Todd Sagin, MD, JD
National Medical Director, Sagin Healthcare Consultants, LLC
Dr. Todd Sagin is a physician executive recognized across the nation for his work with hospital boards, medical staffs, and physician organizations. He is the national medical director of Sagin Healthcare Consulting, LLC, and HG Healthcare Consultants, LLC, which provide guidance on a wide range of healthcare issues. He served for more than half a decade as the vice president and national medical director of The Greeley Company. Dr. Sagin is a practicing family physician and geriatrician who has held executive positions in academic and community hospitals and in organized medicine. He frequently lectures and facilitates retreats on medical staff affairs, physician leadership skills, relationships between hospitals and doctors, strategic healthcare planning, governance, and related topics.
Medical Staff Unification
Monday, September 20, 2021, 1:50 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
CMS revised its Conditions of Participation in 2014 to allow multihospital systems to have one unified medical staff. Medical staffs must decide if the best option for all involved is consolidating governing documents and creating a single process for credentialing, privileging, and peer review. Dr. Todd Sagin will cover current medical staff unification trends and lay out legal and cultural considerations to help attendees decide whether their health system could benefit from having a unified medical staff.
Is an Aging Physicians Policy Necessary?
Monday, September 20, 2021, 3:20 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.
Medical staff leaders must assess each practitioner’s capacity to perform all requested privileges, but telling a colleague that their age may be affecting their ability to care for patients can be difficult. To avoid singling out older practitioners, some medical staffs have begun implementing policies that spell out stricter vetting and monitoring processes for practitioners of a certain age. Other medical staffs worry that those very policies are what single out practitioners. Attendees of this session will receive guidance to determine if an age-related policy is right for their organization. Todd Sagin will also identify resources for fitness-for-duty screenings and discuss legal issues that could arise from over-vetting or under-vetting late-career practitioners.
How Physician Leaders and MSPs Can Ensure Successful Credentialing Integration
Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 10:40 a.m. – 11:40 p.m.
In today’s integrated healthcare environment, credentialing has evolved into a mega process with far-reaching implications. That means the MSP’s job is more significant and expansive than ever. Medical staff leaders should understand the vital role MSPs play in the organization and the importance of a solid and efficient credentialing process. Attendees of this session will learn how MSPs can be instrumental in maximizing an organization’s financial position; how the efficiency of credentialing directly affects revenue enhancement and physician satisfaction; and how physician leaders and MSPs can work together to create a credentialing process that protects patients and supports practitioners.