Advanced Credentialing and Privileging Concepts — Virtual Speaker Series

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Date:9/8/2020
Start Time:12:00 AM
End Time:12:00 AM
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Description:Provided by MHA Health Institute.

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Session Dates

Each session will begin at 9 and end at 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, September 8 — Documenting Practitioner Competency

Tuesday, Sept. 22— Temporary Privileges and Expedited Credentialing: Meeting Patient Need without Compromising Patient Safety

Tuesday, Oct. 6 — Understanding Negligence in Credentialing

Register on or before Wednesday, Sept. 2.

This virtual event is being offered at a reduced registration fee to MHA-member hospitals thanks to a generous contribution from the MHA Management Services Corporation. This event also is eligible for use of the MHA Health Institute coupon. Note: Coupons were mailed to MHA-member hospital CEOs in December 2019.


Audience

medical staff services professionals, medical directors, vice presidents of medical affairs, quality improvement professionals, CEOs, and anyone involved with credentialing and privileging functions


Purpose

This program provides a practical, in-depth review of difficult-to-understand aspects of credentialing, recredentialing and privileging, including evaluating and documenting practitioner competency, dealing with low- and no-volume providers, handling information received “off the record,” engaging and orienting medical staff leaders, avoiding confirmation bias in credentialing decisions, and understanding negligence in credentialing.


Session Dates/Agendas

Each session will start at 9 and end at 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, September 8 — Documenting Practitioner Competency

One of the biggest challenges medical staffs face is evaluating the competency of providers. It is difficult, or sometimes impossible, to acquire useful competency data. The increased focus on quality by accrediting organizations, the government, and the public, emphasizes the need for continual monitoring of the quality of services provided as well as having a strong privileging system. The resources for this program include many forms, policies, and procedures that can be used by the participants.

Session Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • recognize the importance of acquiring evidence to document competency
  • develop tools and processes for documenting competency
  • discuss the CMS and Joint Commission requirements for privileging and documenting competency including focused and ongoing professional practice evaluation
  • determine potential changes in bylaws and privileging criteria to account for no- and low-volume practitioners


Tuesday, September, 22 — Temporary Privileges and Expedited Credentialing: Meeting Patient Need without Compromising Patient Safety

An expedited credentialing process can help get practitioners to work in a timelier fashion. This presentation discusses the reasons for granting temporary privileges and how to accomplish this task without compromising patient safety. Discussion will include sample policies for temporary privileges and expedited credentialing.

Session Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • discuss Regulations and Accreditation Standards for temporary privileges and expedited credentialing
  • determine appropriate ways to get credentialing done expeditiously without compromising patient safety
  • determine an appropriate response when asked to “short cut” the credentialing process


Tuesday, October, 6—Understanding Negligence in Credentialing

This session will discuss the concept of negligence as it relates to credentialing and privileging. Past and recent negligent credentialing lawsuits and their impact on the credentialing practices of the hospital will be discussed.

Session Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • define negligence as it relates to credentialing and privileging
  • recognize an organization’s duty to exercise due care in credentialing
  • discuss recent legal cases in which there was a finding of negligence in credentialing and their impact on credentialing practices


Faculty

Kathy Matzka, CPMSM, CPCS
Consultant
Lebanon, Ill.

Kathy Matzka is a speaker, consultant and writer with 30 years of experience in credentialing, privileging and medical staff services. Matzka has authored, co-authored and contributed to nearly two dozen books related to medical staff services. As a highly-regarded industry speaker, she has developed and presented nearly 500 programs for professional associations, hospitals and hospital associations on a wide range of topics, including provider credentialing and privileging, medical staff meeting management, peer review, negligent credentialing, provider competency, and accreditation standards.


Continuing Education

Participants must attend the program in its entirety and complete an evaluation to receive a certificate of completion and continuing education contact hours.

This course has been approved for National Association Medical Staff Services 1.5 continuing education credits for each session. Accreditation of this educational program in no way implies endorsement or sponsorship by NAMSS.

All Other Participants — A certificate for 1.5 clock hours of attendance will be provided to each person who attends each session in its entirety.