Granting of a state medical license is seen by many as a government's endorsement of a practitioner’s competence. However, in most states, the requirements for licensure are fairly minimal and largely consist of evidence the practitioner actually went to medical school and engaged in at least...
Credentialing Resource Center Journal - Volume 32, Issue 11
To assist organizations in improving their credentialing and privileging processes, the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) has released an updated version of its Credentialing and Privileging Toolkit.
If a patient attempts to hang himself on a door, it doesn’t mean all the doors of that type in the hospital have to be replaced, says CMS. Instead, look for the failures that allowed that patient to act when and how he did.
Hospitals must report adverse actions taken against the privileges of a physician or dentist to the National Practitioner Data Bank. They may choose to report actions against the privileges of other healthcare providers, but reporting is not required.
Credentialing Resource Center Journal - Volume 32, Issue 10
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York (the “Court”) upheld a First Amendment retaliation claim against representatives from the State University of New York (SUNY) filed by a surgeon who was fired after providing a favorable peer review for another physician.