Applying for Hospital Privileges: What Physicians Need to Know

Medical credentialing and hospital privileging are both pertinent processes for physicians and other medical staff that ensure the quality care of patients and proper delivery of medical treatment from qualified practitioners. So as not to confuse the two, medical credentialing must occur before a physician’s hospital privileges can be granted. Both are complicated and lengthy [...]

By | 2019-01-24T20:39:20+00:00 January 24th, 2019|Medical Credentialing|0 Comments

Common Medical Credentialing Mistakes That Cost Time And Money

Medical credentialing is a time-consuming and complicated process that if not done accurately can cost hospitals valuable time and money. While verifying a provider’s credentials doesn’t sound all that difficult, there are tons of problems and mistakes that can slow down reimbursements and expose the hospital to liability. A hospital’s entire revenue cycle is based [...]

By | 2018-07-17T16:50:53+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Medical Credentialing|0 Comments

Med Advantage Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

Med Advantage is celebrating our 25th anniversary by reflecting on our services to providers and healthcare organizations around the country. Without our client’s trust, dedication, and loyalty, Med Advantage would not be the country’s number one medical credentialing company. John Barrett, founder of Med Advantage, and the whole team want to share our story of [...]

By | 2018-06-22T18:36:09+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Medical Credentialing|0 Comments

How Hospitals Can Reduce the Cost of Medical Credentialing

Medical credentialing for large hospitals and healthcare organizations can be a long and expensive process. Credentialing professionals deal with countless physicians and healthcare providers who deliver healthcare services in their administration, and it can take an eternity to provide medical credentialing for every single practitioner. Humans aren’t as quick as automated software. When we’re tired [...]

By | 2019-01-24T20:41:32+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Medical Credentialing|0 Comments

What is Medical Credentialing?

Medical credentialing is a meticulous review process of health providers’ qualifications, including career history, education, training, residency and licenses, and any specialty certificates. Credentialing is done right before or when a provider is hired and it is critical that the information stays up to date. To make sure a physician’s or nurse’s credentials are always [...]

By | 2019-01-24T20:50:47+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Healthcare, Medical Credentialing|0 Comments

Is your medical credentialing taking too long?

Medical credentialing is an in-depth and meticulous process. The standards set forth by regulatory bodies like the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) require preliminary and ongoing review of a healthcare provider’s qualifications. These include, but are not limited to, prior training, licenses, education, background, residency, and any history of malpractice. Not only does the [...]

By | 2019-01-24T21:01:27+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Medical Credentialing|0 Comments

NCQA adds new distinction for behavioral health integration, doctors may prescribe double the number of opiods, and female disease patients likely to receive less caregiver support than men

NCQA Adds New Distinction for Behavioral Health Integration The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is proud to announce a new behavioral health distinction for recognized Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) practices. Practices that earn NCQA’s Behavioral Health Integration Distinction in Behavioral Health Integration have the right resources, protocols, tools and measures in place to care [...]

By | 2018-06-05T18:17:52+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Healthcare|0 Comments

Antifungals and probiotics could play a critical role in IBD therapy, Tulane researchers explore potential link to epilepsy

Can medical scribes decrease patient wait time? A new study from the University of Colorado Denver finds that medical scribes, or specialists who prepare patient medical charts, significantly decrease physician overtime and patient wait time in emergency room settings. A nine-month randomized experiment in three emergency rooms in the Denver area was designed to determine [...]

By | 2018-06-05T18:02:37+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Healthcare|0 Comments

Making friends with MACRA, exercise leads to brain growth, $1.3 mil granted to scientists to study dementia

Making Friends With MACRA: What You Need to Know NOW As a doctor or clinician, you may already know about the two payment options, Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) and Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). But there’s a lot more to MACRA that you need to know, especially since 2017 is the first reporting year. [...]

By | 2018-06-05T18:21:53+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Healthcare|0 Comments

MACRA: Mockery or Makeover?

In April 2015, Congress eliminated the SGR (sustainable growth rate) — the formula used to calculate Medicare payments to healthcare providers. In its vacancy came the newly proposed Quality Payment Program and MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015). MACRA will impact almost every provider nationwide. Although the exact details of how much [...]

By | 2018-06-05T18:14:17+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Healthcare|0 Comments