Most healthcare organizations that seek accreditation by The Joint Commission, DNV or HFAP are aware that the processes related to defining and granting clinical privileges are under intense scrutiny. In particular, CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) is focused on criteria-based privileges and has mandated that clinical privileging systems in hospitals (and other healthcare organizations required to privilege practitioners) be carefully surveyed to assure that when CMS pays for healthcare services, those services are provided by qualified and competent individuals.
Learn how best to keep your privileging process in compliance with these four steps:
- Determine the scope of services that an organization decides to provide
- Establish criteria for privileges
- Apply criteria to requests for privileges
- Monitor the individuals who are granted privileges