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  • 2015 MSP Salary Survey Results

    For several years, HCPro has been conducting annual surveys of MSPs to get a clearer picture of their compensation and work environment. Now for the first time in recent history, we share some of the data with the readers of Credentialing & Peer Review Legal Insider.

  • Addressing aging physicians' abilities

    As the country's population continues to grow older, hospitals and medical staffs may struggle with how to monitor the skills and abilities of their physicians who are also advancing in age. According to a study released earlier this year by the Association of American Medical Colleges on the projected physician shortage, 10% of the current physician workforce is between 65 and 75; and 26% are between 55 and 64. These figures are based on the 2013 American Medical Association Physician Masterfile.

  • New Jersey district court dismisses surgeon's lawsuit

    The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey - Camden (the "Court"), in an unpublished opinion, granted defendants' motion to dismiss a surgeon's claims of antitrust violations, civil rights violations, and unfair competition.

  • Illinois appellate court affirms dismissal of physician's breach of contract claim

    The Appellate Court of Illinois for the First Judicial District (the "Court") affirmed a trial court's decision to summarily dismiss a physician's claim of breach of contract against a hospital. The Court found that the hospital is immune from civil damages under the Illinois Hospital Licensing Act (IHLA).

  • Credentialing & Peer Review Legal Insider, June 2015

    For several years, HCPro has been conducting annual surveys of MSPs to get a clearer picture of their compensation and work environment. Now for the first time in recent history, we share some of the data with the readers of Credentialing & Peer Review Legal Insider.

  • Tips for succeeding as a physician leader

    Physician leaders are not always able to access training before they take on their new role. However, there are a few actions they can take now that will help ease them into their new roles. Today in Credentialing Resource Center,  William F. Mills, MD, MMM, CPE, FACPE, FAAFP; and Mary J. Hoppa, MD, MBA, authors of The Medical Executive Committee Manual, provide 10 quick tips for medical staff leaders. 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.