Advanced Practice Professionals: Contemporary Approaches to Credentialing, Privileging, and Peer Review - On-Demand

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Advanced Practice Professionals: Contemporary Approaches to Credentialing, Privileging, and Peer Review - On-Demand

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Presented on:
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Presented by: Carol Cairns, CPMSM, CPCS

Advanced practice professionals are increasing in number and significance across the healthcare continuum. However, varying state laws and organizational cultures make it difficult for medical staffs to apply standard processes to these practitioners. During this webinar, speaker Carol Cairns, CPMSM, CPCS, will teach attendees how to develop an action plan and acquire the necessary tools for advanced practice professional credentialing, privileging, and peer review.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify which allied health disciplines require privileging
  • Determine resources available for delineating privileges for advanced practice professionals
  • Research state-specific licensure requirements for advanced practice professionals
  • Identify performance monitoring requirements for advanced practice professionals


  • What do the regulators and accreditors require?
    • Who must be credentialed/privileged?
    • Who must be authorized to provide care?
  • Who/what are advanced practice professionals?
    • Membership vs. privileges
    • HR vs. medical staff process
  • Licensure and certification
  • Assigning privileges to advanced practice professionals
    • Sources for delineation of privileges
    • What does a delineation of privilege form look like?
  • Monitoring and supervision
    • Performance monitoring
    • OPPE, FPPE, and data sources
  • Forming an APP interdisciplinary committee
    • Functions of the committee
    • Reporting structure
  • Q&A

Who Should Listen?

  • Medical staff professionals
  • Credentialing specialists
  • Medical staff services directors
  • Credentials committee members
  • Peer review committee members
  • Peer review coordinators
  • Department chairs
  • Advanced practice professional leaders
  • Chief nursing officers
  • Human resources 

Meet the Speakers

Carol S. Cairns

Carol S. Cairns, CPMSM, CPCS, has more than 45 years of experience in the medical staff services profession. She is the president of PRO-CON, and spent many years as 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 22 years, Cairns has been an advisor to healthcare attorneys, including providing expert witness testimony regarding credentialing and privileging issues. She conceptualized and wrote six versions of Verify and Comply, an industry textbook and favorite since 1999.


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. 

Call your customer service representative toll-free 800-650-6787 or email if you have questions.