Peer Review Boot Camp

Peer Review Boot Camp

Performance Improvement-Driven Peer Review

Intensive Training for Committee Chairs, Members, and Support Staff

The medical staff often views peer review as punitive, when it can actually be a positive force for physician improvement. This course offers practical, in-depth training for physicians recently appointed to peer review positions, existing peer review leaders who seek new ideas on how to improve their case review and OPPE/FPPE methods, and staff who support peer review. Taught by experienced physician leaders from the practitioner’s perspective, Peer Review Boot Camp’s format features a varied curriculum of group exercises, clinical case reviews, and case studies, with time for small group discussions and segments on ambulatory and ACO settings.

100% of participants in the most recent Peer Review Boot Camp said they would recommend this program to a colleague and responded “yes” when asked, “Will the information presented cause you to make changes to your peer review-related tasks?”

HOW TO REGISTER

The registration fee is $1,845 per attendee and includes:

  • All educational sessions
  • Detailed course materials
  • Continental breakfast every day
  • A networking reception for participants and their spouses/partners
  • CME/CE credits

Upcoming dates and locations

Call our seminars division at (800) 807-9819 to register or learn more information about upcoming seminars, team pricing and other special offers, as well as hotel and other information. Or you may simply click the appropriate links below.

BENEFITS

  • Perform reliable case review with less bias and greater efficiency
  • Increase the use of aggregate data to identify patterns and trends
  • Create a positive peer review culture
  • Implement multispecialty-based peer review
  • Encourage the medical staff to take peer review seriously

This is a great course for peer review—new members or experienced reviewers. There were so many great points and helpful suggestions. As chair of the peer review committee, this course will help me conduct meetings more efficiently and effectively. It will also help me orient new members more effectively and present our committee and our mission as much less intimidating.— James Groskreutz, MD, Chief of GI, Co-chair PRC, Gundersen Health System, Lacrosse, WI

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the responsibilities of an effective peer review committee
  • Implement methods to improve reliability and fairness of physician case review
  • Select indicators to measure the six core competencies
  • Develop a fair and efficient approach to OPPE and FPPE
  • Create an effective action plan for FPPE

AGENDA

Day One
7 AM to 8 AM: REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8 AM to 12:30 PM: SEMINAR SESSION

Contemporary Peer Review In a Changing Healthcare Environment

  • What are the goals of peer review?
  • Peer review as the human resources functions of the medical staff

Creating Performance Improvement-Focused Peer Review

  • Performance improvement to provide safer, more effective care
  • Determining organizational culture
  • Moving from punitive to positive: Creating a performance-improvement culture in your peer review program

The Greeley Pyramid

  • Keys to achieving great practitioner performance and accountability
  • Setting expectations and evaluating professional performance

Creating a Sound Structure for Effective Peer Review

  • Legal concerns in peer review: Corporate negligence, immunity, and discoverability
  • Policies: Conflicts of interest and external peer review
  • Managing conflicts of interest (Case studies)
  • Multispecialty peer review: Why and how?
  • Integrating peer review into your network and addressing the ambulatory environment

12:30 PM: ADJOURN

Evening networking reception

Day Two
7 AM to 8 AM: CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

7 AM to 7:45 AM: OPTIONAL SESSION: Controversies in Board Certification: MOC, Alternative Certifying Boards, and the Link (?) Between Board Certification and Quality. Open to all registrants at no extra fee for attending.

8 AM to 12:30 PM: SEMINAR SESSION

OPPE and FPPE: Using Aggregate Data for Peer Review

  • Responsibilities of contemporary peer review committees
  • Sample agenda
  • Selecting practitioner performance measures: Data validity and rule and rate measures for OPPE (Exercise)
  • Selecting practitioner performance measures: What we have to measure and what we want to measure
  • Selecting practitioner performance measures: Indicator building (Exercise)
  • Dealing with severity-adjusted data, patient satisfaction data, and physician attribution
  • Performance improvement-focused peer review: Evaluating OPPE data (Case studies)
  • Performance improvement-focused peer review: Creating effective FPPE plans and managing practitioner performance
  • Is case review really working? Benchmarking your case review process and results

Running an Effective Peer Review Committee Meeting

  • Leadership roles and styles
  • Techniques and tips

12:30 PM: ADJOURN

Day Three
7 AM to 8 AM: CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8 AM to 12:00 PM: SEMINAR SESSION

Case Review: Step by Step to Getting It Right

  • The case rating form: Reducing bias and increasing efficiency
  • Case review indicators: What makes a good indicator?
  • Bias and its effect on peer review: How to diminish it
  • Human and system failures
  • How does Just Culture fit in peer review?
  • Identifying improvement opportunities
  • Closing the loop and follow-up

Peer Review In Action: Discussion of Sample Clinical Cases

Bringing It Back Home: Next Steps for Your Peer Review Program

12:00 PM: ADJOURN

Agenda is subject to change

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

Peer Review Boot Camp offers CME/CE credits through several organizations as follows:

  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME): The Greeley Company, Inc. designates this educational activity for a maximum of 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE): ACHE Qualified Education credit must be related to healthcare management (i.e., it cannot be clinical, inspirational, or specific to the sponsoring organization). It can be earned through educational programs conducted or sponsored by any organization qualified to provide educational programming in healthcare management. To self-report ACHE activities, participants must log into their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.Participants in the Peer Review Boot Camp wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.
  • National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS): This program is approved by the National Association Medical Staff Services for up to 14 continuing education units. Accreditation of this educational program in no way implies endorsement or sponsorship by NAMSS.
  • National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ): This activity has been approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality for 11.75 CPHQ CE credits.

FACULTY

Peer Review Boot Camp is presented by Andrew J. Curtin, MD, MBA, and Mary Hoppa, MD, MBA. Visit our seminar faculty page for detailed bios on the faculty for this and other Greeley programs.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Practitioners who lead or participate in peer review and staff who support peer review gain the essential skills they need to succeed in their roles. Organizations benefit the most when they send teams consisting of:

  • Medical staff quality/peer review committee chairs and members
  • Designated physician reviewers
  • Medical staff officers
  • Chief medical officers/VPMA
  • Medical directors and department chairs
  • Quality directors and quality staff supporting peer review
  • Medical services professionals

HOW TO REGISTER

The registration fee is $1,845 per attendee and includes:

  • All educational sessions
  • Detailed course materials
  • Continental breakfast every day
  • A networking reception for participants and their spouses/partners
  • CME/CE credits

Upcoming dates and locations

Call our seminars division at (800) 807-9819 to register or learn more information about upcoming seminars, team pricing and other special offers, as well as hotel and other information. Or you may simply click the appropriate links below.

Cancellation Policy

  1. Cancellations received by The Greeley Company 30 days or more prior to the seminar are eligible for a credit or refund, less a $250 cancellation fee per seminar. The credit is valid for up to six months from the date of cancellation.
  2. Cancellations made 30 to 10 days prior to the seminar date are ineligible for refunds but are eligible for payment transfer (credit) to another Greeley seminar, less a $250 cancellation fee per seminar. The credit is valid for up to six months from date of cancellation.
  3. Participants who cancel fewer than 10 days prior to the seminar date are considered as “no shows” and are ineligible for refund/credit.

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