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Medicine from afar

  • Medical Staff Briefing, Issue 11, November 1, 2013

    Tucked away on the far side of mountain passes in northeast Oregon, the 25-bed critical access...

Meaningful innovation: Moving past the ­buzzword

  • Medical Staff Briefing, Issue 11, November 1, 2013

    Innovation is a favorite buzzword in healthcare. There are any number of vendors and consultants...

Leadership equation: 7C + 1 = success

  • Medical Staff Briefing, Issue 11, November 1, 2013

    Last month in our series, we explored the fundamentals of increasing communication.

Medical Staff Briefing, November 2013

  • Medical Staff Briefing, Issue 11, November 1, 2013

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Clinical Integration: It?s about the physicians!

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 12, March 21, 2013

    The Greeley Company has a number of new programs to offer, including one titled Training Physicians...

Why M&M conferences are not peer review

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 31, August 4, 2011

    The first three weeks of each month, this weekly column from The Greeley Company will address...

Tool of the week: Proctoring checklist

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 31, August 4, 2011

    Proctors must be on the lookout for signs that indicate whether a physician is competent to...

Tip of the week: Critical responsibilities for effective oversight of the peer review process

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 30, July 28, 2011

    The oversight function of the peer review process involves all the actions necessary to oversee the...

Should medical staffs pay physicians for performing peer review?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 26, June 30, 2011

    The first three weeks of each month, this weekly column from The Greeley Company will address...

Common sense credentialing

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 8, February 24, 2011

    The first three weeks of each month, this weekly column from The Greeley Company will address...

Moving from quality assurance to performance improvement

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 4, January 27, 2011

    This weekly column from The Greeley Company addresses current issues in peer review, bylaws and...

Featured blog post: Who does what? Define responsibilities to ensure a smooth proctoring process

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 50, December 16, 2010

    In the January 2011 issue of Medical Staff Briefing, we discuss five tips for being a good...

The dilemma of practice-based learning: How do you measure it?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 40, October 7, 2010

    This weekly column from The Greeley Company addresses current issues in peer review, bylaws and...

Focused professional practice evaluation: Don't overdo it!

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 34, August 26, 2010

    This weekly column from The Greeley Company addresses current issues in peer review, bylaws and...

Ask the expert: Who is responsible for paying a proctor when an existing medical staff member requests new privileges?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 34, August 26, 2010

    If the organization is pushing to adopt the procedure, technology, or treatment in question, the...

E-mail and peer review: Another urban myth?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 31, August 5, 2010

    This weekly column from The Greeley Company addresses current issues in peer review, bylaws and...

Tip of the week: Reduce bias in peer review by understanding where it stems from

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 31, August 5, 2010

    Medical staffs know that the peer review process is not free of bias, but what they might not know...

Ask the expert: What do we do with imprecise peer review data?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 31, August 5, 2010

    Believe it or not, imperfect data is usable data. Imperfect data should never prevent the peer...

Health care reform and quality: Providers vs. policy makers

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 26, July 1, 2010

    This weekly column from The Greeley Company addresses current issues in peer review, bylaws and...

Tip of the week: Set a threshold for the medical staff to approach a physician regarding a poor outcome on a performance feedback report

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 26, July 1, 2010

    Should follow up occur if a single indicator is below the acceptable level, or should it occur...

Ask the expert: Does HCQIA trump state peer review statutes when it comes to deciding which documents are considered confidential?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 24, June 17, 2010

    No. When deciding whether a document should be classified as peer review, MSPs and medical staff...

Olympic hockey vs. the Stanley Cup: How rules drive behavior

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 22, June 3, 2010

    This weekly column from The Greeley Company addresses current issues in peer review, bylaws and...

Overcome lingering FPPE and OPPE challenges

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 18, May 6, 2010

    This weekly column from The Greeley Company addresses current issues in peer review, bylaws and...

Tip of the week: Peer review chairs should include phone numbers on letters to physicians

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 18, May 6, 2010

    Whenever a peer review committee sends a letter to a physician indicating that he or she provided...

Peer review case study: Multidisciplinary peer review system standardizes and streamlines case review

  • Medical Staff Briefing, Issue 5, May 1, 2010

    A medical staff's peer review process doesn't have to be down in the dumps before it considers a...

Call ’em like you see ’em: Should physicians be allowed to appeal case reviews?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 9, March 4, 2010

    This weekly column from The Greeley Company addresses current issues in peer review, bylaws and...

Multi-disciplinary peer review pilot program paves the way for efficiency and fairness

  • Medical Staff Briefing, Issue 3, March 1, 2010

    Fine wine might ripen with age, but peer review processes left alone for decades go sour. This is...

