Author Archives: Vicki

Professional References

Professional references are required to meet health care facility licensing and accreditation standards. Participating facilities rely on MPR to obtain three professional references in completing an initial appointment application. Many participating facilities require one professional reference at the time of … Continue reading

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What is a CME Listing and Why is it Necessary?

CME (another acronym in our credentialing world) stands for Continuing Medical Education and is used to qualify/determine current clinical competency of the provider.  Different providers require different levels of CME activity. For new physician graduates we typically get this information … Continue reading

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Continuous Query Through the National Pratitioner Data Bank

The National Practitioner Data Bank was introduced in response to the National Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986.  It was first designed as a central clearinghouse of information mandated to be accessed when granting privileges and every two years … Continue reading

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Verification of Hospital Affiliations

Have you ever walked through the grocery store and spied that piece of chocolate you have been craving?  Then comes the internal conversation…”do I want this piece of chocolate or do I need this piece of chocolate? After all chocolate … Continue reading

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Required Documents (Part 2) Why are they important?

Specialty Board Certificate(s) – Several MPR participating health care facilities require board certification or eligibility to be considered for staff membership/clinical privileges.  These documents provide the basic information needed to primary source verify a provider’s specialty board certification. Line Listing … Continue reading

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Required Documents (Part 1) Why are they important?

If you complete an MPR initial appointment application you will find a list of required documents.   I am often asked, “Why do you request these documents?”. I think this question is worth exploring. Current Curriculum Vitae: Commonly referred to as … Continue reading

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Different Credentialing Models for Different Cultures

Sometimes it is hard to admit how long you’ve been doing credentialing.  For me personally, it dates back 20+ years.  Through the years, I’ve seen several credentialing models.  Some have been effective and others have failed.  Credentialing models are primarily … Continue reading

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The Three C’s of Credentialing

I am often asked the question…what is credentialing?  I always have a one-word answer.  Verification.  But what do we verify and why?  That’s a better question.  Why do we credential providers?  Now, that will take a blog entry to explain … Continue reading

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MPR is Launching an Educational Blog Series!

Education and communication are the keys to success. I’m convinced this is a true statement and it has become a mantra in the MPR office. We often receive questions….Why do we ask for the things we ask for?  What do … Continue reading

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What’s New on the Horizon – Hot Topics

I have three children that play tennis.  Everyone who plays the game knows success is based on focusing on where the ball is going to be and not where it is at the moment.  I recently attended the National Association … Continue reading

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