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

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

Bragging Rights: Crafting Your Annual Report to Supervisors

With 2020 behind us and the world still topsy-turvy from the pandemic, I still find my thoughts turning to, “What did I do in 2020?” If I am wondering that, my supervisor might be thinking something similar: What did the Medical Staff Department accomplish in 2020? An annual report answers this question. Requiring a thoughtful

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

MSP Expertise: Jump onto the High-Speed Healthcare Train

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, managed care was in its infancy and beginning to rapidly change healthcare

The MSSD Transformation: 6 Power Thoughts to Thrive During Change

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 a secretary was responsible for getting a record of the provider. And, thankfully, long gone

A New Pathway to a Powerful Affiliation Verification

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 points and new ones coming from office-related

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