Webinar on Demand - Credentialing Clinicians: Keeping Problematic Providers out of Your Hospital

Webinar on Demand - Credentialing Clinicians: Keeping Problematic Providers out of Your Hospital

Webinar On Demand
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Online Course | Specialties: Family Medicine, Hospitalist, Internal Medicine
Released: 2/10/2022
Expires: 2/9/2024
Max Credits: 1.0

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James A. Bello, JD, Partner
Morrison Mahoney LLP
Boston, MA
Presenter Bio
James A. Bello, JD, Partner

Jim Bello is a partner in the Boston office of Morrison Mahoney LLP, a large regional civil litigation firm. He is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Mr. Bello is an experienced trial lawyer who focuses on the defense of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals in medical malpractice actions. He also regularly represents healthcare professionals in disciplinary matters before the boards that license them. Mr. Bello routinely defends high-exposure medical malpractice cases to verdict in a wide variety of medical specialties. He also counsels hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, drug and alcohol treatment centers, and other healthcare organizations regarding risk management issues. He is regularly asked to speak at continuing medical education seminars regarding medical-legal issues.
Mr. Bello graduated in 1992 from the University of New Hampshire. He attended law school at New England School of Law. He then completed a 1-year judicial clerkship on the Massachusetts Superior Court before entering private practice. He has been with Morrison Mahoney since 1992 and has been a partner at the firm since 2002.

Activity Planners
Mark J. Hakim, BS, MA, MBA, CPHRM
Director, Risk Management & Patient Safety Educational Strategy
East Lansing, MI

Kathryn Schaefer, MSN, RN, CPHRM, CHCP, FASHRM
Associate Director, Education Quality and Compliance
East Lansing, MI

Learning Objectives
Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the emerging theory of liability related to clinician credentialing.
  • Describe defense strategies related to clinician credentialing.

Target Audience
This webinar is intended for physicians, nurses, risk managers, quality managers, patient safety officers, performance improvement staff, administrators, pharmacists, legal counsel, frontline staff, and any other interested parties.
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Instructions to Receive Credit
To receive credit, review the introductory CME/CNE material, watch the webinar, and complete the evaluation.

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Initial Release Date: February 10, 2022
Expiration Date: February 9, 2024
Estimated Time to Complete This Activity: 60 minutes

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Negligent credentialing is a cause of action recognized in 35 states and such cases are becoming more prevalent. Healthcare organizations have a nondelegable duty to properly credential healthcare professionals to whom they grant patient care privileges and therefore are vulnerable to such claims. This webinar will list the elements that a plaintiff must prove to succeed in a negligent credentialing claim, describe defense strategies that risk managers can consider to prevail in such claims, and suggest proactive measures to protect peer-review privilege.

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