Posts Tagged: msp st louis

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 »

Medical Staff Services Is an Art!

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The art of Medical Staff Services is helping MSPs be competent and to be the best versions of themselves. Just like painters, it requires exclusive devotion, honing skills, and following one’s passions. While no actual art supplies are necessary (aside from perhaps your favorite ballpoint pen!), we must use our skillset and knowledge to help solve the obstacles before us every day and better the world around us. We each have a light within us, a gift for us to use to help… 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 »

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 »

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