Orlando Medical News Cites Chambliss on the Physician Peer Review Process
Orlando Medical News recently shared Chambliss’ update “Preparing Physicians for the Peer Review Process.” Steve Barham and Cathy Dorvil shared this guidance to help physicians and other health care practitioners strategically prepare. Steps taken when faced with peer review can greatly impact an employee’s status and/or reputation. This article goes into detail on what you can expect, as well as the benefits of connecting with an attorney early on in the process.
Here’s a snapshot from the article:
“The peer review process can create hard to change baseline problems for the unaware physician. Often a physician enters the peer review process confident that he or she will be exonerated or at least that the issues under review will not lead to adverse consequences. The bylaws and rules that apply to the peer review process will almost always state that, initially, no attorneys are permitted, leading physicians to conclude there is no reason to consult with an attorney. Unfortunately for the physician, this is often the wrong conclusion, and delaying counsel’s involvement can complicate the issues and make advocacy more difficult later.
While legal counsel may be prohibited from attending the actual meetings, planning your defense and understanding the potential issues ahead with counsel can make a tremendous difference in the ultimate result…” Read the full Orlando Medical News coverage, “Preparing Physicians for the Peer Review Process.”
Steve and Cathy are shareholders in our Litigation and Risk Management section. Focusing on complex business litigation, Steve represents health care groups and medical revenue cycle management companies across the U.S. on a range of disputes. Physician and medical groups turn to Steve for counsel on provider agreement disputes with private insurance companies and state licensing boards, Medicare audit appeals, private insurance appeals, and billing matters. Cathy is a fearless litigator for health care and commercial clients across the U.S. Her previous careers in occupational therapy and health program management have given her a perspective that many health care litigators do not have. She can speak the language of her clients and counsels them on disputes related to credentialing, fraud and abuse, Medicaid and Medicare enrollment and payment, vendor and billing contracts, payment, personnel, and insurance.
Orlando Medical News is Central Florida’s premier medical business newspaper. Founded in 2006, this outlet shares medical business news to Central Florida’s physicians, hospital admins, medical practice management, corporate health care executives, and nurses. It also has publications in the Memphis, Birmingham, Louisville, and Nashville markets.