Medical Staff Bylaws — Session 1 Credentialing

January 3, 2017 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)

FACULTY:  Susan Lapenta and Joshua Hodges

Join us:  A key to excellent leadership is excellent learning!

Designed to be informative for any medical staff member, 2017’s Grand Rounds should be particularly helpful for medical staff leadership:  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. 

If you have new members in any of these important positions, this is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for direct education that we guarantee will be helpful to them in their new roles.

The credentialing process is the foundation for the quality of care delivered in your hospital.  If you have a well-defined credentialing process and appoint only highly qualified applicants to your medical staff and allied health staff, your patients will benefit.

An excellent credentialing process starts with well-drafted medical staff bylaws (and related documents). Your bylaws should define threshold eligibility criteria, keep the burden on the applicant, and provide guidance on how to deal with “red flags” in applications.

Join us for the Medical Staff Bylaws Grand Rounds as we discuss these credentialing issues and more!

Listen live on January 3, 2017.  Or, purchase the recording (mp3 or CD) of this audio conference to share with medical staff members at an upcoming meeting or throughout the year.

Audio conference registration (includes MP3): $250/line

(Additional lines are $50 each, limit 2 additional lines. Please call us to set up additional lines.)

Audio CD or MP3 only: $250

Click here for a registration form to print and fax to us at 412.687.7692.

This audio conference is part of our Grand Rounds series. Order the entire series and receive a discounted rate.


  • Threshold eligibility criteria
  • Initial review of applications (the pre-application phase)
  • Complete vs. incomplete applications
  • Processing applications for initial appointment
  • Processing applications from AHPs
  • Processing applications when an exclusive contract exists
  • Primary source verification for telemedicine and locum tenens (must you really contact every hospital where they have previously worked?)

Learning Objectives

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

  1. identify common credentialing issues relating to initial appointment, reappointment, and granting of clinical privileges; and
  2. implement practical tips and tools to significantly enhance the effectiveness of the credentialing 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 each 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 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.

CEUs Credit

Other health care professionals are awarded 0.1 continuing education units (CEUs), which is equal to 1 contact hour.

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.


Mix and Match:  $250 for each individual Grand Rounds audio conference.

Audio Conference Registration:   $1,850/line for all twelve 2017 monthly Grand Rounds (includes BONUS Session entitled Guide to Drafting and Adopting Medical Staff Bylaws, Policies and Rules & Regulations, recorded on December 13, 2016).

Audio Conference & MP3:     $1,850 for all 2017 monthly Grand Rounds (Participation and MP3).

CD Only:     $1,850 for all 2017 monthly Grand Round recordings.

MP3 Only:    $1,850 for all 2017 monthly Grand Round recordings.