Advising on a Wide Variety of Medical Staff Governance Issues
The firm advises hospitals and medical staffs on medical staff governance issues, including advising on drafting and revising medical staff bylaws, rules and policies to maintain compliance with the Medicare Conditions of Participation for both acute care hospitals and critical access hospitals, the Joint Commission standards and Wyoming acute care hospital and critical access hospital licensing requirements. DDRH attorneys have assisted medical staffs with implementing medical staff quality review processes such as ongoing and focused professional practice evaluation (FPPE/OPPE) and working with low/no volume practitioner issues. The firm notably has a long history of working with medical staffs, governing bodies and individual practitioners on corrective action and fair hearing processes. Members of the firm have represented individual practitioners, medical staffs and governing bodies in these proceedings, from the beginning of the investigation to appeals of adverse determinations.