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  • Ensure your bylaws meet accreditors' standards

    Bylaws serve as the governing documents of the medical staff and must meet the hospital’s accreditor’s standards, state and federal regulations, and the needs of the hospital’s medical staff. The Guide to Medical Staff Bylaws offers guidance on implementing accreditor’s standards and advice on getting physicians to buy into the importance of following medical staff bylaws. Read more.

  • Medical staff bylaws

    This week Credentialing Resource Center’s coverage focuses on medical staff bylaws. Today we have sample bylaw language for obtaining and releasing information. Read more.

  • FPPE table

    Today's free resource will give you an overview of the different options available to conduct FPPE. Although the best option will depend on your institution, your medical staff, and the physician/issue being evaluated, this table provides potential pros and cons for each method. Read more.

  • Values of a performance improvement-focused peer review culture

    In Effective Peer Review, Third Edition, author Robert J. Marder, MD, discusses the importance of establishing a medical staff culture that supports and embraces peer review. Without this support, even the most logistically sound and detailed peer review process will fail. Today in CRC, Marder highlights the six values that resonate most strongly with medical staff members when it comes to peer review. Read more.

  • Physician employment and peer review

    As more physicians become employees of their hospitals, MSPs and medical staff leaders are trying to figure out how some of the traditional functions of the medical staff mix with hospital employment. Peer review is no exception. Is the process different for employed physicians? Does the hospital play a role in peer review? Should the hospital be informed of peer review actions? Do employed physicians go through an HR process instead? Rachel Remaley, JD, a partner at Horty, Springer & Mattern, P.C., in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, answers some of these questions in today's CRC. Read more.

  • Reviewing OPPE data

    This week's Quick Tip addresses how often OPPE data should be reviewed. An OPPE report would be produced every eight months if you adhered to The Joint Commission’s minimum requirements but there is value in creating the reports more frequently. Read more

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  • The Future of the Medical Staff

    In a 90-minute webcast titled The Future of the Medical Staff: Implementing Change in a Challenging Environment, expert Richard A. Sheff, MD, will address specific actions medical staff leaders and MSPs must take to manage unavoidable change in an increasingly challenging environment. Sheff will focus on common problems, such as improving quality healthcare while reducing costs and looking to the future, by discussing the evolution of new medical staff models. This will be followed by a live Q&A.

    Join us for this webcast on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 1 PM ET. At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:

    • Make the case that their medical staff needs to change to remain relevant
    • Identify opportunities and develop strategies for helping physicians change clinical practice patterns to improve quality and reduce costs
    • Design an approach to strengthening medical staff leaders’ knowledge, skills, and performance in leading the medical staff through change
    • Describe the evolving role of MSPs in the medical staff of the future

    For more information about this webcast or to register, click here.