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Explore Our White Papers for Hospitals

AllMed's white papers serve as companions to our webinars, which help our clients adopt best practices for improving physician performance and quality, all while reducing risks.

Marketing Page White Paper - How to Manage Conflict of Interest in Hospital Peer Review
Risk of conflict presents a very real threat to the success and credibility of any organization, and the potential for conflict of interest (COI) is inherent in any organization. In simplest terms, a COI exists when a set of circumstances creates a risk that professional judgment or actions regarding a primary interest will be unduly influenced by a secondary interest. Managing COI is an essential component of maintaining quality and integrity.
Marketing Page White Paper - Peer Review Practice and Process: When to Turn to External Peer Review
Providing safe and effective patient care remains an uphill battle for many hospitals, as they face the challenges of uncovering and dealing with problematic areas in an educational context while at the same time holding providers accountable for their actions. If not managed properly, peer review can lead to a breakdown in a hospital’s physician performance improvement program and quality management system, jeopardizing patient safety and increasing the hospital’s risk. Unfortunately, many organizations face ongoing challenges to establishing an effective peer review process.
Marketing Page White Paper - Managing Risk and Improving Patient Outcomes: Quality Improvement Initiatives for Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology
As cardiology procedures continue to undergo intense scrutiny, hospitals are now being forced to demonstrate that patients meet strict medical necessity criteria and guidelines. The penalties for inappropriate reimbursement are steep, with some hospitals facing millions of dollars in fines. Advances in diagnostic and interventional cardiology have led to an increase in the utilization of various procedures and devices. Risk management professionals must identify and evaluate initiatives for quality improvement so that these options can effectively and safely be used in clinical care.
Marketing Page White Paper - Avoiding Overutilization in Spine Surgery
Reducing the number of unnecessary spinal surgery procedures is an important issue in patient safety. Learn about the associated complications with the most common spinal surgeries and how hospitals can monitor performance and reduce risk.
Marketing Page White Paper - Peer Review for Risk Managers
Learn how risk managers can involve themselves in the peer review process to improve physician performance and reduce professional liability costs.
Marketing Page White Paper - Best Practices in Hospital Peer Review
Discover the latest best practices for deploying an effective peer review process in your facility.
Marketing Page External Peer Review as a Risk Minimization Strategy
Learn how to reduce your hospital’s legal risk while improving quality by learning how to identify the triggers for external peer review and surpass FPPE & OPPE Standards.
Marketing Page White Paper - Calculate the ROI on External Peer Review
Learn how to project the reduction of your professional liability costs and ROI from investing in external peer review.
Marketing Page External Peer Review for High Risk Specialties
Learn how implementing an external peer review program can generate a financial return on investment by reducing adverse events that lead to malpractice claims.
Marketing Page Defending Cardiac Departments Against CMS Audits
Learn about the high-level of scrutiny hospital cardiology departments are facing today from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Recovery Audit Contractors (RAC), Medicaid Integrity Contractors (MIC) and Federal regulators.
Marketing Page Overutilization, Abuse and Fraud within Cardiac Departments
Discover how external peer review has been shown to overcome the issues with transparency and conflict of interest that traditional internal peer review has been unable to overcome.
Marketing Page Reducing Overutilization of Spinal Fusion & Artificial Disc Implants
Learn about the most common overutilization issues associated with the management of low back pain, as well as the importance of clearly defining the spinal procedures that are offered.
Marketing Page How to Manage Conflict of Interest in Peer Review
Discover how hospitals can identify and manage conflicts of interest (COI), thereby leading to better physician performance and quality of care.
Marketing Page Reducing Overutilization of Orthopedic Surgeries
Understand how reducing the number of unnecessary orthopedic surgery procedures can not only improve the efficacy of knee replacement and arthroscopy, but also prevent the significant potential risks and complications associated with the procedures.
Marketing Page Improve Your Peer Review Effectiveness
See how hospitals can evaluate their peer review programs, identify areas that need improvement, and adopt peer review best practices.
Marketing Page Keeping Peer Review Reliable and Up-To-Date: Nuts and Bolts
In addition to navigating changes in the healthcare industry, hospitals face the ongoing challenge of increasing clinical quality and administrative efficiency. While both internal and external peer review have long been important tools for ensuring safety and quality of patient care, it is critical for hospitals to continually evaluate and update their performance improvement programs and quality management systems.
Marketing Page White Paper - How Hospitals Can Reduce Cardiology Readmissions Through Effective Peer Review
Since the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) enacted the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program in 2012, hospitals continue to face the challenge of bringing down their readmission rates. Readmissions, which can be costly and potentially harmful, are often avoidable. Evidence suggests that improving hospital processes can reduce the rate of avoidable readmissions.
Marketing Page White Paper - The Current State of Hospital Peer Review: How to Evaluate and Improve Your Hospital's Program
Hospitals continually face the challenge of monitoring and evaluating the quality of care that their practitioners provide. Peer review has long been regarded as an essential component of safe and effective patient care, but the process often suffers due to lack of internal expertise, conflicts of interest, heavy workloads, and unclear or inconsistent standards.
Marketing Page Common Complications in Gastric Bypass Surgery
Review the most common types of bariatric surgery involving gastric bypass and the associated risks and complications. Learn how hospitals can monitor performance outcomes for these procedures and thereby increase quality and patient safety.
Marketing Page White Paper - Improving Quality of Care Through Peer Review: The Role of Compliance Officers
For more than a decade, the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has encouraged hospitals to strengthen their compliance programs in an effort to ensure the medical necessity of the services provided and to improve quality of care. Despite this guidance, high-profile cases involving government enforcement actions highlight the challenges and compliance risks that hospitals face when medical necessity and quality of care concerns arise in the context of the hospital peer review process.
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