Posts Tagged: compass

Extraordinary Is an Attitude!

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We as MSPs oftentimes fear that we are not good enough, not capable enough, and that we would serve better silently instead of voicing our ideas. This month, I challenge you to believe that you are more capable, more exceptional, and certainly more extraordinary than you think! MSPs need to let their gifts radiate! There are things that we need to be responsible for so that we can share these fantastic gifts with our team of people. One of those things is to… Read more »

Knowledge Points: Insight From the Trenches, Part 3

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For our final week of “Insight From the Trenches,” we wish to highlight Shirley Whitley, CPMSM, CPCS, a Physician Practice MSP who had worked at Charleston Area Medical Center and has over 40 years of experience. Shirley, who is now retired as of 2012, had been very involved in her career with Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, West Virginia. One of the biggest pieces of advice that Shirley has provided to all MSPs out there is to get involved. “Be sure to… Read more »

The Future is Brighter Than You Think!

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All day long, we hear about so much negativity on the news, in the newspapers, in magazines splayed out in the grocery store, and in all the other media outlets. Our friends, colleagues, and family seem more stressed than normal, perhaps fretting over the economy, over the job market, or even just about personal stressors and events in their lives. MSPs might feel hopeless at times, too. They know they work hard yet aren’t always recognized for their hard work and contributions. Fear… Read more »

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 »

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 »