Category Archives: Document Updates

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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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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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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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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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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