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News and briefs: Healthcare workers trustworthy, ethical

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 47, December 6, 2012

    A recent Gallup poll finds healthcare professionals are the most trusted workers in the US, reports...

News and briefs: Cardiologists post lower readmission rates than hospitalists

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 47, December 6, 2012

    Congestive heart failure (CHF) patients are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital when...

Tip of the week: Reduce meeting overload

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 47, December 6, 2012

    The medical staff services departments should take into consideration physicians' time constraints...

Featured live event: Hospital and physician leadership seminars

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 47, December 6, 2012

    The Greeley Company, a division of HCPro, Inc., invites you to an engaging and informative seminar...

Notice: Your subscription will have a new name in the coming weeks

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 47, December 6, 2012

    Very shortly, Medical Staff Leader Connection will be replaced with Medical Staff Leader Insider...

Featured blog post: Thinking about going paperless?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 46, November 29, 2012

    The medical staff services department (MSSD) at Children’s Medical Center Dallas is...

Tip of the week: Encourage department chairs to give updates at MEC meetings

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 46, November 29, 2012

    This week, we look at the last suggested item to keep on the medical executive committee’s...

News and briefs: California braces for shortage of primary care physicians

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 46, November 29, 2012

    At least two million Californians are expected to gain access to healthcare when the Affordable...

Featured live event: Hospital and physician leadership seminars

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 46, November 29, 2012

    The Greeley Company, a division of HCPro, Inc., invites you to an engaging and informative seminar...

Notice: Your subscription will have a new name in the coming weeks

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 46, November 29, 2012

    Very shortly, Medical Staff Leader Connection will be replaced with Medical Staff Leader Insider...

News and briefs: Healthcare agency wants to hear from victims of medical harm

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 45, November 15, 2012

    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) plans to pilot a patient harm reporting...

Featured live event: Hospital and physician leadership seminars

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 45, November 15, 2012

    The Greeley Company, a division of HCPro, Inc., invites you to an engaging and informative seminar...

Letter from the editor: MCLS takes a week off

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 45, November 15, 2012

    Dear readers, Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Medical Staff Leader Connection will not be...

Tip of the week: Encourage department chairs to give updates at MEC meetings

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 45, November 15, 2012

    In talking about which items to keep on the regular agenda of the medical executive committee...

News and briefs: Physicians not responsible for third-parties

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 44, November 8, 2012

    The Connecticut Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of physicians, by protecting them from being...

Ask the expert: What information should we provide on our medical staff website?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 44, November 8, 2012

    Before creating a website, Lynette Fisher, CPMSM, CPCS, medical staff coordinator at St. Vincent...

Tip of the week: Spend time talking about issues that affect medical staff

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 44, November 8, 2012

    Last week we discussed which hospital status reports should stay on the medical executive...

Letter from the editor: Celebrate National Medical Staff Services Awareness Week with HCPro

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 43, November 1, 2012

    Dear readers, As members of the medical staff services department, your hard work often flies...

Tip of the week: Limit strategic reports to those needing discussion

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 43, November 1, 2012

    In looking at which items stay on the medical executive committee’s regular agenda, as...

News and briefs: Mandatory flu shots for RI healthcare workers

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 43, November 1, 2012

    Rhode Island became the first state in the U.S. to adopt a flu immunization requirement for all...

Ask the expert: Who should we include on our technology assessment committee?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 43, November 1, 2012

    Because it is difficult to have all clinical areas represented in a well-functioning committee, it...

Featured blog post: Who should pay for medical education?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 42, October 25, 2012

    One of the biggest issues residents face when they complete the medical training program is how to...

News and briefs: Court says medical staff bylaws are not a contract between hospital and medical staff

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 42, October 25, 2012

    A Minnesota district court recently ruled that although medical staff bylaws are enforceable and a...

Tip of the week: MEC should put physicians' concerns in writing

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 42, October 25, 2012

    Last week, we discussed the importance of dedicating a set amount of time on the medical executive...

HCPro survey: What is your average application TAT?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 42, October 25, 2012

    Credentialing Resource Center wants to know what your organization’s average turnaround time...

News and briefs: Mississippi tops list of physician shortage woes

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 42, October 25, 2012

    Mississippi’s 159.4 physicians per 100,000 people is the lowest ratio in the country...

News and briefs: Recruiter sees common mistakes in physician recruitment

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 41, October 18, 2012

    With 25 years of experience recruiting physicians, Tony Stajduhar says there are three mistakes...

HCPro survey: What is your average application TAT?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 41, October 18, 2012

    Credentialing Resource Center wants to know what your organization’s average turnaround time...

