Proctoring and FPPE: Strategies for Verifying Physician Competence, Second Edition

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9781601466730: Proctoring and FPPE: Strategies for Verifying Physician Competence, Second Edition

For two years, hospitals have been implementing and refining FPPE and proctoring processes. Learn what works.

Whether you are just starting to develop an FPPE process, or seeking to move beyond policy development to implementation, this easy-to-use resource provides the most clear, comprehensive guide available. This book will help you design a solid FPPE and proctoring process to better determine physician competence.

With Proctoring and FPPE: Strategies for Verifying Physician Competence, Second Edition, you can:

  • Consider all angles and implement a fair, appropriate FPPE and proctoring process for physicians that:
    • Are new to the medical staff
    • Are currently on the medical staff, applying for new privileges
    • Have identified competency concerns
  • Increase physician participation in proctoring by:
    • Clearly defining the role of the proctor
    • Explaining proctors’ responsibilities
    • Clarifying peer review protections and discoverability of information gathered during the proctoring process
  • Improve communication and share information amongst various groups including quality, risk, medical staff office personnel, and credentials committee
  • Collect the right data to establish physicians’ competence and link privileges to outcomes
  • Get a new perspective on FPPE and proctoring, based on experience from the field.

    The table of contents includes:

  • Quality measurement at the beginning
  • Legal, ethical, and economic issues
  • Protection and discoverability of data collected
  • Outlining performance dimensions and framework
  • Applicable Joint Commission standards
  • Making the standards work for your medical staff
  • The difference between cognitive and procedural care
  • How physician specialty affects FPPE
  • Prospective focused review
  • Concurrent and retrospective FPPE
  • Implementing FPPE for:
  • New practitioners at initial appointment
  • Existing practitioners requesting new privileges
  • Reappointment of practitioners whose privilege requests do not meet established competency criteria
  • What to monitor, who should proctor, how to hire and train proctors, and how to schedule proctoring
  • Competence questions identified through lack of use of a privilege
  • FPPE policy framework, purpose, and development
  • Defining medical staff oversight and scope of proctoring
  • Delineating responsibilities of all parties involved
  • Clearly outlining methods and procedures of FPPE
  • Reporting results and recommendations
  • Defining the medical staff’s position on ethical issues
  • Best practices in FPPE
  • Achieving reasonable guidelines
  • Building flexibility into the FPPE process
  • Managing conflicts of interest
  • Ensure that physicians are qualified to practice in their respective specialty areas and perform the procedures for which they request privileges. Order your copy today.

    Who will benefit?

    • Medical staff services coordinator/director
    • Medical staff services professionals
    • Vice president of medical affairs
    • President of the medical staff
    • Chair of the credentials committee
    • Chair of the medical staff peer review committee
    • Department chairs
    • Quality improvement managers

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    About the Author:

    Mark A. Smith, MD, MBA, CMSL, serves as a consultant for The Greeley Company, a division of HCPro, Inc., in Marblehead, MA. He brings 25 years of clinical practice and hospital management experience to his work with physicians and hospitals across the United States. Robert J. Marder, MD, CMSL, is the vice president of The Greeley Company. He brings more than 25 years of healthcare leadership and management experience to his work with physicians, hospitals, and healthcare organizations across the country.

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