Dare to Redefine Yourself, MSPs!

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Make no mistake – change is difficult. When many of us hear the word “change” or precipitate a change in our work schedule, commute, or in our personal lives, we may freeze up or enter a “fight or flight” mode. Several of us try to dig in our heels as much as possible to resist the impending changes, whatever they may be. As tough as this may be, we must all be willing to adapt to change and tackle the obstacles that lay… Read more »

The Non-Physician

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MSPs work diligently to ensure that every practitioner working in his or her healthcare facility has been properly vetted, credentialed, and oriented through the Medical Staff process.  However, there are instances when the medical staff services department isn’t informed about a non-physician working until after they have provided care. This is a major risk to the organization, to the medical staff, and to the patient.  Understanding how this happens and the solutions that can be applied is the purpose of this blog. The… Read more »

MSPs Are All Heart!

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Yes, you read that correctly. As an MSP, you bring a strong sense of care and compassion to your organization. You are helpful, thoughtful, and empathetic in all that you do. Others notice when you walk into the room. Why? Because you exude an aura of radiant kindness and understanding wherever you go. Does this sound like you? It should! MSPs are caring individuals who strive to empower others and nurture the abilities of those around them. They provide a window to the… Read more »

It’s a Wonderful Life, MSPs!

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If you know me at all, you probably know that one of my all-time favorite Christmas movies is the classic “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Watching this movie always gets me into the Christmas spirit, and it also reminds me of the quiet yet deep impact that we make on the lives of others around us. We as MSPs go through our everyday lives and carry out our tasks, not really considering what our contributions do to our society, community, industry, colleagues, friends, and… Read more »

Career Bliss Can Be Yours!

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Can you believe that 2016 is almost over? It’s hard to believe that there are only 2 more months left in the year. Soon we will begin celebrating the holidays and welcoming 2017! As the year winds down, it’s time for you to look forward into the new year and begin thinking about which goals you want to target in 2017. MSPs should begin seeking opportunities to help them create a pathway to become more fully motivated, satisfied, and ready for new advancement…. Read more »

Let’s Come Together!

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MSPs, if you know me, you probably know that I always look forward to the annual NAMSS Conference! It’s a time for me to network with so many great professionals in the industry, whether they’re old beloved colleagues or new smiling faces. This time of the year always fills me to the brim with gratitude for these amazing colleagues. After all, we MSPs are all in this together, and collaboration is crucial. Our industry greatly values the power of networking, and for good… Read more »

This Is Not a Drill! Outshine the Rest and Propel Your Credentialing Career Forward!

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As you are probably aware, there are significant changes taking place in the healthcare industry, particularly in the practice specialty of credentialing. We are constantly expected to do more with less as consolidations take place and administrators are forced to make difficult decisions. If we don’t take the time to reevaluate our workload and maximize our efficiency by finding new ways to accomplish tasks, administrators will come in and clean house. Now is the time to demonstrate your knowledge and skills to your… Read more »

Make Surviving a Merger or Acquisition a Piece of Cake!

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There’s no doubt about it – things are moving and shaking in the healthcare industry! Last year, we saw healthcare transactions go through the roof and set a $563 billion record, and it doesn’t look like there are any signs of stopping anytime soon. Hospitals are creating more and more partnerships, joint ventures, and affiliates with smaller hospitals, and the healthcare landscape continues to shift and change even more. As all of these ownership changes occur, MSPs are feeling the squeeze. Times are… Read more »

MSPs, We’re All In This Together!

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It isn’t unusual as MSPs to feel as if we are invisible and hitting our daily goals alone. We may frequently get so caught up in our own dilemmas at work that we can’t see the forest for the trees and feel like we’re a team of me, myself, and I. Believe it or not, your colleagues are in the same situation as you are! The question at hand now is what can we do to break out of this feeling of isolation?… Read more »

Want to Rock at Your Job? Here Are 5 Signs That You’re Doing It Right

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If I were to ask you if you are a good worker who is ready to take on more responsibility, what would you tell me? More than likely, you would say “yes.” After all, you just might be the type of MSP who is responsible, gets to work on time, and does all of the work that is expected for the day, every single day. Did you know that many of those who think that they are good workers may also be among… Read more »