Tip of the week: Set a plan for discussing subpar physician performance

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 41, October 18, 2012

    Last week, we discussed which medical staff applications the medical executive committee need to...

Tip of the week: Focus on credentials applications with red flags

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 40, October 11, 2012

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Blog post: What does documentation have to do with peer review?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 40, October 11, 2012

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News and briefs: Massachusetts needs more specialists

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 40, October 11, 2012

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Ask the expert: We received a reapplication from a physician who is now considered a low-volume provider. What should we do with it?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 40, October 11, 2012

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News and briefs: P4P programs created under healthcare law now underway

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 39, October 4, 2012

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Ask the expert: What should we include in our medical staff leaders' performance evaluations?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 39, October 4, 2012

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News and briefs: Majority of physicians would opt to retire

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 39, October 4, 2012

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Tip of the week: Develop a meaningful MEC agenda

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 39, October 4, 2012

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Ask the expert: Do proctors need to be trained before being assigned to a case?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 38, September 27, 2012

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Blog post: Take a breather for everyone's sake

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 38, September 27, 2012

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Tip of the week: Make your active category specialty specific

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 38, September 27, 2012

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News and briefs: Patients skip over rural hospitals

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 38, September 27, 2012

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News and briefs: Are longer visits with patients a cure to their ailment?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 38, September 27, 2012

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News and briefs: Details of Medicare cuts announced

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 37, September 20, 2012

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Tip of the week: Recruit and retain the right leaders

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 37, September 20, 2012

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Ask the expert: Should we use consensus or majority rule when voting at medical staff meetings?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 37, September 20, 2012

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News and briefs: Buffalo PCPs and insurer create medical home, hope to attract more physicians

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 36, September 13, 2012

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News and briefs: Majority of patients fret over medical errors

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 36, September 13, 2012

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Tip of the week: Develop the right medical staff structure

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 36, September 13, 2012

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News and briefs: Three ABMS boards drop end dates

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 35, September 6, 2012

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Ask the expert: What should a department chair focus on during an intervention with a physician who has performance issues?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 35, September 6, 2012

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Tip of the week: Develop the right culture

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 35, September 6, 2012

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

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 34, August 30, 2012

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News and briefs: Women make more money as PAs

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 34, August 30, 2012

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News and briefs: Physicians more burnt out than other US workers

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 34, August 30, 2012

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Tip of the week: Establish the right relationship with physicians

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 34, August 30, 2012

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New blog post: Is Texas Medical Board getting job done?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 34, August 30, 2012

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Ask the expert: We are approaching the seven-day mark and have a patient grievance that has not been reviewed. Is there anything we can do to stay in compliance with the CMS regulation regarding patient grievances?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 33, August 23, 2012

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News and briefs: Hospitalists salaries on the rise

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 33, August 23, 2012

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News and briefs: Missouri eliminates noneconomic damages cap

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 33, August 23, 2012

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Tip of the week: Use a multidimensional approach to find quality physicians

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 33, August 23, 2012

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Ask the expert: What are the pitfalls of physicians treating family members?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 32, August 16, 2012

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News and briefs: 'Disruptive doc' awarded $3 million for sham peer review

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 32, August 16, 2012

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Tip of the week: Identify the type of physicians needed

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 32, August 16, 2012

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Featured webcast: When OPPE leads to FPPE

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 32, August 16, 2012

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News and briefs: Job characteristics affect unprofessional behavior by hospitalists

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 31, August 9, 2012

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Letter from the editor: Medical Staff Leaders blog partners with Credentialing Resource Center

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 31, August 9, 2012

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Featured webcast: When OPPE leads to FPPE

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 31, August 9, 2012

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Tip of the week: Identify the right number of physicians for your hospital

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 31, August 9, 2012

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News and briefs: Few adverse events get reported to state systems

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 30, August 2, 2012

    Only one percent of adverse and temporary harm events at hospitals get reported to state adverse...

Tip of the week: Use the 'Seven Rs' to assess medical staff model options

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 30, August 2, 2012

    To carry out effective strategic medical staff development planning, hospitals and medical staffs...

Ask the expert: How often should the medical staff provide physicians with feedback?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 30, August 2, 2012

    Because hospital quality programs traditionally focus on negative feedback, physicians don’t...

OPPE, FPPE, quality assurance systems, and core measures

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 30, August 2, 2012

    This weekly column from The Greeley Company will address current issues in peer review...

FPPE five years on: What have we learned? What works?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 29, July 26, 2012

    Dear Colleague, When The Joint Commission (TJC) introduced the term focused professional...