Ask the expert: Should the medical staff exclude employed physicians from hearings because of their financial relationship with the hospital?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 6, February 11, 2010

    There is no reason that an employed physician cannot serve on a panel unless he or she has a...

Ask the expert: What is inter-rater reliability (free form)?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 5, February 4, 2010

    Inter-rater reliability is the extent to which two or more individuals (or raters) agree. In the...

See one, do one, teach one: Do you have a peer review training program?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 5, February 4, 2010

    This weekly column from The Greeley Company addresses current issues in peer review, bylaws and...

Tip of the week: Communicate all outcomes (not just the bad ones) to the physician

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 1, January 6, 2010

    The peer review committee should notify any physician whose case is being reviewed of the findings...

Ask the expert: Can third parties be charged for the costs of focused professional practice evaluation (FPPE)?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 1, January 6, 2010

    In general, there is no third-party reimbursement to cover focused review. Because the proctor does...

Ask the expert: What are best practices for conducting retrospective FPPE?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 48, December 2, 2009

    Standardize the case review method and scoring system to remove bias and make evaluation reports...

Peer review monthly: A Christmas Carol

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 48, December 2, 2009

    The first three weeks of each month, this weekly column from The Greeley Company will address...

Tip of the week: Train physician reviewers to do effective case reviews

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 45, November 4, 2009

    Physicians have reviewed case charts from their first days of medical school, but they are rarely...

Ask the expert: Who should set physician performance targets?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 45, November 4, 2009

    When determining what data to collect to evaluate physician competence, it is critical that the...

Peer Review Monthly: Do you know what I know?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 45, November 4, 2009

    The first three weeks of each month, this weekly column from The Greeley Company will address...

Ask the expert: Who should be responsible for FPPE and proctoring costs?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 43, October 21, 2009

    In most organizations, the hospital or parent institution incurs the cost of focused professional...

Poll results: Does your facility conduct centralized peer review?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 42, October 14, 2009

    A recent poll on HCPro.com reveals that more hospitals conduct centralized peer review compared to...

Lessons learned: VA quality concerns trigger hospitals to polish peer review practices

  • Medical Staff Briefing, Issue 10, October 1, 2009

    If you read news reports of the troubled brachytherapy program at the Philadelphia VA Medical...

Ask the expert: What tools are available to help an organization obtain and use perception data to evaluate physician competency?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 40, September 30, 2009

    Perception data differ from clinical data in that it is based on how others view our performance in...

Peer review monthly: Board certification and peer review

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 40, September 30, 2009

    The first three weeks of each month, this weekly column from The Greeley Company will address...

In the news: Bergstrom case forces CA to take a closer look at its peer review systems

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 36, September 2, 2009

    Legislators are considering making peer review laws uniform throughout the state rather than...

Peer Review Monthly: The case of the delayed C-section-Individual vs. system issues in peer review

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 36, September 2, 2009

    The first three weeks of each month, this weekly column from The Greeley Company will address...

Peer Review Monthly: Do you trust your peer review committee chair?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 32, August 5, 2009

    The first three weeks of each month, this weekly column from The Greeley Company will address...

There's still time to enter the Greeley symposium July giveaway contest

  • Hospitalist Leadership Connection, Issue 30, July 28, 2009

    There’s still time to enter this month’s contest for two free seats at the Greeley...

In the news: Georgia Supreme court redefines discoverability

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 28, July 8, 2009

    The Supreme Court of Georgia in June ruled that plaintiffs who bring negligent credentialing...

Tip of the week: Create a policy for physician competency reports

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 27, July 1, 2009

    You’ve designed a physician reporting mechanism and are getting ready to distribute your...

Peer Review Monthly: Amazing Grace

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 27, July 1, 2009

    The first three weeks of each month, this weekly column from The Greeley Company will address...

In the news: Study on NPDB reporting sparks debate over the effectiveness of peer review

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 24, June 17, 2009

    In the June 4 issue of MS Leader Connection, we reported that hospitals aren’t reporting to...

Greeley Peer Review Monthly: Don't let the peer review process be held hostage by an incomplete discharge summary

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 22, June 3, 2009

    I recently attended a peer review committee meeting, during which I learned that the quality...

Case study: Understanding FPPE, OPPE, and--IPPE?

  • Medical Staff Briefing, Issue 6, June 1, 2009

    When the medical staff was confused about the two types of FPPE, the chief of surgery suggested...

All in the family: Effectively manage conflicts of interest that hit home

  • Medical Staff Briefing, Issue 6, June 1, 2009

    How familial relationships work in real life, especially with conflict of interest on the top of...

