Partner Michael Callahan will speak on “Healthcare Law: What Medical Staff Leaders Must Know to Play by the Rules and Stay Out of Trouble” at 8:00 a.m. and on “How to Manage a Fair Hearing and Investigation” at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, June 6. Mr. Callahan will also discuss “Hospital Financial Performance vs. Quality Patient Care” at 1:30 p.m. on the same day. On Sunday, June 7 he will speak on “OPPE, FPPE, and The Joint Commission” at 8:00 a.m.

Topics of the conference include:

  • The roles and responsibilities of the medical staff, board, and administration
  • Characteristics of today’s effective medical staff
  • The responsibilities of an elected medical staff officer and a medical staff department chair
  • Strategies for physicians to hold their peers accountable
  • Principles for implementing a credentialing program that is fair to physicians and protects patients
  • Policies that ensure mutual accountability within the medical staff while protecting appropriate physician independence
  • Strategies for making peer review effective
  • Practical steps to achieve a strong medical staff culture
  • Best practices for conflict resolution, negotiation, and mediation