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Knowledge Points: Insight From the Trenches, Part 2

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As a result of the MSP Master Class recently held, attendees commented that knowledge and insight can come from nearly anywhere. We wish to share the insight and experience once more in our second segment of Insight From the Trenches! This week, we wish to highlight Linda Pracht, LPN, CHCQM, CPCS, an MSP who works in Managed Care at BCBSKS and has over 30 years of experience. Linda believes that the pursuit of her certification really validated her knowledge. “I found that investing… Read more »

What’s Wrong With Marching to the Beat of Your Own Drum? Nothing!

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Have you ever felt like you didn’t belong or didn’t quite fit in? If so, that means you must be doing something right! While society and the workplace may dictate that conformity is of the utmost importance and that you should blend in with your colleagues in order to be the most efficient, I’m here to tell you that idea isn’t so. Individual thinking truly does matter and can be the difference between growth and stagnation! If you have a great idea, don’t… Read more »

Knowledge Points: Insight From the Trenches, Part 1

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As a result of the MSP Master Class recently held, attendees commented that knowledge and insight can come from nearly anywhere. We can learn something through observation or may be struck with inspiration when we least expect it. For the next three months, we wish to share the insight and experience of three different MSPs of various years of experience in the industry! Based upon the education, training, experience, and environmental diversity of the panelists, each one offers career advice concerning challenges in… Read more »

MSP Watch: Trends to Look For in 2013

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Hello and Happy Valentine’s Day to all of my esteemed and dear colleagues! I wish to send some love your way this year and address something that all of you should bear in mind throughout the year – the many different trends that are just on the horizon for 2013! Technology will play an even more pivotal part in 2013. You will find that credentialing and practitioner evaluation will become more electronic in the efforts of going green, and privileging and meeting management… Read more »

Knowledge Points – Joaquin Gibson Hall, BSHA, LHRM, CPCS

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January’s Knowledge Points segment spotlights Joaquin Gibson Hall, BSHA, LHRM, CPCS, Medical Staff Coordinator, and Florida Licensed Health Care Risk Manager at Kindred Hospital in Melbourne, Florida. She has been an MSP for 3 years in a hospital setting, and she proudly serves as a member of the National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS), the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), and the Florida Association of Medical Staff Services (FAMSS). Though she first started in nursing,… Read more »

Don’t Let Challenges Stop You From Reaching Your Goals

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Hello, colleagues! I hope that you have had a wonderful holiday season and a fantastic New Year! As unimaginable as it may seem, we have bid farewell to 2012 and have only gotten into the first few weeks of 2013. Many of you have probably made resolutions to better yourselves and your practices in your personal and professional lives for 2013. If so, I applaud you! Wanting to better yourselves personally or professionally is a healthy way to begin the new year! As… Read more »

December’s Knowledge Points

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  During 2012, I’ve interviewed generous guests for this column who willingly shared their career story (even painful ones) so others could learn through their experiences. I included representation from the broad spectrum of our industry: *Hospital-based specialty *CVO specialty *Behavior medicine treatment network *Consultancy specialty *Medical equipment vendor In 2013, I will offer contributions that highlight more learning experiences from experts in the specialties of hospital, practice group management, payor enrollment, application completion, consultancy, and a healthcare attorney. I can’t wait to… Read more »

You’ve Got Talent, Baby!

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  Hello, my beloved readers! My gift to you this holiday season and as we enter into the New Year is to remind you that “you’ve got talent, baby!” In my travels during this past year, I have had the pleasure of meeting many of you and one thing that certainly rings true is simply how much talent MSPs possess. In addition to their ability to masterfully perform their jobs and effectively communicate with others, they each have a unique gift, something special… Read more »

Knowledge Points – Lorraine M. Kress, Independent CPCS

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This month’s Knowledge Points features Lorraine M. Kress, Independent CPCS of Farley, Iowa. Lorraine started her career in Medical Staff Services while working in Human Resources and assisting with projects in the Medical Staff Office. “I enjoyed the work! I liked working with the physicians who were making a difference in the world. I wanted to help the doctors help others,” said Lorraine. “But when there was an opening in the MSO, I just had to be a part of it! I worked… Read more »

Reach For Your Dreams!

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  How often are we told that the sky is the limit and that every wish we want to acquire or accomplish can come true if we put our minds to it? Perhaps it seems like a cliché to many people who may feel jaded from experiencing countless rejections and living in a currently financially strained time. They may feel as if dreams are worthless and are too costly or dangerous to pursue or that it doesn’t matter in the end. Well, I’m… Read more »

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