2018 Credentialing Resource Center Symposium

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2018 Credentialing Resource Center Symposium

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2018 Credentialing Resource Center Symposium

Dynamic training, first-class faculty, and unmatched networking make the 2018 CRC Symposium the leading professional event for MSPs, medical staff leaders, and quality directors.

The 2018 CRC Symposium delivers two days of engaging education and training to MSPs, medical staff leaders, and quality directors in credentialing environments spanning the care continuum. Top industry experts impart fresh insight and actionable strategies for developing and sustaining effective credentialing, privileging, competence assessment, and medical staff governance processes amid constant changes to healthcare service delivery and reimbursement.

Whether you’re a newly minted professional or an industry veteran, a symposium regular or a first-time attendee, you won’t want to miss out on the industry’s premier credentialing event. New for 2018, an expanded speaker lineup features celebrated experts and in-the-trenches MSPs and medical staff leaders eager to share their success stories and practical application pointers. Plus, flexible session tracks allow attendees to custom-fit their training trajectories to their career focuses and experience levels, while a brand-new networking reception connects professionals across department and state lines. 

The symposium’s unique emphasis on interactive discussion and collaborative problem solving empowers attendees with different professional vantage points to work together to achieve excellence in credentialing, privileging, and competence assessment. Healthcare organizations send their medical staff services and leadership teams to learn concrete strategies for streamlining key processes and fostering interdepartmental cohesion.

The 2018 CRC Symposium is designed for physician leaders, medical staff committee members, chief medical officers, vice presidents of medical affairs, medical staff services directors, medical staff services managers, medical staff coordinators, medical staff professionals, credentialing professionals, quality directors, and quality managers.

Hot Topics 

  • Advanced practice professionals privileging and competency assessment methods 
  • Credentialing and privileging in ambulatory settings 
  • Risk management and credentialing 
  • CVO creation and implementation 
  • Health system credentialing and privileging 
  • Developing a paperless medical staff office 
  • Sham peer review 
  • OPPE & FPPE 
  • Employed physicians 
  • Conflicts of interest 
  • Accreditation survey success 
  • Telemedicine credentialing and privileging 
  • Legal issues in credentialing, privileging, and peer review 
  • Competence assessment strategies for medical staff leaders 

Who Should Attend 

  • Medical staff coordinators and professionals 
  • Medical staff services directors and managers 
  • Credentialing professionals 
  • Medical staff leaders 
  • Medical staff committee members 
  • Quality directors and managers 
  • Chief medical officers and vice presidents of medical affairs 

Learning Objectives 

  • Create an OPPE process that accommodates difficult competence evaluation scenarios, renders audit-ready documentation, and promotes compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards 
  • Learn strategies for integrating the OPPE and FPPE processes 
  • Address pink flags on medical staff applications before they turn bright red 
  • Identify the similarities and differences in best-practice vetting for employed and contracted physicians 
  • Custom-fit scopes of practice, OPPE, FPPE, and related medical staff processes for advanced practice professionals 
  • Develop full-bodied credentialing and privileging processes for healthcare entities beyond the traditional hospital, such as health systems, health plans, CVOs, and ambulatory centers 
  • Outfit standard medical staff processes for the expanding presence of telemedicine providers 
  • Streamline credentialing processes and diminish duplicative medical staff governance work to maximize efficiency, uphold quality, and invigorate the revenue cycle 
  • Avoid negligent credentialing lawsuits by identifying common triggers and developing solid policies 


Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Credentialing Resource Center Symposium. Please continue to visit us for updates. We will be updating this page frequently as details are finalized.

Please note that the program materials will be available via download and the conference app only. A download link will be provided prior to the event, but a printed book of the presentations will not be available on-site.

Speakers

Carol S. Cairns, CPMSM, CPCS
Advisory Consultant
The Greeley Company
Danvers, Massachusetts
President
PRO-CON
Plainfield, Illinois

Cairns has more than 40 years of experience in the medical staff services profession. She is the president of PRO-CON, and an advisory consultant and frequent presenter with The Greeley Company. A recognized expert in the field, Cairns has been a faculty member with the National Association Medical Staff Services since 1990. She presents frequently at state and national seminars on subjects such as basic and advanced credentialing and privileging, core privileging, AHP credentialing, CMS’ Conditions of Participation, and the standards of—and survey preparation for—The Joint Commission, NCQA, HFAP, and DNV GL. For the past 18 years, Cairns has been an advisor to healthcare attorneys, including providing expert witness testimony regarding credentialing and privileging issues. She conceptualized and wrote all six versions of Verify and Comply, an industry textbook and favorite since 1999.


