Disruptive Physicians: Minimizing Liability for Negligent Credentialing, Poor Quality of Care, and Physician Conduct
Practical and Legal Approaches for Hospitals, Integrated Systems, Medical Groups, and Other Providers
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide counsel on steps that healthcare facilities should take to minimize liability for disruptive physicians in the recruiting and credentialing processes. The panel will also discuss best practices should the healthcare provider pursue disciplinary action against a practitioner for disruptive behavior.
- Disruptive physicians and behavior defined
- Disruptive physician vs. impaired physician (with examples)
- Physicians advocating for patient care
- Classifying disruptive behavior
- Credentialing process
- Due diligence
- Deterrent aspects
- Negligent credentialing
- Code of conduct
- Employment contract
- Disciplinary action
- Joint Commission requirements
- Policies and procedures/protocol for addressing disruptive physician behavior in the workplace
- Integrating policy in medical staff bylaws
- Corrective measures
- Peer review process
- Reporting requirements (Data Bank, state)
- Best practices
The panel will review these and other essential questions:
- What proactive steps can a hospital take in the credentialing process to limit liability for physicians with staff privileges who are disruptive?
- What contractual language should be included in employment agreements to minimize the risk of disruptive behavior?
- What policies and procedures should healthcare facilities establish to address disruptive behavior by physicians?
Ms. Cochran counsels clients through a variety of state and federal regulations, including Medicare and Medicaid... | Read More
Ms. Cochran counsels clients through a variety of state and federal regulations, including Medicare and Medicaid enrollment, Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute. Her practice is unique in that she represents physicians, hospitals and managed care companies regarding regulatory compliance. Ms. Cochran enjoys learning the details of clients’ unique objectives, at times serving as outside general counsel for both small and large healthcare providers. She has broad experience representing governmental and commercial clients in Texas’ Public Information Act process before the Texas Attorney General’s Office. She also represents physicians before state licensing agencies, including the Texas Medical Board, when they face complaints or when hospital privileges may be at stake.Close
Director and Operations Counsel, Hospital Division
Ms. Weihe is responsible for the regulatory compliance and oversight of 66 long-term acute care hospitals in 16 states... | Read More
Ms. Weihe is responsible for the regulatory compliance and oversight of 66 long-term acute care hospitals in 16 states across the nation. She joined Kindred after working in private practice as a defense attorney, specializing in medical malpractice and insurance bad faith.Close