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5 Tips for the Traveling MSP

By Lorraine Kress, CPCS Many – or maybe most – people thrive in permanent staff positions, but temporary work has its appeal. It’s ideal for those who have a bit of wanderlust, who aren’t in a position to make a permanent job commitment, or who are looking for their right fit. A temporary position can …

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Profiles in Leadership: Pioneer Carol Cairns

Watching her captivate an audience with anecdotes from her life, and wisdom gained from 55 years working in medical staff services, one would never guess that Carol Cairns used to break out in hives at the prospect of giving a five-minute presentation to a medical staff committee. “I’m living proof you can conquer that fear!” …

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International Accreditation

By Dr. Mary Baker, CPMSM, CPCS, FMSP Due to a near-universal desire for quality healthcare and the fact that in many parts of the world, more and more people are choosing to cross international borders to access healthcare, there is a growing interest in international healthcare accreditation (Lovern, 2008). Medical tourism (global healthcare) is becoming …

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Spotlight: Lisa Deterding

Team Med Global Operations Director Lisa Deterding is Team Med Global’s Operations Director. With more than 29 years of administrative experience, Lisa ensures that all of TMG’s proverbial trains run on time. She leverages her expertise in team building, organization, and communication to develop processes, oversee Team Med Global’s daily operations, and create seamless experiences …

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The MSSD Transformation: 6 Power Thoughts to Thrive During Change

By Wendi Stivers, BS Medical Staff Services Manager – Dignity Health, CA Central Coast Division When reviewing the evolution of the Medical Staff Services Department (MSSD) over the past 30 years, the changes are obvious. Long gone are the days when a practitioner came to the hospital on the word from a colleague or where …

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Spotlight: Sherri Selesky, CPCS

TMG Medical Staff Services Department Team Sherri Selesky, CPCS, has more than 19 years of experience in credentialing. She’s currently the Credentialing Coordinator for Heritage Valley Health System in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, where she oversees the credentialing and recredentialing process for over 500 providers. She is also Team Coordinator for Accreditation Manager Plus (AMP) for The …

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A New Pathway to a Powerful Affiliation Verification

A New Pathway to a Powerful Affiliation Verification

By Joyce Moore, MPA, CPCS, CPMSM   Environmental developments encourage professionals to respond by evaluating existing pathways and reformatting tools to reflect new landscapes. MSPs nationwide are discussing the growing physician employment model and its effect on affiliation verifications. The once-clear information pathway for affiliation letters has migrated to include all of the traditional data …

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