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

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,

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

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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