Course Availability

This series can be taken and completed at your convenience.

Self-Study Course
3.5CME
3.5Credits
  • CPE Elective
  • Masters Elective
Year-Round Availability

$230.00

Member Price: $160.00
Save: $70.00 (30 %)

This series has no scheduled live dates at this time.

Medical Staff Leadership modules are also sold individually.

Course Description

Credentialing and Privileging
As a leader on your organization's medical staff, you likely carry out peer review and make complex credentialing and privileging decisions. You fulfill other critical responsibilities that directly affect patient care, your organization's success and even your own and your colleagues' livelihoods.

This course provides an overview of the best credentialing and privileging practices.
Finance
As a leader on your organization's medical staff, you likely carry out peer review and make complex credentialing and privileging decisions. You fulfill other critical responsibilities that directly affect patient care, your organization's success and even your own and your colleagues' livelihoods.
This course provides introduction to finance.

You’ll learn the vocabulary, how to translate reports and the economics of revenue and costs.
Leadership Overview
As a leader on your organization's medical staff, you likely carry out peer review and make complex credentialing and privileging decisions. You fulfill other critical responsibilities that directly affect patient care, your organization's success and even your own and your colleagues' livelihoods.

This course provides an overview including best practices for leading effective and efficient medical staffs, medical staff structure and management, governance, and physician-hospital relations.
Meetings and Organizational Politics
As a leader on your organization's medical staff, you likely carry out peer review and make complex credentialing and privileging decisions. You fulfill other critical responsibilities that directly affect patient care, your organization's success and even your own and your colleagues' livelihoods.

This course is your guide to effective workplace interactions. You’ll:

  • Know when meetings are really necessary and structure meetings that yield clear results.
  • Deal with “no-shows,” “late shows” and disruptive personalities effectively.
  • Master how to use power to gain desired results.
  • Build support for ideas, goals and missions.
Quality and Patient Safety
As a leader on your organization's medical staff, you likely carry out peer review and make complex credentialing and privileging decisions. You fulfill other critical responsibilities that directly affect patient care, your organization's success and even your own and your colleagues' livelihoods.

This course focuses on the physician leader's role in reducing medical errors, improving quality and increasing patient safety.

Method of Participation

  • To earn CME credit, you must watch all the lectures for this course, read the course materials and complete an online CME quiz.
  • Estimated time to complete the course: 18 hours.
  • To earn CME credit, you must attend all the sessions for this course, be engaged in the lectures and read the course materials.
  • Estimated time to complete the course: 18 hours.

Course Objectives

Credentialing and Privileging
  • Compare the myths and realities of credentialing.
  • Recognize how to reduce the risk of lawsuits.
  • Identify solutions to cross-specialty and new technology privileging dilemmas.
Finance
  • Discuss the essentials of budgeting and financial statements.
  • Use the language of finance to effectively communicate with CFOs and hospital administrators.
  • Recognize how to make effective resource allocation decisions.
Leadership Overview
  • Recognize the influence and accountability of physicians.
  • Define standards of behavior and performance.
  • Describe skills and policies for managing disruptive physicians.
Meetings and Organizational Politics
  • Describe best practices for running more effective meetings.
  • Demonstrate how to use group dynamics to build support.
  • Apply techniques for effective group decision-making.
Quality and Patient Safety
  • Define what it takes to create a culture of quality.
  • Describe how to improve current frameworks for system performance.
  • Recognize the role of physician leaders in reducing medical errors, improving quality and increasing patient safety.

Faculty Information

Credentialing and Privileging

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Albert L. Fritz, MHA

HG Healthcare Consultants LLC
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Finance

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Mark Covaleski, PhD, CPA

University of Wisconsin
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Leadership Overview

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Albert L. Fritz, MHA

HG Healthcare Consultants LLC
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Meetings and Organizational Politics

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Michael Guthrie, MD, MBA, FACPE

University of Colorado-Denver
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Quality and Patient Safety

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Mark A. Smith, MD, MBA, FACS

HG Healthcare Consultants LCC
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Key Dates

Original Course Release Date: March 2012

Course Termination Date: March 2015

Access to Course Expires: 365 days from purchase date of course

Access to Course Expires: 365 days from start date of course

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, you must cancel within 7 days of the date of purchase. After day 7, there will be a processing fee of $100 deducted from your refund. All refunds will be issued back to the original form of payment.

No refunds or transfers to a new course will be issued after 30 days from the date of purchase.
 
This series has no scheduled live dates at this time.

Disclosures

Planner Disclosure: The planners (American Association for Physician Leadership staff) for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Faculty Disclosure: The faculty for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Accreditation

The American Association for Physician Leadership is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education for physicians.

Designation

The American Association for Physician Leadership designates this enduring material for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Designation

The American Association for Physician Leadership designates this educational activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.