economic credentialing


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economic credentialing

(e″kŏ-nom′ik, ē″)
The use of data about a health care provider's asset generation or resource utilization to determine whether that provider should be given clinical privileges in a hospital or health maintenance organization.
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Still, Ramsey wanted documents from The Health Law Firm involving the economic credentialing issue connected with Baptist.
Clearly, HMOs' pay-for-performance plans are a pretense for economic credentialing.
Debates about the merits of economic credentialing are often confused by a lack of clear-cut definitions.
The use of this information for economic credentialing or public release of physician-specific data are just two of the concerns.
Medical staff disputes, economic credentialing conflicts, insurer relations issues, and denial of coverage disputes are also being successfully mediated.
As late as 1993,40 of the 48 academic medical centers indicated their boards of trustees were very remote from issues of physician profiling and economic credentialing.
A hospital may apply economic credentialing to all physicians and set arbitrary standards that may lead the hospital to withhold admitting privileges from some physicians.
Economic credentialing has become so pervasive, in fact, that the American Medical Association has approached the American Hospital Association to develop general guidelines for navigating issues of economic conflict between physicians and hospitals.
Economic credentialing opponents assert that economic criteria have no relation to the quality of care provided and actually may undercut quality goals.
These planning considerations will involve responding to various publics in the areas of professional compensation, documenting community service, ensuring public input into planning efforts, economic credentialing and quality of care, and managing ethics under managed competition.
An increasing problem in medicine is economic credentialing.
2] This evaluation of economic credentialing indicates that, although there is no common ground or understanding yet, the governing boards of health care organizations will have to contend with this new aspect of credentialing in the near future.
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