Introducing our new eBook: A Beginner’s Guide to Privileging

Introducing our new eBook: A Beginner’s Guide to Privileging

Aug 24, 2023
  • Author:
    Noelle Abarelli

Are you a medical services professional who has recently transitioned into a managerial position with little or no experience in developing clinical privileges? Are you struggling to navigate the complex world of credentialing and privileging? Look no further! We are thrilled to present our comprehensive eBook, "A Beginner's Guide to Privileging," based on our successful Privilege 101 Webinar Series.

In this post, we’ll provide a sneak peek at the eBook’s highlight, so you can determine if it’s for you! But note, this eBook is not intended to replace our Privilege 101 Webinar Series content. Rather, it will reference the recordings and serve as an enhanced guide for those participating in the recorded webinar series. So, be sure to check that out!

A Beginner’s Guide to Privileging

Our Privilege 101 Webinar Series consists of five sessions dedicated to various aspects of credentialing and privileging, followed by a bonus Q&A session. Each session explores a specific aspect of privileging, beginning with an introduction to privileges and moving through specifics such as privileging both providers and advance practice providers, navigating regulatory requirements, and developing effective privilege forms. Our “A Beginner’s Guide to Privileging” eBook based on the series features eight chapters, as described below.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Privileges

In this chapter, we set the foundation for the Privilege 101 series, introducing you to the critical concept of privileges in the medical field. Whether new to the subject or looking to refresh your knowledge, this chapter covers the basics, including physician education and training, board certification, ACGME, core competencies, and medical staff governance. Understanding these fundamental aspects is crucial for efficient medical staff management.

Chapter 2: Providers – Privileging Process

Once you have grasped the essentials, it's time to delve into the privileging process itself. This chapter focuses on providers and walks you through the steps to develop clinical privileges effectively. From assessing qualifications to evaluating eligibility, we equip you with the knowledge to streamline the privileging process for your medical organization.

Chapter 3: Advanced Practice Providers – Privileging Process

Advanced practice providers play an essential role in modern healthcare. This chapter examines the specific requirements for advanced practice providers, including state-specific regulations, supervision requirements, and more. We empower you to manage the privileging process for these crucial healthcare professionals efficiently.

Chapter 4: Navigating the Regulatory, Accreditation, and Legal Aspects of Privileging

The world of privileging is heavily influenced by regulations and legal requirements. Understanding and complying with them is vital for any medical staff professional. In this chapter, we demystify CMS and conditions of participation, providing guidance on how to navigate the regulatory landscape with ease.

Chapter 5: Anatomy of a Privilege Delineation

One of the core components of privileging is the privilege form itself. In this chapter, we break down the structure and organization of the form, helping you understand how to establish the required criteria and qualifications for granting privileges. With this knowledge, you can ensure that only eligible providers receive privileges.

Chapter 6: Requirements for Providers and Organizations

Building on the previous chapters, we dive deeper into the specific content that should be included in the core primary privileges. Additionally, we address common residency, fellowship, and other professional education and training requirements. This comprehensive understanding will enhance your decision-making process regarding granting privileges.

Chapter 7: Evaluating Your Privileging Process: 10 Tips for Success

Continuous improvement is essential for any medical staff office. In this chapter, we provide ten invaluable tips for evaluating and enhancing your privileging system. By implementing these best practices, you can optimize efficiency and ensure the highest standard of care within your organization.

Chapter 8: Frequently Asked Privileging Questions

As part of our commitment to address your needs, we have included a chapter dedicated to frequently asked questions. These questions were gathered from participants during the original launch of the Privilege 101 Series, and we hope that the answers provided here will offer clarity on common concerns.

Your Next Steps to Becoming a Privileging Pro

Are you ready to become a master in the art of privileging? Our eBook, "A Beginner’s Guide to Privileging," is the ultimate resource for medical staff professionals seeking to excel in their roles. With our step-by-step guidance, you'll gain the knowledge and confidence to handle privileging with ease. Don't miss this opportunity to unlock the secrets of efficient privileging. Get your copy now and embark on a journey towards excellence in medical staff management. The book is available on both VerityStream and HealthStream websites.