March Grand Rounds – Back to the Basics: The Progressive Steps Continuum

March 7, 2023 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)

If there’s one thing that’s certain, it’s that every community and every hospital needs more clinicians, not less.  For that reason – and many others – it is essential that the peer review process do more than pass judgment on the care provided by physicians and other practitioners.  Peer review has to help all clinicians improve and must focus on offering the assistance that is necessary to keep providers within the community – and practicing – if possible.

During the March installment of Grand Rounds, we will discuss a progressive steps approach to professional review that has been adopted by scores of Medical Staffs around the country.  The nuts and bolts of a review process that focuses on retention and assistance, not judgment and exclusion, will be covered, including:

  • Graduated steps of the peer review continuum
  • Discipline as a last resort
  • The value of a central repository
  • Built-in triage
  • Transparency – and why it’s the key to success!
  • The value of clinical review forms
  • How multidisciplinary peer review committees work

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this audio conference, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify common peer review practices that are legally risky and/or ineffective and fashion solutions to eliminate such practices from the existing peer review process
  2. Identify collegial, non-disciplinary methods for managing peer review issues that confront them in their roles as physician leaders
  3. Appropriately incorporate checks and balances into the peer review process in order to address common challenges, such as inconsistencies in reviews, follow-up failures, and inefficiencies in the peer review process

Education Credit

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 this audio conference.

Category 1 CME

Joint Provider Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and HortySpringer Seminars.  The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NAMSS Continuing Education Credit

This course has 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 this activity.  Accreditation of this educational content in no way implies endorsement or sponsorship by NAMSS.

About Grand Rounds

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.

  • The audio conference series consists of twelve audio conferences spread over the course of the year (one AC/month)
  • Each audio conference is offered the first Tuesday of each month from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).
  • Registration includes an MP3 containing the audio conference at no additional charge following each conference.
  • CME credit issued for live conference participation only.

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 Conferences/Grand Rounds Registration: $250 and includes:

      • 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit*
      • 1.0 NAMSS continuing education credit*
      • One MP3 recording to share with your staff throughout the year.
      • Three additional phones lines. You may purchase additional lines for $50/line, per audio conference.

Can’t make the live audio conference? No problem! We offer single MP3 recordings for $250/each (Separate MP3 purchase does not qualify for CME credits. CMEs will only be given for live participation the day of the AC).

Want the entire 2023 Grand Rounds AC Series?
If you would like to purchase the entire 2023 Grand Rounds audio conference series, we’re happy to offer you a special rate of $1,850 to include all 12 episodes (one per month). Please contact our office for more information.

*Not all audio conferences will be approved for continuing medical education credits.

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