Pre-Conference Workshops

Get a head start on your #NAMSS24 experience with our pre-conference workshops! Choose from sessions on leadership, credentialing, compliance, or risk management, all led by seasoned NAMSS instructors. Engage in interactive courses and scenario-based exercises. Register now! 

Pre-Conference Session Member Rate: $629 Pre-Conference Session Nonmember Rate: $719

NAMSS Leadership Certificate Program

Friday, September 27 - Sunday, September 29 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m MDT

Instructors: 
Faith Rhoades, MMHC, CPMSM, CPCS, FMSP & John Pastrano, BBA, CPMSM, CPCS

The NAMSS Leadership Certificate Program is a three-day interactive course designed for MSPs to expand on their experiences and gain the skills, confidence, and understanding to be stronger leaders within the industry. A continuation of the online portion of the program, the course is comprised of independent study with online modules to complete before you arrive and will focus on a variety of topics, including team leadership, negotiations, critical thinking, and communications skills. 

This course is approved for 17 NAMSS CE Credits.

Participants are required to purchase and complete the specified online modules in order to earn the NAMSS Leadership Program Certificate. We recommend completing the online modules before the start of the in person session. Otherwise, the online module must be completed within 30 days of taking the Leadership Certificate Program in order to receive your certificate.


Credentialing Specialist Certification (CPCS®) Preparation Course

Saturday, September 28 - Sunday, September 29 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. MDT

Instructors:
Constance E. Riedel, BS, CPMSM, CPCS, FMSP & Maritza Hodavance, MSJ, CPCS, CPMSM

The NAMSS Credentialing Specialist Certification (CPCS®) Preparation Workshop is a two-day interactive program designed to help you assess your knowledge of the CPCS exam content and identify areas in which additional study is necessary before you take the exam. This comprehensive workshop provides a high-level overview of the exam topics including credentialing and privileging; primary source verification; compliance with standards; and medical staff services operations reviewed from the perspective of a variety of health care settings including hospitals, managed care organizations, ambulatory care settings and CVOs. Participants will work through a series of interactive activities including scenario-based exercises and case studies supplemented with in-class learning facilitated by experienced NAMSS instructors. A key focus of the course is your development of a personalized study plan for post-workshop study and preparation to take the examination. The course includes pre-workshop preparation materials which you will need to complete prior to class and access to comprehensive supplementary resources to help you prepare for the exam.

This course is approved for 14 NAMSS CE Credits.


Medical Services Management Certification (CPMSM®) Preparation Course

Saturday, September 28 - Sunday, September 29 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. MDT

Instructors:
Kay Brown, CPCS, CPMSM &  Tracey Lopez, CPCS, CPMSM

The NAMSS Medical Services Management Certification (CPMSM®) Preparation Workshop is a two-day interactive program designed to help you assess your knowledge of the CPMSM exam content and identify areas in which additional study is necessary before you take the exam. This comprehensive workshop provides a high-level overview of the exam topics including accreditation and regulatory compliance; management of the credentialing processes; privileging; medical staff services administration; risk management; information management, and more. Participants will work through a series of interactive activities including scenario-based exercises and case studies supplemented with in-class learning facilitated by experienced NAMSS instructors. A key focus of the course is your development of a personalized study plan for post-workshop study and preparation to take the examination. The course includes pre-workshop preparation materials which you will need to complete prior to class and access to comprehensive supplementary resources to help you prepare for the exam. 

This course is approved for 14 NAMSS CE Credits. 


Credentialing 101

Saturday, September 28 - Sunday, September 29 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. MDT

Instructors:
Tiffany Long, BA, CPMSM, CPCS, FMSP & Veta R. Gayle, MBA, CPCS

The two-day interactive, NAMSS Credentialing 101 course will present the foundational elements of credentialing in an acute care setting with a focus on the CMS regulatory standards and The Joint Commission accreditation standards. Perfect for newcomers to the field and seasoned MSPs looking to enhance their credentialing knowledge, participants will learn how and when to apply accreditation standards by learning from expert speakers. This course focuses on topics including clinical competence evaluation, confidentiality, flexibility/adaptability, legal, medical staff bylaws and procedures, and risk management.  

This course is approved for 14 NAMSS CE Credits. 


CPCS® and CPMSM® are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a service mark of National Association Medical Staff Services.

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