To wrap up the HealthStream Blog for the year, we did some research about our most popular blog posts. Of those published in 2018, these are the four most popular posts focused on provider solutions.
The healthcare industry is in a time of great uncertainty, but also great innovation. This post excerpts an article by Robin Rose, Vice President, Healthcare Resource Group at HealthStream, which breaks down ten trends that are redefining healthcare. For credentialing and privileging, the quest is on at many organizations for a single, accurate provider database. The industry is seeing a need for major improvement in medical staff credentialing and privileging processes, beginning with the need for thorough, accurate provider data. Luckily, change is coming as new CMS Guidelines for accuracy of provider information are set.
Our survey of medical staff credentialing professionals occurred December 2017 – January 2018. This survey was conducted independently by VerityStream™, A HealthStream® Company. The previous survey, conducted in 2016 and published in 2017, was performed cooperatively with NAMSS. Responses changed from the previous survey to this survey. In the current survey, we also added some metrics about the credentialing process that the industry badly needs to understand and has requested. You’ll see that organizations are still working hard to improve their credentialing processes, but there is still much to be accomplished. VerityStream hopes that the information provided in the report linked to this post will be valuable to healthcare industry leaders and help to determine future directions for their improvement efforts. Here are five key findings.
Medical groups, hospitals, and healthcare organizations are facing an uncertain healthcare environment, escalating costs, and declining reimbursements. It is against this backdrop that VerityStream examined the current and changing landscape of provider enrollment and the implications for medical groups, hospitals and healthcare organizations. We present our research collected in early 2017 from 505 credentialing and provider enrollment professionals throughout the U.S. who indicate that creating efficiency and automation are higher priorities in their organization than in recent years.
Healthcare organizations continue to seek strategies and solutions to decrease costs, increase revenue, and accelerate their provider enrollment process in order to obtain more timely reimbursement. We surveyed 505 credentialing and provider enrollment professionals throughout the U.S. Here are three important observations from our research.
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