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HOW TO MANAGE FPPE AND OPPE WITH ACCOUNTABILITY

The Joint Commission (TJC) is a not-for-profit, independent standards organization that accredits and certifies health care organizations based on quality in patient safety and process improvement. Focused Professional Practice Evaluations (FPPE) and Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluations (OPPE) are systematic evaluation processes created in 2008 by TJC to gauge a health care provider’s competence and ongoing…

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN GRANTING PRIVILEGES TO RETIRED PHYSICIANS

Covid-19 Waivers Are Allowing Retired Health Care Providers to Return to the Workforce in Order to Serve More Patients For most of 2020, the rules have changed around health care provider license requirements and continuous monitoring for health care workers. A post-state-of-emergency plan is likely on the minds of the medical staff services team who…

HOSPITAL CLOSURES MAY BRING AN END TO OUTDATED PROVIDER CREDENTIALING PROCESSES

Necessity as the mother of invention will usher in a digital, streamlined process for credentialing health care providers. This blog explores how the trend of hospital closures will ultimately put to bed the old, antiquated, paper processes of credentialing health care providers. Speed, accuracy, interoperability, and portability are the key elements of an effective credentialing…

EMBRACING CHANGE FOR PROGRESS

Inspiring Physicians to Embrace the Change that Defines Success in Health Care is the topic for Hugh’s Credentialing Digest. He itemizes processes that have roots in the past and then outlines optimal remedies to the traditional conventions that no longer have relevance in the way health care is administered today. By Hugh Greeley, author of…

10 STEPS TO UNTANGLE CUMBERSOME, BUREAUCRATIC HOSPITAL PROCESSES

Many Processes are an Accumulation of Antiquated Habits, Bylaws, and Regulations This article covers several detailed examples of unnecessary practices, out-of-date requirements, and avoidable time-sucks that can be restructured or eliminated completely from hospital onboarding customs. Chasing down directors and executives for redundant approval signatures is a poor use of time for all involved. Engaging…

HOW MANY DOES IT TAKE TO APPOINT A GOOD PHYSICIAN?

A CUMBERSOME PHYSICIAN APPROVAL PROCESS ADDS CONFUSION AND EXTRA TIME TO ONBOARDING In this post, Hugh Greeley takes a look at the steps, individuals, and committees involved in the credentialing process. It’s currently an involved and antiquated process including many non-essential elements and expendable steps currently at play in the average onboarding process. It’s common…

DOES YOUR CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE LACK FOCUS?

Planning for Provider Credentialing Committee Meetings Saves Time and Serves the True Purpose of Assuring a Competent Provider Staff The following post reviews ways in which credentials committees can suffer from the lack of effective leadership. Hugh Greeley’s example describes committee meetings being held without sufficient preparation of materials and disorganization that can lead to…

OVERCOMING CREDENTIALS CHAIR CHALLENGES

4 Steps to Becoming an Effective Credentials Chair to Assure Good Decisions This post uses examples provided by an anonymous credentials chair to illustrate issues that jeopardize function and undermine efficacy within the committee, such as the need for reallocation of problem management and apathy among credentials committee members. Blog author Hugh Greeley provides a…

MEDICAL BOARD CERTIFICATION IMPLIES A DISTINCTION OF EXCELLENCE

Continuous Monitoring Assures High Standards for Medical Board Certification In this blog, Hugh Greeley discusses the qualifications of medical board certification. The nature of being certified by a medical board would naturally imply that the person has been vetted and meets the prescribed standards of excellence. There are 24 member boards as part of the…

HOW TO NAVIGATE WORK HISTORY DATA FOR CREDENTIALING

KEYS TO UNDERSTANDING OBJECTIVE DATA; AND SUBJECTIVE DATA REQUIRING ASSESSMENT This blog is about the two types of work history data included in an application for employment in health care. Objective data doesn’t require evaluation or assessment. It either is included with the application, or it is not. If any of the required objective data…