- 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
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
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
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
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:
- Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for a maximum of 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
- American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE): Eligible for self-reported ACHE Qualified Education Credit upon application for advancement or recertification.
- National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS): Approved for up to 14 continuing education units.
- National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ): Approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality for 11.75 CPHQ CE credits.
Visit our seminar continuing education page for more information.
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