The Guide to Medical Staff Bylaws

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The Guide to Medical Staff Bylaws

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The Guide to Medical Staff Bylaws

Go beyond regulatory compliance with this medical staff bylaws reference guide

Bylaws serve as the governing documents of the medical staff. Bylaws must meet the hospital’s accreditor’s standards, state and federal regulations, and the needs of the hospital’s medical staff. The Guide to Medical Staff Bylaws offers tips for writing bylaws and actual sample language that complies with Joint Commission, DNV, HFAP, and/or CMS standards. Mary J. Hoppa, MD, MBA, offers guidance on implementing accreditor’s standards and advice on getting physicians to buy into the importance of following medical staff bylaws. This guide goes beyond just providing sample language; it explains the importance of the bylaw and what it means for your organization to ensure compliance.

Medical staff bylaws that meet accreditors’ and your practitioners’ standards

Ensure your bylaws meet accreditor’s standards and embody the culture of your medical staff. This book will help you:

  • Create bylaws language that complies with CMS requirements
  • Save time and cost of researching compliant language
  • Identify sections of your bylaws in need of update or modification
  • Assess and track bylaws compliance
  • Ensure effective clinical governance by eliminating unnecessary and confusing language from the bylaws
  • Gain practitioner buy-in to bylaws

Take a look at the Table of Contents:

Section 1: Addressing the Preliminaries
Section 2: Medical Staff Governance
Section 3: Member Rights, Corrective Action, and
Fair Hearings
Section 4: Credentialing and Privileging Procedures
Section 5: Allied Health Professionals
Section 6: Medical Staff Operational Issues
Section 7: Putting It All Together   

Downloadable Materials:  The bylaw language will be available for download with the purchase of your book.

About the Author:

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Mary J. Hoppa, MD, MBA, is a senior consultant and leader of the bylaws division for The Greeley Company. She brings more than 25 years of healthcare leadership and management experience to her work with physicians, hospitals, and healthcare organizations across the country. Her roles in hospital administration and medical staff leadership in academic and community hospital settings make her uniquely qualified to assist physicians and medical centers in developing effective solutions to their most significant challenges.

Release Date: February 2014