6 Best Practices for Avoiding Negligent Credentialing

The consequences of negligent credentialing can be costly to a healthcare organization and its medical staff services department. Organizations that want to renew their focus on credentialing can follow several best practices to protect themselves and ensure they’re doing all they can to remain compliant.

Celebrating Medical Staff Services Awareness Week 2014 with Dionne Austin, CPCS

To commemorate National Medical Staff Services Awareness Week, November 2-8, 2014, I sat down with PreCheck’s Director of Credentialing Programs, Dionne Austin to discuss the latest trends in medical staff services and her advice for medical services professionals (MSPs) in 2015 and beyond.

Top 5 Reasons Why Employers Shouldn’t Rely on FBI Fingerprint Background Checks

FBI fingerprint background checks have gained popularity. When it comes to state legislation regarding background screening requirements for healthcare organizations like home health agencies, for example, FBI background checks are one of the most commonly required types of searches. If legislators are consistently requiring them, they must be a comprehensive background check, right?

5 Best Practices for Effective Healthcare License Verification and Monitoring

An effective license verification and management process can not only ensure patient safety for healthcare organizations, but it can also ensure compliance with accreditation standards and minimize the risk of overpayments. The following are five best practices for effective healthcare license verification and monitoring.

Investigating Further

Typically, my blogs are devoted to discussing compliance topics, covering emerging regulations, or highlighting best practices. But today, I’d like to share with our readers some of the true thrills of our job. At PreCheck, we identify ourselves as a “background investigations and credentialing firm.” Our tag line is “investigate further.” All of our employees are licensed private investigators. Hopefully you’ve identified the common denominator.

Myths Surrounding the Nurse Licensure Compact

The rules surrounding the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) and how it applies to the day to day roles of nurse employers and administrators can be quite confusing. Some questions for someone new to a nurse employment role may include the following:

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