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The Medical Staff, Credentialing, and Peer Review 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, including but not limited to: the medical staff bylaws and rules; performance of medical staff responsibilities; appointments and credentialing; dealing with disruptive or impaired health care professionals; conducting peer review and quality assurance; taking corrective action; providing fair hearings for medical and allied health professional staffs; peer review communications and records confidentiality; National Practitioner Data Bank querying and reporting; peer review immunities; the effect of hospital business arrangements (e.g., exclusive contracts, mergers, acquisitions) upon medical staff membership and privilege.

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Benefits and Activities

Special Feature: National Practitioner Databank (NPDB) Resources

 
 

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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February 9, 2016 12:00 PM-1:15 PM Eastern
July 1, 2015 12:30 PM-1:45 PM Eastern
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April 16, 2015 12:00 PM-1:15 PM Eastern
March 26, 2015 12:15 PM-1:35 PM Eastern

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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Roundtable Discussions


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Robin Locke Nagele Chair Post & Schell PC Philadelphia, PA (215) 587-1114 Email
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Barbara Blackmond Vice Chair - Educational Programs Horty Springer & Mattern PC Pittsburgh, PA (412) 687-7677 Email
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Mercedes Varasteh Dordeski Vice Chair - Publications Foley & Mansfield Ferndale, MI (248) 721-8182 Email
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Lisa Marie Gora Vice Chair - Strategic Planning and Special Projects Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer PA Woodbridge, NJ (732) 855-6124 Email
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Lindsay Maleson Vice Chair - Membership Nixon Peabody LLP Jericho, NY (516) 832-7627 Email
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Jennifer M. Nelson Carney Vice Chair - Research & Website Bricker & Eckler LLP Columbus, OH (614) 227-4870 Email
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Jennifer A. Hansen Social Media Coordinator Hooper Lundy & Bookman PC San Diego, CA (619) 744-7300 Email

 

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