Michael L. Smith, R.R.T., J.D., Lecutre on Medical Staff Credentialing, Privileging and Peer Review

Florida Hospital Lecture May 2013

Attorney Michael L. Smith with The Health Law Firm delivered a seminar to Florida Hospital's family medicine residents and medical students. The lecture took place on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Florida Hospital East Orlando. The topic focused on medical staff credentialing, privileging and peer review.
What is Peer Review?

Joint Commission Standard MS 01.01.01 Specifies Requirements for Medical Staff

Medical Staff Bylaws Have to be Approved by the Hospital's Governing Body 

Why There is a Process for Adopting and Amending Bylaws 

The Adversarial Side of Peer Review 

When Health Care Quality Improvement Act (HCQIA) Immunity Applies to Peer Review Actions

The Peer Review Hearing Process is Different at Every Hospital 

An Experienced Health Care Attorney will Know Alternatives and Options Available Early in the Peer Review Hearing 

A "Fair Hearing" is Not Always Equal - Committee Members May Not be Familiar with Your Speciality

Consequences of an Adverse Peer Review Action