Grand Rounds 2019 Audio Conference Series

January 1, 2019




Grand Rounds” is HortySpringer’s monthly, one-hour audio conference where our attorneys tackle, in-depth, the latest issues in health care law affecting hospitals and medical staff leaders.

Designed for even the busiest hospital and medical staff leaders, registration for the year-long series is a quick and inexpensive way for Medical Staff Officers, members of the Medical Executive Committee, Department Chairs, Chairs of the Credentials and Peer Review Committees, and the Chairs of other key Medical Staff committees to have access to the most up-to-date health care information at their fingertips while obtaining valuable CME credits as well.

  • Register for the full series of 12 monthly audio conferences by December 31 for just $1,500Click here for more information.
  • Registration includes an MP3 containing the audio conference at no additional charge following each conference.
  • CME credit issued for live conference participation.

*The Grand Rounds audio conference in January is scheduled on the second Tuesday of the month due to New Year’s Day being a national holiday.

2019 Audio Conference Schedule

Grand Rounds Audio Conference Series

2019 Schedule

Six New Year’s Resolutions Every Medical Staff Needs to Make

Faculty:  Linda Haddad and Nick Calabrese
Date:       January 8, 2019

Now That You’re a System, What Happens to Your Medical Staffs?

Faculty:  Barbara Blackmond and Susan Lapenta
Date:       February 5, 2019

Medical Staff Documentation and Confidentiality

Faculty:  Nick Calabrese and Ian Donaldson
Date:       March 5, 2019

Professionalism Policy — Key Elements

Faculty:  Lauren Massucci and Phil Zarone
Date:       April 2, 2019

Credentialing and Fraud and Abuse

Faculty:  Barbara Blackmond and Henry Casale
Date:       May 7, 2019

Q&A on Advanced Practice Clinicians

Faculty:  Charles Chulack and Joshua Hodges
Date:       June 4, 2019

Aligning Your Employment and Credentialing Decisions

Faculty:  Dan Mulholland, Susan Lapenta, and Nick Calabrese
Date:       July 2, 2019

What Goes Where? Bylaws, Policies, R&R, DoP Forms

Faculty:  Joshua Hodges
Date:       August 6, 2019

Delegated Credentialing — Providers Taking the Lead in Insurer Credentialing

Faculty:  Charles Chulack
Date:       September 3, 2019

EMTALA and On-Call Issues

Faculty:  Phil Zarone and Katie Pakler
Date:       October 1, 2019

Practitioner Health Policy — Key Elements

Faculty:  Susan Lapenta and Phil Zarone
Date:       November 5, 2019

Putting the “Organization” in Medical Staff

Faculty:  Linda Haddad
Date:       December 3, 2019

Education Credit

Each of these activities are jointly provided by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences and HortySpringer Seminars.  The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. Participation in each of these live activities has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

These courses have also been approved for National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) continuing education credit and NAMSS hereby awards 1.0 NAMSS continuing education credits for participation in each monthly activity.  Accreditation of this educational content in no way implies endorsement or sponsorship by NAMSS.

Instructions on how to obtain your Continuing Education certificate for audio conferences will be e-mailed to the contact person for your organization at the conclusion of each audio conference.

HortySpringer Audio Conference Disclaimer

The information presented during an audio conference and any supplementary materials provided to registrants are intended for educational and informational purposes only. Nothing contained therein is to be considered as the rendering of legal advice for specific cases or circumstances.

No one should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information presented during an audio conference without seeking the appropriate legal or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue from a lawyer practicing as permitted by applicable laws, regulations or rules of professional conduct. No attorney-client relationship is formed by registration for an audio conference or the use of the supplementary materials.


Audio Conference Registration:   $1,500*/line for all twelve 2019 monthly Grand Rounds (if you order by December 31, 2018).

Audio Conference Registration:   $1,500*/line for all 2019 monthly Grand Rounds.

Audio Conference & MP3:     $1,500* for all 2019 monthly Grand Rounds (Participation and MP3).

CD Only:        $1,500* for all 2019 monthly Grand Round recordings.
MP3 Only:    $1,500* for all 2019 monthly Grand Round recordings.

Mix and Match:  $250 for participation in each 2019 Grand Rounds audio conferences.

*Please Note: Discounted Price applies through December 31, 2018.  Registration increases to $1,850 on January 1, 2019.