In this presentation:
- Provide recommendations regarding best practices, bylaw provisions and other strategies to address and resolve quality and peer review issues without resorting to “investigations” and hearings.
- Discussion on what constitutes an “investigation” for Data Bank purposes
- Use of collegial intervention.
- What actions are and are not reportable to the Data Bank – when can a physician resign without a report?
- When pursuing a code of conduct/disruptive behavior pathway is more appropriate than peer review/investigation procedures.
- How to manage the peer review process and investigation stages to avoid hearings and litigation.
- Overview and recommendations regarding hearing procedures.
- Maximizing confidentiality and immunity protections under state law, HCQIA and Patient Safety Act.
- Effective use of hearing officers.
- How to select medical staff hearing representatives and hearing committee members.
- The proper role of legal counsel.
- The appropriate standard of review in hearings.
- The standards applied by the courts when reviewing peer review decisions.
- The most typical claims and defenses.
- Litigation strategies.
- Settlement strategies.
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