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Getting Started.

Whether you’ve worked with a Managed Service Provider before or are brand new to this side of the business, we can help answer any questions you have. If you don’t see your question below, feel free to reach out to us directly and we’ll get back to you with an answer as quickly as possible.


 
How much does the PPR MSP solution cost?

PPR Vendor Solutions services are no cost to our clients. Our fee is subsidized by our affiliate network of contract labor companies. Healthcare staffing companies are very accustomed to Vendor Management programs and understand the structure and process.

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What does an implementation of this program look like?

Depending on the size of your organization and scope of services requested, implementation can be a 30 to 90 day period. PPR will work with you to design an order requisition and fulfillment plan designed to gain the highest efficiencies throughout the vendor management process.

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How are the open orders sent out and communicated to the network of agencies?

PPR will communicate the orders out to the network through a proprietary system called Beacon123.com. Beacon is a web-based tool that helps PPR process candidates and the credentialing of contingent staff. The system does not replace vendor direct communication with PPR but augments the process for efficiency.

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What types of candidates are able to be sourced?

PPR’s Vendor Solutions can source all types of healthcare industry professionals. A robust network of affiliate partners that specialize in many different areas of the healthcare contract labor market will provide both interim leadership and entry level candidates as well as clinical and non-clinical candidates.

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What happens to the current agencies and candidates we work with?

Current agency contract assignments already confirmed or underway will finish out under the original terms. After the go live date, any new contract assignments or extensions will be handled through the MSP/VMS process.

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What is the difference between an MSP and VMS?

A Managed Service Provider (MSP) is an outsourced partnership that manages the temporary staffing needs of a hiring organization. Some examples of things an MSP handles for a client are:

  • Reducing costs through consistent, centralized rate management
  • Boosting candidate quality through access to a larger network of healthcare professionals and associated vendors
  • Increasing transparency into your contract labor spend through centralized management and reporting
  • Providing more robust compliance and risk mitigation through air-tight, centralized credential management
  • Improving efficiency through a coordinated workforce solution with a single point of contact
  • Giving visibility that fuels workforce optimization, continuous improvement and more accurate forecasting, planning and scheduling.

Vendor Management Software (VMS) is the reportable software tool that functions to support the MSP in collecting measurable data including the time and expense per vendor submission.

To put it simply, VMS is the technology tool PPR Vendor Solutions uses to handle job offers, billing, candidate submissions, candidate interview coordination and to collect candidate documentation. The name of our VMS program is Beacon 123.

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How does an MSP benefit my organization?

MSP vendor management programs result in both hard and soft dollar savings through consistent, centralized rate management. Clients save time dealing with the operations of contract labor with third parties and are able to focus on more productive internal items. A healthcare MSP program also provides increased transparency into your contract labor spend through streamlined management and reporting.

PPR Vendor Solutions provides more robust compliance and risk mitigation through an air-tight credentialing system. We provide you access to a large variety of quality candidates through our extensive network of healthcare professionals and associated vendors.

Using PPR Vendor Solutions as your MSP provides visibility to fuel workforce optimization, continuous improvement, and more accurate forecasting, planning and scheduling. Overall, a managed service provider can improve efficiency through a coordinated workforce solution with a single point of contact.

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