Robert Marder's Peer Review Monthly: 13 Angry Men

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 18, May 6, 2009

    Some of the most dramatic movie scenes involve a jury deliberating the fate of a defendant. In...

A look in the mirror: 360-degree evaluations improve physician performance

  • Medical Staff Briefing, Issue 5, May 1, 2009

    In most cases, 360-degree evaluations are used to assess residents, but they can be easily adapted...

Ask the expert: How can physician assessment programs supplement regular peer review?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 17, April 29, 2009

    There may be times when you might want a more in-depth scrutiny of a physician’s...

Featured column: Tips for using outside peer reviewers

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 17, April 29, 2009

    Medical staff leaders are often daunted at the prospect of engaging and paying outside peer...

Ask the expert: Do managed care organizations require that practitioners with whom they contract hold clinical privileges or membership at an accredited hospital?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 13, April 1, 2009

    Today, many MCOs do not require practitioners to hold clinical privileges or be on the medical...

Peer Review Monthly: How are George Foreman and The Joint Commission alike?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 13, April 1, 2009

    Many people are not aware that former heavy-weight boxing champion George Foreman has 10...

Tip of the week: Don't wait for perfect physician performance data

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 11, March 18, 2009

    A lack of precision should not prevent the reasonable interpretation of physician performance data...

Peer review vs. risk management review: What's the difference?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 10, March 10, 2009

    If your hospital's risk management department defers cases to the medical staff peer review...

Peer Review Monthly: No data is useful data

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 6, February 11, 2009

    When defining indicators to measure physician competence, medical staffs have stumbled on the...

Tip of the week: Provide physician reviewers with guidance

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 3, January 21, 2009

    The primary question a physician reviewer is trying to answer is whether a physician’s...

Ask the expert: Should physicians get paid to do routine proctoring? If so, does the hospital, the individual being proctored, or the medical staff organization foot the bill?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 2, January 14, 2009

    When the Joint Commission introduced focused professional practice evaluation (FPPE), it greatly...

Helping physicians see FPPE as a tool, not a weapon

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 2, January 14, 2009

    In 2007, The Joint Commission gave hospital medical staffs a gift: a framework to measure quality...

Peer Review Monthly: Peer review and the culture of safety

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 1, January 7, 2009

    With the 2009 Joint Commission leadership standards calling for organizations to create a culture...

Ask the expert: When should the medical staff consider external peer review?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 48, December 17, 2008

    External peer review isn’t appropriate for all situations,  but at times, it can be the...

Ask the expert: How can I get physicians to buy into using perception data?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 47, December 10, 2008

    Because the use of perception data is new territory for most physicians, it is critical for...

Peer Review Monthly: The M&M model is no substitute for peer review

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 47, December 10, 2008

    Robert Marder, MD, CMSL, vice president of The Greeley Company, shares why M&M conferences are...

Thirteen tips for protecting peer review data and streamlining your processes

  • Medical Staff Briefing, Issue 12, December 1, 2008

    It seems as if every time you pick up the newspaper, another hospital is under fire for negligent...

Tip of the week: Define physician competency measures

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 44, November 12, 2008

    When defining physician competency measures, make sure physicians are involved. Afterall, if...

Ask the expert: Is peer review of individual cases considered perception data?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 44, November 12, 2008

    Although peer review may seem like it would be considered perception data, our experts say...

Peer Review Monthly: What should you call your peer review committee?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 44, November 12, 2008

    Robert Marder, MD, CMSL, vice president of The Greeley Company, a division of HCPro, Inc., in...

13 tips to protect your peer review data and streamline your processes

  • Medical Staff Briefing, Issue 11, November 1, 2008

    If the Florida Supreme Court’s March decision to make all physician peer review information...

Tip of the week: Understand the role of a proctor

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 42, October 29, 2008

    Sometimes the best way to understand something is to understand what it is not. When bringing new...

Small Hospital Challenges Monthly: Proctoring in small hospitals

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 40, October 10, 2008

    Mary Hoppa, MD, MBA, CMSL, senior consultant with The Greeley Company, gives small hosptials some...

Peer Review Monthly: Why is peer review hard to do?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 39, October 8, 2008

    Robert Marder, MD, CMSL, vice president of The Greeley Company, a division of HCPro, Inc. in...

Measuring the six core competencies to comply with FPPE and OPPE requirements

  • Medical Staff Briefing, Issue 10, October 1, 2008

    Editor's note: This article is the last in our series aimed at providing medical staffs with...

Peer Review Monthly: Case studies in peer review

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 36, September 10, 2008

    Robert Marder, MD, CMSL, shares a case study from a new book he co-authored with Jonathan H...