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Invitation 4.3.2013
Polsinelli Shughart Health Care Webinar Series

Polsinelli Shughart's complimentary 2013 Health Care Webinar Series continues with:


Medical Staff Peer Review:
Overview of Legal Principles

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Health Care Quality Improvement Act (HCQIA) was enacted by Congress, in part, to allow hospitals to conduct effective physician peer review without the threat of civil liability for money damages, which was found to unreasonably discourage physicians from participating in effective professional peer review. The protection afforded by HCQIA is available as long as certain delineated criteria are met. This webinar will use a case study method to discuss peer review processes and best practices for conducting peer review that will satisfy the requirements of HCQIA immunity, as well as the related reporting requirements in the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB). Specifically, the following will be discussed:

  • Case studies regarding the identification, investigation and resolution of issues involving clinical competence, adverse events, disruptive behavior and impaired practitioners;
  • The typical peer review committee structure of a hospital Medical Staff and Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules provisions;
  • HCQIA requirements for immunity from monetary damages, including the investigation and due process considerations;
  • Possible state law implications in professional peer review;
  • Reporting to the NPDB and related considerations;
  • Impact of recent changes to the Conditions of Participation on peer review in multihospital systems.


  • Ann C. McCullough, Shareholder, Polsinelli Shughart
  • William L. Yocum, Shareholder, Polsinelli Shughart


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12:00 PM | CENTRAL



10:00 AM | PACIFIC

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April 3, 201312:00 - 1:15 PM Central Time


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Ann C. McCullough, Shareholder | Polsinelli Shughart

Ann McCullough is a shareholder in Polsinelli Shughart's Health Care practice group. Ms. McCullough's extensive experience includes the representation of hospitals, physician group practices, ambulatory surgery centers and health care networks in a broad variety of operational, regulatory and litigation matters. [Bio]

  Ann C. McCullough

William L. Yocum, Shareholder | Polsinelli Shughart

William L. Yocum is an active trial lawyer in the business litigation practice group. Mr. Yocum has extensive experience defending and trying numerous cases in all areas of personal injury litigation for both self-insured and insured clients at both the trial court and appellate levels. Representative experience includes electric utility litigation, aviation litigation, products liability cases and health care litigation. [Bio]

  William L. Yocum



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