Webinars
January - February, 2022

Medical Staff Leaders and their Legal Advisors: Managing Today's Challenges
January 2022

Join Polsinelli for our virtual Medical Staff Conference. This five part series is designed to provide a realistic overview of today's challenges faced by all individuals involved in guiding, directing and advising the medical staff organization. Practical tips which participants can apply in their organizations are integrated throughout the presentations and will provide valuable takeaways to be implemented immediately.

*Approved for Category I CME and NAMSS CE. CLE credit pending. CME is being sponsored by Community Memorial Health System in Ventura CA

To register for one or all of these webinars, please email us at webinars@polsinelli.com

 

Part 1:
Friday, January 14 I 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM in each Time Zone 

Health Care Policy Update and NPDB Reporting

Hear from Julius Hobson, Federal Government Policy specialist and lobbyist, and former Director, Division of Congressional Affairs for the American Medical Association, as he discusses health care policy updates impacting the Medical Staff, including, among others related to congressional appropriations and COVID vaccine mandates. Rebecca Lindstrom, Shareholder, will cover the creation, purpose, and importance of the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) and recent updates to the NPDB.

If you would like to view a recording of this webinar click here. To view the materials from this webinar, click here. To access an audio only version of this webinar, click here.

*CLE will not be available for on demand viewing.

Part 2
Friday, January 21  I 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM in each Time Zone

Medical Staff Bylaws – Key Provisions that Will Make Your Day

Using a case study approach, Shareholder Rebecca Hoyes and Senior Counsel Ann McCullough will focus on key provisions of the Medical Staff Bylaws that will streamline initial applications, facilitate peer review, and simplify self-governance procedures for the Medical Staff.

Vaccine Mandates During the COVID-19 Crisis: HIPAA and Litigation Considerations
 
Shareholder, and former Office of Civil Rights Enforcement Lead, Iliana Peters, and Shareholder Blake Reeves, will focus this portion of the webinar on HIPAA and litigation considerations for hospitals and health care systems. 

If you would like to view a recording of this webinar click here. To view the materials from this webinar, click here. To access an audio only version of this webinar, click here.

*CLE will not be available for on demand viewing.



Part 3
Friday, February 4 I 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM in each Time Zone

Maintaining Order Amidst The Chaos: Strategies to Address Disruptive, Impaired, and Aging Physicians

Shareholders, Alexis Angell and John Synowicki will address several challenges Medical Staffs face. First, they will address disruptive and impaired physicians, strategies for addressing these issues, important confidentiality considerations, the physician’s due process rights and the Hospital’s reporting responsibilities under certain circumstances. Second, they will address aging physicians and the tools to promote safe care as well as physicians facing criminal charges and entities’ options for addressing those smoothly and consistently. 
 
The Pandemic’s Impact on Physicians Exercising Their Independent Medical Judgment
 

Sherri Alexander, Shareholder and Chair of the Healthcare Litigation Practice and Medical Staff Group, will address attempts by state governments to limit physicians from exercising their independent medical judgment based on patients’ vaccination status and families’ requests for court intervention to order physicians, against their medical judgment, to administer drugs including ivermectin.

If you would like to view a recording of this webinar click here. To view the materials from this webinar, click here. To access an audio only version of this webinar, click here.

*CLE will not be available for on demand viewing.

 

Part 4
Friday, February 11 I 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM in each Time Zone

Fraud & Abuse and the Medical Staff

Jessica Andrade, Shareholder and former Assistant U.S. Attorney, will provide an update on fraud and abuse enforcement developments over the past year. Jessica will focus on how compliance and legal functions geared towards reducing fraud and abuse risk can overlap with Medical Staff functions, and the pain points that may arise from such interactions, including privilege concerns. Finally, the presentation will walk through relevant hypotheticals to provide a real-world context for the issues discussed, with practical advice for solutions. 
 
Medical Criminals: More Common Than You Think
 

Erin Muellenberg, JD, CPMSM, CPCS, Shareholder, Vice-Chair of the Medical Staff Group, will discuss the growing incidence of medical criminals ranging from imposters to medical serial killers. Erin will include a review of Christopher Duntsch, known as Dr. Death, and the points in his short and infamous career as a neurosurgeon, when he could have been stopped and patient harm avoided. The participant will gain an understanding of the role of credentialing, privileging, and peer review in identifying imposters, criminals and simply bad doctors, to avoid or stop these individuals from working at your organization.

 If you would like to view a recording of this webinar click here. To view the materials from this webinar, click here. To access an audio only version of this webinar, click here.

*CLE will not be available for on demand viewing.

 

 

Part 5
Friday, February 18 I 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM in each Time Zone

In part 5 you will have the option to choose from two sessions, one will focus on Texas-specific laws and the other will focus on California-specific laws.  

Option 1: Everything’s Bigger in Texas: Advanced Practice Providers, Mediation Rights, and Texas Law
 
Sherri Alexander, Alexis Angell, and John Synowicki will focus on Texas-specific laws regarding the relationship between Advanced Practice Providers and Collaborating/Sponsoring Physicians and the Medical Staff, including legal requirements for such relationships and the rights afforded to Advanced Practice Providers under Texas law. They will also address the unique Texas law allowing physicians to require hospitals to mediate adverse recommendations regarding privileges and membership.

 If you would like to view a recording of this webinar click here. To view the materials from this webinar, click here. To access an audio only version of this webinar, click here.

*CLE will not be available for on demand viewing.

 
Option 2: California’s Unique Approach to All Things Medical Staff: Advance Practice Professionals Update, The Medical Board Reporting Requirements and Enforcement, and What’s in Your Toolkit
 
Shareholders, Erin Muellenberg and Rebecca Hoyes, and Senior Counsel, Anna Suda, will cover an overview of the requirements of a practice agreement for physician assistants, understanding the expanded roles of nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwifes, and possible malpractice risks for Advanced Practice Providers and their supervising physicians. The Medical Board reporting requirements and enforcement activities will be reviewed and include case studies. We will also review the tools available and approaches toward progressive discipline, education and remediation.

 If you would like to view a recording of this webinar click here. To view the materials from this webinar, click here. To access an audio only version of this webinar, click here.

*CLE will not be available for on demand viewing.