Letter from the editor: Help Credentialing Resource Center plan its next event

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 29, July 26, 2012

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News and briefs: Medical malpractice payments hit low in 2011

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 29, July 26, 2012

    For the eighth consecutive year, medical malpractice payments by physicians decreased, reaching its...

News and briefs: Number of NPs will double by 2025

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 29, July 26, 2012

    In 2008, there were approximately 128,000 nurse practitioners (NP) in the United States. This...

Tip of the week: Put a process in place that fits low- and no-volume practitioners

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 29, July 26, 2012

    To develop the best approach to low- and no-volume practitioners in your healthcare community, it...

Ask the expert: How can we diffuse tensions among physicians when deciding to grant privileges across specialties?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 28, July 19, 2012

    Medical staffs should consider creating a multidisciplinary task force to deal with each specific...

News and briefs: Hospitals need to start preparing for effects of PPACA

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 28, July 19, 2012

    Now that the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act...

Can non-privileged providers order outpatient tests?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 28, July 19, 2012

    For years, hospitals have honored the orders written by physicians that are not on their staff...

Healthcare reform and quality: Providers vs. policymakers

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 27, July 12, 2012

    This weekly column from The Greeley Company will address current issues in peer review...

Featured webcast: Implementing communication strategies for OPPE reports and review processes

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 27, July 12, 2012

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Ask the expert: Our physicians are busy and hesitant to add another commitment to their schedule. Now they have to add time for FPPE proctoring. How can we schedule this without disrupting their lives too much?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 27, July 12, 2012

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News and briefs: Service lines in line with future of healthcare

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 27, July 12, 2012

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Tip of the week: Set up the room strategically before committee meeting

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 26, June 28, 2012

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News and briefs: NY legislators want central service technicians certified

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 26, June 28, 2012

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News and briefs: Small drop in physician-hospital engagement

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 26, June 28, 2012

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Qualifications: Credentials and privileges of medical staff and LIPs

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 26, June 28, 2012

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Developing intended practice plans

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 25, June 21, 2012

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News and briefs: General surgeons see largest decline in income

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 25, June 21, 2012

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Ask the expert: How many FTEs should we include in our hospitalist program?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 25, June 21, 2012

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Featured webcast: OPPE Best Practices Series

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 25, June 21, 2012

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Bylaw amendments: Who can recommend it, what are the voting requirements?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 24, June 14, 2012

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Tip of the week: Make wellness programs more inclusive

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 24, June 14, 2012

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News and briefs: Compensation for on-call services vary by specialty, region

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 24, June 14, 2012

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News and briefs: Physicians can enroll in Medicare 60 days in advance

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 24, June 14, 2012

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Featured webcast: OPPE Best Practices Series

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 24, June 14, 2012

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Ask the expert: Who is responsible for creating a medical staff leadership succession plan?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 23, June 7, 2012

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News and briefs: Consumer Reports to rate Mass. physicians

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 23, June 7, 2012

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News and brief: Recent medical school graduate's age sets him apart

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 23, June 7, 2012

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Projecting the electronic medical record

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 23, June 7, 2012

    This weekly column from The Greeley Company will address current issues in peer review...

News and briefs: Physicians embrace social media with guidance from facilities

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 22, May 31, 2012

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Ask the expert: We are forming a physician health committee to help rehabilitate our impaired physicians. Who should we choose to sit on this committee?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 22, May 31, 2012

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Book excerpt: Compensation for proctors

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 22, May 31, 2012

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News and briefs: Quality of care and patient perception don’t line up

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 21, May 24, 2012

    Patients' opinions of the care they receive can be quite different from the actual quality of the...

News and briefs: Healthcare facilities use of locum tenens remains steady

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 21, May 24, 2012

    In 2011, 75% of hospitals and other healthcare facilities used locum tenens to fill physician...

News and briefs: CMS final rule opens up medical staff, privileges to non-physicians

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 20, May 18, 2012

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Ask the expert: Our health system is comprised of four hospitals. Can we share information on practitioners that have privileges at multiple hospitals?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 20, May 17, 2012

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Letter from the editor: Thanks for making year 15 a success

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 20, May 17, 2012

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Professional liability insurance as a criterion for privileges

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 20, May 17, 2012

    This weekly column from The Greeley Company will address current issues in peer review, bylaws...

News and briefs: Virginia law strengthens teamwork, expands care options

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 18, May 3, 2012

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Tip of the week: Group data should be part of OPPE

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 18, May 3, 2012

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Conflict of interest in an unaligned world

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 18, May 3, 2012

    This weekly column from The Greeley Company will address current issues in peer review...

