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Medical Ethics

Working in Health Care

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Licensure mandatory credentialing process established by law, usually at the state level. Licenses to practice are required in every state for all physicians and nurses and for many other health care practitioners as well
Certification voluntary credentialing process, usually national in scope, and is most often sponsored by a nongovernmental, private-sector group
Registration entry in an official registry or record, listing the names of persons in a certain occupation who have satisfied specific requirements. attain a certain level of education and/or pay a registration fee
accreditation Official authorization or approval for conforming to a specified standard, for health care education programs, health care facilities, and managed care plans.
Joint Commission (TJC) accredits health care organizations that meet certain standards
TJC accreditation organization must undergo an on-site survey by a TJC survey team at least every three years. Laboratories must be surveyed every two years
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) an independent, nonprofit organization that evaluates and reports on the quality of the nation's managed care organization
NCQA evaluates 3 ways: Through on-site reviews of key clinical and administrative processes. 2. (HEDIS)—data used to measure performance in areas such as immunization and mammography screening rates. 3 Through use of member satisfaction surveys.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredits 2,000 programs in 23 allied health professions throughout the United States and Canada & provides information concerning duties, education requirements
RECIPROCITY means that a state licensing authority will accept a person's valid license from another state as proof of competency without requiring reexamination
allopathic “different suffering” and refers to the medical philosophy that dictates training physicians to intervene in the disease process, through the use of drugs and surgery.
reasons for the preference among MDs to specialize include: Higher financial compensation
Reciprocity process by which a valid license from out of state is accepted as the basis for issuing a license in a second state if prior agreement to grant reciprocity has been reached between those states
Endorsement process by which a license may be awarded based on individual credentials judged to meet licensing requirements in the new state of residence
situations, physicians do not need a valid license to practice When responding to emergencies. While establishing state residency requirements in order to obtain a license. When engaged solely in research and not treating patients
Created by: baybro9933