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Peer Review Hearing Guidebook, Second Edition


Are the Rights of All Parties Protected?
The outcome of the peer review process is critical to the entity and the professionals being reviewed. Controversy may surround review when appropriate measures are not taken to insure necessary guidelines are followed. In order to conduct a fair and effective hearing, steps must be taken long in advance of the hearing itself. Do you have the right plan in place to go through the rigors of this process? Does your law firm have accessible resources for counseling health care clients? The outcome is too important to leave anything to chance.

Since its inception, the Peer Review Hearing Guidebook has become a popular go-to source for counsel, Hearing Officers and other parties with a stake in the review process. Secure the latest edition now and be sure you are completely up to date on:

  • Joint Commission Standards, particularly MS.01.01.01 medical staff bylaw requirements
  • The latest case citations
  • Whether physicians employed or contracted with the hospital should serve on hearing panels
  • The right of practitioners to be represented by legal counsel during investigations
  • Collaborative processes for selecting hearing panel members
  • Bylaw provisions limiting the duration of hearings
  • Use of electronic medical records in hearings

Comprehensive coverage includes:

  • NEW Fifty state survey
  • An introduction to the applicable laws, including the federal Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 (HCQIA)
  • A step-by-step road map for hearing implementation of a successful peer review hearing process
  • The need for proper preparation and the important role of Medical Staff Bylaws
  • Who is entitled to a hearing
  • What effect does summary action by the entity have on the process
  • The role of the hearing officer; using an attorney as a hearing officer
  • Selection and role of the hearing committee
  • Pre-hearing discovery; various evidentiary standards of proof
  • The importance of a hearing record
  • Preparation of the final report for the Governing Committee

The American Health Lawyers Association would like to thank authors S. Allan Adelman and Ann O’Connell for authoring the Peer Review Hearing Guidebook, Second Edition.

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