Colliding Worlds: Medical Necessity vs. Medical Staff Review (Recorded Webinar)

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET (1:00 – 2:30 pm CT)

Speakers: Catherine Ballard and Stephen Kleinman - Bricker & Eckler

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The world of medical staff peer review and hospital compliance review are beginning to intersect. The purpose of this webinar is to identify the differences between the two processes in order to help everyone better understand what needs to be shared, and when, to ensure that both sides can do their job effectively.

What You Will Learn:

At the end of these presentations, participants will be able to:

  • Identify when a compliance review is necessary
  • Identify when a medical staff quality review is necessary
  • Develop a plan that provides appropriate guidance for the Quality Department in addressing these two critically important issues

Speaker Bios:

Catherine Ballard is a partner at the law firm of Bricker & Eckler and vice-chair of its Health Care practice group. She works with clients in the areas of hospital/medical staff integration, medical staff and hospital-employed physician integration, quality assessment and performance improvement, and related peer review matters. She develops medical staff/advanced practice provider governing documents, and she provides advice on Medicare conditions of participation and private accreditation, provider scope of practice, physician recruitment/employment, and general patient care.

Steve Kleinman is a partner in Bricker & Eckler's Health Care group where he works closely with hospital and physician leadership to address a broad array of medical staff, credentialing, peer review and quality improvement issues. His work includes assisting hospitals with the implementation of peer review programs for hospital-owned physician groups to create effective peer review processes and creation of pathways to share peer review protected information between hospitals and hospital-owned physician groups.

Who Should Attend:

Medical services and credentialing professionals who are interested in better understanding the difference between compliance and medical staff quality reviews.


NAMSS Members: $55
Non-Members: $75

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CE Credits:

This webinar has been approved for 1.5 CE Credits.