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  • ABIM announces changes to MOC assessment

    In response to criticism that its Maintenance of Certification (MOC) exam is too time-consuming, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) recently announced plans to offer a new option that will allow physicians to take a shorter assessment exam beginning in 2018.

  • Texas court grants writ of mandamus for credentialing file documents

    The Court of Appeals for the Fifth District of Texas (the "Court") granted a petition for writ of mandamus, requiring the trial court to vacate its order requiring a hospital to produce documents it contended were protected from discovery by the Texas medical peer review committee and medical committee privileges.

  • Legal and regulatory news roundup

    Find out what's happening in the world of federal healthcare regulations by reviewing some recent headlines from across the country.

  • Credentialing & Peer Review Legal Insider, June 2016

    In response to criticism that its Maintenance of Certification (MOC) exam is too time-consuming, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) recently announced plans to offer a new option that will allow physicians to take a shorter assessment exam beginning in 2018.

  • Sharing privileging information for telemedicine

    In 2011, CMS issued a final rule that stated a hospital or critical access hospital seeking telemedicine services (the originating site) can use the credentialing and privileging information from the telemedicine provider’s site (the distant site) to make credentialing and privileging decisions at its own organization. The distant site must meet several provisions, which must be put in a written agreement. Read more.

  • Temporary privileges request form

    When granting temporary privileges, organizations should have policies that clearly outline their pre-established criteria. Although expediting the process is important, MSPs must ensure that each practitioner’s current clinical competence is verified to protect patient safety and avoid potential negligent credentialing claims, according to the authors of The Medical Staff's Guide to Overcoming Competence Assessment Challenges. This week’s free resource a request form from the book to use when granting temporary privileges. 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.