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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Oct. 28, 2011 Issue | Archived Issues

CS-Link Physician Update

Find out need-to-know information for Cedars-Sinai's upcoming CS-Link™ implementation.

CS-Link Physician Update - Oct. 25 (PDF)


Meetings and Events


Grand Rounds

Click here to view upcoming Grand Rounds.


Upcoming CME Conferences

Click below to view a complete list of all scheduled Continuing Medical Education conferences.

CME Newsletter - October 2011 (PDF)


Update Your Email Address

Please contact the Medical Staff Office at credentialing@cshs.org and let us know your preferred email address.

This is particularly important if you prefer to use a third party email account (Yahoo, Gmail, AOL, etc.). This message will also be distributed by regular mail.

Share Your News

Won any awards or had an article accepted for publication? Share your news about professional achievements and other items of interest.

Click here to share your news

Upcoming MEC Meeting Agenda

The Medical Executive Committee will consider the following Rules and Regulations changes at its meeting on Monday, Nov. 7.

Item #1: Reapplication Revision

Currently, the medical staff office mails a reappointment application to you six months before your term expires, and you have 45 days to return it. If you’re late, you must pay a $400 late fee and you’re then classified as a "reapplicant" (even though you’re still on the medical staff for several months).We’ll accept your application at any time, however, depending on when you return it, you may lose privileges and medical staff membership (until your application is processed and voted on by the MEC).

The new process gives you 60 days to return the application.If you’re late, you still must pay a $400 late fee, but nothing else happens.All the rules referring to reapplicants will be gone. As is true now, if you don't turn in your reappointment application by the time of your lapse date, your membership and privileges will be automatically terminated, after which you will need to submit a new application.The medical staff office will send out two courtesy reminders by email.

Reapplication Revision (PDF)

Item #2: Changes to Proctoring

According to current Rules, provisional members of the medical staff are supposed to get 12 months to complete their Cluster 1 proctoring. Unfortunately, the way the rules currently read, the MEC must vote by the end of the 12th month, so we have been asking provisional members to submit everything within 10 months to allow time for processing and Departmental review and approval.

The new process gives provisional members 12 months to complete and submit their Cluster 1 proctoring.They then remain in the provisional category until the MEC votes.

Changes to Proctoring (PDF)

Item #3: Physician of Record

The Rules state that you must be the Physician of Record on any case used for proctoring.This clears up the definition of "Physician of Record."

Physician of Record (PDF)

Item #4: Medical Staff Members Must Check their Email

For the past six months, Health Information has been sending out delinquent medical record notices by email.

As of December 2011, the medical staff office will be sending out all credentialing-related courtesy reminders by email.

As of July 2012, the medical staff office will be sending out all communication (including your reappointment application) by email.

IMPORTANT: Please contact the Medical Staff Office at credentialing@cshs.org and let us know your preferred email address.This is particularly important if you prefer to use a third-party email account (Yahoo, Gmail, AOL, etc.). This message will also be sent out by regular mail.