News and briefs: ACA makes young physicians worried about future

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 17, April 26, 2012

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Heading to the CRC Symposium? Get a $25 AMEX gift card

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 17, April 26, 2012

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Accreditation: Why it matters to physician leaders

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 17, April 26, 2012

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Tip of the week: Don't nominate leaders at last minute

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 17, April 26, 2012

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Tip of the week: Delineate technical vs. substantive bylaws amendments

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 16, April 19, 2012

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Heading to the CRC Symposium? Get a $25 AMEX gift card

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 16, April 19, 2012

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Competency decisions after a leave of absence

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 16, April 19, 2012

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News and briefs: Tetris-inspired game teaches physicians about sepsis

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 16, April 19, 2012

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News and briefs: Physician workforce increases in Alaska; down in Ohio

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 16, April 19, 2012

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Get ready for a Joint Commission survey

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 15, April 12, 2012

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

Peer review in unusual places

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 14, April 5, 2012

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Letter from the editor: Help us update our white paper library

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 14, April 5, 2012

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Tip of the week: Define medical staff leaders' roles in writing

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 14, April 5, 2012

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News and briefs: Ten steps toward successful patient engagement

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 14, April 5, 2012

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News and briefs: Part-time positions appeal to many categories of physicians

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 14, April 5, 2012

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Featured free webcast: ACOs influence on the MSP

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 11, March 15, 2012

    Accountable care organizations (ACOs) will create changes throughout the healthcare industry and...

News and briefs: More than 15% of surgeons admit to dependency issues

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 10, March 8, 2012

    An American College of Surgeons study found that 15.4% of surgeons (or 1,112) have a problem with...

Ask the expert: What are some of the dos and don'ts of developing a code of conduct policy?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 10, March 8, 2012

    Gaining buy in from your medical staff is one of the most important steps of implementing a...

Recognizing Exemplary Care

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 10, March 8, 2012

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

Tip of the week: Conduct behavior-based interviews

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 9, March 1, 2012

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News and briefs: Hospitalists and PCPs get equivalent ranks from patients

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 9, March 1, 2012

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News and briefs: What is patient experience?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 9, March 1, 2012

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Featured blog post: Easier? It can make my job easier?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 9, March 1, 2012

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News and briefs: Palliative care specialty attracts young physicians

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 6, February 9, 2012

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Running an effective peer review committee meeting

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 6, February 9, 2012

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Ask the expert: What should we include in our medical staff leader evaluations?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 6, February 9, 2012

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Featured blog post: Courtesy and Respect? Don?t have to; I?m the physician!

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 6, February 9, 2012

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Financial Statements for Physician Leaders, Part II: The Balance Sheet

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 5, February 2, 2012

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News and briefs: ABFM enhances Maintenance of Certification process

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 5, February 2, 2012

    The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) recently made changes to its Maintenance of...

Featured blog post: Holy Moly, He Wants to Come Back!

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 5, February 2, 2012

    At some point during their tenure, physician leaders will be faced with the tough decision of...

Ask the expert: Should medical staff bylaws address employment contracts and exclusive contracts?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 5, February 2, 2012

    Medical staffs should include a provision in the bylaws stating that if there is a contractual...

Featured webcast: Assessing the competence of low- and no-volume practitioners

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 5, February 2, 2012

    Create strategic solutions to privileging low- and no-volume practitioners with advice from two...

Tip of the week: Track and trend behavior issues

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 4, January 26, 2012

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Featured blog post: Pat Sat/HCAHPS/P4P - Huh?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 4, January 26, 2012

    William F. Mills, M.D., MMM, CPE, FAAFP, CMSL, senior vice president of quality and professional...

News and briefs: Patients want easier access to medical records

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 4, January 26, 2012

    Improved understanding and more involvement in care; these are two reasons patients would like...

You Won't Believe who's Asking for What Privileges Now

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 3, January 19, 2012

    This weekly column from The Greeley Company will address current issues in peer review...

News and briefs: Trust plays important role in acquisitions

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 3, January 19, 2012

    Integrating physicians, compensation, and trust are the three most challenging areas for healthcare...

News and briefs: Work of older and younger PAs compared

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 3, January 19, 2012

    Older physician’s assistants (PA) are more likely to work in primary care in a non-urban...

Tip of the week: Find a balance between compensation and productivity

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 3, January 19, 2012

    Although it is tempting to base a hospitalist’s compensation on productivity, doing so can...

Privileging turf battles just won't go away

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 48, December 22, 2011

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

Featured blog post: Want a 50% pay cut?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 48, December 22, 2011

    Are physicians’ salaries affecting the rising cost of healthcare? What are the consequences...

