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TMG Spotlight: Hadley Domnick, BS

Hadley Domnick’s career reflects her commitment to people. With a B.S. in Psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Hadley went to Edward Jones, where she provided world-class customer service to branches around the country. She then moved to a company that provided behavioral healthcare, where she trained physicians across the U.S. to use EHR systems,

2022-08-07T18:41:28+00:00|TMG Team Spotlight|

Board Action Process: Focus on Efficiency

We asked MSPs to tell us who’s responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the board action process are completed to meet compliance expectations. The board action process includes: Preparing the board letter Updating the credentialing system Updating privileges Placing all of the collected documentation in the provider’s efile Sending communications to the internal departments

2022-07-28T16:35:30+00:00|Skills|

MSSD Reporting: How Different Structures Influence Our Work

Team Med Global surveyed MSPs, asking to whom their Medical Staff Services Department (MSSD) reported. The results mirror my experience in the field. Just as standardized processes – from EHRs to telemedicine – have infused the clinical side of healthcare, standardization in MSSD reporting would help the MSP. With a standardized organizational structure, expectations would

MSPs & Remote Work in the COVID Endemic

During the COVID pandemic, there was a seismic shift in remote work attitudes and practices. The Pew Research Center found that, pre-pandemic, 23 percent of those surveyed who held jobs that could be performed remotely said that they telecommuted frequently. At the height of the pandemic, that number skyrocketed to 71 percent. Now that COVID

CMS COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate & Methodology for Compliance

Jump to: Vaccine Mandate Basics Components of Compliance Impacts of Non-Compliance Creating Policies and Procedures In November 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a rule requiring employees of healthcare facilities that participate in Medicare and Medicaid to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine by January 2, 2022. Some states challenged

2022-03-30T19:40:22+00:00|Accreditation|

More Leadership Lessons from Bold, Brave & Brilliant

This winter, Bold, Brave & Brilliant, Team Med Global’s Leadership Success Club watched six videos, participated in a variety of role-playing exercises and discussions, and learned several leadership lessons. Among the leadership lessons we learned was that leadership requires: Vision & Planning: Transformational leaders have a clear vision of what they want to accomplish and

2022-03-28T21:50:35+00:00|Leadership|

Strategies to Combat Workplace Burnout

In 2021, an average of 3.95 million workers quit their jobs each month, with resignation rates highest for employees between 30 and 45 years old in the healthcare and tech industries. While there are several reasons workers left in droves, one of the driving factors of “The Great Resignation” has been workplace burnout. According to

2022-07-09T21:17:49+00:00|MSP Burnout|

Infographic: 3 Keys to Optimizing Your Medical Staff Services Department

The Medical Staff Services Department lives at the intersection of patient safety, physician competence, regulatory compliance, and physician satisfaction. When you implement these 3 key optimizations, you will unlock your MSSD’s full potential. 1. Appropriate Staffing Levels for Medical Staff Services Department Based on a five-year analysis of client experiences, TMG is offering the following

No Surprises Act Took Effect January 1

Designed to increase billing transparency and protect consumers from unexpected healthcare bills, the federal No Surprises Act went into effect on January 1, 2022. The No Surprises Act addresses what’s known as balance billing, wherein a consumer is billed for the difference between what an out-of-network provider or service charges and what the patient’s health

2022-07-09T21:19:51+00:00|News|

17 Leadership Lessons from Bold, Brave & Brilliant

Bold, Brave & Brilliant, Team Med Global’s Leadership Success Club, wrapped up the year by reading and discussing “Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity,” by Kim Scott. While the book received mixed reviews from club members, the readings did prompt group discussions that led to 17 valuable leadership lessons. These included:

2022-07-09T21:21:54+00:00|Leadership|

I Passed My CPMSM® Exam – Now What?

You’ve passed your National Association Medical Staff Services CPCS® or CPMSM® exam. Congratulations! But now what? You have the letters after your name – a designation that reflects your competence, your perseverance, and your commitment to our profession – but what does that mean in concrete terms? What are your next steps? The first step

2022-07-09T21:40:36+00:00|Career Development|

Profiles in Leadership: Melissa Walters has a Passion to Inspire

Melissa Walters, MS, FMSP, CPCS®, CPMSM®, has come a long way since she was a receptionist at a West Virginia nonprofit community health system. Like many in the medical staff services profession, “I fell in love working with physicians, and being their go-to person.” At the health system, Walters was responsible for completing credentialing and

2022-07-09T21:44:56+00:00|Profiles in Leadership|

Infographic: 4 Cheerleaders that Pave the Way for Professional Success

Team Med Global knows that a helping hand can fast-track your career and your project goals. TMG's infographic illustrates how four types of cheerleaders – peers, coaches, mentors, and champions – can catapult you to success. Learn who they are, how they can help, when to find them, and how to find them. Remember that

2022-07-09T21:46:51+00:00|Career Development, Infographic|

Lessons Learned from Disaster Privileging

As medical staff professionals (MSPs), we have been flooded with articles and webinars about disaster privileging. The environment in which we navigated disaster privileging was traumatic for many of us on multiple levels. The fear for our personal safety, the sudden shift to lockdown, the isolation from our families, the shift to remote work on

2022-07-09T21:48:52+00:00|Privileging|

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