Physicians Practice: Quinlan & Swajkowski on Maximizing Peer Review Privileges

Peer Review Privileges Physicians

In an article published in Physicians Practice, Montana-based Partner Jori Quinlan, Associate Jenny Swajkoski, and Summer Associate Annabelle Smith discuss what practices generally increase the likelihood that provider communications or documents will be deemed privileged.

“Most states want to encourage the use of peer review panels to improve patient healthcare and have passed legislation providing broad privileges to documents generated for peer review, such as peer review evaluation forms, claims review reports, root cause analysis reports, notes relating to root cause analysis, and other quality management documents, as well as associated proceedings,” they wrote. “Granting privilege helps foster an environment where physicians feel safe to speak openly and candidly about adverse outcomes and the quality of patient care.”

Read the full article on the Physicians Practice website.

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