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Medical Staff, Credentialing, and Peer Review Practice Group Mid-Year Luncheon

Friday, February 10, 2012
At the Hospitals and Health Systems Law Institute
February 9-10, 2012
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Orlando, FL

Title: Preventative Medicine: Hospitals� Use of Credentialing and Peer Review to Avoid Liability


This presentation examined the administrative remedies available to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) to address substandard and unnecessary care by physicians practicing in hospitals and enforcement efforts by the U.S. Department of Justice and OIG to address failures in this area. In addition, the presentaion will provide the OIG�s perspective on the steps hospitals should take to reduce the risk of physicians failing to meet professional standards in their care of patients in hospitals to improve quality and decrease liability.


Lewis Morris 
Chief Counsel To the Inspector General
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Washington, DC


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