The physician chairperson performance measurement form is a tool for measuring and documenting performance, discussing professional and organizational development, and setting goals and objectives. The tool is designed to facilitate communication and feedback, the most critical element in the...

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The operational process of credentialing a practitioner to participate in a health plan’s network has
some similarities to a hospital’s credentialing processes; however, there are also important distinctions.
The following table highlights some of the key differences between health...

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Prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP) are state databases that track prescriptions for controlled substances. Both prescribers and pharmacists have access to PDMPs; in fact, pharmacists are required to enter filled prescriptions into PDMPs prior to dispensing, and in some states,...

Mary Barr, CPMSM, was new to her position as director of medical affairs at St. John Medical Center. With extensive experience as an MSP, Mary initially focused her attention on the scope of credentialing and privileging of current medical staff members, advanced practice professionals, and new...

The following figure provides some examples of physician indicators of performance that apply to the ambulatory setting. The Six General Competencies adapted from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) joint...

Once a hospital has established which sites require practitioners to be privileged, the medical staff needs to evaluate the scope of services provided at the...

A key element that bylaws should address is the rights and due process that are to be afforded to medical staff members. This section could begin with a statement of member rights followed by an outline of initial collegial intervention and a progressive description of next steps when current...

It is sometimes difficult to tell how much work a committee is doing until it summarizes its accomplishments. In many hospitals, the functions of the credentials committee go far beyond the review of new appointees to the medical staff. They include reappointments, review of new requests for...

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