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Social Security Death Master File and LEIE Monitoring

Medical Provider Resources recognizes the need to meet federal and state regulations as they pertain to basic credentialing and monitoring functions. The Social Security Death Master File is a computer database file made available by the United States Social Security … Continue reading

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Telemedicine Credentialing and Privileging

If anyone were to ask me what the future of credentialing looks like, I would have to say it can be summed up in one word…collaboration. Without collaboration, the credentialing industry will be unable to move forward. As much as … Continue reading

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Changes in Board Certification – Maintenance of Certification

The old adage “nothing ever stays the same” holds true for us in the field of medicine. One might argue more so than any other chosen professional field.  Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is not a new term to those in … Continue reading

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The NPDB and HIPDB Have Merged

On May 6, 2013, The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) and the Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank (HIPDB) merged into one Data Bank. Like any merger, this created a new look and more questions about what was included in … Continue reading

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Medicare Enrollment Revocation Occurring for Providers Reasons May Catch Most By Surprise

When it comes to Medicare, no provider wants to hear revocation.  The term revocation has a direct impact on reimbursement and hence the bottom line.  In a world where federal funds are always in jeopardy, the idea of having stumbling … Continue reading

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Foreign Graduates and Documentation Requirements

The initial appointment process requires specific documents to meet accreditation and licensing standards. One of those requirements is a government-issued photo ID. MPR receives this documentation in a variety of different documents including driver’s license, passport and military IDs. Foreign … Continue reading

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Allied Health Providers – Changing the Dynamics of Healthcare

I’m often asked credentialing questions about allied health providers and the questions are valid because allied health providers have come onto the healthcare scene with a prominent presence.  Every state has different laws and parameters for the scope of practice … Continue reading

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ECFMG – What is it? Why do we need it?

Physicians who received their basic medical degree from a school outside the United States and Canada (international medical graduates or IMGs) make up roughly 25% of physicians in training and practice in the United States. Certification by the Education Council … Continue reading

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MPR Expands Services with Via Christi

Medical Provider Resources entered into an agreement with Via Christi Health Systems to provide system-wide credentialing services effective Feb. 1. The new agreement means MPR will conduct primary credential verification for all providers and allied health staff seeking practice privileges … Continue reading

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MPR in the Media

Medical Provider Resources has recently been recognized in two publications, the Kansas Connections Newsletter and MD News, for their varied service lines and helping providers have more time to deliver patient care. The Kansas Connections Newsletter is a publication for … Continue reading

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