Writing Medical Staff Bylaws: How to Avoid Compliance Gaps and Implement Best Practices - On-Demand

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Writing Medical Staff Bylaws: How to Avoid Compliance Gaps and Implement Best Practices - On-Demand

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Presented on:
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 

Presented by:
Michael R. Callahan, JD, Senior partner in the Health Care Practice Group- Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Chicago, Illinois

Level of Program:

Bylaws serve as the governing documents of the medical staff and must comply with hospital accreditation standards, the Medicare Conditions of Participation, HCQIA, and other state and federal laws. Medical staff professionals, with their vast knowledge and ability to stay up-to-date on regulatory changes, play a crucial role in helping medical staffs revise and reinvigorate their bylaws.

During this 90-minute program, expert speaker Michael R. Callahan, JD, will dive into several recommendations and implementations of bylaw amendments to improve compliance but avoid being overly prescriptive. Callahan will review sections of typical medical staff bylaws to point out common mistakes or lapses in language that can lead to legal trouble for an organization. In addition, medical staff leaders and MSPs will learn how healthcare reform is changing medical staff bylaws.

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

  • Recommend and implement bylaw amendments to comply with state and federal laws and accreditation standards
  • Adopt medical staff bylaw revisions that comply with the requirement to report to the National Practitioner Data Bank, but limit the need to do so
  • Develop an understanding of how healthcare reform is affecting medical staff bylaws and MSP responsibilities
  • Understand how to use bylaws to maximize peer review protections


  • An overview of the healthcare industry
  • How movement from volume-based to value-based payment affects medical staff bylaw compliance
  • “Best” and “better” practices to maximize peer review privilege protections
  • Ways to limit or avoid National Practitioner Data Bank reports
  • How to limit the need for investigations and fair hearings
  • Live Q&A

Who Should Listen?

  • MSPs
  • Medical staff leaders
  • CMOs
  • In-house counsel


  • Example bylaw provisions

Meet the Speaker

Michael R. Callahan, JDMichael R. Callahan, JD, is a senior partner in the Health Care Practice Group at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP in Chicago. Callahan assists hospital, health system, and medical staff clients on a variety of healthcare legal issues related to accountable care organizations (ACO), Patient Safety Organizations (PSO), healthcare antitrust issues, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and regulatory compliance, accreditation matters, general corporate transactions, medical staff credentialing, and hospital/medical staff relations. He is a frequent speaker on topics including ACOs, healthcare reform, PSOs, healthcare liability, and peer review matters, and is an advisory board member for HCPro’s Credentialing Resource Center. He also was appointed as the public member representative on the NAMSS board of directors. Callahan was a professor in DePaul University's Master of Laws in Health Law Program, where he taught a course on managed care. After law school, he served as a law clerk to Justice Daniel P. Ward of the Illinois Supreme Court. Callahan also was the practice group chair for the Medical Staff Credentialing and Peer Review Practice Group for the American Health Lawyers Association.

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Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled 
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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 now 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 $199 value! 

Participation in the webinar is just $199 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

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