HCPro announces the 2016 Credentialing Resource Center Symposium in Orlando!

Press Releases, February 23, 2016

HCPro’s Credentialing Resource Center (CRC), the go-to credentialing and privileging online library, will hold its 2016 Credentialing Resource Center Symposium April 7–8, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. Bringing together medical staff professionals and physician leaders, this two-day event offers unparalleled access to top industry thought leaders. With guidance from experts Hugh Greeley; Carol S. Cairns, CPMSM, CPCS; Sally Pelletier, CPMSM, CPCS; and Todd Sagin, MD, JD, attendees will have the opportunity to refine and strengthen their organization’s medical staff practices.

The 2016 CRC Symposium delivers two days of engaging education and training taught by the industry’s top credentialing and medical staff experts. During the event, medical staff professionals, physician leaders, and quality directors will focus on building and fostering collaboration to make their medical staffs more effective, interacting with each other and with speakers through discussion and collaborative problem solving.

With in-depth sessions and inspiring keynotes, the symposium will address a spectrum of topics, including streamlining physician peer review, privileging allied health professionals (APP), running an effective credentials committee, and much more. Attendees will walk away with a complete understanding of the credentialing, privileging, and competence assessment process.

“In a volatile healthcare environment, excellent credentialing is more critical than ever. But best practices are changing, and liability for getting credentialing wrong is going through the roof. It has never been more important for MSSPs and medical staff leaders to be at the top of their credentialing game,” says Todd Sagin, MD, JD, president and national medical director of Sagin Healthcare Consulting, LLC, in Laverock, Pennsylvania.

At the end of this event, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the effects the changing healthcare environment has on credentialing and competency assessments
  • Spot red flags on a medical staff application
  • Protect their institution from negligent credentialing suits
  • Build communication and collaboration between medical staff professionals and medical staff leaders
  • Create effective OPPE and FPPE processes that are meaningful and less onerous to physicians
  • Modify FPPE processes to gather more useful information and reduce the need for corrective action
  • Understand what to do with “zero data” and learn tips for collecting competency data
  • Gain insight on how to avoid common committee mistakes and solutions to correct them
  • Understand the difference between verifying practice history and obtaining a professional reference
  • Recognize and manage impaired practitioners
  • Improve their peer review processes to reflect changing medical staff models
  • Update and streamline their credentialing and privileging systems
  • Compare their medical staff policies and procedures, rules and regulations, and bylaws to those required by CMS and top accreditors
  • Understand the similarities and differences between APPs and physicians
  • Produce and support credentials committee members who are well versed in credentialing and understand the important role they play in patient safety

The 2016 CRC Symposium is designed for medical staff leaders, medical staff directors, medical staff managers, medical staff coordinators, medical staff professionals, credentialing coordinators, medical executive committee members, quality directors, quality managers, and medical executive and credentials committee members. For more information about the event, please go to www.credentialingresourcecenter.com/events.