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Focused Professional Practice Evaluations (FPPEs) are an important tool in evaluating a physician’s competency and delivery of quality care. At MRN, over the years, we’ve conducted hundreds of external peer reviews for healthcare organizations of all sizes.
FPPEs For Credentialing And Privileges
FPPEs are often used at the time of initial credentialing for a physician, and they can also be used for the purposes of renewing, suspending, or revoking a physician’s privileges. Because FPPEs are so important, it is mandatory that they are fair, objective and confidential – which is why many healthcare organizations choose to use an external peer review company rather than asking in-house staff to perform FPPEs.
FPPEs For Adverse Events Or Deviations In Standard Of Care
FPPEs can also be triggered by an adverse event, sub-standard care, or poor outcome. A comprehensive FPPE, performed by a qualified physician reviewer, can often pinpoint the cause of an event or outcome. FPPEs can also lead to recommendations in changes in an organization’s policies and procedures.
FPPEs For Quality Control
Healthcare organizations will also request FPPEs – selected randomly or based on information from data and reports – to improve the quality of care provided.
Expert Physician Peer Reviewers
Unlike other external peer review companies, we don’t have any physicians on staff or physicians that we use routinely. Instead, for each FPPE, we choose the physician that’s best suited to review the case. We have a large database of physicians we can call on, all of whom are board-certified and in active, clinical practice. We always choose a physician reviewer who has the same expertise and has worked in a similar practice setting as the physician who’s being reviewed.