Transforming the Medical Staff Office in a LEAN Process Improvement Environment
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Dustin Jackson, MHA, CPCS, CPMSM and Heather Woodring
Professional Development Track | TU04 | 1.5 CEs | Mid-Level
LEAN process improvement methodology has been used for years in manufacturing, and is gaining popularity in health care. This session will give you the tools and knowledge to be at the forefront of LEAN performance improvement within your organization by providing fundamentals and principles of LEAN performance improvement methodology as well as real world applications to Medical Staff Office operations and credentialing.
Enrollment and Credentialing: The Integration Opportunity
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Amy Niehaus, CPMSM, CPCS, MBA
Provider Enrollment Track | TU10 | 1.5 CEs | Mid-Level
As healthcare organizations continue to search for ways to reduce costs while maintaining quality, the credentialing and enrollment departments are coming to the forefront as ideal candidates for integration. While both perform distinct and critical functions, there is significant overlap with the practitioner data and skill sets as well as an interdependency crucial for an organization’s success. Through real-life examples, attendees will learn approaches to successfully integrate these two functions and leverage this opportunity to achieve greater efficiency and enhance revenue within their organization.
Understanding CMS Credentialing and Privileging Requirements for Hospitals, Ambulatory and Critical Access
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Kathleen Matzka, CPMSM, CPCS, FMSP
Accreditation and Regulatory Track | TU14 | 1.5 CEs | Introductory
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid regulations for acute care hospitals and critical access hospitals are required to be met by all facilities providing care to Medicare and Medicaid Patients. This program will cover the CMS requirements for credentialing and privileging and will also discuss what CMS surveyors expect to see when surveying a hospital.