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 that… 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 here… Read more »

Knowledge Points – Regina Searcy, Medical Staff Reappointment Coordinator

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  This month’s Knowledge Points features Regina Searcy, Medical Staff Reappointment Coordinator at Baptist Health in Montgomery, Alabama. She started in Medical Staff Services over 15 years ago when she began working as the Administrative Assistant in a hospital. After some time, she submitted a proposal to the administration and the Medical Staff Leaders requesting a Medical Staff Coordinator position be created, recommending that she be assigned to this new position. Her demonstration of having a great vision, willingness to take risks, and… Read more »

The Importance of Being Earnest – How Honesty and Integrity Propel Your Career

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There are several qualities that good leaders possess that make them effective, but perhaps the two greatest core qualities MSPs must have are honesty and integrity. I possess and practice these two qualities in my personal and professional life, and my reputation has been built upon these foundational principles. If I can credit anything for helping me thrive in my industry, it is these two core principles. It’s one thing to survive in your job, but it is quite another thing to thrive… Read more »

Follow the Pathway of Success to Lead the Field!

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We hear so much about personal accountability these days. This idea of personal accountability extends to our actions in both our personal and our professional lives. We have obligations to our families, duties to attend to in our professions, and responsibilities for our own personal actions each and every day. So who is responsible for your career success as an MSP? YOU are! So how does one follow the pathway to success? One must take the initiative of his or her career, get… Read more »