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 , Epstein Becker & Green PC
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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