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- Educate leadership to help avoid negligent credentialing
This week’s Quick Tip addresses the role of leadership plays in helping to ensure thorough credentialing is done. When leaders understand the importance of credentialing, they can push for a robust credentialing process to help prevent negligent credentialing claims. Read more.
- Credentials information verification
Negligent credentialing situations can be avoided by verifying an applicant’s information. This week’s free resource is sample policy and procedure language that includes a list of what should be verified, as well as other information that should be collected. Read more.
- Assessing ongoing competence
After a practitioner completes his or her initial focused professional practice evaluation, the medical staff is responsible for monitoring his or her competence on an ongoing basis. The following excerpt from The Medical Staff’s Guide to Overcoming Competence Assessment Challenges describes what data needs to be tracked to ensure a practitioner’s competence. Read more.
- Avoiding negligent credentialing
This week’s Credentialing Resource Center focuses on negligent credentialing. Today we begin with a best practice from Credentialing and Peer Review Legal Insider. Medical staff leaders and board members need to understand that sidestepping the hospital bylaws or the written credentialing procedure will be looked at unfavorably during a malpractice or negligent credentialing lawsuit. Read more.
- To report or not to report: What to do about the recent NPDB Guidebook update
In April 2015, the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) published its first new guidebook in 13 years. It includes a significant expansion of the NPDB's definition of an investigation with direct impact on reporting requirements for physicians or dentists who resign while under investigation.
- NAMSS PASS aims to be the one stop for practice affiliation histories
Two years ago, the National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) launched its online repository to provide medical staff offices a place to quickly find and upload primary source practitioner affiliation history. Since then, the NAMSS Practitioner Affiliation Sharing Source (NAMSS PASS) has nearly 400 participating entities and continues to grow.
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