Most hospitals have one or more exclusive contracts with members of the medical staff to ensure round-the-clock coverage for a particular service. Physicians who find themselves ineligible to hold certain privileges as a result of an exclusive arrangement may sue the hospital. Therefore, medical...

Some innovative health systems have established a physician navigator position to help a physician who is to be employed by the health system navigate the myriad complexities of human resources, physician recruiting, medical staff services, payer credentialing, and physician practice management...

Each individual practitioner who either applies for or maintains medical staff membership and/ or privileges has the burden of providing evidence that demonstrates that he or she meets the hospital’s established criteria for membership and/or privileges. This policy applies at the time of...

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