News and briefs: Physicians split on healthcare reform

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 48, December 22, 2011

    When it comes to healthcare reform, physicians are torn on whether the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is...

Tip of the week: Find alternative ways to reward physician leaders

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 48, December 22, 2011

    Physician leaders need to be recognized and rewarded for the work they do as physician leaders...

Renaming disruptive behavior: Help or hindrance?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 46, December 8, 2011

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Tip of the week: Maintain professional and ethical standards

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 46, December 8, 2011

    At times, administrators or physicians may pressure an MSP to cut corners or overlook certain...

Featured blog post: Are hospitalists necessary?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 46, December 8, 2011

    Hospitalists become more popular by the day as hospital administrators look to fill the void left...

News and briefs: Simulation center no game for medical staff members

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 46, December 8, 2011

    Lehigh Valley Hospital’s Interdisciplinary Simulation Center puts medical staff members in...

Ask the expert: We are looking for a new way to pay medical staff leaders that goes beyond a flat fee approach. Do you have any suggestions?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 45, December 1, 2011

    A progressive approach is to pay medical staff leadership based on the accomplishments of key goals...

News and briefs: Physicians learn healthy habits for patients

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 45, December 1, 2011

    Physicians are heading back to school to learn a new skill: cooking healthy meals. In an effort to...

Featured blog post: Centralize physician performance data

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 45, December 1, 2011

    Having all documents related to physician performance in one easy-to-find spot may take a lot of...

Ask the expert: Who should select thresholds and benchmarks?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 44, November 17, 2011

    The stakeholders who select the indicators for the OPPE program should also select the thresholds.

Featured blog post: Palliative care in the emergency department?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 44, November 17, 2011

    Palliative care is becoming more popular as patients are able to live longer with serious...

News and briefs: Joint Commission eliminates term ’disruptive behavior’

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 44, November 17, 2011

    The Joint Commission (TJC) will no longer use the term “disruptive behavior” in its...

Featured blog post: Connect the dots

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 43, November 10, 2011

    Richard Rohr, MD, MMM, FACP, says there is nothing to lose and much to gain from physicians making...

News and briefs: Celebrate National Medical Staff Services Awareness Week with HCPro

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 43, November 10, 2011

    Have you ever stopped to think about how your hospital would operate if the MSSD no longer existed...

News and briefs: Hospitals considered great employer for older workers

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 43, November 10, 2011

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FPPE for initial privileges

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 43, November 10, 2011

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

News and briefs: Residents in favor of hospital employment

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 42, November 3, 2011

    In 2001, only 3% of graduating residents were interested in hospital employment, according to a...

Tip of the week: Help evaluators and practitioners interpret OPPE reports

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 42, November 3, 2011

    Rather than using the terms “high” and “low” to describe thresholds...

FPPE revisited

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 42, November 3, 2011

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News and briefs: ASCs encouraged to measure physician performance

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 42, October 28, 2011

    On-time starts and case volume are two popular metrics that help to measure a physician’s...

Tip of the week: Form a solid credentials committee

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 41, October 27, 2011

    To ensure that the credentials committee benefits from interested, experienced, and knowledgeable...

News and briefs: Number of healthcare providers getting influenza vaccine stagnant

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 40, October 20, 2011

    During the 2009-10 influenza season, 61.9% of healthcare providers received a seasonal influenza...

Featured webcast: Managing adverse actions

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 40, October 20, 2011

    Adverse actions are a serious matter that requires serious attention. From prevention to...

Book excerpt: Procedures for evaluating performance of APPs

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 39, October 13, 2011

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News and briefs: Physicians' ABMS Maintenance of Certification status now public

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 39, October 13, 2011

      The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) will now publicly report whether board...

News and briefs: Physician assistants in more offices

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 35, September 15, 2011

    In the past ten years, the number of physician assistants has doubled in the United States. A...

Tip of the week: Define privileges in a way that allows your organization to address the competency equation

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 35, September 15, 2011

      Many organizations have adopted privilege delineation forms that list procedures and...

Medical Staff Operational Issues: Departments vs. Clinical Services

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 34, September 7, 2011

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

Board oversight of credentialing and quality

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 32, August 11, 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: Allow objections to fair hearing panel members

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 31, August 3, 2011

    Even if you have tried to be objective when choosing a hearing panel, you might not know that Dr. X...

Ask the expert: What voting thresholds are needed for a Bylaws amendment to pass?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 28, July 14, 2011

    Requiring a simple majority (50% plus one), two-thirds, or three-quarters affirmative vote are...

