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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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  • 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.