The Medical Staff Services Handbook: Fundamentals and Beyond, Second Edition
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The Medical Staff Services Handbook, Second Edition, is a complete reference and explores all functions performed in a medical staff services department. It contains practical advice on problems in credentialing and privileging as well as organizing the medical staff services department and supporting medical staff meetings. There is new information on the ongoing professional practice evaluation process and the focused professional practice evaluation process (new Joint Commission requirements). All chapters have been updated with current information. The book also contains chapters on credentialing in managed care organizations, credentials verification organizations and health system shared credentialing services. There is extensive information about various health care accreditation programs as well as information on hospital functions such as the institutional review board, cancer programs, and accredited continuing medical education programs. The Medical Staff Services Handbook, Second Edition also contains helpful information about technology and its applications in the medical staff services department. The law chapter points out areas that can lead to serious legal problems and methods to avoid these. This text can be used as a training tool for new employees; as a resource for areas that the medical staff services professional may not work with on a regular basis; to assist with standardizing processes in the medical staff services department; and as a tool for leadership training for physician leaders. The Medical Staff Services Handbook, Second Edition is not just an introductory text it goes beyond the basics. It is a comprehensive review of all information needed to prepare for the NAMSS certification examinations. Including chapter quizzes, PowerPoints and an accompanying CD ROM with dozens of useful forms and policies, this text is the most comprehensive educational resource for all functions performed in the medical staff services department. It is a useful reference for those who are studying to sit for the certification examinations sponsored by the National Association Medical Staff Services.