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February 25, 2020

PA Superior Court Holds Physician Credentialing File Is Not Protected by State Peer Review Privilege

This Alert is brought to you by AHLA’s Medical Staff, Credentialing, and Peer Review Practice Group.
  • February 25, 2020
  • Avery Schumacher , Bricker & Eckler LLP

In a peer review decision highly unfavorable to hospitals, Leadbitter, J. v. Keystone Anesthesia v. Petraglia, entered on February 12, 2020, a Pennsylvania state appellate court upheld an order compelling a hospital to produce the un-redacted contents of a physician's credentialing file. Physician credentialing files contain documents generally considered protected by state peer review privilege statutes.

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