7, 2017 
Why?

Our agenda features two tracks and more than a dozen interactive training sessions on the hottest topics in medical staff and credentialing, including employed physicians, negligent credentialing, OPPE and FPPE for advanced practice professionals, provider enrollment, and credentialing and privileging across the continuum.

Who?

The CRC Symposium is designed for:

  • Medical staff coordinators 
  • Medical staff services directors and managers 
  • Credentialing professionals 
  • Medical staff leaders and committee members 
  • Quality directors and managers 
  • Chief medical officers and vice presidents of medical affairs 
How?

Register online or by phone (615-724-7213). Reserve your spot now to take advantage of our early bird rate. CRC members save an additional $100 on registration.

 
 

Contact Us

Delaney Rebernik
Editor
Credentialing Resource Center
[email protected]


HCPro
35 Village Road, Suite 200
Middleton, MA 01949
800-650-6787
http://www.hcpro.com

 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Instate an allied health credentials committee

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Quick Tip

Instate an allied health credentials committee

The number of non-physician practitioners applying for privileges at hospitals today is growing rapidly. In some places, the applications from non-physicians regularly outpace those from doctors. Fashioning a dedicated committee (or subcommittee) to evaluate the credentials of non-physician practitioners allows multiple initial review committees to share the workload of assessing applications.

 

New Members-Only Content

The MSP's voice: 5 ways to document like a pro

Medical staff committees are among the vehicles driving delivery of quality patient care. Effective documentation of the issues discussed and decisions made by these committees provides a road map for the medical staff and administration to follow as they pursue the organization’s mission, values, and patient care goals. Factual, concise, and organized meeting materials foster and reflect a team approach to decision-making about critical medical staff issues that affect our communities, friends, and families.

 

CRC Announcements

Fill us in on your MSP Awareness Week festivities!

National Medical Staff Services Awareness Week is November 6–12. How will you be celebrating? Send your ideas, tips, photos, and planning materials to Editor Delaney Rebernik at [email protected], and you could see your contributions featured on the CRC site. Stay tuned for details on the special deals we’re launching that week to honor the hardworking professionals at the heart of patient safety and quality care. 

Join us for a focus group!

Interested in sharing your opinions and learning what your colleagues are up to? Join HCPro on Wednesday, November 16, from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. EST for a medical staff-related focus group. We want to know what the hot topics are in medical staff services, what issues you are struggling with, and how we can help you meet your daily challenges. Email Karen Kondilis at [email protected] to sign up.

Get the recognition you deserve!

Check out our two new contests for MSPs and medical staff leaders who have made exceptional strides. 

 

    

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Product Spotlight

Core Privileges for AHPs

Changes in the healthcare delivery landscape and scope-of-practice laws are driving demand for allied health professionals (AHP). However, creating criteria-based privilege forms for AHPs can be a lengthy process, requiring weeks of searching for applicable competency benchmarks. Core Privileges for AHPs contains completely updated, customizable forms drafted from best practices and reviewed by experts in the field. Create a comprehensive and efficient privileging process that saves valuable time while ensuring the delivery of high-quality care.

 
 

Contact Us

Delaney Rebernik
Editor
Credentialing Resource Center
[email protected]


HCPro
35 Village Road, Suite 200
Middleton, MA 01949
800-650-6787
http://www.hcpro.com

 

Now is an exciting time to begin a medical career. Many grants and programs supporting educational opportunities are available today. This blog is dedicated to providing current information for schools, training, and job opportunities related to medical and nursing fields. The US Department of Labor projects that over 500,000 jobs will be added to the Health-Care Industry in the next 7 years. Now that President Obama's Health Care Plan, or ObamaCare, is in effect the AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) has announced a 8%-13% increase in their corporatation's healthcare plan-cost due. Why would the AARP support Obama's Health plan? Because further cutbacks on Medicare from this legislation will increase seniors needing private coverage. According to the Nov 12, 2010 'Wall Street Journal' (author Anne Tergesen) "As a result, as many as one million Medicare recipients will have to choose new coverage, according to AARP". The USA already spends over $2.4 trillion dollars per year on the healthcare industry. The increase in private coverage will increase the number of private-sector jobs in the medical profession. Along with the 'Aging of America', where the majority of citizens need increased health services, numerous factors are driving the medical profession to rank top among the highest demand and highest paying careers in the country.

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