Tips from an Expert NCQA Accreditation Consultant

Professional Services Network, Inc.(PSN)  is pleased to present you with tips from a NCQA accreditation consultant. The information is intended to help those seeking accreditation to better understand...

Why Nursing Practice based on Evidence is Crucial

No one graduates from a baccalaureate program in nursing today without at least one course and many instructor reminders about the importance of evidence-based practice (EBP). Modern computer programs have...

Case Managers Promote:  Quality Care Coordination with Research That Matters

By Terri Kapetanovic PhD RN.   Today’s Case Manager role is multidimensional and pivotal for many  reasons – the healthcare landscape continues to evolve, discharge planning and...

Does your department need a workflow analysis?

Does Your Department Need a Workflow Analysis? By Debra Enchelmeyer, RN BSN CCM   As a manager, do you ever wonder why you need to continually remind your staff...

Delegation Standards - A summary of URAC’s August 23rd Webinar

Our last URAC Blog addressed changes to the Delegation Standards.  We want to follow up on that with information from the URAC August 23rd Webinar on the Delegation Standards...

Where to Get Started with NCQA and the PCMH Recognition Process?

Jean Lockington, MA, RN, PLNC, PCMH CCE, a specialist in NCQA Accreditation, Recognition and Certification Programs, creates a checklist to help practices understand what is involved in getting started with...

HEDIS 2018 preparation will be here before you know it

According to the NCQA, the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) is a tool used by more than 90 percent of America's health plans to measure performance on important...

A HEDIS Love Story

Top HEDIS scores come from Top Nurse Reviewers! PSN's focus on managed care offers clients an outstanding network of nurses (primarily registered nurses) qualified for medical chart review and...

NCQA Accreditation and Certification Surveys: How to Best Prepare

If you are thinking about NCQA accreditation or reaccreditation, PSN can help.  Preparation for an NCQA accreditation or certification survey can be a struggle, but these three...

If you can’t measure it you can’t change it!

By Anne Llewellyn, RN-BC, MS, BHSA, CCM, CRRN Quality Management leader Peter Drucker coined the phrase “if you can’t measure it, you can’t change it...

National Nurses Week

Nurses are the backbone of the healthcare system, yet, many times we wonder if anyone notices. Well last week, Jimmy Kimmel, shared a personal story with millions of viewers about...

Quality over Quantity - gets it right the first time!

The summer months are almost upon us. If your organization needs some additional nurse staffing over the summer, let us know your requirements. Professional Services Network, Inc.(PSN), a 26-year...

Quality on Quality

A company has many opportunities to produce a quality service or product.  Choices in materials, choices in training procedures, choices in people.  Nurses have similar choices to make ...