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Medical Staff, Credentialing, and Peer Review

 
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Welcome to the Medical Staff, Credentialing, and Peer Review Practice Group (MSCPR PG). The Practice Group provides a forum for those who represent and advise the individual health care professional, the collective medical or professional staff, and/or the health care entity with issues regarding the organization and operations of medical and professional staffs in health care entities and organizations.

Here are the top four things you can do to make the most of your membership in the MSCPR PG:

  1. Register for a webinar or listen to an archived webinar: Web-based seminars address recent decisions, new regulations, and other substantive matters that are unique to the health care industry and clients. Click here to access a list of upcoming and past webinars sponsored by the MSCPR PG.
  2. Join the Medical Staff, Credentialing, and Peer Review Community: Discussion includes appointments and credentialing, conducting peer review and quality assurance, providing fair hearings for medical and allied health professional staffs, peer review communications and records confidentiality, and National Practitioner Data Bank querying and reporting. To join the Community, visit your "myAHLA" profile at www.healthlawyers.org/myahla, enter your login information, click the blue button to customize your "Email and List Preferences," and click "Save."  
  3. Sign up for an Affinity Group: Available at no additional fee, Affinity Groups facilitate networking and provide educational opportunities for members who share similar professional interests. If you did not select an Affinity Group when you joined AHLA, you can still do so. Simply complete and return this enrollment form or call AHLA's Member Service Center at (202) 833-1100, prompt #2. MSCPR PG members can enroll in the following Affinity Group:
    • Physician/Attorney Affinity Group: Physician-attorneys can provide insight to current health care delivery issues, but also be a springboard for new partnerships heretofore unformed or recognized. With diversity within our own ranks, physician-attorneys can flush out new and past issues and provide new resources for AHLA, its membership, and beyond.
  4. Check out the MSCPR PG Topical Library: This is where you can access the most relevant and recent AHLA publications and resources related to your practice area. It's the hub for AHLA content on AMCTH.

In addition, here are other benefits available to you through the MSCPR PG:

  • Email Alerts, Executive Summaries, and Member Briefings: Timely alerts are delivered directly to your inbox—when a new law, regulation, or decision is published, we do the initial legal work and summarize it for you.
  •  Great Opportunities for Involvement: The MSCPR PG membership welcomes and encourages members to become active participants by writing, speaking, tweeting, serving as a mentor, and taking on other leadership roles. Visit www.healthlawyers.org/volunteer to view available volunteer opportunities.
  •  The unparalleled expertise of the MSCPR PG members, giving you the resources you can't get anywhere else such as:
  • Collaboration with the National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) to bring valuable insights and practical experiences from medical staff professionals.
  • Task Forces: For those health law topics that cross over several Practice Groups, AHLA has established Task Forces that produce collaborative, substantive resources for the benefit of the sponsoring Practice Groups' members. MSCPR PG members are automatically enrolled in

o   Accountable Care Organization, Payment Innovation, and Health Care Reform Educational Task Force: This group provides members with a variety of information and resources relating to accountable care organizations, integrated care models, and other health care reform initiatives designed to improve quality and lower costs, for better population health.

o   Health Care Reform Educational Task Force: This group serves as a single key point-of-contact for the Association membership for institutional resources regarding comprehensive health care reform initiatives at the state and federal levels. The Task Force works to educate AHLA members on proposed health care reform initiatives as well as report on ongoing experiences with recently enacted reform initiatives.

MSCPR PG will equip you with news and information, and provide you valuable access to other experienced peers.  We hope that your active participation in the MSCPR PG will help you in serving your clients' needs.

 
 

Summaries of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) Advisory Opinions are provided by the Advisory Opinions Task Force of the Fraud and Abuse Practice Group. The Task Force aids Practice Group members in keeping abreast of new Advisory Opinions. For each new opinion issued by the OIG, a summary is released via an email alert and posted on several Practice Groups' websites. 

