February 9, 2012

Quality Driven Healthcare: A Medical Staff’s Increasing Role Post Healthcare Reform

AHLA Hospitals and Health Systems Law Institute

Overview

Chicago associate Chris Anderson presented at the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) Hospitals and Health Systems Law Institute in Orlando, Fla., on Thursday, Feb. 9.

The program provided in-house and outside counsel with the latest information needed to advise clients in the health care industry.

Chris, a member of the Health Care Practice Group, co-presented, “Quality Driven Healthcare: A Medical Staff’s Increasing Role Post Healthcare Reform.”

Topics included:

  • Major regulations and reimbursement developments driving the shift to valuing quality of care;
  • Engaging the governing board to make quality a priority and focus on engaging physicians around this paradigm;
  • Development and use of credentialing and other peer review mechanisms and considerations regarding developments of structures designed to preserve traditional peer review immunities and evidentiary privileges;
  • Mechanisms to engage and compensate members of a hospital’s medical staff for the design and implementation of system-wide quality initiatives; and
  • Development of a system wide strategy surrounding quality including through the use of pay for performance programs; clinical co-management, clinically integrated networks and both public and private-pay ACOs.

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