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Showing 2 posts from November 2018.

With an implementation date of July 1, 2019 for updates to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s (ACGME) Common Program Requirements (the basic set of standards for training resident and fellow physicians), teaching hospitals should be proactively reviewing and making appropriate changes to their graduate medical education (GME) programs over the next several months to ensure compliance moving forward. Read More ›

On October 26, 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration released an update to the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) Guidebook, a manual that provides guidance on the requirements established by the laws governing the NPDB. The Guidebook is not updated on any set schedule - the previous amendments to the Guidebook occurred in April 2015 and were the first updates since 2001. While most of the 2018 revisions can be categorized as minor changes, the 2018 NPDB Guidebook does contains a number of new sections and clarifications that Medical Staffs and other peer review bodies should be aware of. We will be following up on the effect of the revisions on an on-going basis, but want to give clients and friends a preliminary summary of some of the key revisions affecting peer review bodies. Read More ›

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