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Upcoming Webinar: Board Oversight of Credentialing: More Challenging Than Ever!

April 24, 2018  |  2:00–3:00 p.m. Eastern Time/11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Presented by:   Todd Sagin, M.D., J.D., Sagin Healthcare Consulting, LLC


Important update regarding continuing education credits: Starting in 2018, each person who wishes to receive a CE certificate for participating in this Webinar must register individually rather than as part of a group, must log in to the Webinar using their name, and must remain logged into the Webinar for the entire duration of the one-hour program.

The healthcare board is responsible for assuring that only competent practitioners are granted privileges to work clinically in its facilities. While the board may rely heavily on medical staff input to assess practitioner suitability for privileges, only the board can appoint to the medical staff. This is one of the most important patient safety activities a healthcare organization can undertake. This Webinar will address how a board can carry out this role effectively without simply being a “rubber-stamp” to medical staff recommendations. It will also look at tactics to assure it performs appropriate oversight of credentialing processes and procedures.


Increasingly, healthcare boards are asked to address challenging credentialing issues that are becoming more common: should we credential the rapidly growing cohort of “late career” physicians with greater rigor? How can we assess practitioners who work exclusively outside the walls of the healthcare organization? What about the growing number of practitioners we must privilege who perform “distance medicine?” How does a growing physician shortage affect the task of credentialing? How should we manage practitioners with problematic backgrounds (e.g. malpractice histories, misdemeanors, failed board certification attempts, etc.)? How can “turf battles” between specialists fighting over clinical privileges be resolved? How can the board avoid creating potential for a negligent credentialing lawsuit? All of these questions and more will be examined in this Webinar.


After viewing this Webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of the healthcare board for the credentialing and privileging of practitioners.
  • Articulate how the board, management, and medical staff collaborate in the credentialing process so that board oversight is not merely “rubber-stamping” medical staff recommendations.
  • Enumerate best practices regarding challenging credentialing situations (e.g. late-career practitioners, physicians with problematic backgrounds, telemedicine and distance practitioners, non-physician providers, and others).
  • Explain the potential for negligent credentialing liability and how the board can minimize risks of corporate negligence lawsuits.
  • Describe some of the unique credentialing challenges posed in multi-hospital health systems.


This 60-minute program will include a live question/answer session.

Continuing Education Credits available:

Joint Accreditation
Joint Accreditation: In support of improving patient care, The Governance Institute, a service of National Research Corporation, is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The Governance Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Approved
The Governance Institute, a service of National Research Corporation, is authorized to award 1 hour of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit toward initial advancement, or recertification, of FACHE. Participants who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education Credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants should log into their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.