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Infographic: 7 Smart Reasons to Hire a Medical Staff Services Consultant

It may seem counterintuitive, but a medical staff services consultant can stretch tight organizational budgets by creating value frameworks that deliver robust ROI. Whether your organization is looking to gain a fresh perspective, implement new programs and processes, or tap into a specialized skill set, a consultant can deliver. Below is an infographic that outlines

Infographic: Why Leadership Should Invest in MSP Professional Development

Team Med Global knows that professional development is key to peak performance. Yet when discussing continuing education with our MSP colleagues, a common refrain is that they feel unsupported by leadership. It can be difficult to confidently make the case that leadership should invest in MSPs' continuing education. That’s why TMG has developed an infographic

2020-12-12T19:02:55+00:00|TMG University|

4 Steps to Boost Payer Enrollment Effectiveness

Payer enrollment is the cog that kicks off the revenue cycle. While most revenue cycle graphics indicate that client intake is the first stage in the cycle, the reality is that enrollment is the critical first phase. Payer enrollment is the process of enrolling organizations and providers into payer networks. The process varies by payer,

2020-12-12T18:41:09+00:00|Payer Enrollment|

COVID Demands More of MSPs

My work as a healthcare consultant often involves collaborating with organizations to streamline processes, implement technological solutions, and reconfigure accountability structures to create efficiencies. In other words, I help organizations do more with less. In 2020, however, “doing more with less” has taken on new meaning. This year’s COVID pandemic is the black swan event

2020-12-01T23:42:26+00:00|Personal Development|

Profiles in Leadership: Jodi Schirling Builds Strong Foundations

Jodi Schirling was a newlywed when she began working in medical records in 1977. Within a year, she’d had a baby and had taken on a part-time medical staff secretary position that was also in its infancy. “Back then, we didn’t have many resources,” Schirling recalls. “We didn’t even have credentials files for doctors.” But

2020-11-17T23:00:07+00:00|Profiles in Leadership|

Inquiring Minds Want to Know… The 411 on Telemedicine

In August and September, Team Med Global’s Donna Goestenkors, CPMSM, EMSP, and Rachelle Silva, BS, CPCS, CPMSM, joined forces with symplr to present “Off the Hook: Reining in Telemedicine Challenges.” Given that COVID-19 has led to an exponential increase in the use of telemedicine around the U.S., it’s no surprise that the more than 1,000


Spotlight: Maggie Wilkerson, CPCS

The seeds of Maggie Wilkerson’s career trajectory were planted with an A.S. in medical transcription. From there, she blossomed in her role as Medical Staff Specialist responsible for credentialing more than 400 multi-specialty hospital providers at a Decatur, IL hospital. Having earned her CPCS credential, Maggie moved to a Rockford hospital, where she served as

2020-10-21T18:43:02+00:00|TMG Team Spotlight|

Lorraine Kress, CPCS

Lorraine Kress, CPCS, lends her expertise and wisdom to Team Med Global as a subject matter expert in credentialing. For more than a dozen years, Lorraine has tackled positions of increasing responsibility within Medical Staff Services. From her start as a Medical Staff Coordinator, Lorraine’s specialty is working as a Credentialing Specialist in interim positions.

2020-10-06T21:56:26+00:00|TMG Team Spotlight|

Profiles in Leadership: Vicki Searcy Takes the Reins

Like most who entered medical staff services in the early 1980s, Vicki Searcy found the profession by accident. “I was a woman working in a man’s world, doing institutional research at the University of Arkansas,” she recalls. “I was never going to be given the opportunity to further my career.” Taking the reins – and

2020-09-06T04:08:40+00:00|Profiles in Leadership|

Payer Enrollment Staffing is Sorely Lacking, Team Med Global Survey Finds

Team Med Global released the results of the organization’s Payer Enrollment Staffing Survey, which was designed to determine the state of payer enrollment staffing in the healthcare industry. The results were sobering, with fully 52% of respondents stating that their organization’s payer enrollment staffing levels were insufficient. According to Team Med Global President Donna Goestenkors,

2020-09-06T03:56:43+00:00|Payer Enrollment|

All Aboard! Jump onto the High-Speed Healthcare Train

By Bonnie Conley, CPCS, Director Medical Staff Services, Medical City North Hills When I was invited to write an article for Team Med Global, I recalled an article I wrote in 1996. It seems we are once again at the same crossroads I addressed then, in “Don’t Get Left Behind...Broaden Your Scope.” At that time,

Profiles in Leadership: Cindy Gassiot Paved the Way

More than one whirlwind hit Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1970. In early August, Hurricane Celia slammed into the coastal city. That same year, Cindy Gassiot, CPMSM, CPCS, began working as the medical staff secretary for a Corpus Christi teaching hospital. Little did she know that she would soon take the medical services profession by storm.

2020-08-19T19:01:17+00:00|Profiles in Leadership|

Spotlight: Sandy Holtzscher

TMG Graphic Designer Sandy Holtzscher has more than 30 years of experience in graphic design. Since graduating from Southern Illinois University, Sandy spent 18 years as the associate creative director for a St. Louis advertising agency. While there, she worked as the conceptor, brand strategist, designer, and production person for all of the agency’s projects.

2020-08-19T19:01:41+00:00|TMG Team Spotlight|

Spotlight: Cathy Dinschel, CPCS, CPMSM

TMG University Payer Enrollment Team Cathy Dinschel, CPCS, CPMSM, lends her expertise to TMG University as a member of the Payer Enrollment team. She began working in the medical field in 1978 as a high school senior. Over the course of her career, she has served in virtually every non-clinical position available, and currently works

2020-08-19T19:02:11+00:00|TMG Team Spotlight|

Spotlight: Mark Goestenkors, MBA

TMG Chief Financial Officer With an undergraduate degree in Accounting & Finance from Bradley University and an MBA in Finance from Southern Illinois University, TMG Chief Financial Officer Mark Goestenkors couldn’t be better positioned to oversee and optimize the organization’s financial health. Mark’s corporate career highlights include 18 years as the CFO of Wetterau Builders,

2020-08-19T19:02:33+00:00|TMG Team Spotlight|
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