Healthcare Quality Improvement Act: Achieve Immunity in Peer Review

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
William Mack Copeland, MS, JD, PhD, LFACHE
Conference Date
Wed, Aug 22, 2018
60 minutes
Product Description

No HCQIA Immunity Unless You Meet 4 Standards

A hospital medical staff’s failure to properly conduct peer review activities can result in legal challenges and potential antitrust liability. The Health Care Quality Improvement Act (HCQIA) protects against these risks—as long as you meet four specific standards. It’s critical that your hospital team know these immunity provisions and how to use them.

Health care law pro William Mack Copeland details HCQIA and how it can protect your organization in this webinar. Failure to take the appropriate actions and to follow the correct protocol can result in a disastrous situation. Let Copeland help you unravel this complicated law and put it to beneficial use at your facility.

This instructive session will teach you all about HCQIA, its legislative history and congressional intent, immunity provisions, standards for achieving immunity, and a review of how courts have interpreted the Act. You will also learn what is required to provide a “fair” hearing, and the actions to take before and during the hearing process. Learn how to conduct peer review inquiries without the fear of lawsuit reprisals.

Session Highlights

Here’s a taste of what this webinar will cover:

  • The Health Care Quality Improvement Act
  • Legislative history of the act and the intent of Congress
  • Immunity under the Health Care Quality Improvement Act
  • Standards required to achieve immunity under the act
  • Review of the Health Care Quality Improvement Act by the courts

Session Agenda

  • Purpose of HCQIA
    • Act passed in response to - Patrick v. Burget
  • HCQIA: The standards the investigation
  • Meeting the requirements of HCQIA
  • Detailed guidance on:
    • Referral
    • Activities
    • Outside review, and
    • Referral for corrective action

Who Should Attend

  • Hospital executives
  • Medical staff officers
  • Physicians who serve on peer review committees
  • Medical support staff
  • Attorneys representing medical staff
  • Compliance officers

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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About Our Speaker

William Mack Copeland

William Mack Copeland, MS, JD, PhD, LFACHE, practices health care law in Cincinnati at the firm of Copeland Law, LLC.  He is also president of Executive & Managerial Development Group, a consulting entity providing compliance and other fraud and abuse related services.  A graduate of Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Bill is a frequent author and speaker on health law topics. He is a...   More Info
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