A key tool for assessment in hospitals and healthcare organizations, peer review is a process that has come a long way and is still evolving. Experts predict that peer review will be increasingly important to improving the quality of patient care. Therefore, it’s imperative to not only understand the history of peer review, but to ensure your organization’s approach is nimble and modern.
Did you know that an effective peer review process at your healthcare facility can have a major impact on quality of care? In its broadest sense, peer review has a direct affect over a health organization’s quality assurance and performance improvement activities. Having a failing peer review process can lead to both major financial and legal problems. That’s why it’s important to understand the inherent challenges of peer review to avoid having a weak review system.
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Rick Curtis, CEO of The Center for Improvement in Health Quality (CIHQ), spoke with us recently about the change in the Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoP)’s requirements for a certified, integrated medical staff. This included great advice for becoming CMS compliant, along with the process for integrating bylaws and the role of leadership.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) strives to provide healthcare for every American. With it comes new laws, regulations and paperwork requirements that must be met in order to remain in proper compliance. For those healthcare providers who are not familiar with these new standards, it can make adherence a complicated and daunting process.
In our symplr education webcast series, we’ve spoken to Rick Curtis, CEO of The Center for Improvement in Health Quality (CIHQ), who is a nationally recognized expert on the CoP (Conditions of Participation) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Certification and Survey Process. He recently spoke with us about the Medicare CoP and the new allowance for hospital systems to have a single organized, integrated medical staff.
Sorin Davis, an expert with 35 years of experience in healthcare and marketing, speaks with us about his experience in leading the national launch of the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH)’s ProView credentialing system.