Physician Peer Review 1,2,3 A Practical Approach to the Focused Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE) Process A Presentation for Pomerene Hospital Physician Leaders. Kendall L. Stewart, MD, MBA, DFAPA August 17, 2009.
Physician Peer Review1,2,3A Practical Approach to the Focused Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE) ProcessA Presentation for Pomerene Hospital Physician Leaders
Kendall L. Stewart, MD, MBA, DFAPA
August 17, 2009
1I hope to offer a practical perspective you can use to design and deploy your own effective peer review process.
2I’m going to describe our process as an example; I’m certain you can learn from our mistakes.
3I have a lot of peer review scars to show from my years of involvement in this process.
1I hired a vocal physician critic as our internal Joint Commission consultant.
1This was formerly known as peer review.
What is the intent of a Focused Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE)?1
1The Joint Commission Website
1Naturally you will want to identify your own credible triggers.
Something triggers a review.
Nurse reviewer summarizes the case.
Peer review committee screens the case.
Improvement plan monitored. Improvement documented. Documentation filed.
Physician input obtained.
Improvement plan detailed.
No further action is needed. Documentation is filed appropriately.
1The SOMC Peer Review Process, Revised, May 2008
1I received some critical feedback from a nursing aide about my patients’ satisfaction with the food.
1The Ohio statutes are among the strongest in the nation.
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Kendall L. Stewart, M.D.
VPMA and Chief Medical Officer
Southern Ohio Medical Center
President & CEO
The SOMC Medical Care Foundation, Inc.
1805 27th Street
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
1Speaking and consultation fees benefit the SOMC Endowment Fund.