Horty Springer February Grand Rounds: Back to the Basics – Why (And How) Do We Credential? 2.7.23
Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
1. Develop threshold criteria for appointment and clinical privileges that establish the
minimum standard for the organization
2. Identify red flags and incomplete information on medical staff applications – and respond
appropriately without resorting to “denials”
3. Conduct and document thorough reference checks
4. Meaningfully utilize conditions at the time of appointment and reappointment, to foster
closer oversight of individuals about whom concerns have been raised
Credentialers are the gatekeepers who protect the patients in the community by ensuring that only well qualified practitioners have access to the facilities of the hospital to care for the most acutely ill patients, some of whom do not have the wherewithal to properly vet those who provide their care. Credentialers also help to maintain a safe and just workplace by enforcing high standards for conduct and professionalism. The role of credentialing in creating a quality hospital cannot be underestimated. Join us for the February installment of Grand Rounds, where we will discuss the consequences of failing to credential well and outline effective procedures for credentialing with excellence.
- The importance of threshold eligibility criteria
- Management of incomplete applications
- Following up on red flags
- Applications with misstatements and omissions
- Obtaining meaningful references
- Conditional appointment and reappointment
The information presented at this CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses
LeeAnne Mitchell, JD
No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and Horty Springer Seminars. The University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other health care professionals:
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.00 Attendance