MS.01.01.01: Medical staffs must prove compliance in the bylaws

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 19, May 12, 2011

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

MS.01.01.01 crunch time

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 7, February 17, 2011

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

Who should be involved in the medical staff bylaws revision process?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 45, November 11, 2010

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

Featured blog post: ABMS and ACGME update core competencies

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 41, October 14, 2010

    The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical...

Medical staff membership: With responsibilities also come rights

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 41, October 14, 2010

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

Tip of the week: Don't overlook criteria required in the medical staff bylaws

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 41, October 14, 2010

    When The Joint Commission moved the disaster privileging criteria standards out of the medical...

Ask the expert: Should a proctor be paid for his or her duties?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 41, October 14, 2010

    Historically, members of the medical staff have been expected to donate time to the peer review...

Can outside practitioners conduct history and physical examinations and stay compliant?

  • Medical Staff Briefing, Issue 10, October 1, 2010

    It is increasingly common for physicians to no longer hold privileges at a hospital. Although...

When does marginal performance become incompetence?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 37, September 16, 2010

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

Ask the expert: Who owns the process of developing a policy regarding clinical assistants and advanced practice professionals?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 37, September 16, 2010

    How should an organization proceed in developing or revisiting a policy covering clinical...

Featured blog post: How much health did you make today?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 37, September 16, 2010

    Two articles in the August 12 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine highlight the difficulty...

Ask the expert: We just merged with a facility that has a different accreditor than we do. Do we need to change accreditation providers?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 36, September 9, 2010

    Medical staff and administrative leaders must decide whether it is more beneficial for the parties...

Inclusive antidiscrimination language in medical staff bylaws offers legal protections for LGBT physicians

  • Medical Staff Briefing, Issue 9, September 1, 2010

    As of July 1, The Joint Commission added antidiscrimination language into the medical staff chapter...

Take the aging practitioner policy poll

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

    Does your medical staff have a policy that specifically addresses credentialing and privileging for...

Ask the expert: How should the medical staff address leaves of absence in the bylaws?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 33, August 19, 2010

    Requests for leaves of absence have become more common in recent years, and it is important for...

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...

Process, tools, and strategies for getting the performance data you need

  • Medical Staff Briefing, Issue 8, August 1, 2010

    When it comes to medical staff peer review, few areas are stickier than conducting ongoing...

What is required for fair hearings focused on advanced practice professionals?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 27, July 8, 2010

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

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...

Take a lead role in facilitating solid FPPE processes

  • Medical Staff Briefing, Issue 6, June 1, 2010

    Although MSPs often work behind the scenes, what they add to the focused professional practice...

Wellness committee key to addressing physician burnout

  • Medical Staff Briefing, Issue 6, June 1, 2010

    About 60% of practicing physicians will experience burnout at some point in their careers, says...

Ask the expert: What are the Joint Commission requirements for checking post-graduate training at initial appointment?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 15, April 15, 2010

    The Joint Commission requires verification from the primary source(s). This requirement encompasses...

Tip of the week: Confirm medical staff members' malpractice insurance

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 15, April 15, 2010

    Every hospital sets unique policies specifying the level of malpractice insurance coverage...

Mark your calendars for the Greeley Medical Staff Institute Symposium June 8-9

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 15, April 15, 2010

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

What do medical staff leaders need to know about MS.01.01.01?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 12, March 25, 2010

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

The Joint Commission approves MS.01.01.01...Finally! Now what?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 11, March 18, 2010

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

Tip of the week: Document changes to bylaws and other medical staff manuals

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 10, March 11, 2010

    Keep track of bylaws changes in a quick-reference chart. Check out this bylaws changes form...

Joint Commission puts spotlight on conflict resolution in latest draft of MS.01.01.01

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

    In December 2009, The Joint Commission opened the latest chapter in the continuing saga of...

How to credential pediatricians based on the ABP's new maintenance of certification policy

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 7, February 18, 2010

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

This month in MSB

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

    Don’t forget to check your mailbox (electronic or otherwise) to get the latest medical staff...

Do we have to put our entire H&P language into the bylaws?

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

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

Tip of the week: Identify which individuals may submit references for new applicants (free form)

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

    In the past, institutions often relied solely on references supplied by the applicant. But now it...

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...

Bylaws and governance monthly: Resolving conflicts between the MEC and medical staff

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 2, January 13, 2010

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

Ask the expert: How should we address the composition of the credentials committee in our medical staff bylaws?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 50, December 16, 2009

    Below is some sample bylaws language that explains the composition of the credentials...

Bylaws and governance monthly: It’s almost a New Year--Have you adjusted your bylaws to accommodate a new leadership era?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 49, December 9, 2009

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

Medical Staff Briefing, December 2009

  • Medical Staff Briefing, Issue 12, December 1, 2009

    Medical Staff Briefing is a monthly newsletter for medical staff leaders and medical staff services...

