One Team United on Access — Did You Know? Physicians Can Start Clinic Late or End Early

April 16, 2024 by

Did You Know ? GraphicWith the addition of the Scheduled Slot Adherence metric, physicians now have the flexibility to block certain appointment slots on your schedule to allow attendance at grand rounds, a conference, a tumor board, and other academic and patient care activities.

Physicians still need to give at least 30 days notice, so patients can be rescheduled, if needed. Grand rounds and most tumor boards (if before 9:00 a.m., from 12-1:00 p.m., after 4:00 p.m.) are approved meetings and the metrics are not negatively impacted for your attendance.

In addition, physicians may be granted an exemption to the 4-Hour Session Adherence rule for some conferences. There is a process, with an online application, for conference leaders to apply for this exemption. A meeting is held quarterly to review these requests and approve or deny the request for exemption. These reviews are performed by the Ambulatory ACMOs. The online exemption application can be found here.

For related content, see Q.17 on the Faculty FAQs regarding starting later (or earlier) and ending later (or earlier).

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