Posts Categorized: Medical Staff Services

IntelliSoft and Team Med Global Healthcare Consulting: QI in Action for the Non-Physician Practitioner

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With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, millions of additional lives were injected into the U.S. Healthcare System. This number was much larger than the number of practicing physicians, particularly primary care, could effectively manage, and as a means of alleviating such a heavy patient load, the use of the non-physician practitioner (NPP) became common practice in the provision of patient care. In our last session, we discussed one of several challenges the infusion of the non-physician into mainstream healthcare… Read more »

Verification Practices for the Non-Physician

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Authors: Donna Goestenkors, CPMSM and Mary Jo Sexton-Tosh, MHA – Team Med Global Healthcare Consulting in collaboration with the IntelliSoft sponsored “Doctor FBI Series, “Verification Practices for the Non-Physician Practitioner.” It is common today to pick up a healthcare publication and see an article related to the increase in use of non-physician practitioners in today’s healthcare environment. We are all familiar with the fact the Affordable Care Act brought with it millions of additional covered lives that was greater than the number of… Read more »

Cherish Your Mentors and Become One Yourself

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In order to be successful in any field, we need guidance along the way. We often look up to our parents, teachers, and coaches as role models for who we want to become. Eventually, through schooling and in the workplace, we encounter our mentors – those who are wiser than we are in many ways. They are our guideposts to help us reach our goals and become the very best versions of ourselves. Recently, a very dear mentor and buddy of mine, Dr…. Read more »

Never Let Your Sparkle Fade, MSPs!

Posted by & filed under Attitude Tips, Medical Staff Services, Success Tips.

We have all faced adversity at some point in our lives. Whether you’re staring down obstacles in your personal life or are experiencing roadblocks along your path in your career, we face challenges every single day. It doesn’t matter what kind of adversity is standing in your way at this moment – what matters is how you manage it and the steps you take to get yourself to the other side. We often see times of trouble as negative. No, it isn’t fun… Read more »

Non-Physicians: Bringing Them Into the Fold

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Contributors – Donna Goestenkors, CPMSM, and MJ Sexton-Tosh, MSA As early as the 1990s, and well before the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), several trends brought about the reshaping of American healthcare, causing a shift in the provision of care from physician to non-physician providers. The number of non-physician providers graduating from training programs more than doubled during 1992-1997, and by 1997, many states had already enacted laws expanding the scope of practice for this group. Additionally, the 90s witnessed rapid… 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 »

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 »

Don’t Be a Turkey – Give Thanks!

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As the leaves begin to blanket the ground and the days grow shorter, we know that we are getting closer and closer to the holiday season and to another new year. It’s around this time of the year that we tend to feel the busiest, not just at work but also in our everyday lives. Tempers seem easier to set off than ever before as people cram the stores and crowd the roads, ironically to find the perfect gifts for their loved ones… Read more »

I Can See Clearly Now… Payor Enrollment

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No one likes change. Many of us like having the same routine, having the same expectations of us at work, and want to keep much of our work life the same. When change comes around, it can cause us a lot of grief. Some of us may try to fight it while others hide from it or reluctantly go with the flow. What I’m seeing clearly at this moment is that payor enrollment is indeed part of the medical staff services industry, and… Read more »

I’m going to throw this computer out of the window!

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Are you frustrated because you’re stuck in a job and going nowhere? Don’t sit idly and let opportunity pass you by. Better yourself and better things will come your way. Take a class, learn something new – the decision is up to you! It’s easy to get into a routine at your job and become stagnant, but if you feel that there is no room for advancement, it may be time for change. Adding another tool to your tool belt can only help… Read more »

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