Credentials Committee Essentials Handbook

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Credentials Committee Essentials Handbook

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Your order includes 5 handbooks!

Credentials Committee Essentials Handbook

Your order includes 5 handbooks!

Get the knowledge needed to serve as an effective Credentials Committee Member and fulfill the role well.

The Credentials Committee Essentials Handbook clarifies the critical role of the credential committee member and their responsibilities in relation to MEC, quality committee, and department chairs. With this handbook credentialing committee members can over come the challenges of insufficient leadership training and equip them with the information they need to serve as an effective committee member throughout their appointment.

Plus, to make staff training easy, this handbook includes a customizable PowerPoint® presentation highlighting key takeaways covered in the handbook.

Benefits of Credentials Committee Essentials Handbook:

  • Assess, document, and comply with The Joint Commission’s core competencies
  • Verify the competence of advance practice professionals and allied health professionals
  • Understand the role of physician leaders in focused professional practice evaluation (FPPE), ongoing professional practice evaluation (OPPE), and peer review
  • Overcome challenges presented by low- and no-volume providers and legal issues such as negligent credentialing
  • Avoid costly, time-consuming fair hearings
  • Oversee professional conduct and confront disruptive behavior

What’s inside:

  • State the four steps of credentialing by the MEC, governing board, department chairs, committees, and medical staff leaders
  • Identify the role of the credentials committee member in relation to the MEC, quality committee, and department chairs
  • Explain what focused professional practice evaluation is and is not
  • Summarize the medical staff response to a physician requesting new technology privileges
  • Identify two targets to create three performance levels
  • Describe the strategic and competency goals of low- and no-volume providers, impaired physicians, and aging physicians
  • Name the primary drivers of privileging disputes
  • Describe the credentials committee's role in managing disruptive physician behavior
  • Derive strategies to streamline credentials committee meetings

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Principles of effective credentialing and privileging
Chapter 2. Roles and responsibilities for credentialing
Chapter 3. FPPE for new privileges
Chapter 4. Privileges for new technology
Chapter 5. Effective data-driven reappointments
Chapter 6. Reappointment challenges: Low- and no-volume providers, impaired physicians, and aging physicians
Chapter 7. Privileging disputes and turf battles
Chapter 8. Credentials committee role in professional conduct
Chapter 9: Effective credentials committee meetings

Meet the experts who bring you Medical Staff Leadership handbook series

Richard A. Sheff, MD
Dr. Sheff serves as principal and chief medical officer for The Greeley Company. He is a leading faculty member for The Greeley Company's national seminars and provides educational and consulting services on a wide range of topics to hospitals, physician organizations, and other healthcare entities. Sheff has authored numerous books on healthcare-related topics, is a popular national speaker, and serves on the faculties of the American College of Physician Executives and The Governance Institute. His previous positions include VPMA, IPA president, PHO medical director, president of a corporation that owned and operated physician practices, and group practice medical director.

NOTE: Each order includes 5 handbooks.