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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 approaches to top medical staff challenges at the Credentialing Resource Center Symposium at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, on March 12-13, 2015.

     

  • WANTED: FPPE forms

    HCPro is working on a new book about focused professional practice evaluations (FPPE) and we’d like you to be a part of it. Our goal for this book is to feature the policies, dashboards, indicator lists, and other forms your organization uses to conduct FPPE.

  • Use of online reviews for physicians on the rise

    Patients are turning to online review websites such as Yelp, Healthgrades, and RateMDs to research physicians now more than ever.

  • Hospitals in large cities received higher readmission penalties

    Researchers studying the impact of Medicare readmission penalties found that hospitals in large urban areas had consistently higher average penalties.

  • Heard this week

    "Training another doctor… isn't cheap—isn't cheap for the individual doing the training, isn't cheap for the institution providing the education, and ultimately isn't cheap for the health system. Because the more doctors we have, the more activity there will be."
     
    - Fitzhugh Mullan, MD, discusses the risk of training too many physicians in an NPR article.

  • Editor’s Note

    Dear readers,
     
    I recently read this article about the difficulty physicians trained overseas have getting medical licenses in the U.S. The article discusses the multi-year process a foreign physician must go through to receive a license to practice here, which some say discourages them from trying.
     
    With all of the talk of the projected physician shortage, it seems like a no-brainer to allow physicians who want to practice here to do so. How can we make the process easier while ensuring that these physicians are properly trained? Let me know what you think.
     
    Also, in observance of Thanksgiving, Medical Staff Leader Insider won’t be published next Thursday. The next edition will arrive in your inbox on December 4. Thanks for reading! 
     
    Son Hoang, editor, Medical Staff Leader Insider

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  • 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.