Have you ever found yourself sitting through a medical executive committee (MEC) meeting listening to one of your colleagues drone on about his pet issue or a current agenda item? It is likely that you have indeed been in this situation. MECs often lack an...
Credentialing Resource Center Digest - Volume 5, Issue 35
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is currently drafting a letter to its state survey agencies that clarifies its position on privileging. The letter is expected to arrive as early as October, according to the CMS spokesperson.
Credentialing Resource Center Digest - Volume 5, Issue 34
A bi-partisan group of Congressional members recently distributed a letter to their colleagues that call for legislative action regarding the issue of limited service providers, according to www.AHAnews.com.
Credentialing Resource Center Digest - Volume 5, Issue 31
The healthcare industry's focus on patient safety certainly increased with the release of the Institute of Medicine's 1999 report that estimated nearly 98,000 hospitalized patients die each year as a result of medical errors. However, patient safety has long been a concern of innovative...
Credentialing Resource Center Digest - Volume 5, Issue 30
The JCAHO is seeking comment from healthcare organizations on a proposed change to its standards that would require primary-source verification for all practitioners required to have a license to practice.