PECOS Surrogacy Access: What You Need to Know to Get Your Organization and Practitioners Established  - On-Demand

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PECOS Surrogacy Access: What You Need to Know to Get Your Organization and Practitioners Established - On-Demand

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Available ON-DEMAND

Presented on:
Thusday, November 15, 2018

Presented by:
Gretchin S. Heckenlively, CPA, FHFMA, Health Care Consulting Partner, Seim Johnson LLP

Every medical practice of any size must establish and utilize surrogates for provider enrollment, but it’s surprisingly complicated—if done wrong, it can cost the practice man-hours and even billings. By mastering the process, you can save yourself and your practice considerable time and administrative resources.

Join expert speaker Gretchin S. Heckenlively, CPA, FHFMA, for our 90-minute webcast. At the end, ask your questions during a live Q&A session with the speaker!

At the conclusion of this program, participants will understand:

  • How to gain access to the PECOS Identity & Access (I&A) Management System
  • The different roles available in PECOS I&A
  • How to create surrogacy connection requests for individual practitioners
  • How to manage both PECOS and NPPES from one login


  • Basics of the CMS enrollment systems
  • Who can use these systems and what roles they can play
  • How to access and register for your appropriate role(s)
  • How to interact with other participants in the process
  • Live Q&A

Who Should Listen?

  • Medical practice owners and managers
  • Enrollment and credentialing officers
  • Any officer of a medical organization
  • Anyone involved in the provider enrollment process

Meet the Speaker

Gretchen S. HeckenlivelyGretchin S. Heckenlively, CPA, FHFMA, is a partner in the healthcare consulting division at Seim Johnson, LLP. She graduated from Doane College in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance. She joined Seim Johnson in 1997 in the healthcare audit division, providing audit and Medicare/Medicaid cost report services on over 100 engagements. She left in 2006 to pursue an opportunity as chief financial officer of a critical access hospital, where she gained valuable experience in both the financial and clinical arenas of a hospital. Upon rejoining Seim Johnson in 2010, Heckenlively brought her understanding of the healthcare environment to the consulting division. Her focus since rejoining the firm has been on Medicare and Medicaid provider enrollment, Medicare provider-based issues, and reimbursement. Heckenlively has given many presentations on a wide range of healthcare and not-for-profit related topics at a local, state, and national level, and currently serves on the CMS Central Office PECOS focus group. In addition, she is an active member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA); she is past president of the Nebraska chapter and currently serves as the treasurer of HFMA Region 8.


Webinar system requirements and program materials: 
To fully benefit from the webinar experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled 
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices 

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location. 

No problem. The On-Demand version will be available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $199 value! 

Participation in the webinar is just $199 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

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