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Advanced Privileging and Credentialing Challenges

Privileging and credentialing decisions matter because they protect patients, hospitals and the public. Through real case studies and court cases, you will be introduced to:

  • The principles of privileging
  • How temporary privileges work
  • Privileges that cross specialty lines
  • New privileging
  • Privileging practitioners with low/no volume
  • Analytic hierarchy processes
  • Privileging the older physician
  • Telemedicine privileges

2.5 Total CME

2.5 Elective Credits - CPE

2.5 Elective Credits - Masters

Course Objectives

  • Identify the responsibilities of medical staff leaders with respect to credentialing and privileging activities.
  • Examine “best practices” to enhance the effectiveness of the credentialing and privileging process.
  • Review accreditation requirements applicable to privileging matters.
  • Determine the legal risks relevant to various privileging issues.

Method of Participation

To complete this program successfully and claim credit, participants must follow these steps:

  • Read the educational objectives provided on the course summary page.
  • Attend the sessions or watch all the video lectures for this course (if applicable).
  • Read any course materials and complete any required activities.
  • Complete the course evaluation and post-test via your dashboard on the Association website. Successful completion of a given activity's post-test requires a minimum 75% passing score prior to claiming CME credit, with three attempts allowed.
  • CME certificates will be available for printing after claiming CME credit.
  • Estimated time for course completion is equivalent to the CME credit hours.

Key Dates

Original Course Release Date: May 2014

Course Review and Renewal Date: February 2017

Course Expiration Date: May 2020

Access to Course Expires: 365 days from purchase date of course


Planner Disclosure: The planners (American Association for Physician Leadership® staff) for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Faculty Disclosure: The faculty for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.


The American Association for Physician Leadership® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for physicians.


The American Association for Physician Leadership® designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Cancellation Policy

Registrations are eligible for full refund or transfer to another course (that occurs within 12 months) for up to 72 hours after purchase. A $100 processing fee applies to cancellations or transfers after 72 hours but before 30 days have elapsed. Cancellations after 30 days from purchase date are not eligible for refund or transfer.

Registrations may not be transferred to another person at any time. All refunds will be issued to the original form of payment. Refunds or transfers are not available if testing has occurred or CME is claimed.

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