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  • Join us at the Credentialing Resource Center Symposium

    Join us as we bring MSPs and medical staff leaders together to discover innovative solutions to top medical staff challenges at the Credentialing Resource Center Symposium at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, on March 12-13, 2015. This symposium will deliver two days of engaging education and training taught by leading credentialing and medical staff experts. Industry experts Hugh Greeley; Carol S. Cairns, CPMSM, CPCS; Sally Pelletier, CPMSM, CPCS; and Todd Sagin, MD, JD, will offer best practices and winning strategies to overcome the most challenging issues facing the field today.

     

  • Physician sentenced for Medicare fraud

    An Arlington, Texas physician was sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to repay nearly $5.5 million for his role in a scheme to defraud Medicare out of $100 million.

  • Report: Most states fail to provide access to physician quality information

    Forty states and Washington, D.C., earned an “F” when graded on how well they provided access to physician quality information, according to a report released by the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute.

  • Peer reviewing employed physicians

     

    At the Credentialing Resource Center Symposium in Las Vegas, March 12-13, 2015, speaker Todd Sagin, MD, JD, will address several hot-button medical staff issues. Sagin offers a unique perspective to medical staff issues as both a lawyer and physician.

     

  • Heard this week

    “The furor over Maintenance of Certification is a self-inflicted distraction by our medical leaders. We are wasting time, resources (and valuable New York Times op-ed space) fighting among ourselves when we should be advocating together to improve our health system.”
     
    - Kevin Pho, MD, discusses fixing maintenance of certification in a blog post on KevinMD

  • Editor’s Note

    Dear readers,
     
    In observance of the holidays, Medical Staff Leader Insider won’t be published for the next two weeks. The next edition will arrive in your inbox on January 8, 2015. Since this is the last edition of the year, let me know what you thought were the big stories of the year and what topics you’d like to see covered here next year.
     
    Happy holidays and thanks for reading!
     
    Son Hoang, editor, Medical Staff Leader Insider

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Spotlight

  • A practical approach to criteria-based privileges

    Core Privileges for Physicians, Sixth Edition is on its way! This updated, comprehensive resource contains over 75 physician specialty and subspecialty forms, along with nearly 40 procedure lists corresponding to the specialties and subspecialties. Feel confident knowing the criteria in the forms have been researched and reviewed by privileging experts, saving you the time and hassle of doing so. These forms are downloadable and customizable, so you can edit them to fit your medical staff’s specific needs.

    Developing core privilege forms is a lengthy and complex process that requires weeks of researching specialty medical societies for competency benchmarks. Let us do the research for you. Core Privileges for Physicians, Sixth Edition, contains ready-made forms drafted from The Greeley Company’s best practices and expert research.

    Using these customizable privileging forms, medical staffs will be able to:

    • Meet Joint Commission requirements for criteria-based privileging
    • Develop a starting point for your criteria privilege forms or update your current forms
    • Manage physician competency and criteria-based privileging in an increasingly data-driven environment
    • Eliminate weeks of researching specialty medical societies for competency benchmarks, evaluating data, and creating draft forms
    • Utilize expert insights to develop core forms, design an effective core system, and overcome implementation hurdles

    Click here for more information or to reserve your copy.