Sally Pelletier, CPMSM, CPCS

Advisory Consultant
Chief Credentialing Officer
The Greeley Company
Danvers, Massachusetts

Pelletier is an advisory consultant and chief credentialing officer with The Greeley Company. She brings nearly 25 years of credentialing and privileging experience to her work with medical staff leaders and MSPs across the nation. Pelletier advises clients in the areas of accreditation and regulatory compliance; credentialing redesign, including change management, standardization, and centralization; medical services department operations; privileging redesign; and leadership and development training for MSPs.


Todd Sagin, MD, JD

President
National Medical Director
Sagin Healthcare Consulting
Laverock, Pennsylvania

Dr. Sagin is a physician executive recognized across the nation for his work with hospital boards, medical staffs, and physician organizations. He is the national medical director of Sagin Healthcare Consulting, LLC, and HG Healthcare Consultants, LLC, which provide guidance on a wide range of healthcare issues. He served for more than half a decade as the vice president and national medical director of The Greeley Company, Inc. Dr. Sagin is a practicing family physician and geriatrician who has held executive positions in academic and community hospitals and in organized medicine. He frequently lectures and facilitates retreats on medical staff affairs, physician leadership skills, relationships between hospitals and doctors, strategic healthcare planning, governance, and related topics.


Mark A. Smith, MD, MBA, FACS

Senior Consultant
HG Healthcare Consultants, LLC
Chief Medical Officer
Morrisey Associates, Inc.

Dr. Smith is a senior consultant with HG Healthcare Consultants, LLC, a healthcare consulting firm, and the chief medical officer for MorCare LLC. He brings 30 years of clinical practice and hospital administration experience to his work with physicians and hospitals across the United States, where he provides expertise in system quality and performance improvement, peer review, ongoing and focused professional practice evaluation, management of deficient practitioner performance, criteria-based privileging, low-volume practitioners, population health management, and external focused review. Dr. Smith is a board-certified surgeon who practices part time as a clinical assistant professor of surgery in the vascular and endovascular surgery section at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center. Previously, he practiced general and vascular surgery in a private practice setting.

New Speakers for 2018

Catherine Ballard, Esq.
Vice Chair
Bricker & Eckler
Columbus, Ohio

Ballard is a partner at the law firm of Bricker & Eckler and vice chair of its healthcare practice group. She works with clients in the areas of hospital/medical staff integration, medical staff and hospital-employed physician integration, quality assessment and performance improvement, and related peer review matters. She develops medical staff/advanced practice provider governing documents, and she provides advice on Medicare Conditions of Participation and private accreditation, provider scope of practice, physician recruitment/employment, and general patient care. She also provides mediation and arbitration services. From 1985 to 1987, she served as a law clerk to Judge John D. Holschuh of the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and as an adjunct assistant professor in legal writing at The Ohio State University Mortiz College of Law. Ballard is a regular speaker for the Ohio Hospital Association and the American Health Lawyers Association on a variety of healthcare issues and speaks at national forums on topics, such as healthcare quality management, credentialing and peer review, medical staff governance, fair hearings, and ethics.


Heather Johnson, CPCS
Manager of Physician and Practitioner Services
Pinnacle Health
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Johnsonis manager of physician and practitioner services at PinnacleHealth and president of the South Central chapter of the National Association Medical Staff Services. A 15-year veteran of the medical staff services profession, Johnson recently applied her extensive skills and experience in creating PinnacleHealth’s CVO. Her professional objectives are to enhance the practitioner onboarding experience while empowering credentialing staff through ongoing education.


Barbara A. Warstler, MBA, CPMSM, FASPR
Director of Medical Staff Services and Credentialing
University Hospitals
Cleveland, Ohio

Warstler is the director of medical staff services and credentialing at University Hospitals (UH) in Cleveland, where she began in 2007 as the manager of the medical staff office. In 2010, she was promoted to director of medical staff services and credentialing as a result of a merger between the two departments. Under Warstler’s leadership, UH’s medical staff services and credentialing department has centralized into a systemwide corporate department that serves as the health system’s source of practitioner data, feeding the intranet, internet, mobile app, electronic medical record, and billing computer systems. The department transitioned to working paperlessly and with a systemwide reappointment cycle in 2011-12. Warstler led the integration efforts for six new hospital medical staffs into the system. She developed a career ladder program for the department to encourage employee development and an internship program with healthcare administration students from the University of Toledo and Ohio University to increase awareness of the medical staff services profession. Warstler has more than 17 years of experience in credentialing, medical education, physician relations, and physician recruitment. She completed a fellowship in medical staff development and earned her certification as a physician recruiter through the American Academy of Medical Management, is a certified fellow in the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters, and holds Certified Professional Medical Services Management (CPMSM) certification.


