For years, multi-hospital systems have looked for ways to consolidate medical staffs only to be stymied by an age old CMS requirement that each hospital have its own separate and distinct organized medical staff. Under the new guidance, CMS will allow for either a unique medical staff for each hospital or for a unified and integrated medical staff shared by multiple hospitals within a hospital system. in this webcast Rick Curtis, CEO of CIHQ, walks you thorugh some of those changes.
This webcast archive covers:
Basic changes to CMS interpretive guidance affecting multi-hospital systems and their medical staffs.
The four requirements that medical staff's must meet if they wish to integrate.
Strategies that a multi-hospital health system will need to assure ongoing compliance to the COP's.