Credentialing & Privileging

Tip of the week: Use attestation forms to make applicants aware of organization policies

Credentialing Resource Center Insider, March 16, 2012

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It is important that applicants know what the organization expects of them as a member of the medical staff prior to being granted membership or privileges. Make sure you indicate on your attestation form that an applicant must comply with the organization’s policies and procedures—not just your medical staff policies and procedures. Practitioners granted clinical privileges must comply with hospital policies regarding dress code, badges, clinical practice, infection control, and so on. The attestation form should make clear that medical staff members and other practitioners granted clinical privileges must comply with all organizational policies.

This week’s tip is from HCPro’s newest resource, Legal Strategies for MSPs & Physician Leaders: Prevent Negligent Credentialing and Protect Peer Review, by Anne Roberts, CPMSM, CPCS.



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