Margaret E. “Peggy” Harkrader, CPCS
**** ******* **** *****, *****, TX 75098
I am seeking position where I would be able to utilize my strong management skills, credentialing knowledge, motivation, customer service and organizational skills.
Dallas Medical Center – September 2017 to July 15, 2018 (Layoff)
Manager Medical Staff Services –450 Provider hospital, start-to-finish in house credentialing with a department including: (1) Manager and (1.5) Coordinators. Conducts all aspects of Medical Staff Services department. Credentials, MEC, Annual Medical Staff meeting prep, attend, generate minutes. Process complaints against practitioners, conduct interviews, and recommend action to MEC and Quality department.
Methodist Richardson Medical Center – April 2017 to September 2017
Medical Staff Coordinator – Responsible for all aspects of the Medical Staff Office, Credentialing, I work with my CVO to process my files. Review and prepare files for CC, MEC and Board. Worked closely with doctors from all committees. Department, Credentials Committee and MEC meeting prep, attend meetings, generate minutes. Received complaints on doctors, conducted interviews and worked with management to process contingency of appointment if necessary.
Methodist Southlake Hospital – March 13, 2017 to April 2017
Medical Staff Coordinator – Sole coordinator. To help get hospital organized for TJC survey, responsible for all aspects of the Medical Staff Office with 445 Providers. Credentialing, I work with my CVO to process my files. Review and prepare files for CC, MEC and Board. I work closely with doctors for all committees. Credentials Committee and MEC meeting prep, attend meetings, generate minutes. I was also responsible for Bylaws and Policy and Procedures review and revisions. Worked with Quality department to create FPPE/OPPE program.
Methodist Hospital for Surgery - September 2010 to March 10, 2017
Medical Staff Coordinator – Sole coordinator. Responsible for all aspects of the Medical
Staff Office starting 1 month prior to the hospital opening. Created all processes and work flow for the office. Total of 485 active providers. Credentialing, worked closely with CVO to process files. Reviewed and prepare all files for CC, MEC and Board consideration. CC, MEC, Annual Medical Staff meeting prep, attend, generate minutes. Responsible for Bylaws and Policy and Procedures review and revisions. Trained doctors new to committee’s how to review files.
Built a relationship with the doctors on staff and from the committees.
Direct report to CEO, work with CNO, Medical Staff President/MEC Chairman.
During my tenure, only 1 DNV deficiency.
Methodist McKinney Hospital – August 2010 to June 2011
Medical Staff Coordinator – PRN - Sole coordinator.
Responsible for all aspects of the Medical Staff Office with 260 Providers. Credentialing, worked with CVO to process files. Review and prepare files for CC, MEC and Board consideration. Work closely with doctors for all committees. Report directly to CEO, work with CNO, Medical Staff President/MEC Chairman. CC and MEC meeting prep, attend meetings, generate minutes.
Full time homemaker from April 2009 to August 2010 to maintain my home and provide childcare for newborn grandson.
Baylor Health Care Systems, CVS – August 2007 to April 2009
Credentialing Coordinator at CVO – received 95 files to process on my first day.
Responsible for initial and some reappointment credentialing of all types of providers, processing an average of 50+ files at one time.
BlueCross BlueShield of Texas – March 2006 to August 2007
Senior Credentialing Representative - Responsible for working with the Network Representatives to ensure proper activation of all providers into the BlueCross BlueShield Networks in a timely manner. Additional responsibility includes assisting the credentialing department on initial and recredentialing applications. Training co-workers and Supervisor on processes I had streamlined.
Family Caregiver from May 2005 – March 2006 – Cared for my mother until September 2005 when she passed away. Next, I began job search until landed a position at Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) in March 2006.
Kroger’s, Dallas, TX – February 2005 to May 2005
Floor Supervisor - Responsible for maintaining exceptional customer service from all Checkers and Courtesy Clerks working on the front end each day. Also, responsible for all aspects of the Customer Service booth.
April 2001 – January 2005
EmCare, Inc., Dallas, TX - Senior Credentialing Coordinator
Credential MD, DO, NP, & PA’s, to work in Emergency Departments at 30+ different contracts. Worked closely with Medical Staff Coordinators at hospitals to help providers obtain privileges. Maintain current files on all active providers, approximately 250 files at any given time, which included contacting the providers on a regular basis for updated documents and items needed. Worked with all members of the Operations team, including Recruiters, Schedulers, Payroll and Benefit Coordinators, and Management.
Train new Credentialing Coordinators.
Sweetwater Health Enterprises, Dallas, TX
October 1995 – December 2000 (Company files bankruptcy and shut down)
Office Manager - Maintain all office equipment, including copiers, faxes, and postage equipment. Coordinate office moves. Supervise Receptionist and Mail Room Staff.
Back up administrative assistance and collections for the Executives and Accounting Department. Worked closely with IT to create new credentialing software.
Promotions as follows;
Database Administrator to Office Manager
Supervisor to Database Administrator
Credentialing Coordinator to Supervisor and New employee trainer – 25 employees
Cambridge Springs High School, Cambridge Springs, PA, Graduate 1979 - Major, Business
El Centro College