Introduction

Professional Practice Evaluation Policy — Special Topics

July 11, 2017 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)

FACULTY:  Paul Verardi and Phil Zarone

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.

A modern Professional Practice Evaluation (aka, “peer review”) Policy should anticipate and address specific issues that will arise during the review process.  This promotes transparency and consistency by giving physicians advance notice of exactly how the process will work.  It also makes life easier for physician leaders by giving them guidance and tools they need to ensure that reviews are fair and effective.

This audio conference will discuss policy provisions that ensure the process is educational rather than punitive.

Listen live on July 11, 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 extra, 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.

Topics

 

  • Obtaining input from the physician under review
  • What performance improvement plan options do you have? How do you practically implement them?
  • What factors need to be considered when proctoring or second opinions are to be used? Is that a reportable restriction?
  • What about employed physicians? How can the peer review process be coordinated with HR/the employment contract?
  • Managing conflicts of interest in the PPE setting
  • Rules for educational sessions
  • Communications and confidentiality in the PPE process

 

Learning Objectives

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

  1. describe the roles and responsibilities of individuals and committees who participate in an effective peer review process; and
  2. identify peer review “best practices” that foster consistent, constructive, and effective reviews.

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.

 

Registration

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.