The Medical Staff’s Role in Modifying Practice for Age, Health or Practitioner Impairment - On-Demand

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The Medical Staff’s Role in Modifying Practice for Age, Health or Practitioner Impairment - On-Demand

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Presented on: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Presented by: 
Samuel J. Furci, MPA 
Patricia A. Furci, RN, MA, Esq. 

Physician age, addiction, and disruptive behavior are common concerns for the medical staff. Taking a proactive approach to address impairment issues will help the medical staff ensure patient safety, protect physicians' rights, and reduce the hospital’s lawsuit risk. During this 90-minute on-demand webcast, expert speakers Samuel J. Furci, MPA, and Patricia A. Furci, RN, MA, Esq., will discuss best practices for developing and maintaining bylaws and policies, provide guidance on the appropriate physician treatment programs, and share insight on when to report incidents to the National Practitioner Data Bank. They will also discuss how to evaluate the hospital’s efforts and when to modify physicians' privileges.

At the conclusion of this on-demand program, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify the importance of following pre-established criteria to address practice issues
  • Analyze and discuss policy elements that should be addressed regarding age, health or impairment.
  • Understand issues related to voluntary and mandated treatment program tracks
  • Evaluate your practice for the risk of negligent credentialing due to decisions made regarding practitioner age, health or impairment

Who Should Listen: 

Medical staff professionals, medical staff coordinators, medical staff services directors, medical staff services managers, credentials coordinators, credentials specialists, quality directors, quality managers, physician practice managers, medical staff leaders, CMOs, MSPs, senior hospital management, department chairs, committee chairs 


1. Why it is important for an organization to develop a proactive approach to address issues associated with age, health, and impairment 
     a. Maintaining applicable updated policies and bylaws 
     b. The challenges related to employed physicians and allied health professionals 
2. Knowing the empirical data related to practitioner age, health, and impairment 
3. Physician treatment programs 
     a. Federation of State Medical Boards referral criteria 
     b. Treatment program criteria barriers 
4. National Practitioner Data Bank 
     a. When to report 
     b. Synthesis of state law 
5. Determining how to evaluate the efforts of the hospital 
     a. Specialty-specific criteria in OPPE 
     b. Case studies 
6. Q&A (not live) 

Meet the Speakers

Samuel J. Furci, MPA, is president and CEO of Furci Associates, LLC, which provides regulatory consulting services and interim staffing to the healthcare industry. Sam’s expertise includes hospital operations, accreditation, medical staff leadership development, strategic planning, medical staff bylaws, policies and procedures, credentialing, and privileging. His work in regulatory compliance includes hospitals, behavioral health, long-term care, and ambulatory surgery centers. Sam’s acute care experience includes both major teaching hospitals and community hospitals. He has served in senior management positions including interim president, executive vice president and chief operating officer, and vice president of professional services. Sam has authored articles and spoken extensively on medical staff management, accreditation, and regulatory compliance. He writes a monthly column for the HCPro publication Medical Staff Briefing.

Sam received his Bachelor of Arts from California State University, Long Beach. He received his Master of Public Administration with concentration in health administration from Rutgers University.

Patricia A. Furci, RN, MA, Esq., is a principal of Furci Associates. A registered professional nurse and attorney, Pat is a graduate of Seton Hall University, School of Law with a concentration in health law. She is licensed to practice law in the state of New Jersey and is admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar Association and Federal District Court. Pat received her bachelor’s degree from Jersey City State College, graduating summa cum laude, and a master’s degree in health education/administration from Montclair State University, where she graduated magna cum laude. She received her nursing diploma from Christ Hospital School of Nursing, where she graduated as valedictorian. Pat has extensive experience as a healthcare consultant, focusing on all aspects of financial and operational regulatory compliance. Her expertise includes acute care, ambulatory/outpatient services, long-term care, and homecare. She has also authored articles and lectured on regulatory compliance, medical staff management, accreditation, and health law topics. She writes a monthly column for the HCPro publication Medical Staff Briefing. Pat’s acute care experience includes both major teaching and community hospitals, including tenure as vice president of patient care services as chief nurse executive at a New Jersey hospital. Her nursing career includes management and staff positions in the critical care areas of open heart recovery, and intensive and coronary care. 

Webinar system requirements and program materials:
To fully benefit from the webinar experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location.

No problem. The On-Demand version is also available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $259 value! 

Please note 
Participation in this webinar is just $259 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

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