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!

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 &ldquo...

Tips from an Expert NCQA Accreditation Consultant

Professional Services Network, Inc.(PSN)  is pleased to present you with tips from several of our expert NCQA and URAC accreditation consultants. The information is intended to help those...

Tips for Job Seekers

The nurse seeking employment in today’s job market must realize the hiring process is competitive. The nurse seeking employment is competing against other qualified nurses and in a...

Reflecting on a Job Well Done

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...

Key Competencies for Professional Case Managers. How are your Metrics?

Key Competencies for Professional Case Managers. How are your Metrics? By Anne Llewellyn, RN-BS, MS, BHSA, CCM, CRRN As we moved to a value-based health care model, organizations and providers...

NCQA Accreditation

PSN is dedicated to providing strong expertise in NCQA – focused consulting. Our NCQA consultants have actual experience as NCQA surveyors… We are very focused in providing only the...

Welcome

Welcome to our new Blog: Managed Healthcare Matters At Professional Services Network, Inc., we are excited to introduce our new Blog: Managed Healthcare Matters. The goal of this Blog...

Welcome to PSN’s new website redesign!

Professional Services Network Inc. (PSN) is excited to launch our newly redesigned website www.psninc.net to help our clients have a better user experience. We encourage everyone to visit...

Maryland Managed Care Staffing and Consulting Company Named to 2016 “Inc. 5000” List

Silver Spring, MD, September 8, 2016 -- Inc. magazine named Professional Services Network, Inc. (PSN), a nurse-owned Silver Spring-based managed care staffing and consulting company, to the Inc. 5000  listing of the...

URAC Accreditation Consulting

URAC ACCREDITATION CONSULTING We will guide your preparation for URAC Accreditation! Professional Services Network provides expert consultation to companies seeking accreditation with the American Accreditation Healthcare Commission/URAC. We provide...

NCQA or URAC Accreditation Education by PSN (Take our Survey)

NCQA or URAC accreditation / reaccreditation can cost thousands of dollars and a huge commitment of your staff's time. Professional Services Network, Inc., an established and trusted leader in managed...

Concurrent Utilization Review – When is it Done?

The process of utilization review can start at any point along the continuum of needed services. Utilization review coordinators who maintain an active healthcare license, i.e. registered nurses or...

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...

The Progression of Case Manager and Utilization Review Roles

It has been interesting to observe the role of the nurse case manager and utilization review nurse over the past two decades. Case manager and utilization review roles have distinct...

A PSN Success Story

Here's a recent accomplishment that highlights PSN's skills as a top-notch recruitment firm Client’s Challenge: In May of 2015 a large Health Plan approached PSN with...

Are you the Right Candidate for a Telecommuting Job?

Are you a good fit for a telecommute job? What employers consider when searching to fill a remote opportunity. Telecommuting opportunities are increasing for professionals in many fields. Nurses, in...

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 ...

“Case Management: The GPS for Quality Health Care”*

“Case Management: The GPS for Quality Health Care”*   It is easy for patients to get lost along the road to recovery. With all of the confusing directions...

Recipient of 2015 Top Business by DiversityBusiness.com

Professional  Services Network, Inc. is recognized as a 2015 “Top Business” recipient by DiversityBusiness.com Professional  Services Network, Inc. is recognized as a 2015 “Top Business”...

HEDIS 2016 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...

Healthcare offers the most work-from-home jobs

According to a study by a popular career site, healthcare tops the five job categories with the most work-from-home jobs. That’s great news for healthcare employees who want...

2015 CMSA of the Chesapeake conference

Professional Services Network (PSN) exhibited at the 2015 CMSA of the Chesapeake conference on April 21st. We found the topics of the conference were very informative and addressed very practical strategies...

Happy Birthday PSN!

  Twenty-five years... a long time and a split second. A quarter century ago(!), Professional Services Network, Inc. (PSN) was born, offering temporary managed care staffing to companies in the...

Interesting Fact From PSN

Did you know? 2.91 million people are employed by staffing companies every business day. It’s how organizations cope with the need for qualified staff  - whether to fill...

Collaborative Case Management – with the Patient

Collaborative Case Management  is emphasized by accreditation organizations such as URAC and also by national case management standards of the Case Management Association of America. Collaborative case management involves...

Healthcare in the Electronic Age

HEALTHCARE IN THE ELECTRONIC AGE The term “eHealth” started appearing in 1990’s and grew in prominence with the technological advances of computer age and the wide availability...

The Progression of Utilization Review to A Case Manager Role

It has been interesting to observe the role of the nurse case manager and utilization review nurse over the past two decades. Case manager and utilization review roles have distinct,...

Resume writing 101

Even nurses, with their excellent job prospects, can have difficult job searches. A decent resume can get you in the door for an interview. A poor one can sink an...

HEDIS measures - National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

What is HEDIS? HEDIS stands for Health care Effectiveness Data and Information Set. This is a performance measurement strategy implemented by health plans maintaining NCQA accreditation. Data regarding HEDIS measures...

Patient Centered Medical Homes

Accreditation focus of The Patient Centered Medical Home model (PCMH) is growing in the market place of healthcare. Currently there are at least three voluntary accreditation organizations already engaged or...

PSN Celebrates 20 Years of Staffing and Consulting in Managed Care

In an era when half of all small businesses fail in the first five years, Professional Services Network, Inc. (PSN), an award-winning, nurse-owned company headquartered in suburban Washington, DC, is...

Do You Have What it Takes to be a UR Nurse?

Utilization reviewers working in hospitals, managed care organizations and other healthcare settings are usually registered nurses (RN) who have strong clinical backgrounds and excellent communication skills, along with substantial experience...