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The future is Monday

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 03:09
It doesn’t seem possible, but after many months of behind-the-scenes efforts, this Monday, April 6, marks the kickoff of the CRC website redesign and the arrival of the daily ezine. Starting Monday, we’ll deliver MSP news and resources on a daily basis—so you’ll get more immediate access to the content you’ve come to enjoy every [...]

Log in and be counted

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 19:36
I’ve gotten a bunch of email correspondence regarding the 2015 MSP Salary Survey, and the level of interest is exciting—11 additional survey respondents weighed in as I was assembling this post! Thank you to all who have taken this survey. The final results will appear in the Credentialing Resource Center Journal, in Medical Staff Briefing, [...]

Take the 2015 MSP Salary Survey!

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 01:24
Do you feel like you’re “running to stand still,” barely keeping up with the demands on your time? Or has the pace slackened a little? If your career has you seeing red, are you also seeing a bit more “green” than in recent years? Last year, we expanded the annual MSP Salary Survey with several [...]

CRC Symposium by the numbers

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:25
In no particular order, here are are six figures from the opening Credentialing Resource Center Symposium sessions today: In an audience of approximately 120 people, two attendees said their practitioners notify patients when a proctor is present. Six attendees in a 100-member audience say their facilities pay physicians for their proctoring work. One attendee works in a Council [...]

Let the countdown begin

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 02:36
We’re putting the finishing touches on plans for the CRC Symposium. It’s going to be a great couple of days, so I hope you can be there! It’s not too late to register, but you’d better act fast if you are planning to attend. The fun starts Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. If you are going [...]

The lions of March

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 20:43
The old addage is that March comes in like a lion. Around here, March has come in like several lions! The CRC Symposium is next week, and we’re making final preparations to make this event as collaborative and insightful as possible. If you haven’t registered yet, better do so soon! Operators are standing by. And [...]

CRC: More changes headed to your inbox

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 20:33
The new and very much improved Credentialing Resource Center website is on the launchpad, and following field tests, you’ll be able to see what we’ve done. Which me to the electronic weekly. Your Credentialing Resource Center Insider is not only getting a new look, it’s getting a new name, too: The Credentialing Resource Center Daily. In [...]

Who is your Jane Adele?

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 02:30
If you have been in the medical staff field for some time, you have probably encountered a “Jane Adele.” Jane Adele is the physician who—you could never understand why—was granted privileges/membership to your medical staff, and surprise, surprise, continued to be disruptive once a part of your facility. There may have been a member or [...]

The foundation of success

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 22:30
The foundation of every MSP/medical staff “success story” is a solid working relationship between the medical staff services department and physician leadership. If that foundation is shaky at your organization, or if new physicians are joining the leadership roster, I hope you’ll join renowned experts Sally Pelletier, CPMSM, CPCS; and Mary Hoppa, MD, MBA, for a [...]

The MOC saga continues

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 04:21
Friday’s Credentialing Resource Center Insider described the latest salvos in the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) campaign. This week brings more developments. The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) yesterday apologized for MOC miscues, announced immediate changes to its MOC program, and sought to work more closely with the internal medicine community. “We launched programs that weren’t ready [...]