Ask the expert: How can I ensure that the MEC is living up to the medical staff’s and hospital’s expectations?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 46, November 11, 2009

    One of the best ways to ensure that the MEC is living up to the medical staff’s and...

Tip of the week: Do away with arbitrary time limits on committee appointments

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 46, November 11, 2009

    Because so much work goes into training new committee members, keep existing members as long as...

Bylaws and governance monthly: Balance the value of time and money when determining medical staff leadership pay

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 46, November 11, 2009

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

Do you have a disruptive/impaired physician policy?

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

    HCPro wants to hear from you! Every month, we post a new interactive poll question on our Web site...

Medical Staff Briefing, November 2009

  • Medical Staff Briefing, Issue 11, November 1, 2009

    Medical Staff Briefing acts as a support system by providing time-saving tools, expert advice, and...

Bylaws and governance monthly: Do you have problems getting a quorum at meetings?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 41, October 7, 2009

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

CMS aims to fill Stark Law loopholes with new joint venture rules

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

    Your facility may need to rethink its joint ventures before October 1. That’s the date the...

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...

Joint Commission task force inches toward an MS.01.01.01 resolution: What the working draft means for medical staff bylaws

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

    The standard formerly known as MS.1.20 is on the move again.

Medical Staff Briefing, October 2009

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

    Inside: What docs need to know about restrictive clauses Joint Commission task force inches...

Ask the expert: Should we address aging practitioners in our bylaws?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 39, September 23, 2009

    At the age of 65, practitioners shall complete an annual examination that addresses their physical...

Ask the expert: During a fair hearing, what are the hearing panel chair’s responsibilities?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 37, September 9, 2009

    The CEO, acting for the board and after considering the recommendations of the president of the...

Bylaws and governance monthly: Don't wait for healthcare reform to kick in before improving medical staff processes

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 37, September 9, 2009

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

Medical Staff Briefing, September 2009

  • Medical Staff Briefing, Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    Inside: Five steps to crafting foolproof contracts with independent groups What your medical...

Five steps to crafting foolproof contracts with independent groups

  • Medical Staff Briefing, Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    As physicians increasingly opt to work for independent companies that contract with hospitals to...

What your medical staff can expect during a DNV survey

  • Medical Staff Briefing, Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    DNV survey activities are not very different than those of The Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO...

Sailing the seven Cs: Influencing culture

  • Medical Staff Briefing, Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    Culture is extraordinarily powerful and has the potential to either fuel or undermine your...

Ask the expert: Which individuals can recommend a bylaws amendment?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 34, August 19, 2009

    Most medical staffs have traditionally allowed any member to suggest or submit a proposed bylaws...

Bylaws and governance monthly: To be or not to be a medical staff member

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 33, August 12, 2009

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

Contest to win free seats at the Greeley Medical Staff Institute

  • Hospitalist Leadership Connection, Issue 29, July 21, 2009

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

Enter to win free registration to the Greeley Medical Staff Institute Symposium

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 29, July 15, 2009

    We know budgets are tight, so in an effort to make the upcoming Greeley Medical Staff Institute...

Ask the Expert: Are non-physicians allowed to sit on a hearing panel?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 29, July 15, 2009

    The Health Care Quality Improvement Act allows the use of non-physicians on a hearing panel...

Tip of the week: Medical directors should keep track of hours to receive fair compensation

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 29, July 15, 2009

    Vast pay discrepancies for medical directorships exist depending on specialty, region, and type of...

Bylaws and governance monthly: Medical staff leadership--is it limited to physicians?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 29, July 15, 2009

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

Ask the expert: CMS had changed its definition of "physician" to include MDs, DOs, DPMs, optometrists, and chiropractors. Does that mean we are required to include these practitioners on the medical staff?

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

    No, unless otherwise required by state law, says Claude (Bud) Pate, REHS, vice president of content...

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...

In the news: Hospital makes physicians’ notes accessible to patients

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 26, June 24, 2009

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston is launching a one-year Open Notes campaign, which...

Ask the expert: What do I need to include in the acknowledgement section of the medical staff credentialing application?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 26, June 24, 2009

    A key part to any credentialing application is the attestation, acknowledgement, and release forms...

Tip of the week: Compare past information with present disclosures to identify red flags

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 26, June 24, 2009

    Comparing information that physicians have submitted in the past with current disclosures is one...

Tip of the week: Polish your conflict of interest policy

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 23, June 10, 2009

    By having your medical staff members fill out a conflict of interest disclosure form every year...

