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Overcoming the challenges with locum tenens and temporary privilege

Granting temporary privileges and using locum tenens physicians without fully verifying their credentials verification can put healthcare organizations and their patients in danger--clinically and legally.

At the 2016 Credentialing Resource Center Symposium held April 7-8 in Orlando, Florida, Sally Pelletier, CPMSM, CPCS, advisory consultant and the chief credentialing officer for The Greeley Company; and Carol Cairns, CPMSM, CPCS, president of PRO-CON, a consulting firm in Illinois, and a senior consultant with The Greeley Company, will address these risks, as well as the best strategies to mitigate them, during their session "Two High-Risk Credentialing Situations to Manage: Temporary and Locum Tenens Privileges."

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