Tag Archives: Credentialing

Who Does What?

I’d like to discuss the topic of what we expect medical staff leaders to know and do vs. those individuals who support the medical staff credentialing and privileging process — specifically the medical staff professionals (MSPs).

When I’m working with an organization on credentialing and privileging, I often find that MSPs struggle to effectively manage the credentialing/privileging process. Sometimes, it is lack of knowledge, and in other cases, it is a lack of time. Many times, individuals who work in credentialing/privileges are overwhelmed by all the paper and have a difficult time assembling a coherent file for review by medical staff leaders (when you have a lot of paper, it is important to clearly identify the important paperwork, since medical staff leaders usually don’t have the time to carefully examine each and every piece of paper collected for initial appointment or reappointment).

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