OIG Advisory Opinions

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  • PSO Work Group Toolkit 
    Published on August 20, 2013; Updated on May 28, 2015 
    This toolkit is a resource file pertaining to Patient Safety Organizations.​
  • Comments on Draft NPDB Guidebook
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    Published on February 13, 2014 
  • Emergency Preparedness Toolkit
    - Published on May 4, 2010
    When an emergency hits a hospital, administrators often turn to their lawyers as issues arise in providing care during an emergency. This Emergency Preparedness Toolkit (Toolkit) is designed as a complement to AHLA’s Emergency Preparedness Response & Recovery Checklist: Beyond the Emergency Management Plan by providing a one-stop resource of emergency preparedness form policies, procedures, links, articles, sample contract language, and legal summary memoranda to assist healthcare attorneys, administrators, and providers in preparing for and responding to the issues that arise during an emergency.​ - See more at: http://admin.healthlawyers.org:8080/Members/PracticeGroups/LS/Pages/Default.aspx#sthash.yyzL508B.dpuf
    - Published on May 4, 2010
    When an emergency hits a hospital, administrators often turn to their lawyers as issues arise in providing care during an emergency. This Emergency Preparedness Toolkit (Toolkit) is designed as a complement to AHLA’s Emergency Preparedness Response & Recovery Checklist: Beyond the Emergency Management Plan by providing a one-stop resource of emergency preparedness form policies, procedures, links, articles, sample contract language, and legal summary memoranda to assist healthcare attorneys, administrators, and providers in preparing for and responding to the issues that arise during an emergency.​

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Achieving Compliance with MS.01.01.01

The materials contained in this resource were originally provided in support of an AHLA webinar series on achieving compliance with MS.01.01.01 (September-October 2010).

 

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Affinity Groups

Affinity Groups are created to facilitate networking opportunities with other Practice Group members who share similar professional interests.
Please note: You must be a member of the Medical Staff, Credentialling, and Peer Review Practice Group or a government, academician, student, or PG 15 member (all-Practice Groups access) to enroll in this Affinity Group.

Task Forces

Task Forces are established for those health law topics that cross over several Practice Groups, and they provide collaborative, substantive resources for the benefit of the sponsoring Practice Groups' members.
Please note: You must be a member of the Medical Staff, Credentialling, and Peer Review Practice Group one of the other sponsoring Practice Groups to receive benefits produced by these Task Forces.
 
  • Accountable Care Organization Task Force
    The mission of the ACO Task Force is to provide members with a wide array of information relating to accountable care organizations, integrated care models, and other initiatives designed to improve quality and lower costs, for better population health. The ACO Task Force analyzes the impact and trajectory of ACO and other integrated care developments nationwide, including commercial ACOs, Medicaid ACOs, and the Medicare ACO programs.

    The mission of the ACO Task Force includes informing members of any new or updated regulations, waivers, and guidance relating to the main federal ACO programs, including the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the Pioneer ACO program, as well as to provide information on a broader array of issues integral to ACOs, integrated care systems, population health, and payment models.

    The ACO Task Force provides webinars, written material, and sponsored in-person programming pertaining to the relationship between ACOs and population health, as well as other topics germane to ACO formation and development. Since the ACO Task Force mission is so broad, it often partners with other AHLA Practice Groups to provide deeper insight into the unique legal and policy considerations for ACOs.
  • Health Care Reform Educational Task Force
    The Health Care Reform Educational Task Force serves as a single key point-of-contact for the Association membership for institutional resources regarding comprehensive health care reform initiatives at the state and federal levels. The Task Force works to educate AHLA members on proposed health care reform initiatives as well as report on ongoing experiences with recently enacted reform initiatives.

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Robin Locke Nagele Chair Post & Schell PC Philadelphia, PA (215) 587-1114 Email
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Alexis L. Angell Vice Chair - Research & Website Polsinelli PC Dallas, TX (214) 661-5571 Email
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Lisa Marie Gora Vice Chair - Membership Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer PA Woodbridge, NJ (732) 855-6124 Email
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Lindsay Maleson Vice Chair - Publications Nixon Peabody LLP Jericho, NY (516) 832-7627 Email
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Jennifer M. Nelson Carney Vice Chair - Strategic Planning and Special Projects Bricker & Eckler LLP Columbus, OH (614) 227-4870 Email
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Sandra D. Parker Vice Chair - Educational Programs Manifest MedEx Emeryville, CA (510) 683-1335 Email
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Jeffrey Frost Social Media Coordinator Sutter Health Sacramento, CA (916) 286-3676 Email

 

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