The Medical Staff's Guide to Employed Physicians

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The Medical Staff's Guide to Employed Physicians

William K. Cors, MD, MMM, CPE, FAAPL

Bring medical staff and hospital employment processes together 

The rate of employed physicians in the United States is on the rise and shows no sign of slowing. Employed physicians are subject to medical staff processes as well as human resources/employment processes. This can lead to employed physicians slipping through the cracks or experiencing double jeopardy. In The Medical Staff’s Guide to Employed Physicians, author William K. Cors, MD, MMM, CPE, FAAPL, guides medical staff professionals and medical staff leaders through revising their typical processes, such as credentialing, privileging, proctoring, peer review, management of poor performance, and corrective action, to ensure smooth onboarding and retention of employed physicians. With this book, you’ll be able to reduce redundancies created by having multiple onboarding processes for employed physicians and ensure all involved departments are kept up-to-date on a physician's performance, disciplinary actions, and privileges during his or her tenure with the hospital.


Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Impacting Forces Driving Physician Employment
Chapter 2: Where to Begin: Guiding Principles
Chapter 3: Anatomy of a Health System
Chapter 4: Recruiting and Hiring
Chapter 5: Credentialing and Privileging
Chapter 6: Setting Expectations: The Next Building Block
Chapter 7: Peer Review: Proctoring and FPPE
Chapter 8: Peer Review: Clinical Care Review
Chapter 9: Peer Review: Nonclinical Performance Metrics
Chapter 10: Peer Review: The Ambulatory Setting
Chapter 11: More on Medical Staff Bylaws and Employment Agreements
Chapter 12: Managing Poor Performance
Chapter 13: Taking Corrective Action
Chapter 14: References After They Are Gone
Chapter 15: Summary of Frequently Asked Questions


About the Author:

William K. Cors, MD, MMM, CPE, FAAPL, is an experienced physician executive with a background that includes 15 years of clinical practice and 20 years of executive hospital/health system management experience, plus additional experience as a national healthcare consultant. He currently serves as chief medical officer for Pocono Health System in Pennsylvania. Formerly he was the vice president medical staff services for The Greeley Company in Danvers, Massachusetts.

Dr. Cors has extensive experience in all facets of medical staff affairs, operations, and development. His primary areas of expertise include strategic alignment of medical staff and hospital leadership and governance; credentialing, privileging, and peer review; clinical resource management; improvement of quality of care and patient safety; public accountability preparedness; and management of medical staff conflicts, change, and disruptive behavior. In addition, he has wide experience in medical staff documents and regulatory accreditation.

In addition to working with medical staffs, hospitals, and governing boards across the country, he has also authored or coauthored numerous publications. These include a monthly column in the HCPro periodical Medical Staff Briefing since 2007 on a variety of subjects, with a particular emphasis on change management, physician employment, new medical staff models, and physician-hospital integration. He was the lead author for The Medical Staff Leader’s Practical Guide, Sixth Edition (HCPro, 2007), The Greeley Guide to New Medical Staff Models (HCPro, 2008), and The Greeley Guide to Physician Employment and Contracting (HCPro, 2010), as well as a contributing author of The Healthcare Executive Guide to Orthopedic Service Lines (HealthLeaders Media, 2013). His most recent book is The Medical Staff Leader’s Survival Guide (HCPro, 2014).


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Published: March 2016

Page count: 166
Dimensions: 8.5x11
ISBN: 978-1-55645-917-7