Greeley bylaws and governance monthly: Has the responsibility of medical staff leadership become too burdensome?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 23, June 10, 2009

    With physicians working longer hours and also devoting more time for family, they don’t have...

Ask the expert: If a sponsoring physician loses privileges or resigns, do dependent APPs lose their employment?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 21, May 27, 2009

    They could, depending on how your bylaws are constructed. First, it’s important to understand...

Editor's pick: Low-volume/no-volume practitioners white paper

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 19, May 13, 2009

    A number of factors are driving physicians to focus less on practicing in the hospital and more on...

Bylaws review: Emergency privileges are not the same as disaster privileges

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 19, May 13, 2009

    When reviewing bylaws, I often see confusion regarding emergency and disaster privileges. Many...

More news: IOM urges entities involved in research to monitor conflict of interest

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

    A report issued by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) estimates that half of all medical research...

Ask the expert: What policies should I have in place for clinical observers?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 14, April 8, 2009

    Clinical observers are a category of practitioners that organizations tend to overlook. It is...

Tip of the week: Never make an improper report to the National Practitioner Data Bank

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 14, April 8, 2009

     A hospital should never make an improper report to the National Practitioner Data Bank...

Featured column: Use "investigation" appropriately in your bylaws

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 14, April 8, 2009

    The words you choose can make the difference between well-written bylaws that protect the medical...

Editor's pick: Free medical staff policy: Placing the burden on the applicant

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 12, March 25, 2009

    Your medical staff should have a policy that places the burden on the applicant to prove his or her...

Ask the expert: What voting thresholds are needed for a medical staff bylaws amendment to pass?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 12, March 25, 2009

    Medical staff voting methods are changing due to electronic ballots and no-action-required votes.

Ask the expert: Does probation involve restricting physician's privileges?

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

    Do you get confused between a sanction and probation? Reprimand and warning? Greeley expert...

Ask the expert: Where is Joint Commission standard MS.01.01.01 EP 20?

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

    Several readers responded to last week's "Tip of the week" wondering where they could...

Tip of the week: Put H&P requirement language in your medical staff bylaws

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 9, March 3, 2009

    Medical staffs have traditionally placed H&P requirement language in their rules and...

Ask the expert: What would you consider or define as a privilege restriction and who can or should be able to impose such a restriction?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 4, January 28, 2009

    Whether a decision is considered a "restriction" is sometimes in the eye of the beholder...

Start now to ensure a successful hearing

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

    Theresa J. Rambosek, a healthcare attorney with Seattle-based Bennett, Bigelow & Leedom shares...

Ask the expert: If the medical executive committee decides it needs to investigate a physician's conduct or competence, who should conduct this investigation?

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

    It is often most practical for the medical executive committee to assign the duty of...

Tips for writing an effective code of conduct policy

  • Medical Staff Briefing, Issue 1, January 1, 2009

    As of January 1, 2009, The Joint Commission will require hospitals to develop a formal process for...

Ask the expert: What policies should the medical staff have in place for medical students?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 46, December 3, 2008

    Hospitals should have policies in place that govern medical students who participate in training...

Small Hospital Challenges Monthly: Do you need to update your documents?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 45, November 19, 2008

    Mary Hoppa, MD, MBA, CMSL, discusses the importance of updating medical staff documents, including...

Ask the expert: What is an automatic suspension or relinquishment?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 43, November 5, 2008

    Last week, we defined and described the purpose of a precautionary suspension. This week, we...

Ask the expert: What is a precautionary suspension?

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

    Many hospitals have adopted the term precautionary suspension to better reflect the nature of a...

Medical staff members on governing boards: Critical expertise or conflict of interest?

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

    Jon Burroughs, MD, MBA, CMSL, a senior consultant at The Greeley Company, says that thoughtful...

Ask the expert: What is a summary suspension?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 41, October 22, 2008

    Summary suspensions, automatic suspensions, precautionary suspensions—over the next few...

Tip of the week: Define "investigation" in your bylaws

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

    It is important to have a crystal-clear definition of “investigation” in your bylaws...

Ask the expert: Does failing to act on a request for reappointment have legal implications?

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 39, October 1, 2008

    Yes. Your organization’s policies should clearly outline the time frame by which it must act...

Tip of the week: Make ED call everyone’s responsibility

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 39, October 1, 2008

    Rather than requiring only particular staff categories to take such call, many medical staffs are...

Tip of the week: Ditch the paragraph in your bylaws that states your organization’s name

  • Medical Staff Leader Insider, Issue 38, September 24, 2008

    Is stating your organization’s name on the coversheet of your bylaws enough? Our Greeley...