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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 »

If You Can Dream It, You CAN Achieve It Through Perseverance!

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As MSPs, many of us will experience several ups, downs, and challenges in our lives. During times of stress, it can feel as if we are being bombarded from practically every angle, and it can be so easy to feel overwhelmed, frustrated, and paralyzed with indecision and fear. When you encounter these times in your life, you may feel tempted to throw in the towel and give up on your goals and dreams. Resist the urge to give in and persevere! I myself… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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