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Licensing, Medical Staff Appointment, Credentialing and Privileging


Your license to practice is the foundation of your professional career and livelihood. When allegations are made or formal charges are brought against a licensee, it is important to take the allegations seriously, defend against them aggressively and grow professionally. Ice Miller is experienced in assisting individual health care professionals seeking a license to practice, maintaining a license, defending against formal charges and addressing the collateral consequences of a licensing action.

Medical Staff Appointment, Credentialing and Privileging

Consolidation continues throughout the health care industry and the use of new technologies to deliver care through telehealth and telemedicine grows. In order to provide services to patients in-person or through technology in hospitals and surgery centers, physicians, surgeons and advance practice practitioners must seek and obtain membership appointment and/or clinical privileges. Medical staff offices and leaders of health systems, hospitals and surgery centers face significant pressures to expedite the evaluation of these applicant’s qualifications and credentials so these professionals can provide and bill for services sooner. Quality patient care is the goal of credentialing, privileging and other peer review activities. Therefore, this expediency has to be balanced with the paramount goal of safe quality patient care. Medical staff activities and responsibilities are designed to foster safe patient care. Medical staff bylaws, regulations and policies that govern the relationship between the medical staff members and the hospital can be outdated and not reflect the realities of today’s health care delivery systems. The medical staff is required to adapt to these new realities. Ice Miller is here to help.


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