Check back soon for a growing lineup of speakers!



Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Credentialing Resource Center Symposium. Please continue to visit us for updates. We will be updating this page frequently as details are finalized.

Please note that the program materials will be available via download and the conference app only. A download link will be provided prior to the event, but a printed book of the presentations will not be available on-site.

Pricing/Hotel

When: February 5–6, 2018
Where: 
The Mirage
3400 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Room rate: $125/night + $28 daily resort fee
Hotel cut-off date: Monday, January 15, 2018
Toll-free reservation center: 800-374-9000 or 702-791-7444 and reference Group Code SNAT0218MI.
Hotel Website


Event Pricing - Early Bird Pricing ends December 8!

Early bird pricing:
Credentialing Resource Center members: $795
Non-members: $895

Regular pricing:
Credentialing Resource Center members: $895
Non-members: $995

Team PROGRAM DISCOUNT—team of five for the price of four!
Sign up a team of five and only pay for the price of four.

Group Pricing—Early Bird:
Member Group Pricing: $3,180
Non-Member Group Pricing: $3,580

Group Pricing—Regular Pricing:
Member Group Pricing: $3,580
Non-Member Group Pricing: $3,980

Need to register a large group (more than 5)? Call your registration representative at (800) 650-6787 ext. 8124 to take advantage of our group pricing.


Cancellation Policy

Due to the nature of live events – the need for advance purchases and limited seating - full refunds are not offered. However, we do offer the following:

  • Cancellations received 30 days or more prior to the event are eligible for a credit or refund, less a $250 cancellation fee. The credit will be valid for up to 90 days from date of cancellation.
  • Cancellations made 30 to 14 days prior to the event are not eligible for refunds but are eligible for payment transfer (credit) to another H3.Group event, less a $250 cancellation fee. The credit will be valid for up to 90 days from date of cancellation.
  • Registrants(s) who cancel less than 14 days prior to the event will be considered "no shows" and will not be eligible for refunds/credits.
  • Registrants who do not cancel and do not attend are liable for the full registration fee.
  • Please notify the conference registrar at 1-800-650-6787 with any requests for changes


H3.Group is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of a substitution, alteration or cancellation/postponement of an event. H3.Group shall assume no liability whatsoever in the event this conference is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to an unfortunate event, Act of God, unforeseen occurrence or any other event that renders performance of this conference impracticable, illegal or impossible. For purposes of this clause, an unfortunate event shall include, but not be limited to: war, fire, labor strike, extreme weather or other emergency.

*This policy is subject to change.



Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Credentialing Resource Center Symposium. Please continue to visit us for updates. We will be updating this page frequently as details are finalized.

Please note that the program materials will be available via download and the conference app only. A download link will be provided prior to the event, but a printed book of the presentations will not be available on-site.

Agenda

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Sponsors/Exhibitors

Join us at this year’s premier networking opportunity to reach credentialing, provider enrollment and quality management at health systems, hospitals and medical practices across the country.

National Provider Enrollment Workshop & Credentialing Resource Center Symposium 
The Mirage, Las Vegas 
February 5-7, 2018 

We’ve brought together two of our premier events to provide our attendees and our exhibitors with the most comprehensive experience of the year with regards to credentialing and provider enrollment.

Provider enrollment and credentialing are constantly evolving, and increasingly important, in a time where reimbursements are challenged and scrutiny is mounting. Our co-located event experience with the National Provider Enrollment Workshop and Credentialing Resource Center Symposium gives attendees the important information they need to plan for the future, and to do their jobs today. 

When you join us at our co-located event, you’ll engage with credentialing, enrollment and privileging specialists at large health care systems and hospitals, as well as practice managers and administrators responsible for running the daily operations at clinics, medical practices and more. They’ll be looking for products and services to help them be more efficient and effective in achieving their business goals. 

Both event tracks will deliver multiple days of engaging education and training taught by the industry’s top credentialing and medical staff experts, and through interactive discussion and collaborative problem solving. The shared exhibit experience gives you access to attendees from both events, as they participate in collective networking activities. 

Reach over 400 attendees with exhibit and sponsorship options customized to achieve your goals. For details, please contact Amy Roadman at 615-594-1865 aroadman@hcpro.com.



Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Credentialing Resource Center Symposium. Please continue to visit us for updates. We will be updating this page frequently as details are finalized.

Please note that the program materials will be available via download and the conference app only. A download link will be provided prior to the event, but a printed book of the presentations will not be available on-site.