The Leading Edge: Emerging Issues in Medical Staff Bylaws
As the foundation of quality patient care, medical staff bylaws and rules and regulations are ever-evolving. It’s crucial that MSPs understand what amendments may arise in their organization’s bylaws and how they may impact the medical staff organization and the Medical Staff Services Department. Join TMG for a discussion of emerging issues and trends in medical staff bylaws.
Explain the lasting impacts of modifications to disaster privileges
Identify new medical staff membership qualifications being implemented around the country
Describe when bylaws should include a provision regarding confidentiality
July 27, 2023
Integrity & Ethics: Reporting Poor Provider Behavior
MSPs play a key role in ensuring that poor provider behavior is handled in accordance with policies, medical staff bylaws, and the law. Join TMG for hypothetical cases and the MSP’s legal and professional responsibilities in each.
Describe 3 strategies to work in alignment with the organization’s/medical staff legal counsel
Confirm behavior types that require a report to the NPDB
Identify how an MSP can protect the integrity of the reporting process
October 26, 2023
Snapshot: Reappointment Time Frames Under State Law
In late 2022, TJC changed the appointment time frame accreditation standard so that privileges can be granted for up to 3 years unless state laws and regulations dictate a shorter length of time. Join TMG for the current state legislative landscape as it pertains to appointment time frames.
Describe the impetus for TJC to modify its accreditation standard
Identify which states currently require 2-year and 3-year reappointment/reappraisal cycles
Explain which states will take up privileging time frames in their current or upcoming legislative sessions
November 30, 2023
The Fine Print: Operational Contracts Impacting MSS
Healthcare organizations may enter into contracts with medical staff members, CVOs, locum tenens agencies, clinical service vendors, telemedicine providers, and credentialing software companies. Join TMG to discover the implications of operational contracts on Medical Staff Services.
Describe 6 types of operational contracts that impact Medical Staff Services
Explain 5 contracting issues relevant to the MSP’s workflow
Identify 7 pitfalls to avoid when working with contacts
January 25, 2024
Time Out: Rethinking Meeting Minutes
Minutes are crucial in order to accurately reflect the character of a meeting, yet they can have unintended legal consequences. Join TMG and clarify how to ensure you’re in compliance with both the letter and spirit of the law while also protecting your organization.
Explain if and when minutes should be electronically recorded
Clarify whether all meeting minutes should include the signature of the chair
Describe protections when conducting virtual votes and remote meetings
February 29, 2024
Legal Roundup: Top-of-Mind Topics
You asked and we listened. Join TMG as we address the legal topics that piqued your curiosity in a recent TMG survey. From conflicts of interest to peer review and governance structures to accreditation surveys, you’ll learn the latest.
Describe governance structures in 3 healthcare environments
Explain how to ensure peer review document protection when using technology
Identify 3 potential MSP conflicts of interest